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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Portland, OR : Tin House . Wicomb Zoë . 2000 . David’s Story . New York : CUNY Feminist Press . Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 antiapartheid resistance historical materialism historicism novelistic form This essay places Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story (2000...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the boundary between inside and outside, and thus the way an art object indexes and interacts with the material world. Proposing that the recovery of an object as seemingly inconsequential as an individual chapbook in fact raises questions about how we construct the literary- and art-historical field...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Pound detects the rhythmic coherence of a robust economy beneath the surface differences of documented history, Moore’s attention to the syllabic material of the prose she read trained her attention on the contingent aspects of historical narrative, and on the accidental likenesses whereby nations make...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . 2010 . “ The Materialism of Historical Materialism .” In New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics , ed. Coole Diana Frost Samantha , 281 – 98 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Galloway Alexander . 2013 . “ The Poverty of Philosophy: Realism and Post-Fordism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and historical materials talk to each other. In the process, these readings unsettle the telling of the South African past solely in terms of discursive differences and historical ruptures. Bulletproof largely succeeds in bringing the past alive in the present and, through what it chooses to exclude...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of historical material and structural ruins, they undermine the epistemological, codifying drive of mapping and archival projects while bringing to the surface the inherent contradictions of sanctioned archives. Together with his penchant for idioms of decline and extinction, this refusal to univocally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... times,” its landscapes struck her as too inscribed with historical material—“poverty, [emigration,] and a sense that life is receding” (209)—to be thought of in such a remote, abstract manner. Concluding her trip in Dublin, Woolf writes of feeling “in the midst of history . . . in an unsettled, feverish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... historiographic approach finds that Pynchon, while providing so many esoteric references we may (eventually) “get,” also creates surreal condensations of historical materials calling for examination from many angles beyond the ostensibly allusive. I do not go so far, though, as Charles Hollander, who sees Pynchon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... image he figures a redemptive historical materialism in terms of rubble at the feet of an angel, whose back is turned to the future toward which it is propelled (1999, 476). 26 Stephen too faces the “shattered glass and toppling masonry” ( U 24) of a past forsaken by progress and faces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... reproductions o f the historical strips. N o Towers, then, like M aus, offers no end that implies recovery or transcendence. Working specifically against any metanarrative of progress, it argues, through its nar­ rative grouping o f original and historical material, that the “end” is in fact a return...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to both private and public memory. Through collection he extracts the evidence from theories and the historical narratives they have suggested, creating an exhibition space where the material can be encountered on its own. Though the artifacts retain a patina of their investigative his- tory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of literary publics suggests Hughes’s simul­ taneous appeal to emergent black counterpublics and more es­ tablished African American and Popular Front publics. (101—02) Lowney’s social-rhetorical approach (publics and counterpublics) and historical investigation of material context...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., distortion, or effacement in our daily social scenes and historical realities—a reminder of the violence of everyday life. Hauntings thus bear witness to the tenebrous socioeconomic and political practices that quietly, obscurely, and anonymously shape material life. In Chicana/o literature, spectral tropes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... themselves in the world. They do so, Radović argues, by drawing upon both the material and the imaginative resources accessible through narrative. According to Radović, postcolonial studies still stumbles over its reliance on binaries and/or its promotion of an in-between solution to the problem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to contradict its presumptions of teleo­ logical progress. While Ellison engages historical materialism chiefly on this abstract, metaphorical level, criticizing only those metaphors that he assigns to the Brotherhood, he nevertheless attempts to undermine its model of temporality by pitting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 377–384.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of Moore criticism. That world has changed significantly in the intervening decades, as new critical methodologies have come into play, the canon of Moore’s work has itself expanded significantly, and the advent of the internet has transformed our access to formerly recondite material. 1 Nevertheless...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and their replacement by culture or identity— what Michaels calls elsewhere the transformation from the political to the biopolitical (174)— this too, insofar as it exists at all in the generalized, historical sense that Michaels thinks it does, is a set o f beliefs as materially, sensuously present...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
...: Racialization does not function . . . only at the level of ideology, attaching positive or negative meanings or narratives to preexist- ing forms of humanity. Rather, racial knowledges are materially produced discourses that both constitute and are determined by the historically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 97–104.
Published: 01 March 2008
... odologies responsive to the study of martial codes and material contexts in distinct historical periods. Works cited Jones, David. Preface. In Parenthesis. 1937. Intro.T. S. Eliot. London: Faber, 1989. ix—xv. Sassoon, Siegfried. “Glory of Women.” 1917. The War Poems. Arranged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 79–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., with the slightness of her literary output testifying to her unerring ability to distinguish between the finished and unfinished work. As anyone who has visited the Bishop archive at theVassar College Library knows, however, the material deemed unfinished is both plentiful and fascinating...