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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
... investment in eugenic science as a tool of social reform. The novel draws on popular scientific theories of human perfection—electric medicine, hygienic nutrition, and glandular theory—to envision a mode of technological reproduction that troubles eugenic theories of biological inheritance and parodies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., the medicalized body becomes the metaphorical locus of a profound epistemological unease, and the interventionist apparatuses of medicine and of cinema become folded into a more general problematic of style. Whereas Eliot’s poem repeatedly breaks the frame of classical rhyme, meter, and structure in order...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Ceremony, Welch’s Fools Crow, and Erdrich’s Love Medicine to be “great” but insists that they deserve respect for their artistic excellence, not for the supposedly authentic embodiment of their authors’ traditional cultures. They offer limited insight into those cultures, he charges...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., “The Bride Goes Wild,” entirely out of film titles. That poem ends: “Naked, the Invisible Woman Cries and Whispers / Noth­ ing but the Truth,Too Scared to Scream” (Medicine 37).The three poems under discussion here brim with phrases that sound like invented movie titles: “the keepers daughter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... relationship between “the media and institution of public health,” each of which sought to “manage” the disease and the lives it affected (73). Where chapter 2 focuses on discords (urban/nonurban, healthy/sick, media/medicine), chapter 3 focuses on the affect of “wonder.” In “Richard Powers’s Strange...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2002
... were “a people so far passing other nations, as it is better and nearer to God, to work and to do great wonderous things than to behold and look upon them” (1.13). Heydon contends that this emphasis on practical action led the Egyp­ tians to develop a unique system of medicine, which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... designation in the technical discourse of medicine and psychiatry, the condition was converted into a sexualized figure of popular peril.6 The crispest indicator of this change was the psychopath’s juridical codifica­ tion. Between the mid-1930s and the mid-1950s, more than half of the states...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... grateful to Hirosi Muto and Hideaki Suzuki for their invaluable comments on early drafts of this essay. My thanks are also due to the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, which gave me, as the center’s re­ search...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2010
...: The Academy of Medicine has not as yet been able to explain the mysterious condition of hysteria. In women, it acts like a stifling ball rising in the body (I mention only the main symp- tom), while in nervous men it can be the cause of many forms of impotence as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... in the interests of bourgeois religion.15 They also blast Sydney Webb, the Fabian socialist who supported state-controlled ad­ vertising. A particularly interesting “blast” was that of “Beecham (Pills, Op­ era, Thomas) ” (21). Beecham’s Pills were a heavily promoted medicine that trumpeted fraudulent claims...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 510–544.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the contrary. Unlike Gandhi, Rushdie clearly feels that modernity brings open-mindedness and liberality—and material benefits such as medicine (so well represented in the character of the physician, Aadam Aziz). It is important, and valuable. That is why Rushdie tries to salvage national...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
... hormonal and surgical body modification available in the world of Cereus Blooms at Night , it would have to clarify that the development of trans medicine isn’t by definition antagonistic to the project of decolonization. As Gill-Peterson (2014 : 407) argues, if sex reassignment and other surgeries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and ineffective abortificient pills. “None of it’s any good,” Maude tells Dot in Viña Delmar’s Bad Girl (1928). “There’s no medicine in the world that will do the trick. You have to have an operation” (107). Dr. Glenn in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925) likewise explains to the heroine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to this vicious circle, it suggests, is to live without hope but not without joy—to seek failure without defeat, hopelessness without despondency. In this sense, we can read Spinoza as informing Nightwood ’s refusal of both progress-oriented discourses like spiritualism, modern medicine, and science, which often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
... goddess, a boy-priest, a Native American medicine man, and a tree. The progression of poses gradually produces a trance-like state that allows her to channel these figures as a medium (97). They even take possession of her body and sing through her voice in languages she has not studied. Vetter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 491–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as an unambiguously virtuous model for the field of narrative medicine. Hale’s intellectual aversion to programmatic interpretations (philosophical or otherwise) of Jamesian ethics suggests that Nussbaum’s importance to her argument goes beyond the contrast provided by a seemingly outmoded humanism. The thesis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 513–519.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the COVID-19 emergency—and since it ought to become a mainstay of modernist studies, literature and medicine, and the broader health humanities, to read the book in years to come—is to be doubly dumbfounded that the influenza pandemic managed almost entirely to evade the gaze of modernist scholars for so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
...). The contemporary technothriller The Third Pandemic describes the de­ fenses of medicine breached by a new strain of antibiotic-resistant chlamy­ dia. And as if history had stood still since the Black Death, faceless bodies are again dumped into the “grave of mankind,” the only concession to mo­ dernity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 277–297.
Published: 01 September 2003
...: Columbia UP, 1993. Chauncey, George Jr. “From Sexual Inversion to Homosexuality: Medicine and the Changing Conception of Female Deviance.” Salmagundi no. 58- 59 (FaU 1982-Winter 1983): 114-46. Cline, Sally. Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John.Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1998...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in America were more foreign born, diverse in terms of gender and ethnicity, geographically dispersed across the US, and upwardly mo- bile, with many serving in “technobureaucratic capacities” in fields like engineering, science, medicine, and computer technology. According to Song, one significant...