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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., objects, institutions, and attachments in literary modernism, a critical position with implications for the ethics of literary critique more generally. Formulating a posthumanist ethics does not mean denying the claims of traditional ethical approaches to the decisions of the rational individual or to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gregory Castle “The Consolation of Objects” takes seriously Nietzsche’s call to embrace what is, to love necessity. Amor fati for him entails the ability “to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them.” Stephen Dedalus, in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 328–345.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Henry S. Turner Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Empires of Objects: Accumulation and Entropy in E. M. Forster’s Howards End H enry S. Turner [T] here seems something else in life besides tíme, something which may conveniently be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 640–662.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Robert Volpicelli Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Robert Volpicelli Against Things: The At-Home Objects of Marianne Moore Robert Volpicelli From 1965 until her death in 1972, Marianne Moore lived at 35 West Ninth Street in Greenwich Village. Moore’s Greenwich Village apart...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “things” have a life outside the realm of the human. Bowen’s fiction expresses an obvious need for objects to mean something or to represent the human, but her fiction also recognizes their inability to do so. In The Little Girls , this obsession with objects is coupled with the threat of extinction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... among New York intellectuals who ineffectually conspire to found a radical magazine. Although the novel has typically been read as a roman à clef, its broader target becomes evident when positioned in relation to masculinist orthodoxies of objectivity and scientific materialism that dominated American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... increasingly emphasizes idiosyncratic, incommensurable, and personal modes of understanding over universal structures of knowledge. Attending to the philosophical and aesthetic implications of objective description embodied by the dissertation and the endnotes of The Waste Land , this essay reads the vocal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., or instances of the postcommunist exotic; nor do they present only harsh critiques of US national imaginaries. Instead, the texts function as convex mirrors for multiple encounters and exchanges in ways that render them both object and method for rethinking real and imaginary intersections between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... patrons from meaningful connection with the art of the past by privileging establishment—and, implicitly, masculine—authority. In H.D.’s World War II epic Trilogy (1944–46), this desired private relationship with aesthetic objects motivates the recovery of an aestheticized female god, the Lady, from the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... relations his work theorizes, he contends that the title character of  William Gaddis’s novel JR possesses such a “minute awareness” of every object in his environment that he is able to see in each scrap of metal or picnic fork a unique buying and sell- ing opportunity. So tuned in to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 283–308.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the interpretation of shoes as objects that carry the burden of something else (violence, loss, etc.) but on the ways in which shoes step forth in order to foreground the practice of exemplification itself. My focus is onNight and Day, Jacob’s Room and the essays and reviews of literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... object world of midcentury industry and technology. Or, as Breu puts it in this chapter’s attempt to downplay the late-capitalist literature of materiality’s consistent interest in language, “While a cursory perusal of V . may seem to indicate the novel is of a piece with the linguistic playfulness and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
... mediates a world of concrete social relations, and by how it can il­ luminate the world of objects. Wittgenstein writes: When I talk about language (words, sentences, etc.) I must speak the language of every day. Is this language somehow too coarse and material for what we want to say...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... poetry, visual still life, and the politically turbulent world come together. Costello alternately figures this place as a table on which the objects of our lives sit; as a window between the interior and exterior; and as a foyer where we are concealed in a domestic setting and right on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Foucault, language’s fall from the happy, intimate condition of being continuous with the world—in what he calls lan- guage’s demotion to the mere status of an object—leads to three types of compensation, in three main areas of knowledge production. In what we call the humanities and the social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... in Esthetics” (1926), he maintains that “our reaction to works of art is a reaction to a relation and not to sensations and objects or persons or events” (3). Fry’s formalism gave Woolf her shaping principles for To the Lighthouse; she then worked out the relation of “architectural plas­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Sexuality: Fantasy and Judgment in the Twentieth-Century Novel by Susan Mooney Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2008. 321 pages Loren Glass One of the principal objectives of the modern novelist has been to repre- sent sexual experience with both physical explicitness and psychological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... “objective” photography was “decades away,” and that today’s notions of photographic accuracy and speed evolved over the entire nineteenth century. This is, of course, simul- taneously a discursive and theoretical question as well as a technological and aesthetic one. Prodger’s interest here is in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): vi–ix.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... More important, mention of those spots makes our critic wonder if Snow White becomes more beautiful because of the spots or if the spots themselves become aesthetic objects because they are attached to such beauty. Are the value categories instantiated by the object, or does the singular object...