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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 379–404.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and the water was still on the West side flowing toward the Villa Catullo. (LXXIV.447) bricks thought into being ex nihil suave in the cavity of the rock la concha  ΙΚΙΛΟΘΡΟΝΠΟ’, ’ΑΘΑΝΑΤΑ  that butterfly has gone out thru my smoke hole (482) chall@ozarks.edu animal studies biopolitics Ezra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 105–112.
Published: 01 March 2023
... philosopher Peter Singer or disability-studies scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson? Are you confused? What if they were both in a burning building and you could save only one of them? How about this one: animal rights or disability rights? You might wonder if those must be the only choices. Maren Tova Linett’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to the nuances of literary and scientific descriptions of animals, Hovanec avoids this trap. Her extensive review of modernist animal studies in the introduction, aptly called “Real Toads, Imaginary Gardens,” is impressive for skirting the allegorical, metaphorical, and Romantic tendencies that come...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Nonhuman Lives: Ecologies of Experience in Virginia Woolf’s Flush. ” Modern Fiction Studies 59 , no. 3 : 547 – 68 . Inniss Kenneth . 1971 . D. H. Lawrence’s Bestiary: A Study of His Use of Animal Trope and Symbol . The Hague : Mouton . Lawrence D. H. (1923) 1999 . “ Snake...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and its relationship to humanism. More generally, readers of Seitler’s book will find an at times per- plexing omission of recent theoretical and ethical work in critical animal studies, an omission that results in certain limitations in her argument. I want to be clear that Seitler does often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... differ more widely from one another than they do from the Apes” (95). Philip Armstrong identifies a central paradox of the nineteenth-century life sciences, where 192 Mrs. Dalloway’s Animals and the Humanist Laboratory studies in comparative physiology and anatomy were “abolishing any...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 the old evolutionary pseudoproblem of the missing link between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... a conservative tendency to ground a person’s essence, thought, and writing in a static sense of place, using pastoral visions to convey a nostalgic yearning for primitive relations between humans and landscapes. Marianne Moore’s experimentation with animal fables serves as Schuster’s first case study...
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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 (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 (2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... ” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolo­ nial Studies 4.3 (2002): 331-41. Berger, John. “Why Look at Animals?” About Looking. London: Writers and Readers, 1980. 3-30. Buber, Martin. I and Thou. Trans. Ronald Gregor Smith. Edinburgh: Clark, 1937. Clark, David. ‘“The Last Kantian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... He would be jogged into remembering mad, comical and often tender things.” Certainly, his sense of humor was no secret among those who knew him.1 A striking, little-recognized instance can be found right in the title of his grim study of mining conditions, The Road to Wigan Pier, a phrase his...
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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 (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of Apartheid: Geoffrey Cronje (1907– Social Dynamics: A Journal of the Centre for African Studies 17.1 (1991): 1–35. Stranger Shores. London: Secker, 2001. Summertime: Scenes from Provincial Life. North Sydney: Knopf, 2009. Darwin, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... otherness and mystery in connection to the natural world and . . . signifiers gesturing beyond themselves toward multiple possibilities of imaginatively constructed meaning” (2016, 146). Animals as the ever-changing subjects of natural and human selection, biological marvels to be studied with every...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... critique of his Darwinism. In what does this critique consist? For my purposes, I’d like to focus on four elements, which can be laid out schematically: 1. I see Ape and Essence as troubled by the absence of a robust ethical distinction between humans and animals in the Darwin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 225–232.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the strongest example of kinship throughout his study. Narrated through a series of found tape recordings intended for a journalist with a global audience, Sinha’s novel depicts Animal as being particularly perceptive about how his listeners (or readers) might react to his story. Animal calls out the potential...
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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...