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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as a Boeing technical writer, and Century 21 goes unmentioned in work on the novel’s allusions by Steven Weisenburger and others. Pynchon responds throughout Gravity’s Rainbow to Century 21, particularly its Cold War views of space-age futurism and nuclear weapons. I draw new connections between the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sean Grattan Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form , by Saint-Amour Paul . Oxford University Press , 2015 . 347 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 In a recent New York Times blog entry entitled “Waiting for the Bomb to Drop,” Paul Saint-Amour writes what amounts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Peter C. L. Nohrnberg Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Peter C. L. Nohrnberg Political Economy, Tourism, and the Future of Ireland in Joyce’s Ulysses Peter C. L. Nohrnberg Writing to his brother Stanislaus from Rome in November of 1906, James Joyce expressed his belief that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Benjamin D. Hagen © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics Benjamin D. Hagen I grow old . . . I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms of my...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ursula K. Heise 2011 Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature Ursula K. Heise Postmodernism, then:  The term no longer outlines the urgent horizon of the contemporary. It now tends to refer to a period or style just past, mildly dated in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... moment in the jerboa’s history as representative of a species. The jerboa we know may live in a singularly harmonious state with its surroundings, but according to the inexorable laws of natural selection the jerboa we know today is not the jerboa of the past and will not be the jerboa of the future. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., which also operates in a dual manner, where the conversation about extinction reveals a fear for the future of the human but also acknowledges the inevitable disappearance of humanity. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 thing theory extinction posthumanism objects Bill Brown Jane Bennett Much has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this might actually mean. By placing Cobra alongside some contemporary work in Buddhist studies, I argue that the novel both understands and laments its own Orientalism. Cobra thus closes with a call for a future philosophy of global engagement—a call, I argue, that is still relevant for literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of deliberate futurity whatsoever. Slesinger’s intervention suggests a deep affinity between leftist collectivism and modernist individualism, despite their superficial antinomy: according to her, both dangerously extend a suspicion of sentiment into the negation of personhood. Copyright © 2017...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the past, the recognition that the past need not determine the present. Because this realization is thematically bound up with a celebration of nonprocreative sexuality and with an ambivalent critique of futurity, it anticipates a number of contemporary emphases within queer theory. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... about the relationship between past, present, and future, about cause and effect, and about the possibilities and problems that attempts to understand and represent the past entail. And, as is also the case with all historical novels, its historical imagination can tell us something...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... triumph by ideal- izing its past, present, and future in terms of that victory. He offers the example of Patrick Buchanan’s “[a]ggressive protection” of America’s past, seeing it as “a way to protect America, for the present and in the future, from any doubts about America’s rightness, its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... critical concerns by a leading mind in the field, and charts a course for future inquiry. If we can imagine such a genre, it is a watershed book. It presents a wide view of Asian American literary production by writers who were born after the mid-1960s and began gaining prominence in the 1990s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... these dreams illuminate the pres- ent and shape the future? In asking such questions, Wenzel’s work on the cattle killing contests pessimistic readings of the event in the present. For instance she challenges Achille Mbembe’s diagnosis of a contemporary 178Twentieth-Century Literature 58.1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... modernity and the modern mistake of wishing to master the past rather than “incorporat[e] and us[e] its resources” in the service of “life” into the future. Nietzsche, predictably, serves as an exem- plar of “strong reading” and helps to set up Sawhney’s argument about Gandhi, whom she presents as an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... expression but also as unfettered participation in public discourse, for the benefit of future students of a past age as well as for alert, concerned contemporaries. 221Twentieth-Century Literature 56.2 Summer 2010 221 Cornelius Collins Accordingly, Lessing now has high...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... be said to inaugurate a temporality for non-normative desires and relationships; to make time, that is, for queer- ness to incubate and thus find a future. Interpellation has not, of course, escaped criticism in post-structuralist quarters. Judith Butler presses on the “always-alreadiness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
... this essay I explore the anxious preoccupation with what Lee Edelman calls “reproductive futurism” (2) as a fantasmatic proj­ ect o f unification, an always deferrable and hence always potentially per­ fect m om ent o f possibility represented by our vocal, if frequently empty, adoration o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 545–568.
Published: 01 December 2001
... are founded, defined, and sustained by the presence of a single individual. Each of these communities promises to bring a utopian ideal to fruition: an In­ dia without partitions; a community of leaders whose magical powers could establish “a future which would genuinely differ from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... accurate because history went the way it did: the “idealist wing [of Indian nationalism] failed to produce the radical changes that it imagined were possible” (50). Shingavi thus reads the novel as “open[ing] up the possibility of alternative futures to nationalism and anticolonialism, ones that are not...