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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 521–527.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of experimental fiction, asserting that the growing body of contemporary novels that have “shift[ed] their foci toward the real, the thing, and presence, and away from the sign, word, and absence” provides ample evidence of “a new mode of realism, poststructural realism, that produces ‘reality effects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of French poststructuralism) . . . [are] brought to bear on texts and artworks not necessarily associated with [the post-1960] period” (966). From this perspective, the contemporary eclipse of postmodernism might, then, register as its ultimate triumph, as methods of reading or aesthetics once...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
... midcentury genesis in three different ways: the rise of “modes of active reading” (both political and poststructural); a corresponding “revisionist and politically oppositional stance toward the traditional canon” born from those active reading tactics; and a pervasive “spirit of literary appropriation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 491–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... encounter between author and character, and that the otherness of a character’s fictional personhood depends on the success of the author’s aesthetic strategies. Poststructuralism expands these ethical stakes by introducing the idea that narrative animates social discourses that truly are autonomous from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to poststructuralism . . . and to a popular form of religious renewal that transformed American churches during the sixties and seventies. . . .His use of a supernatural formalism for political purposes . . . demonstrates, further, the social and philosophical implications...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... largely inflect the broad philosophical/theoretical/cultural and historical orienta­ tions grouped under the terms postmodernism and poststructuralism. Much of the most important North American fiction of the past 30 years, by writers as diverse as John Updike, Bernard Malamud, Margaret Atwood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 212–217.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of historical accre­ tion without the dialectical necessity of negation. (A lasting legacy of poststructuralism is to have shown the productive porosity of frames, their hymeneal propensity to pliancy and rupture.) One thing is certain: From Modernism to Postmodernism is neither a 214...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... perspectives that are brought to bear on it. Ecocriticism today encompasses large areas of the globe and theoretical approaches ranging from feminism, poststructuralism, and Cultural Studies to critical science studies. George Handley’s monumental book forms part of this expanded perspective...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of poststructuralism, particularly in Foucault’s Order of Things. Indeed, Turner argues that “Poststructuralism is queer” on this account (22). Insofar as postmodernism shares these concerns, we may call it queer as well.22 In this light, it clear that Barnes’s treatment of the status of knowl- edge...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
... , no. 2 : 66 – 77 . Wittgenstein Ludwig . 2009 . Philosophical Investigations . Translated by Anscombe G. E. M Hacker P. M. S Schulte Joachim . Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell . detective fiction gender Paul Auster postmodernism poststructuralism Stanley Cavell...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Benn Michaels’s The Shape of the Signifier is a learned, im­ pressive, wide-ranging, but ultimately frustrating book. It is learned and impressive in the range of subjects it takes on—poststructuralism, post­ modernism, the impact of European theory on American theory and criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 June 2012
... scholar looking to fa- miliarize herself with contemporary mourning theory and its political engagements would do well to read the first few pages of this chapter. This section concisely stakes out the political implications of the book in its critique of a poststructural melancholic response...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
...–1975 . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Moi Toril . 2009 . “ ‘They Practice Their Trades in Different Worlds’: Concepts in Poststructuralism and Ordinary Language Philosophy .” New Literary History 40 , no. 4 : 801 – 24 . Perloff Marjorie . 2016 . Edge of Irony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... was among the first writers of fiction whose work participated in the rising tide of poststructuralism. Roland Barthes, Hélène Cixous, and Philippe Sollers were among his most ardent supporters. And Sarduy, like many writers in both Paris and Havana, developed a lifelong interest in Buddhism. In his middle...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... is happening within him: it is language which teaches the definition of man, not the contrary.” (13) In Barthes, philology eclipses ontology. There is much in Coetzee that would encourage one to draw the same conclusion, but it is not wholly the case. Coetzee’s poststructuralism accommodates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of most varieties of poststructural- ism, which had for decades approached “nature” only as an ideological cover for particular social groups’ claim to power. Engagements with the state of the natural world outside its uses for social politics had, for this reason, been extremely difficult...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... writing, the beat movement, poststructuralism. Willa Cather recruited George Sand to the cause of Midwestern regionalism. Fleeing a “mass of dolts,” Ezra Pound baptized a new movement imagisme and set one of its most memorable achieve­ ments in the Paris metro. John Ashbery took up residence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 50–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
... that Fowles’s third novel reflects a movement from a search for personal authenticity (or existential freedom) to poststructuralism, in which freedom becomes a “chimera,” or an “endlessly deferred goal.” The double ending of the novel in particular is an act of postponing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the criticism produced during the academy’s preliminary romance with poststructural ideas.27 Diverse as their interests and agendas are, these critics converge in casting Naked Lunch as a critical project rather than a speculative reimag­ ining. Undoubtedly this was symptomatic of an early assumption...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... historicism and urban form at odds with orthodox modernism. Theory in general achieved breakthroughs on several fronts in 1966: in Paris, narratology was launched with the appearance of a special issue of the journal Com- munications, while poststructuralism arrived in the United States by way...