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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... carnivalesque music of marimbas and claves . Another of this essay’s strengths is the way it documents the poem’s unsettling mixture of tones, somberness mingled with a strange gaiety, and finds a context that helps explain it. It is precisely here, in the poem’s oxymoronic funereal gaiety, that the cryptic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... Professors, on the other hand, must regularly read academic essays they have not chosen: graduate student papers or disserta­ tion chapters, articles submitted to journals, essays by job candi­ dates, or works of colleagues up for promotion. Though this is a professional fate that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Wives’Tale” offers an ambitious, theoretically sophisticated, and historically informed reading of a text that may too often be seen as at best a “provincial” classic. The essay brings out the interest of Bennett’s text with respect to the permeation of the provinces with the effects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... different modes of literary criticism. Intensely researched, thought about, and argued scholarship for specialists in literature still has a home in journals like Twentieth-Century Literature. The essays submitted to me for the Kappel Prize are a case in point. All are...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... their ideas in their interests—economic, psychological, or corporeal.” I began my read­ ing of this essay with a child’s attitude toward eating her vegetables, or in consonance with the primary figurative path of the essay, not very interested in a “happy marriage” between literature and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... “politics of representation” essay. But instead of doing the predictable, mechanical, judgmental thing, it performs a truly creative act, making the explication of a minor anecdote into the model of a winningly stylish and broadly valuable mode of literary history. The anecdote is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of higher education. His most recent book is No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom. Professor Nelson writes: Over the course of my career, I have had the occasion to evaluate several hundred essays for publication—an easier task, it turns out, than deciding which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Hutcheon writes: During the process of reading, with great pleasure and increas- ing admiration, the fine essays nominated for the 2010 Andrew J. Kappel Prize, I was struck by how each, in its different way, gives us a strong sense of the state of the (critical) art today. All of them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): vi–ix.
Published: 01 June 2005
... power; no discov­ eries of what turn out to be obvious cultural forces; and above all no willful allegorizing of texts on the basis of single passages and the author’s passion to make it new. The finalists’ essays were all careful analyses of particular texts driven by powerful...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the twentieth-century volume of The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Professor Ramazani writes: Whole worlds of thought—that is what I felt I encountered in the anonymous essays I had the honor of considering for this year’s prize. Just back from an international literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Alexie’s story is sheer delight; an invented John Wayne chan- neling Gayle Rubin’s “Traffic in Women” is strange and wonderful. But in “Hemingway, Literalism, and Transgender Reading,” the essay selected for the Andrew J. Kappel Prize, we come across a story just as marvelous and not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Literary Theory: An Anthology. Professor Ryan writes: It affords me great pleasure to choose “Mrs. Dalloway’s Animals and the Humanist Laboratory” as the winner of the Kappel Prize for this year. The essay is distinguished by its elegant style of writing and by its insightful argument...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her most recent book is The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust. She is working on a series of essays on memory, mobility, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... publishing in facing-page manuscript and annotated, transcribed format all 122 of Moore’s working notebooks. Professor Miller writes: The excellent nominated essays for this year’s prize covered an interesting and telling critical range—from focus on new ways of reading canonical twentieth-century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Derek Ryan This essay argues that a posthumanist ethics is at the heart of modernist aesthetics. Drawing connections between literary ethics and posthumanist theory, it reads D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” and Virginia Woolf ’s essay “The Death of the Moth” as examples of nonanthropocentric ethical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Edward Allen With reference to a vinyl record, some unpublished letters, and a series of reading scripts, this essay reconstructs the circumstances of a trip Marianne Moore made to Harvard in December 1941. Her trip to Cambridge followed closely in the wake of Roosevelt’s declaration of war, such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kerry Hasler-Brooks Although Katherine Anne Porter began her writing career in the magazines, these periodicals have been largely erased from critical discussions of her work. This essay begins to recover the neglected publication history of Porter’s magazine fiction by reading her short story...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christopher P. Wilson This essay examines three twentieth-century practitioners of the Los Angeles variant of Noir nonfiction: the radical historian and architectural critic Mike Davis; the fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist Joan Didion; and the novelist, reporter, and memoirist John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...