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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... articulates, perhaps more clearly than they could have done themselves, the spirit of critique that animated the formal experiments of those we have for nearly a century now thought of as the modernists. In what may have been the most foolhardy moment of my career so far, I even claimed that the union of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... descent from the comic mode we can trace the tragic necessity of explicit political engagement. His books could 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
...” (x). But it also means obscuring those aspects of an environment that do not fit within the frame. This dynamic of self-consciously framing certain features of an environment while concealing others drives each of the artistic styles Schuster analyzes. These styles include Marianne Moore’s animal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... humans and animals in the Darwin- ian model, an absence the novel assumes and subsequently sati- rizes. 2. Consequently, if humans exist on a biological continuum with animals, what is the magical quantum of sympathy that trans- forms cooperative behavior into ethical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... struggle to focus on the continuity of life across species, promoting a view similar to that of Charles Darwin’s seminal work The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). In this book Darwin traces a flow of sympathy between humans and animals, a bond of fellow feeling manifest in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to protect human corpses from both abandonment and total commodification. But it’s worth asking whether that wish must be premised on a human exceptionalism that implicitly abandons the nonhuman animal, both alive and dead, to an utterly instrumentalized being. “Dead meat trade,” thinks Leopold Bloom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... birds of the same race, would be of little significance, if they had not all descended from a single wild stock. The question of their origin is therefore of fundamental importance, and must be discussed at considerable length. —Charles Darwin, The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... specifically aiming to defang the threat that poststructuralist theory seems to pose for a cognitive-studies-oriented audience. Lastly, the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, whose Homo Sacer and The Open have become foun- dational texts for discourse about the animal and the creaturely, shows that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 445–484.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Darwin that rarely receives attention: his claim that repetitions are not always arbitrary but sometimes involve choice. Stein learned from Darwin that habits arise out of and modify biological systems. Importantly, his late treatise The Expression of the Emo- tions in Man and Animals is less...