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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Elana Gomel Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 The Plague of Utopias: Pestilence and the Apocalyptic Body Elana Gomel 1. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways and pour out the vials of the wrath of God...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 325–354.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Miranda B. Hickman Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 41 “ Sparse and Geometric Contour” : Transformations o f the Body in H.D.’s Nights Miranda B. Hickman I don’t like the second half of the Orpheus sequence as well as the first. Stick to the woman speaking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Footsteps of Red Ink: Body and Landscape in Lolly Willowes Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt “ TJ-^aura had spent the afternoon in a field, a field of unusual form, for it was triangular” (Warner, Lolly Willowes 141...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 w Reading Word, Image, and the Body of the Book: Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin s Cave Birds Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux From Yeats and Pound to Stein and Williams and the writers of the Harlem Renaissance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
...William Davies This essay explores the depiction of the degenerating male form in Samuel Beckett’s post-World War II trilogy of novels ( Molloy , Malone Dies , and The Unnamable ) in the context of Vichy France’s ideology of the body—specifically the male body—and the propaganda of the regime’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 168–195.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Rachel Ann Walsh Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Rachel Ann Walsh “Not Grace, Then, but at Least the Body”: Accounting for the Self in Coetzee’s Age of Iron Rachel Ann Walsh If I look back over my own fiction, I see a simple (simple-mind- ed?) standard...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 437–460.
Published: 01 December 2019
... novels strive to conceive of madness in terms of Laing’s antipsychiatric thought, this article will argue that they in fact serve to reveal that Laing’s “lived body” (but gender-neutral) theory of schizophrenia failed to account for the discursively constructed, “inscribed” bodies of Lessing’s female...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Zhao Ng This essay engages in a critique of soteriological desire, alongside its corporeal and affective correlates, mobilized in different ways in German fascism of the thirties and Djuna Barnes’s 1936 novel, Nightwood . In contrasting the “fascist body” with the “hysterical body,” I seek...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Carrie J. Preston © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Carrie J. Preston Joyce’s Reading Bodies and the Kinesthetics of the Modernist Novel Carrie J. Preston James Joyce famously described Ulysses as an “epic of the human body,” and many of his early and influential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Carrie J. Preston Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: H. D., Loy, and Toomer , by Vetter Lara , Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . 219 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Reviews Religion and Science in the Making of Modernist Bodies Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., and the pathological framing of trans people in colonial epistemologies. In a postcolonial novel set in the colonial Caribbean, these kinds of trans embodiment interrogate the nature-culture or human-nonhuman divide, allowing certain characters to feel at home in their trans bodies rather than, as per liberal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... an aging soldier. The curious parallels between these two works are articulated through the figure of the failing human body; in both poem and film, flesh becomes the avatar of a modernist sensorium that struggles to conjoin the perceiving subject with a fugitive and unreliable object world. Specifically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 295–322.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Sarah Berry Derek Walcott’s Harry Dernier and Sylvia Plath’s Three Women , two little-known, midcentury radio plays, cultivate characters who sound like the speaker of a lyric poem, even as they foreground the invisible bodies behind the voices. In offering us voices that both invite and obstruct...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marian Eide Contemporary Irish poetry is producing a tradition of memorial to the Famine years of the 1840s. Countering purist versions of Irish identity as Catholic, indigenous, and rural, this body of work is provoked by Famine memory to explore Irishness as diasporic and widely transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael S. Begnal Witter Bynner (as Emanuel Morgan) and Arthur Davison Ficke (as Anne Knish) published the anthology Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments in 1916. Although conceived of as a hoax, it constituted a quite striking body of poetry. Despite its parodic origins, Spectra included some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and patrons. By depicting her encounters with these women as scenes of transcendence, odd staring, and rough contact, Hurston poses eruptive play as a risk all bodies, even those of black women who have historically been denied corporeal sovereignty, must consider taking. Hurston turns the strange mechanics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... unspeakability of the events, Delbo’s text oscillates between self-consciously aestheticized language and graphic physical representations of abject bodies. The irruptive visceral descriptions confront the reader with automatic, embodied repulsion in order to highlight the gaps in symbolization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Claudia Sadowski-Smith; Ioana Luca This article places an emergent body of cultural productions by US immigrants from former Eastern Bloc nations in dialogue with scholarship on US immigrant and transnational writing. We argue that the collective work by authors of (post-)Soviet and Central/Eastern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Korine Powers Beginning with Red Dragon (1981), horror icon Hannibal Lecter thrilled audiences as the ultimate unreadable reader, consuming minds and bodies behind the polished veneer of aristocratic taste and psychological expertise. Yet by the end of the twentieth century, Lecter had shifted from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and imagining on the attempted reembodiment or, in this case, eventual disembodiment, of the body in pain. Works Cited Achberger Karen R. 1995 . Understanding Ingeborg Bachmann . Columbia : University of South Carolina Press . Anderson Mark . 1990 . “ Death Arias in Vienna...