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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... publications, white-collar masochists styled themselves as revolutionary suicides or self-destructive saboteurs squandering the human capital of the organizations in which they worked. Nevertheless, this imaginative solution failed to overcome the press’s own class contradictions, which came to a head during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... environmentalism, this article thus suggests, searches out the possibilities and limitations of a posthuman postcolonialism. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 human capital posthuman Bhopal postcolonial literature human element rebranding Dow Chemical Union Carbide Early in Indra Sinha’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Helena Feder While we are increasingly challenged to imagine a world without humans, we have also become increasingly attentive to the subject of empathy, in popular culture, the humanities, and the sciences. In The Time Machine (1895), and a number of essays on evolution or extinction, H. G. Wells...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... violences that inevitably follow from the insufficiency and nongeneralizability of human value under US-led transnational capitalism and neoliberal globalization. Race radicalisms are materialist antiracisms that prioritize the unevenesses of global capitalism as primary race matters” (2011, 47...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism in the post-9/11 moment. These female characters drive change as well as navigate it, showing that gender is central to the creation, embodiment, and performance of knowledge. The focus on women protagonists as primary producers of a transnational knowledge—one that bridges US and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... a postsocialist migrant’s uneasy relationship with transnational feminism in ways that anticipate her later entrapment in neotraditional gender roles, Radojčić illustrates patriarchal gendering under socialism to describe her own resistance to the gender confines of capitalism. The article focuses...
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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...
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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 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the autonomy of the work of art to the invention of human capital and the fetishization of education as the key to social justice3—were put into place in the more immediate post- war period. My idea in insisting on the late ’70s, then, is not so much to establish a serious discontinuity...
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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 March 2008) 54 (1): 115–127.
Published: 01 March 2008
... sanguine (if less likely) in his argument that the modernists we’ve celebrated actually affirm capitalism, while the modernists we’ve overlooked offer a constructive alternative to market society. Other important studies have investigated this tension between mod­ ernism and modernity. Focused...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 2006
... scrupulously resists the urge, human or mechanical, to capitalize diaspora, and this small gesture seems truly fitting, for among the book’s many important contributions is a reminder that the idea of a unified, global, Pan-African, capital-D Diaspora is an invention of late twentieth-century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... corner of the humanities, occupied by committed Marxists like Fredric Jameson and David Harvey whose work reliably attended to contemporary political economy, never lost sight of the material at all. And yet, the materialism in today’s “new materialisms” veers away from that long-standing tradition of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., over and above considerations of law and capital, the living owe to the remains of the dead. In pre-industrial societies, religion and the cultural practices emanating from it would have answered this question. But by the secularizing early twentieth century, the dead and dying had become symbolically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... recognition, so economically accomplished in “Karintha,” renews consideration of the his­ tory of treating African Americans as human capital.22 The overall contour of the moves made here is not simply circular: Toomer deepens our under­ standing of the complexities facing him. He will develop this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
... literature is one of our primary tools in nourishing this hope: “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” 1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 328–345.
Published: 01 September 2000
... altogether more probable (not to men­ tion politically charged and historically accurate) representatives for the human cost of capitalism are consigned either to the “abyss” (the underclass who is never represented) or beyond the margins of the novel itself (the colonial subject).12 Note also that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Maurizia Boscagli Narratives of Nothing in Twentieth-Century Literature , by Vicks Meghan . New York : Bloomsbury , 2015 . 196 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 “What is it about the human condition that allows us to conceive of and question nothing itself, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of “intercorpore- ality,” remain underrepresented in much recent theoretical exploration of humanism’s “others.” Seitler’s treatment of his philosophical perspective works as a corrective in that regard. She also provides some interesting links between capitalism and evolution, for...