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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Paul Peppis Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Salvaging Dialect and Cultural Cross-Dressing in McKay’s Constab Ballads. Salvaging Dialect and Cultural Cross-Dressing in McKay’s Constab Ballads Paul Peppis Though no annus mirabilis, 1912 is an auspicious year in the history of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Richard Deming Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews , by Mackey Nathaniel , Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 2005 . 383 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Writing Dialectic Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews by Nathaniel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... now understood to be the dialectical image of the object’s withdrawal into being. He learns to accept the promise of the object’s being in the beauty of its necessary withdrawal. The consolation of objects is that they offer artists like Stephen an opening into worlds other than their own, a pathway...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... dialectical relationship between the efficacy of law and the urgency of conscience. The novel’s attention to legal institutional forms ultimately challenges the view that Trilling was hostile to practical politics and offers insights for liberals and leftists interested in working with, or through, the law...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... comprehensive collections, but each requires supplemental readings in key traditions and periods (spirituals, dialect, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, post-civil rights era). I generally forego the poetry collections in favor of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature , which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
... that the poet has two contradictory obligations: to let our imaginations play freely and to induce specific reactions or effects in the audience. The dialectical relationship between freedom and determinism, so central to Schiller’s theory of aesthetic reception and his thinking about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... structure that denied (and to a large extent still denies) any meaningful exercise of racial choice.9 Sec­ ond, such a view relies upon a notion of pure separation that misses the dialectical nature of the terms placed in opposition.10 A further step usually taken in such readings—that Toomer’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... ultimate aim of this redemption is to make a case for recovering the dialectic between the Particular and the Universal in Hegel’s conceptualization of the subject of history for the project of bearing witness to the traumatic past. Eisenstein’s vehicles for this agenda include Steven Spielberg’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Literature 59.2 Summer 2013 232 Remaking the Ballad: Alan Lomax, Margaret Walker, and the New Criticism and the literary ballads of Margaret Walker, composed in dialect, collected in the middle section of her 1942 book For My People, and later recorded for Smithsonian Folkways. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... culture. Marshik argues that the lit­ eral and figurative policing of the literary representation of taboo subjects (chiefly sexual) by social purity activists and by the official censor created a “censorship dialectic” (3) that shaped the careers of modernist writers. In chapters on Dante Gabriel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... intellectual development. More recently, critics such as Kimberly W. Benston, Robert G. O ’Meally, and Deborah Cohn have examined the novel’s presentation of various competing models of history, with a particular emphasis on the Brotherhood’s quasi-Marxist dialectics; Cohn and O ’Meally further argue...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... dialectical terms typical of genius talk in the writers she explores—with their oscillations between “autonomy and dependence, the private and the public, and particularity and universality”—Romantic subjectivity reattains its critical capacity to pressure the limits not simply of liberalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 June 2014
... postmodern crisis in our ability to understand historical transition. In pursuit of this claim, American Fiction in Transition adopts a characteristically post-postmodern stance, advocating a critical turn away from Jamesonian dialectics and toward the Derridean notion of undecid- ability. In Kelly’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... logical step, Morrison’s Playing in the Dark (1992) and North’s The Dialect of Mod­ ernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-Century Literature (1994) showed how ideas of “blackness” and an engagement with African-American culture informed that movement (and in Morrison’s case, American literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with those of the poets she studies here: “Like the poets discussed in this book, Cornell kept up a lively dialectic of imagination and reality, and his boxes show involvement in the documentation of history as well as its transfiguration” (110). Yet despite these commonalities, in a book that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
... suppositions, I argue, both limit our capacity to read Grimus on its own terms and neglect the dialectical dynamism that is the hallmark of SF. Despite its many productive insights, then, Teverson’s analysis is fundamentally hampered by its reluctance to countenance the novel’s all-important generic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 316–340.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., or aesthetic worlds, her work implies a wholeness that might be best understood as a dialectic between individual freedom and a responsibility to the distinctly other with whom the artist or individual is inseparably intertwined. This dialectic in Moore’s work is a constantly self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
... overtures” (337). Soon afterward, he is at the mercy of Miss Douce as he watches her reach for a flagon on a high shelf: “—O! O! jerked Lenehan, gasping at each stretch. O!” (341).The lyrical Os set off an almost infinite dialectic of interpretation, suggesting as they do the seesaw of pain and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... do but get down to the work, practical and moral, of our private lives? The poem struggles with itself and its own validity as an appropriate ethical response—what kind of work is it to write a poem while the world burns?—before ultimately suggesting that poetry’s dialectical capacity to encourage...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... explore the “familiar-strange dialectic” and the affective relationships between the human mind and the physical environments it experiences. Houser focuses on the way in which Powers intersperses his accounts of the complex relationship between siblings Karin and Mark Schluter’s consciousnesses with...