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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of Progressive-era reforms in order to articulate how servants supplement representations of modern female interiority and relationality. Rather than privileging a psychoana- lytic framework, I explore how psychosocial configurations in Wharton’s texts both invoke and contain the feminized labor conflicts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... is not inherently progressive or regressive as a social relation rooted in spatial immediacy. It is, rather, Woolf’s desire to extract herself from the scene of passing by means of possessing private space— allowing her to shut out the kinds of complicated relationality within which passing imbricates her and her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... gives way to a planetary relationality. Moraru sees the “cosmodern imaginary” (2, 8) as the extension across cultures of the ethical and relational impetus in much recent philosophy, theory, and imaginative literature; it is relationality on a global scale. With the fall of the Berlin wall...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., and Michael Snediker have argued, queer theory in recent years has swerved away from its transformative ambitions and be- come mired, glumly, in an “anti-social thesis” that looks skeptically upon relationality, futurity, and temporality.3 Lee Edelman’s No Future is the most prominent piece...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
... resist power without questioning the very terms of relationality, com­ munity, and sociality that the culture of redemption ordains. As Kaja Sil­ verman tells Bersani in a recent interview: You valorize the moment of dissolution or “shattering” because you cannot imagine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
... affective transmission through innovative literary form, Woolf frees her narratives to propose alternative modes of relation. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 affect impersonality relationality Virginia Woolf In an early scene in Virginia Woolf ’s The Voyage Out (1915), Clarissa Dalloway...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... relations and interactions. Rather, Eliot’s notion of impersonality is much more closely aligned with Bergsonian 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... life.” It is the relinquishment of an acquisitive, possessive relationality that calls out more contingent, serial relatability. In “Sociability and Cruising,” Leo Bersani (2010 : 46) takes Simmel’s sociability as an analogue to certain performances of queer sexuality, describing the ease...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ), cosmodernism, a “form of modernism in which modernity’s imperialist rationality gives way to a planetary relationality ” (65), or “post-postmodernism” (66), McHale descries a shift from the “dualistic or Manichean world-view of the Cold War” to a “vision of multipolarity, or even a polarity.” McHale’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that the subject can enter into relationality: “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” Seen in dialogue with “Song of Myself,” Prufrock’s sparing use of the object pronouns “me” and “us” throughout his song thus indicates the extent of his disconnectedness from the objective world, and his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
...) is defined as an outward manifestation of a person’s high capacity for feeling, relationality, and attachment— not , as the DSM has it, as dysphoria.” Works Cited Aizura Aren Z. Cotten Trystan LaGata Carsten Balzer/Carla Ochoa Marcia Vidal-Ortiz Salvador . 2014...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that astrophysicists, geolo- gists, or paleontologists are talking about when they discuss the age of the universe?” (9). The intensity of his impatience with what he calls “cor- 384 The New Cultural Geology relationism” (5) is palpable, and characteristic of the new cultural geology in general. Since...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of studying postsocialism has opened up another promising line of research. Such approaches demand critical relationality and comparative frameworks that highlight the connections between the “Second World” and global processes, past and present, outside of the old Cold War binaries. They also make clear...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 359–384.
Published: 01 December 2021
... : 170), Helga’s permeability warns against a relationality so intense it swallows the self entirely. Helga’s wrong feeling, then, does not merely entrap her in a cycle of desire and punishment; it makes her complicit in that cycle. As a result, she often seems to wound herself. Consider...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to live what is impersonal or deathly in personal terms. We fail, but successfully; we die, but vitally. While Robin’s mode of impersonality is instructive as an act of resistance to heteronormative modes of sexual subjectivity and relationality, its cost of being unable to participate in the world...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and if thinking about intimacy teaches us anything it is that such boundaries are only ever relationally and precariously constituted. 313 Julie Taylor The ostentatiously circumlocutory phrasing in this poem also suggests intimacy as necessarily excessive and discoloring, as corrupting meaning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 323–352.
Published: 01 September 2022
... (2014 : 9) argues that for Coetzee the concept of style can be defined as “form understood relationally,” but Coetzee’s complex account of literary relationality is fundamentally temporal rather than spatial. This is the key to Coetzee’s later poetics of embeddedness. Indeed, Coetzee’s understanding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 405–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
... not as a metaphysical substance or unified ego but as an embodiment of temporal and spatial relationality, a being oriented not by the fixed point of a unified ego but by its constantly changing orientation and investments in the world. To say that Dasein is prepositionally is to articulate Dasein’s being...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in this regard. Abdur-Rahman (2015) argues that Giovanni’s Room anticipates a deconstructive approach to identity that understands selfhood as constructed relationally, in contrast to a marginalized other. Drawing on Baldwin’s comment in a 1979 interview that “white people invented black people to protect...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... Steven Rendall. Los Angeles: U of California P, 1988. Edkins, Jenny. “Remembering Relationality: Trauma Time and Politics.” Memory, Trauma, and World Politics. Ed. Duncan Bell. New York: Palgrave, 2006. 99-115. Gal, Allon, and Athena S. Leoussi, and Anthony D. Smith...