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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of Human Living Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction William Flesch Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 252 pages William Benzon One inevitably approaches a new book with one’s mind stocked with various...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
...George S. Lensing The Return of Christian Humanism: Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien, and the Romance of History , by Oser Lee , Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 2007 . 190 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Seeking Christian Humanism The Return of Christian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... consideration of the nonhuman elements (i.e., the “things”) of Bowen’s work also gives rise to a thinking about the posthuman, which this article approaches in two ways: (1) as, quite literally, a concern about the world after humanity; and (2) as a non-anthropocentric worldview, opened up by a realization that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... attempts to articulate a posthuman relationship with rural place. Her marginalization of the human supports a posthuman ethics by expressing coexistence and interrelation between human and nonhuman entities. Consequently, Butts explores a mode of engagement with landscape that moves beyond anthropocentrism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... encounters between human and animal. In particular, the essay explores how the use of figurative language in these modernist texts opens up the imaginative possibilities of an anthropomorphism that paradoxically unsettles human-centered worldviews and instead seeks to more intimately engage with nonhuman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Justin Omar Johnston This article examines Indra Sinha’s novel Animal’s People , an engagement with the consequences of the 1984 toxic chemical spill in Bhopal, India, in order to critique the humanist discourse of Dow Chemical’s massive rebranding effort, “The Human Element,” that began in 2006...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and bodily formation, I propose that Huxley’s novel adapts this nonlinear model in order to rethink human development in a modern world beset by overspecialized education and political tyranny. Of particular importance is one of the results of heterochrony: neoteny (the adult retention of juvenile...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... humanism and antihumanism, publishing many of the major literary works cited by poststructuralist thinkers. This editorial sensibility found its roots in the class character of the press, which was headed by affluent radical Barney Rosset. Drawing on close readings of key publications, as well as of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel Jacob’s Room . To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, this account contrasts a “compositionist” ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of modernist ethics. Copyright © Hofstra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Bruno Latour, it uses Murphy as a means of inquiring into what a literary textual practice founded on a posthumanistic ethics of peace might look like. It locates in Murphy forms of agency and animism that dismantle the human-nonhuman divide and suggest affinities between modernist experimentalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sociohistorical lens drawn from World War I nursing memoirs and medical history. Situating her behavioral antinomies within the discipline of wartime nursing demonstrates Catherine’s capability to repurpose her role as an instrument of war: through her affective labor, Catherine establishes human connections...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... different ontologies; the “thingness” or quality of being essential or “noumenal” that belongs to the object or word as object is not available for human perception, which must settle for the brute being of the object as given. He tries to understand what lies beyond this given reality, the quidditas...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., imperialism, and the class system ex- tends to species difference and the obsession with mastery that determines the boundary between the human and nonhuman. The novel explores the various social institutions and spaces that actively, even violently, produce the idealized concept of the human, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
... that Woolf in the novel explores the terrain between animal and human in order to criticize not only the “social system” but also the knowledge system that allows humans to sepa- rate themselves from physical nature in order to anoint humanity with the title of a higher order of being. As a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that there has always been something residually humanist and even “roman- tic” in the leading formulations of the postmodern; and that the ongoing advent of post-post-modern has something to do with the profound chal- lenge that cultural geological thinking poses to that residual humanism. But...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... humanism. We could, for example, point to innumerable Darwin- ian speculations on the future of Homo sapiens and the extent to which the human organism might dramatically alter over time (the biological posthuman). Or we could recall the many cybernetic visions of humans and machines linked ever...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...” of the Americas. Handley is fully aware that any invocation of the Americas as a new continent immediately conjures up the European colonial perspective and its ignorance and erasure of earlier human inhabitants. But Eurocentrism is only part of the problem; anthropocentrism is another, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... way of death. At stake was nothing less than the symbolic integrity of culture as a continuum between the living and the dead, nothing less than the capacity to continue recognizing humanity (from Latin, humare , “to bury”) as distinct from other beings insofar as we bury our dead. Another kind of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the way flip-top cell phones are:  They still make them, we still use them, but they are not at the cutting edge of what is new. Starting in the mid-1990s, analyses of contemporary society, culture, literature, and art in the humanities began to take the notion of “globalization” rather than...