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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature , by Norman Brian , University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 214 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... poorly understood in the academy. Turning a historicist eye toward the novel’s portrayal of the sixties, we see that it dramatizes actual debates among the New Left between anarchist figures, such as Paul Goodman and Murray Bookchin, and emergent neo-Leninist factions such as the Weather Underground and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
... gender—remains wary of the neo-Darwinian vogue, with its axiom, taken from entomologist Edward O. Wilson, that “the genes hold culture on a leash” (167). Barbara Herrnstein Smith’s recent discussions of human-animal rela­ tions, for example, are so trenchant in their attacks on the neo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... force of its arguments. The evidence is steadily marshalled across varying conceptual terrains—from narrative theory, textual explication, and “close reading” to neo-Darwinist theory in the context of sociobi­ ology and evolutionary psychology as well as aspects of philosophi­ cal and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Veblen, he also gets a lot of mileage from pairing controversial neo- liberal economist Friedrich A. Hayek with William Burroughs (Chapter Three) and Kathy Acker (Chapter Four). Burroughs’s cut-ups operate in a peculiar way that for Clune most closely resembles the unpredictable energies of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-Baptiste Lamarck. His study of The Island of Doctor Moreau, for example, examines Wells’s reception of Darwinism, neo-Lamarckism, and August Weismann’s germ-plasm theory. His close attention to the importance of non-Darwinian theories almost makes one feel that his explicit focus on Darwin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
... justifying complacency. By contrast, the members of the “celebratory” (19) school are too uncritical in their praise of the hybridization of global culture, failing to acknowledge that, in an unequal world, change may come in the form of a homogenizing neo-imperial agenda carried out in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of Tangier and the neo-imperial space of Mexico in 211 Christopher Breu the 1950s. However, as with much of the economy of Interzone, the sex trade there points towards how the global sex trade would be refigured in the post-Fordist era, especially its exponential growth. As neo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... desirable.8 To be sure, such status quo-ism is by no means universal among neo-Dar- winists, but its subtle persistence as a philosophical premise sprouts up un- expectedly even when it is expressly disavowed, causing logical stumbles for those who, however unwittingly, take it as a point of departure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... neo- cybernetic forms of thought, and they therefore enact a viable mode of posthumanism that attends to the systemic situatedness of the human in the world. He documents how Butler’s texts, ranging from her early Kindred to her final novel,Fledgling, resonate with the biological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... another century” (Conversations 10)—but as Reed makes clear both in Mumbo Jumbo and elsewhere, Moses is not just old news. In the “Neo- 451 Joshua Pederson HooDoo Manifesto,” Reed calls Moses “Jeho-vah’s . . . zombie” com- manded to “ ‘subdue’ the world” (New 30-31), and in Mumbo Jumbo Reed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... eighties, when the neo-Cold War rhetoric of the Reagan administration moved the issue of nuclear armament temporarily back to the center of public discourse. No doubt the best-known product of the era was Derrida’s essay, “No Apocalypse, Not Now.” The timeliness of these interventions was...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 709–719.
Published: 01 December 2012
...] art”? Where are we, exactly? What, in Levy’s eyes, has gone so terribly wrong? De facto sororicide, it turns out, is the story of Criminal Ingenuity, though the phrase “sister arts” is never uttered. If the book starts off with a deconstructionist, neo-Anzalduan infusion of geographic and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Seventies, was “rematerialized” again with the redis- covery of painting in the Eighties (Basquiat, Fischl, Salle, Schnabel, Yarber, the German and Italian Neo-Expressionists), driven by an overheated art market. This bare list subjects the era to drastic foreshortening, of course, and all of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... method” (74). Although Mills is justly understood as a neo-Weberian critic of centralization, he goes so far in The Sociological Imagination as to suggest that the “post-modern climax” (183) of centralization in the US and the USSR has in fact enhanced “the scope and the chance for conscious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... modality of pestilence: the plague as a “final solu­ tion,” a decisive break with, and purification from, the past, ushering in a genocidal utopia. Such use of the trope of pestilence is characteristic of Nazi and neo-Nazi discourse, some of whose roots lie in the eugenicist fan­ tasies of the last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Some Trees with the same “problem” in the foreword to the book: if the danger for neo-classical poets is to “neglect” the particulars of experience, “the danger for a poet working with the subjective life is the reverse”; that is, “he is tempted to manufacture calculated oddities as if the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...”—led to the dramatic recovery known as the German “economic miracle” only reinforced Erhard’s argument that this “neo-liberal governmentality” was itself an antidote to Nazi fascism (80–81, 91). 19 Styron of course never heard of neoliberalism while he was writing Sophie’s Choice , but for him...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... argues, while recent “neo-formalist criticism has virtually . . . Auden’s ‘September 1, 1939’ and his elegy for Yeats with its resonant warning that ‘poetry makes nothing happen’” have “become touchstones for critics like James Longenbach, Angela Leighton, and Peter McDonald precisely because their air...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the second chapter, “Fugitive Geographies,” which brings together US, Canadian, and Mexican slave narratives and neo-slave narratives. Here, Adams es- tablishes an original context and a strong argument for further study in transamerican literary and cultural studies. Drawing from Diana...