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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 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 of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... 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 (1 June 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 (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 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 (1 June 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, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Manifest Destiny. Costello aligns herself with Elisa New, who set out in The Line’s Eye to rehabilitate American nature writing by uncovering an “alterna­ tive American tradition” that seeks a relationship not of mastery but of “open engagement” with the land (12). Costello is also offering...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
... The Journal of Researches (1839, often referred to as Voyage of the Beagle), Glendening shows that far from celebrating and wondering at the natural world, Darwin’s first reaction to Tierra del Fuego is one of confusion, fear, and anxiety. The vegetation is snarled, dense, and impenetrable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
... ways. Stories by Charles W. Chestnutt resonate with this eco- sublime sense of place, as do works by modernists such as Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Bishop. All embody a wide-ranging reac­ tion to natural environments in rapid decline, and they prefigure the awe and terror...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... it is also to admit up front that this challenge is already as it were there as a latency in the postmodern, in fact already there in the discourse of the “modern,” whose narrative of the progressive domination of nature by science has long been ironized by the discovery, in that very process...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the course of thousands of generations but in catastrophic leaps of mutation in single generations. “You have loaded yourself with an unnecessary difficulty,” he chided Darwin gently, “in adopting Natura non facit saltum [nature does 575 Keith Leslie Johnson not make leaps] so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in which the “evolutionary primogeniture” of animals “displaces” or “marginalizes” the human ( Rohman 2008 , 92), where “instead of regarding the human—with its expansive point of view, instrumental command of nature, and subjective self-awareness as point of culmination toward which life is directed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of exposing the theatrical, campy nature of the manipulative, artificial performance constituting Nazi spectacle. But as happens with the Jewish stereotypes in each novel, Spiro notes that by repeating homophobic stereotypes, “these texts can fall into the trap of using the same oppressive...