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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Mitchum Huehls Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics , by Breu Christopher . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2014 . 264 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 The material world has been garnering a lot of critical attention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 379–404.
Published: 01 December 2023
... category. Through this analysis, these texts raise urgent biopolitical concerns regarding the regulation of life and the “properly” human, each deploying nonhuman animals in responses (pro and con) to mid-twentieth-century European fascism. Yet the nonhuman exceeds human representation, even as it comes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 105–112.
Published: 01 March 2023
... construct moral issues related to disability and animality. The book engages with moral philosophy, biopolitics, and posthumanism, all of which Linett suggests can be encompassed within a broader definition of bioethics, although some readers might prefer to maintain distinctions between these diverse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to this late capitalist economy are, they suggest, forms of  “biopolitical production” (xvi) in which the body and subjectivity are immediate products of the process of economic produc- tion (rather than adjuncts to it) and thus are entirely socialized. Yet these fantasies of dematerialization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
...) is perhaps more important in its ethical and, ultimately, biopolitical dimension than in its scientific or methodological one.1 I would contend that this is the upshot of most cultural histories of nineteenth-century Darwinism, like those by Gillian Beer and George Levine. These two critics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 168–195.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of J. M. Coetzee’s oeuvre: how does the white South African subject, and by extension the white South African writer, respond to the crimes of apartheid in which he or she is biopolitically implicated? As Curren witnesses the eruptions of violence that occur during South Africa’s 1985–1989...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of reading Silent Spring through the lens of biopolitics, which is to say, assessing how the text calls attention to pesticides that control human and nonhuman life on various scales, from the level of the individual to that of the population. Schuster’s biopolitical argument is that Carson’s response...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
... individuality that is wholly consonant with the consum­ erism such capitalism relies on, the hypermobility o f populations within and across borders o f various kinds, and the dominance o f biopolitics and 346 The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and T h e N am esake its intertwining...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... (now more than ever, as the cliché goes) is perhaps more important in its ethical and, ultimately, biopolitical dimension than in its scientific or meth- odological one.14 (572) Such a claim is implicitly endorsed by Laura Otis as well, when she argues that representations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... and indeed to the Book of Revelation itself. On the other hand, disease is one of the central tropes of biopolitics, shaping much of the twentieth-century discourse of power, domination, and the body. Contemporary plague narratives, including the burgeoning dis­ course of AIDS, are caught between two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., temporality, and eros. Chapter 1 offers readings of Wilfred Owen’s war poetry and Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room (1922) linked by Giorgio Agamben’s notion of thanatopolitics (i.e., biopolitics in a state of exception) and a discussion of the problems of representing soldiers’ corpses in wartime battlefield...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to the historical vicissitudes of corporate investment in (and abandonment of) human capital. In The Birth of Biopolitics , Foucault argues that under a neoliberal regime “environmental technologies” are used to manipulate the “cost-benefit” framework that produces human capital ([1979] 2008, 259, 261...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 473–479.
Published: 01 December 2019
... . 2013 . Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Zielinski Siegfried . 2008 . Deep Time of the Media: Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means . Translated by Custance Gloria . Cambridge, MA...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 513–519.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of some roads this terrific book might have taken and which it will surely inspire other scholars to take. Outka acknowledges at various points that politics—and, at one point, that biopolitics—affect the spread of disease and the distribution of a pandemic’s destruction. Now that she has, in a generous...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the state, the market, and individual subjects should be arranged to best fulfill government’s biopolitical function, its concern with “the right of the social body to ensure, maintain, and develop its life” (Foucault 136). In essence, Gain is a narrative about how a counterproductive form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
... yearns for a future extension of his book’s period-focused research into more recent conversations. These conversations include, for instance, Rebecca Sheldon’s (2016 : 3) reading of the figure of the child as “a mode of timekeeping” produced by the racial biopolitics that recapitulation theory served...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to such practices and possibilities. Likewise, theories that contend with dispossession often posit the subject as always already oppressed, always already a production of biopolitical power insofar as subjectivity is a product of an injurious political economy that regulates and stipulates legibility. 2 Le...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
... new regime of biopolitical threats. It is easy to imagine that medical science is always on the side of good but, as Black and brown people die at an extraordinary rate from Covid-19, it is worth remembering that science and medicine helped create the political structures of racial inequality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 112 (2003): 1011-134. Marais, Michael. Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of     J. M. Coetzee. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. Mills, Catherine. “Life beyond Law: Biopolitics, Law and Futurity in Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K. Griffith Law...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... America?” httpsociology.ucsc.edu/ whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html. 10 September 2011. Foucault, Michael. The Birth of Biopolitics. London: Palgrave, 2010. Jameson, Fredric. “Periodizing the 60s.” The Ideologies of Theory. London: Verso, 2008. . Postmodernism, or, The Cultural...