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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
...). Though one might be able to identify a common environmental problem, like pollution or climate change, it is Houser’s contention that each body in that environment is going to have a highly individualized reaction to those problems. This highly situational definition of sickness motivates Houser’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... refreshment” (2). The aesthetics of toxic refreshment intentionally departs from romantic and pastoral images of inviolate nature. However, it often does so without developing an activist, ethical orientation of care toward the environment—which would mean imagining efforts to correct environmental harm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lee Rozelle Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 w Ecocritical City: Modernist Reactions to Urban Environments in Miss Lonelyhearts and Paterson Lee Rozelle e can no longer dismiss ecocriticism as a marginal mode of literary and cultural practice. Academic presses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... © Hofstra University 2015 modernism environment posthumanism animism The Crystal Cabinet Ashe of Rings A trackless, sheep-wandered land, savage with thistles; bird-flown, sea-hammered, a desolation of loveliness whose “visible Pan” has not yet found its real name. —Mary Butts, The Death...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... span of its work modernism ethically responds to the nonhuman—including animals, environments, and objects—and that this in turn affects our response to modernist aesthetics. Reorienting modernist ethics alongside posthumanism—a term outlined in more detail below after a discussion of literary ethics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... natural environment by industry and technology that has led to the end of the antithesis between nature and society: Environmental problems are not problems of our surroundings, but—in their origins and through their consequences—are thor- oughly social problems, problems of people...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... utopian or apocalyptic break (the stock-in-trade of the manifesto). “Accommodationism” thus becomes for Wolfe the site at which intimacy intersects with modernity; it calls attention to how a lived environment encompasses both the personal (emotion) and the social (modernity), as well as how the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Darwin’s evolutionary biology to imply that willed, targeted interference with evolutionary processes causes mostly pain, since all living beings have evolved in conjunction with their environments. While Pygmalion—not Moreau—is sometimes read as an educational success story, the works are equally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... all its transformative potential. As Bruce Clarke observes in this stunning new book, such stories of the coming posthuman ultimately register the radically nonhuman environments that form the everyday conditions for the biological, tech- nological, and social maintenance of what we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
... least access to formal education but found a stimulating community in the public, male- dominated café culture of Berlin. Miller convincingly shows how their environments influenced their respective poetics and feminisms. She also makes a persuasive case for the significance of place and gender...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
... agents to the environment. Erected in the interstices of environmental ruin, Gilead, as yet another New Jerusalem, demonstrates the environmental dead end that such an Old Testament hostility guarantees. As numerous scholars argue, the air “full . . . of chemicals, rays, radiation” and water...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... domain in which a population (genotypes and phenotypes) engages in long-term interaction with the environment (survival or extinction). The evolutionary logic of cooperative behavior is the logic of this ultimate domain—the logic of genes, phenotypes, reproduction, fitness, and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
...? With the growing dominance of visual and electronic media, it be- comes increasingly apparent that we are moving into a new postprint 285Twentieth-Century Literature 57.2 Summer 2011 285 Delia Konzett environment in which print and literary culture, particularly the novel, is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
...- tani’s point is that Wright’s novel is more concerned with a naturalistic mirroring of environment than with a sustained exploration of psychical complexities, but it is also possible to read Native Son as a highly nuanced study of the mind struggling to comprehend its delegitimization and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... while they experience their “ecstasy” (Letters 181). Just as a cradle replicates the holding environment of the mother’s body, Crane’s experience of the bridge—whose “cables breathe” as its “arms” lift in the address “To Brooklyn Bridge” that begins his 1930 epic The Bridge—also recalls the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in creating some distance between the situation of writing and the world written about. Theirs is not a self-congratulatory “critical” distance, exactly—rather, I would say, an ironic distance that allows for the implosion and crumbling of the postmodern environment observed. The three...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
... heteronormativity and wary of a scientific progress that resulted in the atomic bomb and the degradation of the environment. The Sandover trilogy is predicated upon and drawn from the Ouija board largely as a result of the board’s being neither the Bible nor the Periodic Table of Elements, and therefore providing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... cultural output that he thinks postmodern metafiction and late-capital immaterialism all too frequently ignore. Given Breu’s clear interest in the intersection of bodies, economies, politics, and the built environment, you might next expect a chapter on Kathy Acker. Instead, Breu introduces the lesser...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the fact that many of the writers’ contributions to Hollywood remain unknown because they were made in a collaborative studio environment, demands that Cerasulo use close reading sparingly and chart these writers’ relation- ship to Hollywood biographically instead. Two overarching points emerge...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... relations his work theorizes, he contends that the title character of  William Gaddis’s novel JR possesses such a “minute awareness” of every object in his environment that he is able to see in each scrap of metal or picnic fork a unique buying and sell- ing opportunity. So tuned in to the...