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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... alienated from their society and struggle to gain acknowledgment through language. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 acknowledgment epistemology Ludwig Wittgenstein modernism ordinary language philosophy Stanley Cavell William Faulkner It is little help . . . to take reassurance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
... language and casts doubt on the quest for linguistic purification. Taking the novel as a dialectical whole, its concerns are therefore remarkably congruous with those of ordinary-language philosophy, which emerged with the later writings ofWittgenstein, gained prominence through the work of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... phi­ losophy helps to explain why language should be central to this repetition; his development of ordinary language philosophy discovers that ordinary, iterable words provide the same access to an unknowable reality as do ordinary, iterable days.15 The experience of Stevens’s actual world...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 British novel Friedrich Nietzsche modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 1940s onwards” (1998, 81). Confronting terror, Blanchot turned his attention to the complex of ways history and politics speak in and through the language of literature and philosophy. For both Blanchot and Beckett, the discourse of contemporary modernity must embrace the terror of thinking and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Wittgenstein’s point better than [Wittgenstein] himself did” (123), and Wittgenstein’s philosophy highlights the difficulties faced by an outsider like K. who seeks to navigate an unfamiliar set of language practices. In her final chapters, Schuman explores two more of the Investigations ’ key topics, which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and William James as well as Stanley Cavell’s ordinary-language philosophy. While she focuses on her representative poets, her study also suggests that everyday-life theory can be relevant for understanding such diverse authors as Robert Lowell, A. R. Ammons, Robert Creeley, James Schuyler...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
... looking to the poetry of Yeats and, surprisingly, John Ashbery to elaborate its central philosophical messages. Just as surprisingly, Reckoning with the Imagination uses the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein as an organizing principle, finding in his philosophy of mind and language a set of ideas and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of dis- manding philosophical confidence. While the remark just quoted refers to Wittgenstein’s early ventures in philosophy, in his last writings we see him still trying to accommodate himself as best he can to the new and impossible demands of language. “Where others go on ahead,” he wrote...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 328–359.
Published: 01 September 2003
... selecting and observing ordinary objects, Stein’s technique calls to mind William James’s 1904 essay “A World of Pure Experience,” in which he describes the different kinds of relations that make up how we perceive objects in the world as expressed through prepositions in the language of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
... ordinary emetic” (Brooker 26–27). Fears of the text’s effects on the bodies of readers contributed to bans on Joyce’s works, for as Katherine Mullin points out, a “kinetic model of reading was assumed by most social purity campaigners. . . . The theory that young people were drawn to mimic what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... effects implied for language and representation. She then articulates the need for a new kind of lan­ guage practice to address the complexities that emerge with this post- Cartesian view. She communicated this idea in “Lingual Philosophy,” the first in a lengthy series of essays on linguistics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and epistemology, she establishes key challenges to linguistic and cultural translation faced by contemporary Latino and Asian American poets. This chapter, then, helps to establish an alternative to a “unitary national tradition”: what American poets share is not philosophies or languages but a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 255–262.
Published: 01 June 2008
... an alternative. Pound adopted the concept of taste both from late-nineteenth-century American culture generally and from his hero James Abbott McNeill Whistler in particular. Whistler provided Pound with a language of form and abstraction to justify the elevation of taste and the value...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... desire: “Poetry is, for Stevens as for Valéry, a means of demonstrating, at once, the limitations of philosophy and the promises of musical-poetic language as a response to and even a means of resolving his philosophic questions” (81). For both poets, any such resolution lies not in an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
...), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, William James, Henry James (in some moods), and John Dewey, celebrates democ- racy’s potential for spreading a measure of cultural ambition throughout the populace, encouraging ordinary citizens to strive for and attain the rare and distinguished. For these...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... his study of Forster’s criticism, Rukun Advani contends that Forster emphatically “refuses to be an elitist in any way” (112), that he did not regard the artist as “inherendy superior to the ordinary person” and that he is “at pains to avoid giving artists the nearly superhuman status which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Longworth has demonstrated, Wil- liam Stanley Jevons’s logical empiricism, Herbert Spencer’s evolutionism, John McTaggart’s idealism, and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalism. Thus, it is hardly surprising that critics tend to read Pilgrimage through the lens of philosophy. Jean Radford has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., end-stopped lines of three or four mostly iambic feet, colloquial language, ordinary people, dialogue, an archetypal conflict between Good and Evil, inevitable tragedy, and a folk hero. It begins: Rudolph Reed was oaken. His wife was oaken too. And his two good girls and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... increasingly less physical near the end of the nineteenth century, the gendered language around professionalization paradoxically intensified, 6 and success and failure became a gendered dyad. The word “failure” derives from the Old French faillir , meaning to lack, to miss, or to be found wanting, and in...