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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Megan Poole Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism , by Walter Christina . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 352 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Fashioning a foundational book within contemporary modernist studies is a rare occurrence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Arvidson This essay traces a critique of anti-sentimentalist leftist impersonality in the critically underestimated and best-selling novel The Unpossessed (1934). Tess Slesinger’s satire parodies the deadened affect that results from programmatic refusals of subjectivity and personal life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jordan S. Carroll This essay examines the US literary publisher Grove Press from 1951 to 1970. During this period, Grove promoted an aesthetic that Susan Sontag termed the “new sensibility,” one that valued impersonal sensations over personal expression. Grove thus became a key mediator between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... novelists to analysis of the influence of one press’s editorial principles and publications on the cultural/intellectual turn from modernism to postmodernism. All provided trenchant political and historical contextualization for their topics and most considered aspects of affect and impersonality. Each...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., as the psychoanalytic tradition posits, but instead precedes and undermines the priority of fixed subjects (which are in fact produced by the repression or disciplining of desire). This Deleuzian perspective, which slices up the social world into impersonal life forces, flows, and motions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... relationships rather than on a fixed identity defined by its resistance to external flux. These modernist writers, despite their reputation for offering an impersonal and “antipsychological” portrait of character in their fiction and poetry, are for Moses those most interested in exploring an understanding of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... are constituted by sets of practices and emerge out of different cultural and intellectual situations, I will argue not only that Eliot’s developing use of scholarly notation is institutionally and philosophically symptomatic but also that it is, ultimately, critical of the impersonal assumptions that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... incorporation” (32). As a “textbook illustration,” Eliot’s subjectivity or “personality,” rather than his poetry, is described by the theory. The most suggestive work o f the essay connects Buder’s “heterosexual melancholia” to the genre o f elegy. Using Eliot’s theory o f impersonality,Tim D...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... discover that “invention and impersonation are essential acts for the American Jew” (129). In The Counterlife, Zuckerman again asks if Jewish identity is only performative or is somehow irretrievably Jewish. Shostak’s answer to this inevitably Rothian question is “yes and no...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
... impersonal, and my natural historians will remain free from the taint of colonialism, and my reader should remember that I am speaking more about ideas of science and natural history than I am about science and natural history themselves. § I began by suggesting that Bishop employs Darwin as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 96–103.
Published: 01 March 2016
...). Notwithstanding Eliot’s errant memory, it was in “Modern Tendencies in Poetry” that Eliot first expressed some of his most famous doctrines. Here we find a lucid explanation of what he means by the “impersonal poet,” an idea he had begun to consider in the first part of “Tradition and the Individual Talent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Fredman compares Smith to three poets: Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, and Jack Spicer. The logic of these comparisons struc- tures the chapter, as the poets “occupy positions on a visionary continuum running from the unashamedly personal art of Ginsberg to the avowedly impersonal art of Spicer” (76...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
... transpacific discourse inModern - ism and the Orient offer more direct evidence of East/West influence and explore the cultural consequences of that interaction. Christian Kloeck- ner’s essay “Re-Orienting Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and the Self of the Far East,” for instance, makes a major contribution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... subjectivity? What affective work would postmodernist aesthetics then be understood to perform? Impersonal feelings Affect theory in the humanities and social sciences is largely focused on complicating the perceived connection between feelings and the indi- vidual that we see animating the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... prose is no more personally revealing than the poems, her letters scarcely more so. The scrupulously impersonal character of Moore’s writing, so admired by her fellow modernists, also rendered her unable, in the eyes of many first-wave feminists, to “function publicly as an artist who can yoke...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and Virginia Woolf by Gabrielle McIntire Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 264 pages Randi Saloman Both Anthony Cuda’s The Passions of Modernism and Gabrielle McIn- tire’s Modernism, Memory, and Desire challenge conventional accounts of modernist impersonality and aloofness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 515–523.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Reader volumes—The Common Reader (1925) and The Second Common Reader (1932)—explore the possibilities of the essay genre. One question concerns the “impersonality” with which some charge Woolf’s essays, with their protean narrative voices (not to be confused with the “impersonality” toward which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... scene, a surrealist quality. What is the relationship between a book of Shelley’s poetry, a gun, and a toe? In juxtaposition, these items express not individual personality (or even, perhaps, the collective impersonality of the title—these three girls, after all, could be any three girls) but their own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 June 2013
... is not egoic, but rather “an extended exercise in the impersonal method” (“Impersonality” 88). Longworth contends that Miriam’s Emerson-inspired “intuitive-empirical vision of reality” demonstrates a lived resolution of the “Idealist/New Realist deadlock” that gripped Britain as Bertrand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... individuals as impersonal compo- nents within an industrial system (68). Section 2, “Fish-Market Phenomenology,” turns to naturalist Spencer F. Baird’s work with the Smithsonian Institution, the US Fish Com- mission, and the Pacific Railroad Survey to gauge the shifts in natural...