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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Frances Dickey Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres , by Ramazani Jahan , University of Chicago Press , 2013 . 304 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jahan Ramazani Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2006 The winner of this year’s prize is Frances Dickeys “Parrot’s Eye: A Portrait by Manet and Two byT. S. Eliot.” The judge is Jahan Ramazani, Edgar F...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . The Old Lie: The Great War and the Public School Ethos . London : Constable . Ramazani Jahan . 1994 . Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney . Chicago : Chicago University Press . Sacks Peter . 1985 . The English Elegy: Studies in the Genre from Spenser...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and to a single genre, the novel. The study most proximate to Between Two Fires , Jahan Ramazani’s A Transnational Poetics (2009), is an exception to the genre rule of transnational literary studies as Quinn describes it. 2 Nonetheless, Quinn sees the field’s preference for the novel as tacitly replaying...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in the pentameter” Brathwaite laments, and thus “he didn’t let his language find its own parameters” (20-21). Responding specifically to North’s reading of McKay’s dialect verse, Jahan Ramazani argues that while the “poems do not belong to a lo- cal, pristine ‘folk’ culture,” they are not therefore...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... for mourning to be a recupera­ tion of selfhood. Jahan Ramazani’s Poetry of Mourning explicitly makes this historical and theoretical shift from Sacks’s “view that compensatory mourning is the psychic basis of elegy” (xi) to an argument that the “economic misgivings of modern elegy” (7...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 174–190.
Published: 01 June 2002
... disenfranchisement in the Anglo-Irish solitude of his Helen, which is portrayed (with agency reversed) as a kind of sublime renunciation, akin to Gonne’s foreswearing of her Catholic husband. Ramazani, following Yeats, correlates the poet’s preference for “lyric poems that are tense and compact...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... attachments to loss might depathologize those attachments, making visible not only their social bases but also their creative, unpredictable, political aspects” (3). For other articulations of this depathologizing trend, see the essays in Eng and Kazanjian’s collec- tion Loss, Jahan Ramazani’s Poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 365–388.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... 19 Although the secondary literature on the affect of rage in Plath’s poetry is vast, three studies that have been instrumental for my own thinking about it are those of Jahan Ramazani (1993) , Helen Vendler (2010) , and Maggie Nelson (2012) . 20 In Sylvia Plath and the Theatre...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Timothy Brennan, Anne McClintock, and Jahan Ramazani, among many others. The remaining chapters present wide-ranging discussions of each of the three modernist principles in turn. Thus the second chapter con­ centrates on conceptions and mechanisms of tradition in these writers. The third...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., and the Science of Nationalism . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Quinn Vincent . 1963 . Hart Crane . New York : Twayne . Ramazani Jahan . 2009 . A Transnational Poetics . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Reagon Bernice Johnson . 1983 . “ Coalition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
... by the socioeconomic laws of exchange, equivalence, and progress (Ramazani 14). Critics frequently cite the poems and pref­ aces of Wilfred Owen and Eliots Waste Land as watersheds heralding both the arrival of this new literary phenomenon and a virtually univer­ sal cynicism about consolatory discourse.8...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... elegies” (Ramazani 22) — “Death from Cancer” and “Mary Winslow”— and a poem on dying, “Where the Rainbow Ends.” She then reads four poems in which Lowell reflects on his struggles with mental illness, poems with recurring figures of psychic death and resurrection: “Waking in the Blue,” “Home after...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... modernity. In Mufti’s view, this is a prime example of how other national literatures are judged through the European cultural system. He therefore turns to poetry that, in contrast, is only rarely seen in the context of world literature (as Jahan Ramazani had previously pointed out). Mufti presents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... seen as contradictory. But Handley also provides an interesting new point of departure for postcolonialism. Poetry has for a long time been a neglected genre in postcolonial literary studies, which has overwhelmingly focused on the novel. Jahan Ramazani’s work over the last decade has done much...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the painful legacy of the Middle Passage; the narrator is fractured between the “here” of the island and the “elsewhere” of his overseas job. 13. For a thorough analysis of the significance of the trope of the wound in Omeros and Walcott’s other works, see Ramazani. 14. See for example “The Muse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 389–408.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... For Peter Sacks (1985) , elegy thus details a psychological drama, a kind of elegiac activity that maps onto Susan Stewart’s (2002 : 2) description of “poetic making” as “an anthropomorphic project,” producing personhood by sensory organization in restitution to its loss. For Jahan Ramazani (1994 : 8...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 369–392.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and consolation, including ambivalence about the lost person ( Ramazani 1994 : 225–54, 293–322), refusal to be reconciled to political deaths or deaths produced on a mass scale ( Rae 2007 : 18–19), and unwillingness simply to elide the abjection of the dying body ( Gilbert 2010 : 369–72). Diana Fuss (2013 : 4...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 361–384.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Jahan Ramazani (1994) has argued that the refusal of mourning—a dwelling in the space of melancholy—is the hallmark characteristic of the modern elegy in English. 22 For instance, his “Skaman Report”—an epistolary poem I mention in the introduction—inhabits the voice of a woman reporting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
...” during the mourning process (Ramazani 266). Brittain’s self-destructiveness reaches such an acute level that she decides she would commit suicide, if only it were not too much trouble to think up an effective method (Testament 446). Eventually, even look­ ing in the mirror proves too...