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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Stephanie Lambert “Everyday things represent the most overlooked forms of knowledge,” claims Father Paulus, the Jesuit priest in Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld (1997). What tends to go overlooked in DeLillo’s work, this article proposes, is the socio-ecological violence of the capitalist world...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
... articulated a speculative evolutionary theory, a vision of nature unencumbered by everyday anthropocentricism. His little-known 1936 novella, The Croquet Player , continues his evolutionary story of humanity by turning to the future’s entanglement with the past and culture’s entanglement with nature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Lisa Mullen The shocking defamiliarization of the everyday that took place during World War II created a crisis in modernist aesthetics. This crisis emerges both in Eliot’s anguished meditation on time, space, and infinity in “East Coker,” and in Powell and Pressburger’s playful satire about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 720–727.
Published: 01 December 2012
... it is not for everyone to “bless what there is for being” (134) in the words of W. H. Auden. The ordinary, the everyday, has often been viewed not as path to or locus of transcendence but as an unfortunate detour or obstacle. Part of the task of the Biblical prophets, for instance, involved dismaying...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jeff Westover The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse , by Phillips Siobhan , Columbia University Press , 2010 . 319 pages. 2012 Jeff  Westover The Grace of the Daily The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
... as a late modernist version of the historical novel, one that seems primarily concerned with establishing a correspondence between the minutiae of the everyday lives of the Pargiter family and the world-historical processes that underwrite the novel’s near fifty-year timespan. Of course, Woolf’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 767) or the “commonplace” (643) should be so important to this poet. A focus on everyday repetition, moreover, helps to suggest why the “mode” (Collected 403) of the ordinary should be central not only to Stevens’s work but also to twentieth-century literature in general.3 As Stevens’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 328–359.
Published: 01 September 2003
... James1 She worked everyday. She dictated her works to Alice Toklas who wrote them down. She lived like anyone more or less. She went out to market, bought food. She had that awful dog. She had to take it out for a walk all the time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” that assume “more integration among cultures and less uniformity within them” (14). Walkowitz s aim is thus to rei­ magine cosmopolitanism as a flexible set of allegiances and dispositions that manifest themselves in everyday experiences and to see how these experiences, in turn, contest and alter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sean Grattan Works cited Dinshaw Carolyn . 2007 . “ Theorizing Queer Temporalities: A Roundtable Discussion .” GLQ 13 , nos. 2/3 : 176 – 95 . Massumi Brian . 1993 . Politics of Everyday Fear . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Saint-Amour Paul...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., the theme o f the correlation between arduous mind-reading and tragic m isunderstanding.. . . M ind-reading is a crucial aspect o f our everyday existence, but a character too occupied w ith figur­ ing out other people’s states o f mind, and worse, flaunting his ability...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... .” Representations 125 , no. 1 : 1 – 14 . Highmore Ben . 2002 . Everyday Life and Cultural Theory: An Introduction . London : Routledge . Higman B. W. 2017 . Flatness . London : Reaktion . Holsinger Bruce . 2011 . “ ‘Historical Context’ in Historical Context: Surface, Depth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and other distinguishing forms of personal preference [are not] indicators of fixity of temperament but collections of evolving tendencies” (131). In her book Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life (2007), Bryony Randall makes the counterargument that time, for Melanctha, is “time spent becoming more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- chanical engines that drive the narratives to their logical conclusions. He also sees parallels between Norris’s naturalist attention to everyday detail and the rise of photography and the kinetoscope, technologies allowing for objective snapshots and the analysis of modern reality via the mediat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., like Hollinghurst, take sensory perceptions of everyday environments and allow them to shape the structures of their narration. Such talk of solutions, though, would seem to jar against the more familiar picture of “widespread dismay,” as Jeremy Green paints it, “over the cur- rent conditions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., at least structurally, to collage. But as these poets and artists turned to the material of their everyday lives, the body became a site of interest “as a repository of unrecognized cultural potential.” This emphasis on (and assemblage of) the everyday, the bodily, the overlooked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 448–471.
Published: 01 December 2008
... The land over there. And am I receiving This vision? Is it mine, or do I already owe it For other visions, unnoticed and unrecorded On the great, relaxed curve of time, All the forgotten springs, dropped pebbles, Songs once heard that then passed out of light Into everyday...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 12–31.
Published: 01 March 2003
...? The France of today or yesterday? Everyday or institutional France? Are the French here individuals, or are they types or roles? Groups, social classes, or a generalized people? Moreover, why this country and culture rather than another? Is it for example to serve as liberating “back­ ground...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
...). Certainly Wolfe is not the first critic to take Bloomsbury at its word, but his study gracefully moves discussions of Bloomsburian inwardness away from an idealized individualism and toward a more situated, inter- personal sense of everyday life. For many of Bloomsbury’s most influential commentators...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in the everyday present and the near future. The chapter on comics turns on a defense of Omi and Winant’s classic account of racial formation against critiques by Walter Benn Michaels and Colleen Lye, arguing for the ap- plicability of Omi and Winant’s model to present-day racial experience. The Lahiri...