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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joseph Bristow The Homoerotics of Orientalism , by Boone Joseph Allen . New York : Columbia University Press , 2014 . 486 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Many editions of Edward W. Said’s classic study Orientalism (1978) feature on the cover a detail from a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Františka Zezuláková Schormová Forget English! Orientalism and World Literatures , by Mufti Aamir R. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 . 304 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 “World literature is Orientalism, it is inseparable from it,” remarked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
...R. John Williams Modernism and the Orient , edited by Qian Zhaoming , University of New Orleans Press , 2012 . 298 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Review Modernism and the Orient edited by Zhaoming Qian University of New Orleans Press, 2012. 298 pages R. John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel Jacob’s Room . To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, this account contrasts a “compositionist” ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of modernist ethics. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeff Wallace This article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this might actually mean. By placing Cobra alongside some contemporary work in Buddhist studies, I argue that the novel both understands and laments its own Orientalism. Cobra thus closes with a call for a future philosophy of global engagement—a call, I argue, that is still relevant for literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., including modernist poetry, comparative literature, and transnational cultural production. More intriguingly, it also raises issues impelling us to reconceptualize the enterprise of orientalism. Qian’s book is intended to appeal to several types of audience in ad­ dition to readers of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
... engagement” in the writings of Moore, Loy, and Lasker-Schiiler (133). Their embrace of Judaism, Miller demonstrates, operates as a mode of “self-orient(aliz)ation”—that is, of orienting oneself in a specific loca­ tion and of orientalizing oneself as an exotic, as someone outside cultural norms and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... decadent thinking about culture into inescapable historical reality. Those general orientations are salutary, as are some of the perspectives from intellectual history and some of the readings of literary texts that Sherry presents. He carefully notes the mention of decadence and decay in the works he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and the ways in which the “thing” works on us can only unfold over time, an indication that our orientation toward the world cannot be foreclosed through a given disposition or predetermined attitude. Expressions of character, therefore, depend on a continuously emerging process of self as it relates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... world produces the terms under which discourse about, and representations of, Islam and Muslims have been established. The theoretical underpinning of Writing Muslim Identity is heavily indebted to Edward Said’s Orientalism. At the same time, however, much of the book is in conversation with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
...,” Bellamy “imagines an ethics and the beginning of a politics that is predicated on an orientation toward and embracing of the material body and the material limit of death itself” (148). That politics finally comes to fruition in Breu’s concluding chapter on Silko’s Almanac of the Dead , a novel that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the shifting scalar identifications with local, national, and global orientation that it galvanized—exemplifies Irish colonial modernity. Colonial modernity is not primarily urban and industrial, as in the dominant Eurocentric model, but instead involves “radical discontinuities . . . result[ing] from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
... itself a way of seeing: “cognition,” for these contemporary poets, is “behavior and navigation, not a mirror of the world” (143). There are other poets who might well have figured in a book about “nature-oriented” poetry: Wendell Berry, W S. Merwin, Mary Oliver. Costello is well aware that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Carrillo Eastbound: Travel, Orientalism, and the Jewish Question,” returns to the Guatemalan writer Enrique Gómez Carrillo but takes up his early twentieth-century travel writings focused on eastern Europe and the far Orient. Siskind notes that Gómez Carrillo’s travel to colonized regions makes clear that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... text with the living consciousness—and the unconscious—of the poet who produced it. Indeed, Gelpi saw the close engagement of the poem with the poet as a feature that differentiates American poetry from British. The book attempted to modify the discursive orientation of honored precursors, the New...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., Investing in the Orient: Margaret Drabble’s The Gates of Ivory.” 45.3 (1999): 278—98 Boxwell, D. A. “(Dis)Orienting Spectacle: The Politics of Orlando’s Sapphic Camp.” 44.3 (1998): 306-27 Brandt, Peter. “Somewhere Else in the Forest.” 42.1 (1996): 145-64 Brecht, Bertold. See Eubanks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., how they are, and how they may be” (Permanence 14). An acknowledged relationship between two objects in a social field is not a reflection of reality but an interpretation of real­ ity, a social and linguistic construct inherited from a community of dis­ course. Such orientations not only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2004
... century tended to highlight this performative aspect of gypsiness by as­ sociating gypsies with exotic “oriental” fashions: indeed, costumes based on gypsy style were widely worn in the 1920s, and it was popular, for the upper classes at least, to be painted or photographed in Spanish gypsy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... lingering traces of paranoid fantasies of Asian domination and a certain amount of exoticizing Orientalism can be detected in Wingrove’s fiction, his sympathies are very evenly divided between the Han overlords, who struggle to maintain order in a world on the verge of chaotic break- down, and the...