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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 392–401.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Damien Keane Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain , by Fielding Heather . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2018 . 200 pages. Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel , by Frattarola Angela . Gainesville : University Press of Florida...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Charles M. Tung tungc@seattleu.edu Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and the Experimental Bildungsroman , by Newman Daniel Aureliano . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2019 . 248 pages. Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 In 2008, having...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Emily James This essay explores the inkblot as a modernist motif, from gothic children’s rhymes to the unlikely source material for Hermann Rorschach’s psychoanalytic measures. In the work of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, the ephemeral trappings of pen and ink give rise to wayward, even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to contain the threat of resistance and perpetuate dominant power relations. Though the intensely self-reflexive elements of David’s Story appear to make it a postmodern work, Wicomb chooses foundational modernist texts as her frames. Attridge argues that Wicomb “convey[s] most forcefully the new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 473–479.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Clint Wilson, III The Modernist Corpse: Posthumanism and the Posthumous , by Edwards Erin E. . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2018 . 240 pages. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 The coda to Erin E. Edwards’s The Modernist Corpse cites Gertrude Stein’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 273–281.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Annesley Anderson Both Thomas Dilworth’s 2017 biography, David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet , and Jamie Callison et al.’s edited collection, David Jones: A Christian Modernist? (2018) draw out the intricacies of Jones’s unique position as a Catholic and a modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Elizabeth S. Anker The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination , By Reichman Ravit , Stanford University Press , 2009 . 213 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Law,  Trauma, and Modernist Aesthetics The Affective Life of Law: Legal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Carrie J. Preston Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: H. D., Loy, and Toomer , by Vetter Lara , Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . 219 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Reviews Religion and Science in the Making of Modernist Bodies Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Derek Ryan This essay argues that a posthumanist ethics is at the heart of modernist aesthetics. Drawing connections between literary ethics and posthumanist theory, it reads D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” and Virginia Woolf ’s essay “The Death of the Moth” as examples of nonanthropocentric ethical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of critique. 1 It declares that what is is not good enough, and that it must be renovated—remade—improved. It is the modernist answer to Marx’s demand for a “ruthless criticism of everything existing” ([1843] 1978, 13). Though there is no doubt that the modernists’ perception of the status quo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Peter Murray Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890–1945 , by Snaith Anna , Cambridge University Press , 2014 . 278 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Anna Snaith’s Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London , 1890–1945 , is a timely study...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... In contrast, I argue that, seen as definitive of postmodern poetics, metalepsis stages a peculiarly modernist gesture. Its transgression of diegetic levels ultimately reinforces (rather than undermines) the author figure and thus is incommensurate with the postmodern negotiation of a subjectivity beyond...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ella Zohar Ophir Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Ml Romantic Reverence and Modernist Representation: Vision, Power, and the Shattered Form of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Ella Zohar Ophir 'W h e n John Grierson coined the term documentary, he identified “things...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Lara Trubowitz Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 H \ Concealing Leonard s Nose: Virginia Woolf, Modernist Antisemitism, and “The Duchess and the Jeweller” Lara Trubowitz “Although I loathe anti-semitism, I do dislike Jews.” —Harold Nicolson...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Carrie J. Preston © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Carrie J. Preston Joyce’s Reading Bodies and the Kinesthetics of the Modernist Novel Carrie J. Preston James Joyce famously described Ulysses as an “epic of the human body,” and many of his early and influential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Amy Clukey Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Modernist Cosmopolitanisms and Jean Rhys’s Quartet “No country really now”: Modernist Cosmopolitanisms and Jean Rhys’s Quartet Amy Clukey My father was Welsh—very. My mother’s family was Creole— what we call Creole. My...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lee Rozelle w Ecocritical City: Modernist Reactions to Urban Environments in Miss Lonelyhearts and Paterson Lee Rozelle e can no longer dismiss ecocriticism as a marginal mode of literary and cultural practice. Academic presses, conference panels, and literature courses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 277–297.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Laura Green Hall of Mirrors: Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Modernist Fictions of Identity Laura Green I n 1928, as she was preparing to appear as a defense witness in the pros­ ecution of Radclyffe Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness (1928) for ob­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Andrew John Miller HI Under the Nation-State: Modernist Deterritorialization in Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano Andrew John Miller In a manner that anticipates the hybrid modes of identity explored by many postcolonial writers, Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano presents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gabriel Hankins The conjunction of posthumanism and ethics asks us to reconsider both the modernist legacy of critique and poststructuralist ethical rhetorics of absolute alterity. Bruno Latour’s recent reconsideration of politics and ethics through a “nonmodern” account of nature and culture...