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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 Heretofore I have been considering Modernist Voyages in terms of major theoretical questions that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... 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 was radically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lee Rozelle Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 277–297.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Laura Green Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Andrew John Miller Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Attridge) goes some distance in the direction I’m proposing. Attridge explores the relationship between David’s complex “racial” genealogy and the crisis of historical transition to democracy in South Africa, a relationship that leads Attridge to align Wicomb’s novel with the modernist mode. It is “from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 to be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... originality of her own oeuvre, the younger writer took Wharton’s work and made it new. One of Larsen’s most modernist gestures is the manner in which she consistently refers to, echoes, and resituates Wharton. These adaptations of Wharton’s fiction, especially of Sanctuary (1903) and Twilight Sleep (1927...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Bruno Latour, it uses Murphy as a means of inquiring into what a literary textual practice founded on a posthumanistic ethics of peace might look like. It locates in Murphy forms of agency and animism that dismantle the human-nonhuman divide and suggest affinities between modernist experimentalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sam Wiseman Through her work, the Dorset-born Mary Butts (1890–1937) expresses a quintessentially modernist tension between a deep sense of attachment to rural England and the allure of cosmopolitan modernity. This article argues that the adventure and power promised by the latter inform Butts’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... postcoloniality pervading mid-twentieth-century Irish culture and politics through negative epic forms, forms that reconfigure both realist and modernist conventions. In The Last September , landscape description reframes the scope of epic conventions and challenges narratives of geopolitical development, while...