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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Valerie Rohy Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Valerie Rohy Hemingway, Literalism, and Transgender Reading Valerie Rohy From the 1980s to the turn of the twenty-first century, Hemingway studies underwent a fundamental revision, as new scholarship revealed unimagined...
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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 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... (literally “whatness”) or thingness of the object. In Ulysses , Stephen learns a more valuable lesson: what lies in the liminal territory of his apprehension constitutes a knowable element of the object that lies beyond its sensible appearance. The “esthetic image” that illuminates his mind in A Portrait is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Patricia Yaeger Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2011 The winner of this year’s prize is Valery Rohy’s “Hemingway, Literalism, and Transgender Reading.” The judge is Patricia Yaeger, Henry Simmons Frieze...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... savagely literal- ized corporeal metaphor. Desire in the mud: “Prior to the script” How It Is is a complexly structured, black-humored exploration of Beck­ ett’s aesthetics of need. The narrator is naked, crawling on his belly in the dark through a world of mud. The framing structure and ultimate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
... pointedly reminds us that we have been reading. Those “Historical Notes” also resolve an issue that might never have been raised in their absence: how the words of a char­ acter denied books and writing end up on the page. Thus, like Gilead’s oral/literate divide and Offred’s suggestive name...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... resistance. Wenzel’s focus on colonized narratives, however, remains restricted to the writings of literate Africans. She justifies her exclusion of oral Xhosa 183 Mukti Lakhi Mangharam texts by contesting the sharp scholarly division between orality and lit- eracy, contending that elite...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the medium of comics can approach and express serious, even devastating, histories.5 “I’m literally giving a form to my father’s words and narrative,” Spie- gelman observes about Maus, “and that form for me has to do with panel size, panel rhythms, and visual structures of the page...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 212–217.
Published: 01 June 2007
... new literalism.” She writes: “This project is an attempt to alter the currently received history of twentieth-century American poetry by showing that Stein and (Riding) Jackson have been, and continue to be, misunderstood as postmodernists avant la lettre” (2).The book seeks to shatter all...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... consideration of new poetry. In Keniston’s account, “belatedness” is a multivalent term. In its more literal sense, it refers to the complex lag endemic to memory, to a broader structure of feeling (what we might call the feeling of “post-”), to the difficulties of representing the past and especially...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... frequently exiguous plots: all these encourage the reader to look for meanings beyond the literal, in a realm of significance that the novels may be said to imply without ever directly naming. (Waiting 63) Added to this, and operating as an unavoidable referent, is the fact of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... literal but also in psychological displacement, which is “the unconscious process whereby the emotional energy attached to one object is transferred in its entirety onto another” (69). Psychological displacement explains the central mystery of the novel, the murder of the convent women. In Wyatt’s reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... It is literally framed by her birth and death: the bracketed epigraph “ [On my birthday] ” identifies it as a birthday poem, evidently composed sometime around her thirty-seventh birthday in February 1948; and its last line, “Awful but cheerful,” is one that she asked to be carved on her gravestone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
... favor of the Latin, the barrier to understanding facilitated a mystical relation to the language, a relation that reinforced the transubstantial, incarnational logic of other elements of the mass” (57). Lest readers find such debates “literally parochial,” Hungerford connects them to some ma- jor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
... representa- tional practice like the grotesque that favors multiplicity and uncertainty. It does this by showing how narratives of group identity do violence to individual identity, a violence often represented through literally deform- ing, grotesque effects on the bodies of characters. At the same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... human characters or literally as the Dalloways’ beloved companions, one of whom can be heard howling during Clarissa’s party. But animals provoke special anxiety when they can be seen looking out from human faces. Septimus Warren Smith, an avid reader of Darwin and a Great War veteran who has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Freudian theory a “repression and projection” of the “image of the Jew” (43) onto the fig- ure of the woman,5 The White Hotel literalizes this gesture by excavating the story of a female hysteric as the story of a suffering Jew. While the trauma of conversion hysteria in psychoanalysis points to a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... least expected. Expert readers of Pound have generally agreed that his early renderings of classical Chinese poems come closer in spirit to the original than literal translations do. But few have been able to explain convincingly how Pound, ignorant of the Chinese language at the time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in these writers. The third turns to the choices that Walcott and Brathwaite make in their language of expression. For Caribbean writers this is hotly contested ter­ rain, perilous with the crossfire of counterclaims about high vs. demotic style, standard vs. creole language, oral vs. literate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... turn of the century, outlines the various strands of this discussion, tracing concerns about the debased nature of the public sphere that resulted from the perceived threat of a newly enlarged and literate “public” seen often as “volatile, unpredictable, inscrutable” (18). The...