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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeff Wallace This article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... consideration of the nonhuman elements (i.e., the “things”) of Bowen’s work also gives rise to a thinking about the posthuman, which this article approaches in two ways: (1) as, quite literally, a concern about the world after humanity; and (2) as a non-anthropocentric worldview, opened up by a realization that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... elite European intellectual traditions that he was blind to the realities of American culture, this article argues that Eliot was drawn to his antiliberal position because of very concrete and practical concerns about poetic craft. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Walt Whitman politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... concerned with documenting segregation, but focused instead on racial capitalism, black history, internationalism, and on the ways “race” had meaning in postwar United States. Although he has remained largely absent from black literary histories, Mayfield was a prolific figure connected to numerous moments...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Greg Chase Where Addie Bundren’s bitter statement in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that “words are no good” has often been read as concerning the universal shortcomings of language, this article turns to the philosophy of Faulkner’s contemporary Ludwig Wittgenstein for a more context-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... “fastidiousness” that characterized her early poetry, to the conscious development of a capacity for witness that became her postwar concern. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 detail ethics Jean Wahl Pontigny witness In a poetic career marked by a relative reluctance to issue general...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... argued changes (and continuities) in assumptions and concerns that are often left out of the standard histories in favor of explanations focused on schools of thought or the influence of great men. One of the examples Goldstone and Underwood cite is a chronological trend in the career of violence as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher J. Knight Concerning E. M. Forster , by Kermode Frank , New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2009 . 180 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Christopher J. Knight Two Sides to Every Story Concerning E. M. Forster by Frank Kermode New York...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the persuasive force of some readings of specific works. The stronger portions of the study provide abundant evidence of decadence’s importance in modernism’s history. My other main hesitations about the argument, which I explain in more detail later, concern the use of the term imaginary , some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
...,” elaborates on her title’s terminology, affirming that “the law’s interest in regulating sexuality is what often becomes reenacted and reinterpreted in literary fiction involving sexual portrayal” (15). Ultimately, Mooney is concerned with the ethical implica- tions of this portrayal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... uncovers a wide-ranging cultural fact about twentieth-century poetry: its artful and sometimes reverential concern with the quotidian frequently served as a way to maneuver the mundane into a means of spiritual survival, if not always thriving sustenance. Like Liesl Olson in Ordinary Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... when writers were distracted from their proper artistic concerns by “crude ideological preferences which history has not sustained” (1997, 5). The emphasis on the beginning and the end of the century is reflected in the focus of journals, conferences, professional organizations, job advertisements...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that novelists writing in the atomic age 540Twentieth-Century Literature 58.3 Fall 2012 540 Review should be concerned with the prospect of an imminent holocaust. The novel has traditionally imagined one of its primary purposes as delivering the news, and there was no bigger...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 720–727.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Chapter Two, “Virginia Woolf and the ‘Cotton Wool of Daily Life argues that, as with Joyce, “Woolf’s modernism is not only concerned with recording the subjective mind or heightened experience, but deeply invested, stylistically and ideologically, in representing the ordinary” (58). For Woolf, one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
... critical literature that also functions as a critique of the parochialism of US environmentalism. This literature review allows Heise to make a sharp point about why it is necessary for those concerned with the environment to take heed of such a critique: 423 Min Hyoung Song If...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... represented gracefully in literary texts, Nash notes, it is often a mystical Sufi form of belief that is personal, introspective, and idiosyncratic, concerned not with daily routine and discipline but rather with an individual’s independent relationship with creation and creator. This makes sense, as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2009
... others. The omission of Redman is perhaps justified because his study is mostly concerned with Pound’s life after he moved to Italy in October 1924, but my study begins well before Moody’s cutoff date of 1920. Other omissions are C. David Heyman’s Ezra Pound:The Last Rower (1976),John Tytell’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 277–285.
Published: 01 June 2010
... assume, abandon concerns with authenticity. On the contrary, culturalist models of subjectivity (poststructuralist, identic) are no less concerned with authenticity than the individual-oriented models (existentialist, psychoanalytic) they overturn. Cheever’s argument comes with an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-segregation narratives insist that the color line remains relevant in a post-Jim Crow era. As neo-segregation narratives take on such contemporary concerns as the merits and limits of integration, self-segregation, multiculturalism, legislative reform, and the prospect of a truly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 431–443.
Published: 01 December 2001
... hold some of these tensions at bay. Like the criticism of all canonical works, that of Rushdie’s also re­ veals changing currents in the academic world.While the initial response to his work was more concerned with questions of literary representa­ tion and the critique of metaphysical...