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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
...). Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Hannah Arendt legal philosophy liberalism Nuremberg Trials postwar literature The discrepancy between legality and justice could never be bridged because the standards of right and wrong into which positive law translates its authority...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 352–357.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Clare Eby Modernism and the Meaning of Corporate Persons , by Siraganian Lisa . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2020 . 288 pages. © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 When lawyers speak of legal fictions, they don’t mean novels like To Kill a Mockingbird or Bleak House...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... article in Social Text, Guillory argued that the resulting scandal highlighted the “spontaneous philosophy of the critics”: the assumption that an antirealist epistemology (alternatively expressed as antifounda- tionalism or relativism) is a requisite for any progressive politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Miguel Mota Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 HI What’s in a Name? The Case of jeanettewinterson.com Miguel Mota If, as Michel Foucault maintains, the function of an author is “tied to the legal and institutional systems that circumscribe, determine, and articulate the realm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... As Emmanuel Levinas argues in “Ethics as First Philosophy” ([1984] 1989), there is an inherent tension in any approach to the other: seeking to know the other risks “grasping” him or her (or it) and reducing alterity to sameness; preserving alterity in its absoluteness risks reducing it to the unrelatable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... literature. More specifically, this choice of texts gives her an opportunity to compare the “flexible legality” (6) of censorship practices in liberal democracies, which usually involve a postpublication judicial proceeding in which the author or publisher enjoys at least a theoretical presumption...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 2006 Even more immediately striking is the architecture of the pages and the challenges this poses for the reader. Most pages consist of initially two, later three, parallel sections: essays in political philosophy, letters, a fictional narrative. Thus “Strong Opinions” starts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... narrative and so- ciological texture, what Ramazani calls “theory” pulls towards greater abstraction. By theory he means nontechnical philosophy, a literature of ideas, whose relationship to poetry goes back to ancient times. Again, we are familiar with philosophy’s fertilization of poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
...- graphic trends is inevitably impeded by residues of institutions’ historical development (here, Victorian moralism). For Wolfe, then, Bloomsbury’s philosophy of history is a pragmatic one that treats middle-class institu- tions as given and necessary even as it anticipates their transformation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... government. Atticus follows Thomas Jefferson, he tells Jean Louise, believing that “full citizenship was a privilege to be earned by each man” ( GSW 244)—an apparently race-neutral (if not gender-neutral) philosophy that is, for him, nonetheless grounded in an explicitly racial dilemma: while Black...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... reproduce . . . liberal nationalist conventions” which “monopolize the discussion of civic identity and political expression at the expense of a full rendering of black political subjectivity” (43). Though the (short) civil rights movement is considered to be about making social and legal claims...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... rejects the legal category of obscenity as moralistic, she nevertheless borrows antiobscenity discourse to talk about pornography. Pornography is dangerous, she suggests, not only because it strips women of selfhood—as conservatives suggest—but also because it does so to deny them full legal and political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of disciplines from literary studies and philosophy to the social and biological sciences has focused attention on complex ethical issues regarding medical research, zoological captivity, the consumption and production of food, and environmental sustainibil- ity. As Margot Norris explains, “In the process...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 346–368.
Published: 01 September 2000
... removed the legal self and left the essential self, Na-24 removes the essential self and leaves the legal self. Dr. Comeaux’s crude fantasy of the “best of the Southern Way of Life,” however, derives less from a late-nineteenth-century fantasy of slavery than from a twentieth-century fantasy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., and the people of Bhopal have now been abandoned by their corporate benefactors, their national government, and the legal systems in India and the United States. Even though the factory is “closed,” this abandonment makes it no less operational within the terrain and bodies of Bhopal. And yet, troublingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... that “overflows every capacity; the ‘objective reality’ of the cogitatum breaks up the ‘formal reality’ of the cogi- tatio” (“God and Philosophy” 173). What remains of selfhood, for Levinas, is an “assignation in which the nucleus of the subject is uprooted, undone, an I torn from the concept...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... significant commitments to philosophy, anthropology, and religious studies. I found myself wanting to see what Sherman might have made, in chapter 1, of Vincent Sherry (2003) on Liberal war discourse, Mark Wollaeger (2008) on modernism and propaganda, and Ravit Reichman (2009) on the cenotaph...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... with Hale since October 1930 takes place at Scripps College over New Year’s 1933. He writes afterward that he came as close to happiness as was possible in those ten days. 10 Not long after returning to Cambridge from his cross-country trip, Eliot begins to explore legal separation from his wife, a step...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Lewis seeks to expose in Kingsblood Royal. The novel is not primarily (or even particularly) a meditation on joining the black race, or leaving the white race. In another of  Walzer’s essays, on the relationship of philosophy to democracy, Walzer writes that the philosopher is a kind...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... for engaging in armed battles against white supremacists in North Carolina. During those years, Mayfield later wrote, “life became intolerable in the United States for active dissenters from the Martin Luther King philosophy. The people who run most of the news media had decided that only the King voice...