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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Katherine D. Johnston “Profile Epistemologies, Racializing Surveillance, and Affective Counterstrategies in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen ” contextualizes contemporary data profiling and social sorting within the history of racial discrimination, surveillance, and biometrics. Through close readings...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of inference and conspiracy, the idea that any kind of conclusion is necessarily conspirato- rial. He accepts data from the Curator as “actuarial fact” because “He is writing a history, not a study of the ways in which people succumb to paranoia. There is endless suggestiveness” (57). He approaches...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... In Schuyler’s novel genealogy and statistics reveal the social histories of biological inheritance to be structures that exceed the cleanly delineated scientific categories of racial formation. Like the imagined aim of the genealogical study in Black No More , the sociological effects of data gathered...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the only route to cartographic truth; and that this truth can be indepen dently verified. (4) The form of cartography encodes these assumptions: once data enters into the form of the map, it instantaneously acquires the aura of fact and “reality.” Yet Harley reminds us that the map’s...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
... secures his desired “dissolution into data patterns”: “He appreciates the solidity of books, particularly the great guns of the Western canon, as a venerable expression of print-based stability, as a congealed form of distributed cognition over time” (198). As Wutz’s readings of all four writers...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... stories must evoke the dreams and lives of individual soldiers, as opposed to giving a statistical or historical accounting of data. This telling raises several aesthetic questions. Can one capture the real ity of the event in such a way that the reader imaginatively participates...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 96–103.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of sensory data: “The poet’s ‘emotion’ must always be in such close relation to objects that when he sets the objects before you, you ‘get’ the emotion. He must appeal to your senses. The emotion is the resultant activity of the combination of what are ultimately sense-data” (219). There are few Eliot...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 September 2009
... be furnished with the data concerning my arrival at the port of Charleston on a United Fruit Company Boat from Port Antonio, Ja- maica.” The letter seeks to determine such information both for himself, since he cannot remember the precise date of his entry, but more impor- tantly for the US immigration...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... lover Clarissa (critic and Keats scholar in search of Keats’s “lost” love letters to Fannie Brawne) to help decipher the hermeneutic design of the scattered pieces of empirical data coming in from crazy Jed. Joe the rationalist and Jed the Christian merge as doubles, insofar as Lacanian-style...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: “We lived in a mist of half-shared, unreliable perception, and our sense data came warped by a prism of desire and belief, which tilted our memories too” (196).This recognition does not change Joe’s firm belief that Parry’s intentions are murderous, but he does concede to himself...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 619–656.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... In the form of verbal explanations, graphs, and sketches, the notebook is a record of data collected from targeted experiments rather than a thinking through of a problem set to which there is no clear solution. Eliot makes some minor errors in his calculations—not surprising for a boy working...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
... enterprise in salesmanship, the worlds greatest adventure in advertising” (4). Meanwhile, both the of ficial Creel Report and other sections of Creel’s memoir maintain that the task was simply one of transmitting data to a rationally capable public, who could be trusted to arrive at the same...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 126–156.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a view even more radical than James’s radical empiricism, privileging im- mediate sense data over remembered or secondhand data. Examining the significance of Stein’s notion of a “consciousness without memory,” Barbara Will describes it as a state of immediate, present-tense distraction where...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 473–479.
Published: 01 December 2019
...” (117), which then anticipates “the moment when the negative gap of the fissure becomes a seam encoded with information—the moment, that is, where the body becomes data” (119). If “Autopsy-Optics” primarily concerns the photographic image’s relationship to the form of the corpse, then “Sutures...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
... with canonical precursors (as when Stevens’s “Anecdote of the Jar” sets itself in counterpoint to Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn but also to their negotiations with contingent data of the poet’s own time and place—negotiations that may just as tellingly disclose the poet’s agenda but cannot be fully...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... Greimas’s and Fredric Jameson’s semi- otic squares, for describing the behavior and circulation of linguistic, cultural, and ideological data; Foucault’s lists, tables, and subterranean spaces; Gilles Deleuze’s lines, vectors, and folds. . . .How can we be- gin to approach these remarkable but seldom...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and recording data: it cuts to the heart of scientific inquiry: “Those who wish to penetrate into those arcana and mysteries of science where the beginnings of Consciousness are being shaped and added to Life cannot do better than observe the behavior of a single species of wild bird or mammal, and, having...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... compelling and avoids the workmanlike piling on of data; we are mostly spared the tedium of each monetary exchange made for every book, which is too often a crutch for literary biographers with access to publishers’ accounting records. And, given the intense dynamism of Jameson’s life and writing during...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
...” and “impressionism” in fiction, holding that Hemingway is an impression- ist, like Cezanne among painters, in that his fiction depicts consciousness by focusing not primarily on subjective response but on external data. Lamb illustrates his position with extensive analyses of Chapter XI of In Our Time...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... on human affairs. Therefore, to understand the scope of Darwin’s legacy for literary studies, it is first of all essential to regard the literary not merely as belletristic ornament, nor merely as ready sociological data for investigations of patterns of human behavior,13 but as complex...