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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Nicole L. Sparling Wayward Reproductions: Genealogies of Race and Nation in Transatlantic Modern Thought , by Weinbaum Alys Eve , Durham : Duke University Press , 2004 . 348 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 The Race/Reproduction Bind in Modern Transatlantic Thought...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to account for the psychic logic co-implicating narcissism and fascist eschatology in order to dissociate it from the expressive enactment of hysteria in Nightwood ’s Doctor O’Connor and, in so doing, to offer a revisionary account of the novel’s political unconscious. Both narcissism and hysteria bind...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Mikko Tuhkanen The essay argues that, with the trope of “un/binding,” James Baldwin, most notably in “Everybody’s Protest Novel” (1949), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), and Another Country (1962), thinks through the central ethical idea in his oeuvre: the call for “transformation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 367–396.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the decade, Auden consistently attempts to reconcile a conception of love as a complex of private ap- petitive drives with a more communally inflected notion of love as the binding force that must lie at the root of any lasting solidarity.1 So while his foregrounding the transfigurative power of Grace...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... to embody just the sort of president we desire despite ourselves: willing to use force if necessary, speaking poetry at the moment of crisis no matter how inarticulate in general, and finally ennobled by the sympathetic binding of a community over his doomed body. Indeed, McCann’s attention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that me- diated and made relationships possible and sustainable. The novel, however, imagines this loss as an opportunity, an ethi- cal challenge to generate unanticipated relationalities after “trees and meadows and mountains” have lost their “binding force that they once exercised...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 385–391.
Published: 01 September 2020
...) as with “a sensibility that binds together an otherwise fractious milieu” (8). This sensibility, whose hallmarks are a sense of civilizational crisis and a calling to spiritually refashion the world, allegedly remains constant “behind the variegated values, ideas, practices, and conventions of this cultural formation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... within and between the United Kingdom and the Continent. Nonetheless, Walkowitz retains the term “British” because it serves to bind together a particular tradition of literary modernism, one that spans the twentieth century and a variety of transnational affiliations but participates in the ongoing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the “essential” marks of cultural identity. The greater one’s success in imitating Western skills in the material domain, therefore, the greater the need to preserve the distinctness of one’s spiritual culture. (6) This model appears to create a double bind for postcolonial nation­ al...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... handpress (87—88, 93—94). Rainbow produced elegant, sensuous volumes, often small enough to hold intimately (the large goat-vellum-covered Moortown Elegies is a notable exception), with deeply colored, silky leather bindings stamped simply in silver or gold, contrasting with the heavy, cream...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
...” (55). Thereby, he must effectively find a “com- promise” in the reality he wishes to inhabit and the imagination he wishes to activate. This strategy activates a simultaneous readerly appraisal of the stakes involved in both an imaginary space and the real world, exposing again the double bind...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... because he complicates this ethical valence of elegy with a less gentle Kierkegaardian impulse. In Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard also conceives of the subject’s singularity in the presence of the other’s mortality, but in a very different scenario: through the story of Isaac’s binding on Mount...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... it up. More irrationally, the confession holds him captive, enforcing its double-bind even after he decides to turn Haldin in, by compelling him, for example, to confess this betrayal/non-betrayal to Haldin himself, “to pour out a full confession in passionate words that would stir the whole...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and aggression, then it is possible that the interrelation between structural and historical trauma may be deadlocked. For to say that the sadomasochistic binding of the death drive is systemic is to assume that the enjoyment of suffering and violence is necessary and that humans will continue to commit...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... relations to death, suffering, and despair cannot be considered in isolation from the others who compose those relations with us. We can thus see in this final chapter something more useful than hope or fear: the fact that our dying implicates us in the lives of others and binds us to them. Promising...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 405–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
... “articulation” is a possible translation for Gliederung , I want to stress the sense of Gliederung as “jointure,” as it brings out Heidegger’s taxing attention to the binding units of German grammar as well as to diacritical marks such as the hyphen. 5 For a résumé of some major etymological readings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... aesthetic taste of the modernist spectator, thereby binding him or her to the set of assumptions and distinctions that define a class habitus for Pierre Bourdieu. In its most reductive form (one that few critics would endorse), an institutional-sociological critique would reduce the experience of the poem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 414–436.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of disappearing at the slightest intervention—and binds Hughes’s exaltations to intense anxieties regarding the cultural status of his work. Like his modernist predecessors, Hughes bears a burden of self-validation; his entire career can be seen as a monumental effort to “prove poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that contain us. We are the environmen- tal references maintaining the self-reference of social systems binding individuals by the mediatic threads of communicative events. (42) Thus translating narratology into the terms of neocybernetics remakes fiction into an essential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., that the artist creates from a kind of ecstatic state of being. For him, physical and textual passage—going “a foot”—is equated with a kind of “dangerous” porousness of body, self, and world. In claiming that he cannot know what he is doing in speaking, Crane literalizes the strange performative bind...