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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Bloom is at once a creature of multiple linguistic contingencies and a lone storyteller who longs to compose a coherent story of himself to make sense of his life, my argument traces Bloom’s internal ordeal through what Emmanuel Levinas might call his “narrative intentionality.” By following Levinasian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 538–544.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Oona Eisenstadt Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other , by Drabinski John , Edinburgh University Press , 2011 . Reprint edition, 2013 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Oona Eisenstadt Reviews The Ethnic and the Ethical Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
...? Their grandeur is due to this ex­ orbitance exceeding the capacity of phenomena, of the present and of memory. To the voice that calls from the burning bush, Moses answers, “Here I am,” but does not dare to lift up his eyes. —Levinas (“Phenomenon and Enigma” 68) T h e...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 168–195.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the epistolary and confessional structure in Age of Iron through the work of Emmanuel Levinas, observing that Levinas’s theorization of responsibil- ity to the other illuminates both Elizabeth Curren’s act of writing at her historical moment and her relationship with Mr. Vercueil, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... project of inventing heterosexuality were not challeng­ ing enough, in this essay I make it yet more so by situating it in relation to male poststructuralist theory in France, both straight- and gay-identified, in the writing of Emmanuel Levinas and Michel Foucault, respectively.3 In do­ ing so, I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... conceptualize both these categorizations. It is only then that we can truly recognize, without seeking to capture and control, that which is unrecognizable. In one sense, Derrida’s reading of “Snake” is indebted to Emmanuel Levinas, and specifically his view of ethics as “first philosophy,” where ethics comes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of ethics in terms of responsibility for the absolutely other, associated most closely with Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, enables a more complex understanding of how modernism’s formal conventions reflect and extend a new conception of literary representation and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... —-John Berger (6) The comfort lavished by animals is as timely as grace. —Luce Irigaray (197) Anyone who likes cats or dogs is a fool. —Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (A Thousand Plateaus 240) .A .n extraordinary moment in Levinas: And then...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... further surprising encounters and apparitions: between Naomi Schor and Jacques Derrida on the function of the detail, between Pierre Nora and Emmanuel Levinas on sites of memory and the appearance of the other. While Nora circumscribes memory within the space of the nation-state, Sebald...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... austere, antinormative ethicist like Levinas would answer in the resound- ing negative. For Levinas ethics emerges in the uniquely human capacity for “saintliness,” an “ontological absurdity . . . [whereby] the concern for others is greater than the concern for oneself” (“Utility of Insomnia” 128...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Karen Jacobs © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Sebald’s Apparitional Nabokov Sebald’s Apparitional Nabokov Karen Jacobs When man truly approaches the Other he is uprooted from history. —Levinas, Totality and Infinity However fleetingly, various...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the absolute alterity of others (following Levinas and Derrida). To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, I contrast a “compositionist” ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of the operation of texts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and cultures whose principal intellectual trace, it follows, lies in his significance to other people’s work. In philosophy, where one chiefly finds that trace is in his most distinguished commentator, Emmanuel Levinas, who in “Jean Wahl and Feeling” (first published in 1955) acknowledges Wahl’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... essay on Luce Irigaray and Emmanuel Levinas. Through analyzing Irigaray’s commentary on Levinas’s Totality and Infinity, Dellamora shows also how sexuality comes to be at stake in these two thinkers’ views of alterity and apocalypse. Levinas’s sense of ethical ob­ ligation toward the other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., the acknowledgment of the other’s irreducible difference, what Edouard Glissant terms the other’s “opacité” (203).6 While for Levinas the other remains rather abstract, in the Argen­ tinean philosopher Enrique Dussel’s work the Levinasian other becomes identified with the concrete...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... starless horizon that is the other, called then to respond to it.11 On this point it is tempting to understand Blanchot’s disaster as a “vulgar” reading of Levinas’s work on alterity—to understand Blanchot’s text as a restatement of the metaphysical primacy of the other, and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... murmuring a trace.’ In Beckett, though, there is no acceptance of the il y a , no living with it, but rather, as in Levinas, an unremitting attempt to escape it” (2005, 12–13). Weller does later appear to revise his position on the status of the il y a in Beckett’s writing, claiming that while, for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., as Gerry Brenner points out, much of the action of A Farewell to Arms takes place in hospitals in Gorizia, Milan, and Lausanne (1994, 130). In order to clarify this connection between hospital and home, this section approaches Catherine’s role as a war nurse through what Emmanuel Levinas in...