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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Tom Herron Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Ml The Dog Man: Becoming Animal in Coetzee’s Disgrace Tom Herron Crossing borders or the ends of man I come or surrender to the animal—to the animal in itself, to the animal in me and the ani­ mal at unease...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2020
... with literature and science, treating zoology on the same level of analysis as poetry and fiction about animals. Science is not just a source of frameworks or metaphors with which to read literature; it is an equivalent and complementary source of insight. While it is not unique for “reading scientific texts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Vicki Tromanhauser Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Mrs. Dalloway’s Animals and the Humanist Laboratory Mrs. Dalloway’s Animals and the Humanist Laboratory Vicki Tromanhauser Mrs. Dalloway’s sustained critique of the structures of hierarchy and dominance that underpin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in the novel. Finally, it suggests that this dynamic is characteristic of modernism more broadly and indicates a crucial means by which modernism anticipates and paves the way for later theoretical insights. Works cited Armstrong Philip . 2008 . What Animals Mean in the Fiction of Modernity . New...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Justin Omar Johnston This article examines Indra Sinha’s novel Animal’s People , an engagement with the consequences of the 1984 toxic chemical spill in Bhopal, India, in order to critique the humanist discourse of Dow Chemical’s massive rebranding effort, “The Human Element,” that began in 2006...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 105–112.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Michael Lundblad michael.lundblad@ilos.uio.no Literary Bioethics: Animality, Disability, and the Human , by Linett Maren Tova . New York : New York University Press , 2020 . 213 pages. © 2023 Hofstra University 2023 Let’s try a thought experiment. Animal-rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 379–404.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Chris Hall This article reads modernist animals against the dominating strategies of fascist racism, examining the hierarchization of bodies along the human/nonhuman divide in Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos and Virginia Woolf’s Flush and how the animals in both works challenge the integrity of the human...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Bruno Latour, it uses Murphy as a means of inquiring into what a literary textual practice founded on a posthumanistic ethics of peace might look like. It locates in Murphy forms of agency and animism that dismantle the human-nonhuman divide and suggest affinities between modernist experimentalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... encounters between human and animal. In particular, the essay explores how the use of figurative language in these modernist texts opens up the imaginative possibilities of an anthropomorphism that paradoxically unsettles human-centered worldviews and instead seeks to more intimately engage with nonhuman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and addresses it directly in her French Ways and Their Meaning . Part of the agenda of that slim primer was to illustrate, on the basis of the French example, that (if properly handled) curiosity and reverence are not antagonistic but mutually animating cultural values. Achieving this ideal state, Wharton...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 389–408.
Published: 01 December 2022
... poetics of the inanimate. This doubled incorporation of the inanimate puts under pressure concepts of poetic form and of reading that are structured by organic animation. Hill’s poems emerge as structured by a principle of inorganic production that finds its aesthetic paradigm in Kant’s concept...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... not (as Waugh’s could) be “kept in farcical shape by avoidance of comment.” Animal Farm: “nothing to laugh at” The book in which Orwell said he had “first . . . tried, with full conscious- ness . . . to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose” was Animal Farm (18.320)—which, as it happens, raises...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... a conversion and a conviction of sin comparable to the most sensational feats of General Booth.2 (115) In the formulaic tales of Salvation Army founder William Booth, degraded workers recovered their humanity when they were dragged back across a boundary between animal and human. Shaw’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to one of Freud’s most classic cases, Sergei Pankejeff, otherwise known as the Wolf Man. In discussing Freud, Seitler suggests that residual animality “enacts” the condition of atavism as a “return not to but of the past” (33). The Wolf Man case functions as an introduction to the image of being...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Michael Ryan Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2012 The winner of this year’s prize is Vicki Tromanhauser’s “Mrs. Dalloway’s Animals and the Humanist Laboratory.” The judge is Michael Ryan, pro- fessor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of nonintentionality whereby human authority is expelled from the space of performance in order to make room for the traffic of noise from unexpected forms of elemental, arboreal, animal, and machinic agency. By thus relinquishing authorial control, Cage adds an ethical component to his entropic sonic ecologies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., in such diverse works as the 2008 animated film Wall-E , Ken Burns’s 2012 documentary The Dust Bowl , and the 2014 science fiction feature film Interstellar : “Each of these works draws on the Dust Bowl’s legacy in understanding climate change and other contemporary environmental issues” (171). Lambert cites...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... The present essay will attempt to reassess that judgm ent by viewing the text in relation to re­ cent developments in the study o f animal behavior and nonhum an sub­ jectivity, by assessing the reasons for critical hostility toward the book, and by analyzing W oolf’s own conflicted views...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
... our interest increases as their material basis decreases or is culturally disavowed: missing links and cryptozoology, extinction narratives and ancestry research. The archeological search for links in our evolutionary history continues even as kinship with nonhuman animals is increasingly repudiated...