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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 513–519.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Claire Seiler The challenge of reading for the pandemic in “The Second Coming” owes to the general historical emphasis on the war at the expense of illness and to the specific “parameters of critical discussions surrounding [Yeats] and violence” (168). Those parameters overwhelmingly privilege...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Brian Dillon Review “Have you no regard for oblivion?” Envisioning Disease, Gender, and War: Women’s Narratives of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic by Jane Fisher Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 262 pages Brian Dillon Nearly a century after an influenza epidemic began in the final months of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... appropriated to the standard plot of apocalyptic purification as a singularly atrocious technique of separating the damned from the saved. Thus, the plague becomes a metaphor for geno­ cide, functioning as such both in Mein Kampf and in Camus’s The Plague} On the other hand, the experience of a pandemic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... pandemic of bubonic plague destroyed, not a third of the population of Europe (as it did in real-world history), but 90% of it. World history, in this alternative reality, develops without the Europeans or the Euro- Americans. Thus, it falls to the Chinese to discover the New World; Re- naissance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020