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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
... investment in eugenic science as a tool of social reform. The novel draws on popular scientific theories of human perfection—electric medicine, hygienic nutrition, and glandular theory—to envision a mode of technological reproduction that troubles eugenic theories of biological inheritance and parodies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... is, as it were, one “vitiated by no base thoughts of nutrition” ( M 49). In Murphy it is clear that a certain assault on anthropomorphic humanist assumptions is made through an overt satire on the conventions of fictional realism and characterization: for example, the list of Celia’s (vital?) statistics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that landlords would produce grain as a cash crop on large estates where tenants provided labor in return for the right to occupy small landholdings on which to grow crops sufficient for their own sustenance. 10 Potatoes were uniquely suited to these demands on impoverished lands, providing high nutritional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of nutrition or of what’s in the cupboard. According to a recent study from Northwestern University, people who experienced racial discrimination during adolescence had disrupted stress hormone levels even twenty years later (importantly, this study controlled for other factors that cause stress...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 494–519.
Published: 01 December 2003
... perineum (a genital connection that echoes Aldington’s coded reference to H.D.’s “flowerWomen have only a few ways to decrease the odds of episiotomy, a minor procedure that nevertheless can cause a great deal of postpartum pain: good nutrition improves tissue elasticity; massage can help...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 367–396.
Published: 01 September 2014
... desire, allied with Eros, our drive to bind? If the former, that it “allows no choice” makes sense; our nutritional needs are fixed, not optional. But only if the latter reading prevails does that final line reasonably follow; for Freud, Eros and Thanatos are manifestations of the same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 462–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
... serves as a metaphor for the fact that he cannot derive adequate nutrition or a sense of fullness, no mater what he consumes. Second, Mr. Biswas is perpetually thwarted by the difficult circumstances of his life from ever reaching personal fulfill- ment or realization, even dying before he can...