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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Hurston’s eruptive representations of her relationships with white women in her controversial 1942 memoir, Dust Tracks on a Road . Hurston devotes an inordinate amount of room in this book to describing her repeated—and repeatedly strange—encounters with white women who largely served as her employers and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... encounters between human and animal. In particular, the essay explores how the use of figurative language in these modernist texts opens up the imaginative possibilities of an anthropomorphism that paradoxically unsettles human-centered worldviews and instead seeks to more intimately engage with nonhuman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... difficulties of witnessing. Yet, as opposed to merely marking the limits of what can be witnessed, disgust offers an alternative, affective way of encountering the pain of others that still challenges the more soothing logic of mourning and meaning-making. It has a particular countermemorial capacity to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., or instances of the postcommunist exotic; nor do they present only harsh critiques of US national imaginaries. Instead, the texts function as convex mirrors for multiple encounters and exchanges in ways that render them both object and method for rethinking real and imaginary intersections between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... inviting Nabokov to “migrate” into his text in the very form of a textual detail, the essay argues, Sebald is invoking a vision of knowledge as totality that haunts his characters and his text. But there is more. In staging an encounter between Sebald and Nabokov, the essay opens the way to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Karyn Ball Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust Representation and the Hegelian Subject , by Eisenstein Paul , Albany : State University of New York Press , 2003 . 236 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 41 Reviews Hegel Without Reserve Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
... time the twenty-three- year-old Charles Darwin saw the island of Tierra del Fuego off South America and an epilogue that captures Darwin’s first impressions of the Galápagos Islands. These encounters during Darwin’s trip on the Beagle in the 1830s have come to be regarded as central...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
... at times discomfiting light on the unrestricted mobility and international encounters celebrated in high modernist texts, revealing cosmopolitan- ism’s unspoken privileges. As Janet Lyon has observed, “modernism is almost always about cosmopolitanism”—its promises, its actualities, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., students of Chinese art and art history would find part 1 particularly informative. In addition to shedding fresh light on the three T w entieth-C entury Literature 50.4 Winter 2004 436 Review poets’ initial encounter with Chinese art, this part reconstructs the intel­ lectual climate of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Marianne Moore’s poems are ekphrastic records of her encounters with objects and artifacts exhibited in museums that, as Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux (2009) observes, resist the authority invested in the position of seeing subject—in both the ekphrastic tradition and in museum culture—to generate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
... reconstituted as a source of authority and prestige according to a com- plex network of inclusions and exclusions as it encounters other literary genres.3 Romantic encounters: Lily Estradina, a great princess in disguise The scene that suggested to me reading the novel as a taxonomy of lit...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... subsequent critics have extensively explored the relationship between this early work and the philosophy of Henri Bergson. The theories of consciousness, intellect, and perception that Eliot encountered through philosophers like Bergson inflected poems like “Preludes,” “Rhapsody on a Windy Night,” and “The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Graham’s work foregrounds the limits of language, thus drawing us into a fresh encounter with lin­ guistic possibility and a crucial experience of responsibility for our lives in language (13,196). I will argue that in contrast to Sandover’s celebration of metaphoric imagination, Graham’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Ann feels that when she speaks it in the once familiar surroundings, it isn’t “natural any more” ( NL 7). She takes advantage of her outsider position to express her dissatisfaction with her homeland and, through her encounter with her former home, also her hostland. Even as she notices the onset...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
... such gaps as the very encounter with otherness that defines the ethics of modernism. As analysis of the historical and cultural embeddedness of modernist literature continues to flourish, Woolf has become an especially important figure, partly since she and her Bloomsbury contemporaries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to stabilize identity provides the background for the epiphanic encounter itself, which defines a correspondence between fragmented, stylized speech and the sexuality that pervades its utterance. With these structuring factors in mind, Stephen’s theoretical attention 22...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... narrative, the rulers’ anxieties in encountering subject people deter­ m ine the modernist themes o f alienation and exile, and the mechanism that makes such a transfer possible is a notion of sexuality conceived of in terms o f race and education. Heart of Darkness and A Passage to India...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., thus epitomized both a nineteenth-century encounter with the world as an increasingly complex, networked space of flows between different localities (in which specimens of natural history increasingly appeared as circulating commodities) and a nineteenth-century notion of human agency as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
... strangely charged passages, space opens or closes and a spectator is either pulled into a more intimate encounter with the space or retreats for a more distanced look. She describes her kitten Baby playing on the lawn, looking very small and bewildered. He lies in the shade of the lime tree...