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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... an ethics that is truly open to nonhuman as well as human “others,” we must probe the existing anthropocentric frameworks through which we think of ethics. It is only this that has the potential to truly transform the relationship between “humans” and “animals” because it depends on a transformation of how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... canines, these works succeed in writing the human ignorance of nonhuman animal worlds, but they also expose the fissure within human autobiography itself. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 alterity animal anthropocentrism autobiography modernism Anthropocentricism, in some sense...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and lines of thought in Latour’s work that lead to “compositionism.” It also finds in posthumanism a general apologetics around the dismantling of “critique” and anthropocentrism, opening up textual practice to the admission of vulnerability, naïveté, error, and playfulness, which allows various readings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... attempts to articulate a posthuman relationship with rural place. Her marginalization of the human supports a posthuman ethics by expressing coexistence and interrelation between human and nonhuman entities. Consequently, Butts explores a mode of engagement with landscape that moves beyond anthropocentrism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... This consideration of the nonhuman elements (i.e., the “things”) of Bowen’s work also gives rise to a thinking about the posthuman, which this article approaches in two ways: (1) as, quite literally, a concern about the world after humanity; and (2) as a non-anthropocentric worldview, opened up by a realization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...” of the Americas. Handley is fully aware that any invocation of the Americas as a new continent immediately conjures up the European colonial perspective and its ignorance and erasure of earlier human inhabitants. But Eurocentrism is only part of the problem; anthropocentrism is another, and more easily...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... as being not really about a dog. The anthropocentric bias that underlies these read­ ings has its discursive foundation in the Enlightenment. Descartes formulated m odern anthropocentrism in his distinction between humans, w ho by virtue o f reason are aware o f their experience...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... not only the notion of divine creation but in fact five major philosophical tenets, principles that undergirded not only religion but nineteenth-century science as well: creationism, anthropocentrism, essentialism, physicalism, and teleology (318); and in various ways the demise of each...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
...) Graham claims such inaccuracies perpetuate an anthropocentric ap­ proach to nature and do an injustice to the integrity and authenticity o f the specific place. However, critics like Bonnie Costello have argued persuasively that the poem has larger ambitions than mere...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the anthropocentric moorings of subjectivity itself. For Woolf, as for Septimus, Darwin’s evolutionary theory provided the conceptual apparatus for thinking “scientifically” about the natural continuum of life, even as it supplied a vocabulary for asserting and ar- ticulating differences within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of “his cheeks, his lips, his ears” (143), a sign that he recognizes and accepts a shared emotional life with animals (220). In moving from the first to the second version of Darwinism, Lurie sheds not only his anthropological outlook but his anthropocentric one as well. The novel’s interest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... obtain a perspective on the world that accounts for our own embodied anthropocentric viewpoints, enabling us to see otherwise: what Clarke describes as, finally, a “notion of the posthuman worth the name” (195). Thus representing a major metamutation in the gene pool of post- humanist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... corpses as they are of abandoning human corpses unburied. And death practices—vigils, mourning, even versions of burial—have been observed in a range of nonhuman animals. Recently cultural anthropologists have begun to practice multispecies ethnography, decentering their own declaratively anthropocentric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that constitute a livable world. 2 Latour’s sweeping intellectual project provides a contrast to the primary ethical concerns of most “posthumanist” theorists with questions of animal rights, “bioethics,” and the critique of anthropocentrism. In What Is Posthumanism? (2010), for example, Cary Wolfe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: Bobby has “neither ethics nor logos,” he is “without the brain needed to universalize maxims and drives” (152). For Levinas, the dog is, as David Clark observes, “too stupid, trop bête, the French condensing idiocy and animality into one crassly anthropocentric expression” (188...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... materialism, and deflates anthropocentric pretensions to dominate nature with reason. Whereas Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno locate such pretensions in Greek religion and literature as well as in Enlightenment secularism and rationalism—the impulse to “establish man as the master of nature” ([1944] 2002...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021