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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
... elaboration as a form of genre fiction” (4). However, when we arrive at the third chapter, “‘An Insatiable Market’ for Minor Characters,” the historicizing dates of the previous two chapters have disappeared. Here we see Rosen’s impulse not to tell a chronological story about the genre’s development, which...
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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 (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
.../Winter 2011 391 Adam Kelly much of the work cited above, Amy Hungerford remarks on “the solid dominance of historicism” that informs contemporary critical practice, a dominance that “now seems less a critical movement than a simple as- sumption about literary-critical work,” best figured...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... that a number of people noticed in Our America (and others have raised as a general criticism of the New Historicism with which Michaels has sometimes been identified)—is one of the reasons.1 Michaels asserts in The Shape of the Signifier that “the end of history is just another name for the end...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... This seems a remarkably trenchant point, in its acknowledgment of the enduring appeal of Romantic notions of subjectivity and, indeed, of Romantic rather than liberal construals of politics in particular. Years ago, Winfried Fluck made a similar point about the initial move toward new historicism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
... how much historicism can benefit from a thoroughgoing attention to form and technique—and vice versa. Doing enough work for two chapters, the introduction persuasively embeds the upcoming studies of individual authors in a larger cultural context, supporting the need for a specifically midcentury...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Eliot requires historicizing their position in academic culture: the same keepers o f tradition w ho excluded women from higher education deplored Eliot’s poetry. W om en were further aligned with Eliot in their protest against conventionality, provinciality, and anti-intellectualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... with Enlightenment ideas about language and the early Romantic period. Mufti follows the to-and-fro between colonial spaces and European thinkers: philosophical historicism was shaped by the newly available bodies of writing from the Orient, and these were in turn interpreted through newly formed ideas of cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 461–472.
Published: 01 December 2019
... have described but weaves them into a clear articulation of the difficulties and contradictions at the heart of modernism as a project and as a field. The book begins to historicize the established narrative of modernism with the claim that “there is no such thing as modernism— no singular...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... for a rereading of trauma-inflected theory through the lens of queer temporality, a phenomenon influentially described in a 2007 GLQ roundtable discussion as a “refusal of linear historicism” (Dinshaw 178). This refusal of linear historicism is one of the key theoretical energies of Tense Future , and Saint...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... — Georg Lukács (“Thoughts” 16) I f we agree with Fredric Jameson that historicizing works o f literature is always necessary (Political Unconscious 9), recent fiction poses a particular challenge, not so much because o f the difficulty o f gaining critical dis­ tance on our own times...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in relief such critical concepts as break, sincerity, irony, formalism, and historicism but also risks complication when conflicting values are attributed to postmodernism; for example, postmodernism was resistant to politics (217), but it expresses a politics of resistance to the world-system (14...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... for Pepsi, has been translated into English as Homo Zapiens , an allusion to the modern Russian individual zapping through the newly available myriad of TV channels. The deep void of post-Soviet society is historicized as the void of consumerism: Russian culture is now besieged by commodities and emptied...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 403–404.
Published: 01 December 2020
...: Fantasy, Space, and Imperialism in Rebecca West,” is exemplary in more ways than one. It makes a wide-ranging and richly historicized claim on behalf of an undertheorized genre: fantasy. It does so by redrawing the architectural as well as geopolitical maps of literature, putting London and Belgrade...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 283–308.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., and selection which underpin exemplification emphasize the artifice and arbitrariness of that practice. What I see as Woolf’s historicization of mu- seum culture is elaborated by the entry of the observer and her umbrella, by which she signals that the epistemological questions of exemplification occur...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
... synthesis of historicism, philosophy and close-reading—starting with the archive to demonstrate the presence of an erasure, whose logic then grounds a reading with wider implications—is flexible enough to distinguish as well as connect the texts under discussion. It is, in this sense, a viable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... “vision of the terrors of the child’s inner world was as situated in the uncertainties and brutalities of the aftermath of the First World War as was the literature, the movies, and the architecture.” Historicizing Klein’s psychoanalysis in this context will enable us to explore what Stonebridge...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of escapist texts—and historicizes it as a cognitive mode and experiential horizon in which reason and reverie, pragmatics and play interpenetrate. Another way of putting what Saler does is to say that he conceives of fantasy as a mode of social practice with an extended genealogy. “On the one hand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., literary servants fracture myths of a hermetically-sealed nuclear family, becoming implicated in the primal web of desire, fear, and identification in the Female Gothic. In this essay, I historicize Wharton’s autobiography, A Backward Glance, and her ghost story “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” in terms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the recursive historicism of The Years. Social and political antagonisms drive the move- ment of history but they only return in other forms. The fate of  Woolf’s 14 The Historical Novel at History’s End:  Virginia Woolf’s The Years characters, that is, detail inescapable, anti-climactic conflicts...