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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay argues that the representation of race in O’Connor’s short story “The Artificial Nigger” (1955) owes a debt to the continental tradition of phenomenology. Rather than being an abstract philosophical position, this debt signals O’Connor’s self-positioning within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... evaluation of the fate of metaphysics and lyric poetry after Auschwitz and Jacques Derrida’s subsequent deconstruction of the on- Twentieth-Century Literature 50.4 Winter 2004 421 Karyn Ball totheological ideals of unified consciousness and immediate presence in the phenomenological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
... that it documents. 8 The term chiasm comes from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (1968 : 130–33) discussion of phenomenology in The Visible and the Invisible , in which he explores the implications of the way the physical body can touch exterior objects and bodies, as well as itself, and what kind of information...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 538–544.
Published: 01 December 2014
... virtue of Drabinski’s book is that he offers what I want to call a third reading. Previously, in addition to some excellent work on postcolonial thought, Drabinski has made significant contributions to our understanding of Levinas’s place in the phenomenological tradition, and he knows...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... successful nuclear tests—the “onset” of the Cold War. While this “megafiction” novel “concerns the complex phenomenology of life under the shadow of the bomb” (145–46), its final section, “Das Kapital,” offers a “doubled history” in which the genetic damage from nuclear waste (and accidents such as Chernobyl...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of immanent awareness with uncanny parallels to Husserl’s description of immanent states. Pilgrimage’s Husserlian immanence Husserl’s phenomenological project begins from “this everyday life,” the one that we all engage in routinely, to “see[k] verifications of a new kind” (Cartesian 12). He asserts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... archival tech- nologies, media of inscription, and new horizons of embodied informa- tion. To do so, his richly interdisciplinary study, informed by the history of American biology, draws liberally on the sociology of knowledge, Foucauldian genealogy, phenomenology (of Merleau-Ponty...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to the opening up, to the possibility of colliding worlds, that the girl on the strand portends. In the aesthetic theory that he lays out in the final chapter, Stephen seeks the essence or quidditas of things. Through an act of phenomenological reduction, which takes the form of an apprehending gaze, he strips...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... an intimacy that transcends this condition. In the title of the essay, Irigaray names as intertext “Phenomenology of Eros,” a section of Levinas’s Totality and Infinity. The representations of violence and jouissance in her text call to mind the two terms of Levinas’s title. Levinas uses totality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of worry as a temporal affect by describing narrative techniques of backshadowing, sideshadowing, and foreshadowing as phenomenological responses to the perpetual worry of perpetual war. In doing so, he argues for a rereading of trauma-inflected theory through the lens of queer temporality, a phenomenon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 437–460.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., then, is the phenomenological experience of selfhood where mind and body are unified, Merleau-Ponty’s “body-as-it-is-lived-by-me,” as Grosz (1994 : 86) sees it, while schizophrenia enacts the Cartesian rift between mind and body. Drawing on existential phenomenology, Laing conceives of the body as, to use Grosz’s term...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and Badiou: The Pathos of Intermittency . New York : Oxford University Press . Gibson Andrew . 2010 . “Beckett, de Gaulle, and the Fourth Republic, 1944–49: L’innommable and En attendant Godot .” Limit(e) Beckett 1 : 1 – 26 . Hegel G. W. F. 1977 . Phenomenology of Spirit...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to the phenomenological moment that can redeem the mortal human experience. The phenomenological connection with the mortal and material human body, rather than the vain attachment to an inaccessible metaphysical ideal, can offer a means of resisting wartime despair, a newly resistant and redemptive late modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2020
... chapters, in which Hovanec addresses the inaccessible realms of animal language, emotion, and phenomenology, Animals Subjects really comes together. Chapter 3, “Romantic Ethologies,” chronicles surprising affinities between the “empathetic epistemology” (128) ofJulian Huxley and D. H. Lawrence. Both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 539–574.
Published: 01 December 2013
... apprenticeship to the late balance of felicities and sorrows that dignify A Scattering of Salts. Most notably, his poems grow increasingly self-conscious in linking the phenomenology of forgetting with its dynamics as an empirical event. The images Merrill uses to figure aspects of memory are sometimes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 293–328.
Published: 01 September 2023
...) but, as Gillian Rose suggests, as “phenomenology” ( HCS 50)—and specifically a phenomenology that would focus on the perspective of the colonized rather than the colonizing polity. 5 To do so I follow Rose’s (1993 : 60–63) conception of Hegel’s thinking as speculative and not simply dialectical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the object. Now, if this position seems patently absurd to most of us, it is no doubt in part because the entire project of post-Kantian phenomenology, including every species of poststructuralist or postmodern epistemological constructivism one can think of, has been to deny that we have any...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 640–662.
Published: 01 December 2012
... practices of the museum. In doing so, her poem seemingly validates Bill Brown’s claim that modernism grew out of the museum’s propensity for exhibiting objects as “things” of “phenomenological fascination” (Sense 126). Describing the cart’s “smooth gourd-rind texture,” Moore’s stanza dexterously...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
...” as a phenomenological category rather than an ontological one. The premise of Bend is that the complex forces of colonial modernity condition one’s way of seeing the world. Throughout the novel, Salim often describes another character’s viewpoint only to examine why he does not share it. The incompatibility...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., or phenomenology. In fairness, Walter only promises to explore the intersections of “sight and reason, images and texts, and otherness and selfhood in Western thought” (2, emphasis added). Still, the notable absence of Continental philosophers and their theories illustrates the constant blurring of the line...