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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Christian Ravela Through an analysis of the economy of sight in Miné Okubo’s Citizen 13660 (1946), this article argues that, as a graphic memoir, it registers a structure of feeling of racialized citizenship in the racial break. Following Okubo’s experience of incarceration, Citizen traces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... or not a phenomenon is ironic; and, perhaps most problematically, such an irony reinstalls the sight that is the ground of aesthetics. Snow White’s opening may cause us to confront the failure of aesthetics as seeing, but armed with the ironist’s knowledge, the reader learns by or at book’s end to see...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., and it raises questions about the very understanding of the province as “not of the mother country,” hence banished. And the elephant run amok becomes a double of the purloined letter writ large—an element in the text both seemingly marginal and pointing in plain sight to the monu­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... corner of the humanities, occupied by committed Marxists like Fredric Jameson and David Harvey whose work reliably attended to contemporary political economy, never lost sight of the material at all. And yet, the materialism in today’s “new materialisms” veers away from that long-standing tradition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... an illusion of coherence. But it is also a “screen against sight” in two senses: it may be projected onto a screen or hidden behind a screen, and thus filming the Famine, like writing about it, conceals or screens as much as it preserves or recreates. In this way McGuckian’s poem represents the Famine as lost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
... treatment of Mesa Verde as a cultural preserve was, moreover, only a second way to make money from the cliff dwellings. The first way, tied to an extraction economy, was more obviously exploitative: digging up pots and other artifacts to be sold as curios. In fact, many viewed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
...) since different imperial powers possessed Dominica (133). Following Mary Lou Emery’s identification of the plantation as the “matrix of modernity” (57) that paradoxically marginalizes the plantation workers who are central to the global economy, Snaith argues that Voyage in the Dark (1934) cultivates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... pages. William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words , by Godden Richard , Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2007 . 251 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Ml Reviews A Commitment to the Meaningful From Guilt to Shame: Auschwitz and After by Ruth Leys Princeton...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 330–346.
Published: 01 September 2006
...” paper money, Michaels identifies a cultural logic based on the repression of money as free-floating signifier, which expresses itself in various (and always unsuccessful) strate­ gies of escape from the money economy. An aesthetic expression of both the desire for and the impossibility...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... marginalized populations whose liberation has been celebrated in many cultural histories.1 These forces included the City Practical urban- planning movement of the 1910s, the emergence of a new nighttime leisure economy in the Village, the heated gentrification battles in the neighborhood between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
...) his cuff: “Across the threadbare cuffedge he saw the sea hailed as a great sweet mother by the wellfed voice beside him” ( Joyce 1993 , 1.106–7). The cuff’s materiality is a visual anchor for near-sighted Stephen. As his eyes focus on the fraying threads of the proximal cuff, the distal sea blurs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., book leaf, and mother tongue. Here again, the verbal economy is disrupted by an odd performance. In most metaphors one term is substituted for another, but there can be no substitution of a figurative word for a literal one if the literal one does not exist. Instead, we have what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 193–216.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Kim Shirkhani Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 M The Economy of Recognition in Howards End Kim Shirkhani I n recent years, interest in E. M. Forster has revived among scholars working in postcolonial and race studies, with new attention being paid to anti...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Irigaray describes as “the amorous economy between men and women” just as those “between women” are, for that matter (Elemental Passions 3). The second line is spoken by Mrs. Allonby but is most apropos Illing­ worth’s antagonist in the play, Mrs. Arbuthnot, the person whom Wilde, in a phrase...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
...), Fielding reflects on the significance of his actions: he went on to the upper verandah for a moment, where the first object he saw was the Marabar Hills. . . . It was the last moment of the light, and . . . At the moment [the hills] vanished [from sight] they were everywhere...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of difference is underwritten by a visual economy that reads these social relations onto the body of the racialized subject and then projects this exterior distinc- tion onto the interior of that subject as the very grounds of that subject’s identity. It is this double displacement embedded in the logic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 363–392.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and readers—a claim that undermined the professional’s purportedly special status as outside or above the economy of commodities. That is to say, Woolf reconfigures the standard binaries, aligning professionalism with publicity and commercialism—all of which raise obstacles or exact com­ promises...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the reflective functions of modern narrative across typical material de­ tails—“the street,” for example, with all its sights and scents—reserving for the text itself the broader task of presenting these reflections to a total effect. Even more, the novel not only delivers a sense of the totality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... from and also stands in for the toxicity that has pervaded the community—he also keenly directs his audience’s gaze toward the inside of his body, where the cellular drama rages on. Animal’s posture provides an approach to the Bhopal disaster from a different line of sight, one lowly and inverted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the land knows of its own beauty, of its own greatness, and feels no need to shout it. In comparison, the sorts of sights offered in such places as Africa and America, though undoubtedly very exciting, would, I am sure, strike the objective viewer as inferior on account...