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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 330–346.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jon Dietrick Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI “ Real Classical Money” : Naturalism and Mamet s American Buffalo Jon Dietrick I n 1975, the year David Mamet’s American Buffalo debuted at the Good­ man Theatre in Chicago, President Richard Nixon signed an order al­ lowing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Zachariah Pickard Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 BAI Natural History and Epiphany: Elizabeth Bishop’s Darwin Letter Zachariah Pickard riting in his Autobiography about the joys of beetle collecting and, particularly, the pleasure of discovering a new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Jennifer K. Ladino Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 w Rewriting Nature Tourism in “an Age of Violence”: Tactical Collage in Marianne Moore’s “An Octopus” Jennifer K. Ladino An Octopus of ice. Deceptively reserved and flat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ursula K. Heise 2011 Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature Martian Ecologies and the Future of Nature Ursula K. Heise Postmodernism, then:  The term no longer outlines the urgent horizon of the contemporary. It now tends to refer to a period or style just past, mildly dated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Sharon Kunde “The ‘Nature’ of American Literature” explores how John Crowe Ransom and his less-studied contemporary Elizabeth Madox Roberts advanced a theory of literary objects that emerged from nature itself. This theory formed the basis of Ransom’s bid, in “Criticism, Inc.,” for disciplinary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Ursula K. Heise New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott , by Handley George , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2007 . 448 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Ursula K. Heise Poetry and the Natures of the New World...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 556–581.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Peter E. Collins Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Peter E. Collins Nature, the Individual, and the Market in Norris and Dreiser Peter E. Collins The essays in Herbert Spencer’s 1884 treatise on politics and econom- ics, The Man Versus the State, combine two justifications...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... crescendos, figuring his journey from squalor to fame as the flight of a bird defined by its transformation from ugliness. Indeed, the coveted scholarship has come, awarded both for his natural ability and for his answer to the question “What does it feel like when you dance?” Billy replies, “Once I get...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., however, challenges this conventional reading. Setting the text against the emerging superhighway ethic-which values the individuated automobile over established communities, conquest of nature over integration with nature, and productivity over all else-reveals a more nuanced and forceful critique...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... or anthropological, heritage—when she represents characters’ undeserved, uncompensated pains. Woolf’s thinking aligns her with Charles Darwin in the natural sciences. Like Darwin, Woolf makes tragic chance inseparable from the theater of life. This essay reads Woolf’s oft-cited rejection of teleological form and her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
... articulated a speculative evolutionary theory, a vision of nature unencumbered by everyday anthropocentricism. His little-known 1936 novella, The Croquet Player , continues his evolutionary story of humanity by turning to the future’s entanglement with the past and culture’s entanglement with nature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Chung-Hao Ku This article studies how three kinds of trans embodiment—trans-speciation, sartorial metamorphosis, and nonmedical gender transition—in Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) unsettle the anthropocentric idea of nature, the genital view of sex, gender, and sexuality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... political effectiveness precisely within formal autonomy. By tracing the presence of the Cadillac in US rhetorics of race, the nature of the dozens as a formally hermetic expressive form, and the signifying potential of conspicuous consumption, I demonstrate the radical and utopian content of Ellison’s...
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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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... national borders. This identification between two people with differently marginalized—and inherently sexualized—identities shifts within and outside the border of the United States, and, in this, Crane explores the nature of social marginalization as it relates to US national identity. Copyright ©...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kathryn Van Wert This essay explores Elizabeth Bishop’s use of war and imperialism to demonstrate the power—and inherently political nature—of poetic discourse. In her rarely discussed “Little Exercise” (1946), a poem Bishop wrote while living near a military base in Key West, Florida...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2021
...; “Clepsydra” imagines time as circular flow, averting allegorical time chiefly by means of prosopopoeia and metalepsis. The most old-fashioned of allegorical devices, prosopopoeia abounds in “Clepsydra,” but Ashbery repeatedly endeavors to counteract it, and metalepsis by its nature resists linearity. Despite...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and southern US culture the novel uncritically offers as the true nature of Jim Crow society. By emphasizing Lee’s self-conscious deployment of literary history in her construction of an Anglo-Saxon racial essence, the article distinguishes between the novel’s reactionary critiques of colorblind liberalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Unable to fix the meaning of poverty as either as a natural condition or as a cultural product, Lewis and Kerouac each present poverty both as an abject expression of social disorder and as a point of vital social exteriority. Tracing this poverty ontology to Rousseau, the essay reveals how its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 362–387.
Published: 01 September 2008
... diluting the complexity of romantic lyric s engagement with the natural world. John Timmerman, for example, makes the claim—too obvious, in his estimation, to require proof—that in place of Enlightenment rationality “the Romantics simply substituted an equally abstract, divine, moral agency...