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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Russell McDonald Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Who Speaks for Fergus? Silence, Homophobia, and the Anxiety of Yeatsian Influence in Joyce Russell McDonald O f the many loves that dare not speak their name for Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus, none remains more enigmatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... subjectivity—a way of telling one’s own scandalous story through someone else’s words, even words intended as hostile, discovering poetic and sexual pleasures where others see only anxiety and dread. Such claims carry a particularly queer resonance, both within the world of Merrill’s poem and in the 1950s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Christopher Patrick Miller Hart Crane’s lyrics abound with transient figures who often doubt their intelligibility or viability as persons, and his letters reflect a significant anxiety about his own ability to communicate the problems he experienced in being and remaining intelligible to others...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 405–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
... all shelter this creates for us a safety—just there, where the pure forces’ gravity rules; in the end it is our unschieldedness on which we depend and that, when we saw it threaten, we turned it so into the Open. friedland@uchicago.edu anxiety Dasein death ontology philosophy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
...-consciousness and its various modes of suspension; sometimes this influence is detectable only in the evidence of early drafts or in paratexts. This attention to war gives a strong revisionist flavor to much of Seiler’s interpretation. It displaces the titular focus of Auden’s Age of Anxiety from the postwar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 367–390.
Published: 01 December 2006
... himself, to be amenable to translation— “Translation” deals, that is, not just with the practical and theoretical concerns of an experienced translator (which Strand is) but with something like an anxiety of influ­ ence. One would have doubts, of course, about a poet who, when writing under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 330–346.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of Frank Norris to an anxiety over issues of material reality and representation—an anxiety that per­ vaded the gold-standard debates of the late nineteenth century. Focusing not on the political differences between the “goldbugs” and silver advo­ cates but on their shared fear of an “insubstantial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... culture, the two still constitute an uneasy pairing. The Great American Songbooks provides a compelling case for rethinking modernism’s relationship to popular culture as riddled with complex anxieties but productive nonetheless. Graham constructs a striking multimedia project that enacts, to some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
....” Taking my cue from her, I will reconsider Woolf and Klein in the context of another war—“the war after the war” (Hynes 353—82)—that is, the severe class struggle in Britain in the 1920s.3 I will attend especially to political “anxiety” (a term of crucial importance in Kleinian theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the nation has been socially constructed as well as how it might have been individually experienced. By drawing on psychoanalytic theory, she investigates how individual de­ sires and anxieties intersect with broader ideological and historical trends. In my estimation, this approach constitutes a real...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in The Journal of Researches (1839, often referred to as Voyage of the Beagle), Glendening shows that far from celebrating and wondering at the natural world, Darwin’s first reaction to Tierra del Fuego is one of confusion, fear, and anxiety. The vegetation is snarled, dense, and impenetrable; the native...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to the bodi­ ly and in the other overattention to the intellectual, Pound was able to imagine an aesthetic that was not purely derivative of his precursors. If he could find a balance between the extremes of Browning and of the neoterics, he could move beyond the anxieties of “Three Cantos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of this large body of fiction on domestic arrangements expresses anxiety about interracial liaisons and miscegenation, few pay adequate attention either to the historical reality of the Eurasian community in existence during the periods they analyze or to the Eurasian characters in these works...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... on sickness and delirium” (xxxvii). Perhaps more than any other postwar publication, N a k e d Lunch problematized the relation between lit­ erary imagination and actual conduct, spheres that criticism of the period labored to keep separate.4 The anxieties about sexual pathology, language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
... it as a corporeal lens through which to ex- plain larger biases and anxieties that surrounded the work of American male writers and the political contexts in which they worked. For exam- ple, the book’s second chapter, on the 1940s, discusses the ways in which the word penetration was used in anti-Communist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... around early twentieth-century anxieties about newspapers as “a threat to British civic and cultural life” (2).Though Collier acknowledges that the newspaper was “a natural strawman for the aesthetic project of modern­ ism” (4), he emphasizes, rather, that “the distinction between journalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... historical moment” and recognized that, in a time of wars, authoritarian government, and political polarization, this engagement might involve sympathy and support for particular causes (87). Kohlmann argues that Empson’s time in China and Japan was crucial in developing his ideas and anxieties about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... mating ritual. However, in charting a lineage between Darwin and my two poets, I focus more on Darwin’s understated representation of nonreproductive sexuality and of mothering and a simi- lar understatement and anxiety in both Moore and Bishop. Neither Moore nor Bishop married or bore children...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2006
... by evaluative judgments about gender, as Andreas Huyssen has famously argued in linking mass culture to woman as “modernism’s Other” (44).This is not to claim that men were victims of these forces, or that they suffered more than women from authorial anxieties or gender-based cultural pressures...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
...” but as also embedding the ways that nationalist and racialist anxieties are overlaid with evolutionary ones in a post-Darwinian con- text. For Seitler, Tarzan is a national superhero who signals the longing to bolster white, masculine potency through “the display of human mastery over nature” (171...