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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): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... © Hofstra University 2015 D. H. Lawrence Virginia Woolf modernism anthropomorphism animals As Stephen Ross argues in Modernism and Theory , early twentieth-century modernism and critical theory share an essential narrative structure, one with roots in the Enlightenment: a narrative of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Massumi’s “activist philosophy” (2011). In Murphy it is clear that a certain assault on anthropomorphic humanist assumptions is made through an overt satire on the conventions of fictional realism and characterization: for example, the list of Celia’s (vital?) statistics at the outset of chapter 2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... writing an equine “autobiography.” H er protagonist’s experiences could only have befallen a horse, but his voice and emotions are recognizably human. This divided, anthropomorphic narrative subjectivity facilitates the author’s project o f inspiring sympa­ thy for the plight o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... owing to the lurking presence of anthropomorphism in the use of human language. In her introduction to the essay anthology Speaking for Animals: Animal Autobiographical Writing , Margo DeMello articulates the problem: “Because they don’t speak our language, and we don’t speak theirs, we cannot see, nor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... humanity—anthropomorphism and sacrifice—meet in Bradshaw’s con- sulting room. He employs the language and logic of sacrifice (evoking the ideals of “family affection; honour; courage” [99] that drove young men like Septimus to war), but in terms subtly recalibrated to address the anxieties of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... touristic interest. The section of Rules and Regulations titled “Twelve characteristic park birds” illustrates the brochure’s tendency to anthropomorphize. Birds have “vocal versatility” and “informal man­ ner,” perform “comical struggles,” and are “a personification of the elusive and mysterious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... care; her poems do not provide a “model for animal activism” (25). In poems such as “Black Earth” and “My Apish Cousins,” Moore uses highly stylized tropes of the fable—such as anthropomorphic speech, political trickery, and morality—to investigate how “mediation is the means by which we share our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
...—stipulations of its setting.” Through her framework, she means to reconcile the opposing characterizations of poetry by Virginia Jackson (situated, generically various) and Susan Stewart (“transcultural” and “anthropomorphic “An everyday poetics,” she writes,“shows that when poets treat some common...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 546–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
... mice and which is subverted—one hopes—by Spiegelman’s anthropomorphic figures. In the eyes of anti-Semites, the Jews lacked individuality and were mere bio- logical instantiations of a concept. They became dedifferentiated “Jews,” and their mousification, attended by the corresponding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... for the debt that I owe before I look, before I think. O f course, such a founding debt makes any kind of pure, strictly anthropomorphic I impossible, insofar as such a grounding I would have to found its own context rather than being subject to something outside itself and its ocular horizon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
...). Orality’s “situational rather than abstract thinking” and its “humanistic organization of knowledge around the actions of humans and anthropomorphic beings rather than around impersonal things” (74) also come to be epistemologically downplayed. In the newly bifurcated epistemology that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... like a hall.” The cries of animals are described in almost exclusively anthropomorphic terms, the 49 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE “wild laugh” (253) of a bird, the chuckling of a monkey, the shriek of a parrot, suggesting the paradoxical strangeness and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 1986, makes use o f (and acknowledges) John Ashbery’s “Self-Portrait in a Convex M irror” as it describes the mechanical routines o fJeopardy con­ testants in a world where television has become anthropomorphized A special grand prize chosen just for you,’ says the television” [31 This is a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... whereby Orwell brings the imagination of readers to bear on the plight of a stricken populace. His beguilingly 520 Orwellian Comedy anthropomorphic style belongs to the “world view . . . acquired in child- hood” (18.319), while the phrasing anticipates the close of Animal Farm in its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., statues, ghosts, and corpses—Slesinger suggests that unpossession is a state of affective deficit that fails to meet the minimum requirement for personhood. Impersons are anthropomorphic shells hollowed of human content. Examples are worth enumerating, as they make evident among Slesinger’s motley...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... New York in 1979 from the same plates), whose narrative I’ve described above. Its bibliographic face disturbs. Baskin’s weird anthropomorphic birds (fig. 4) loom on all but one spread, filling the right-hand page, often threatening with their direct stares and blatant, if sometimes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
... stringent form of mourning offers no such comfort. It insists on looking death in the face by refusing even to personify a face: True “mourning” is less deluded.The most it can do is to allow for non-comprehension and enumerate non-anthropomorphic, non-elegiac, non...