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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... relation of intellectual life to global political crisis was unavoidably at issue. Moore’s contribution to the proceedings, “Feeling and Precision,” proved a defining statement of her compositional principles. Situating Moore’s statement in relation to the inquiry Wahl set out to develop through the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kaelie Giffel Bringing together Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story and Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” this essay argues that Benjamin’s concept of “constellating” events that are noncausally yet historically related to each other is uniquely able to help us grasp the specificity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... national borders. This identification between two people with differently marginalized—and inherently sexualized—identities shifts within and outside the border of the United States, and, in this, Crane explores the nature of social marginalization as it relates to US national identity. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... surfaces might offer, her own evocations of glass nuance modernism’s relation to its antecedents and illuminate her investments in the problem and necessity of reckoning with others as we seek our individual pasts. Situated between two world wars and two glass cultures, Woolf offers a complex and tempered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... among New York intellectuals who ineffectually conspire to found a radical magazine. Although the novel has typically been read as a roman à clef, its broader target becomes evident when positioned in relation to masculinist orthodoxies of objectivity and scientific materialism that dominated American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” alongside Porter’s nonfiction, the author claims that Porter’s work helped inaugurate a new literary aesthetic in the United States that equated “good literature” with prolonged firsthand exposure to non-US people and places. The essay studies Porter’s development of the literature of experience in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., like Salmon, denounced the sentimental doctrine of servants as family members. In Wharton’s description of Doyley, this ideal relationality has feudal connotations and the professional bond—and wage relation—dictated by modern domestic service is repressed. Wharton’s representations of gothic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... vitalism and as such “is a form of relationality” (34). Moses demonstrates how Eliot’s poetic voice—the speaker’s constructed point of view within the text—is the vocal manifestation of a feeling that is dependent on a relation to an implied listener, which gains complexity as the speaker becomes self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the 1990s by critics like Harold Bloom, Alvin Kernan, Roger Kimball, and John Ellis, and supported indirectly by related arguments from the pens of Stanley Fish, George Steiner, and David Denby. In the rest of the volume, she evaluates the contributions of these “harridans” to literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... deficiency of available answers” in his colonial odysseys—that is, in stories that relate themselves, often ironically, to Odysseus’s epic journey to alien places (6). In the opening chapter, Adams discusses Hellenism in relation to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... what literature is and why it mat- ters. Contravening dominant readings of the economic as embedded within social relations, Clune argues that the economic does not operate in literature in the same ways that it operates in the world. In an early example of the particular aesthetic of market...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... some problems with clarity and documentation. I will begin with an introduction to the book’s focus, including discussion of Delsarte and “Delsartism” and a survey of the chapters; then relate Preston’s research to other current Delsarte studies; and end with a brief discussion of some of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... graduate student getting his or her first critical essay into print? Was this one the distilla­ tion of a lifetime of critical experience by a seasoned scholar who had published widely on this and related topics? If “le style, c’est l’homme même”—or “la femme” (and can one tellone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... can­ not be correlated with its own being or knowledge, and that brings that being and knowledge to crisis. Kierkegaard and Levinas imagine this ab­ solute relation in different ways—Kierkegaard’s “Here I am” is a response directed first to God, Levinas’s first to the human other—but even in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Woodland, this assertion raises several important questions con­ cerning the poet’s response to apocalyptic desire, among them Stevens’s own relation “to apocalypse’s figuration of supreme discursive power” and how poetry might “deal with apocalypse’s excessive desire that exceeds all possibility...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... thus explore the ethical effects of linguistic production. The Changing Light at Sandover stages the metaphoric imagination in its unending elaboration of forms of life—with “forms of life” extending beyond selves to relations, discourses, and structures of time and memory (see Johnston 121...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 218–223.
Published: 01 June 2007
... in relation to the existing field, but, if successful, that entrance will recon­ stitute it. Thus it is impossible to talk about one part of the field except in relation to the whole. For Gelder, however, the field of popular fiction has high fences. It is quite distinct from the field of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 316–340.
Published: 01 September 2005
... / both” (Poems 29) on a plate by an anonymous Chi­ nese artist, the “glaze on a / katydid-wing / subdivided by the sun / till the nettings are legion” (134)—enact a dynamic and living matrix in which existence itself is chiefly experienced in terms of contrasting relation to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the First World War—posits universal, logical rules that undergird the relation between words and world. But in the late 1920s and the 1930s Wittgenstein moved toward his more “anthropological” conception of language ( Monk 1990 , 261), recognizing the context-dependent nature of language, the extent...