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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Laura Otis Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Monkey in the Mirror: The Science of Professor Higgins and Doctor Moreau Monkey in the Mirror: The Science of Professor Higgins and Doctor Moreau Laura Otis In 1916, when George Bernard Shaw published Pygmalion in book form, he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Carrie Rohman Atavistic Tendencies: The Culture of Science in American Modernity , by Seitler Dana , Minnesota University Press , 2008 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 ReviewsReview Atavistic Tendencies: The Culture of Science in American Modernity by Dana...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Carrie J. Preston Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: H. D., Loy, and Toomer , by Vetter Lara , Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . 219 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Reviews Religion and Science in the Making of Modernist Bodies Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 273–304.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Colin Gillis Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Lawrence’s Bildungsroman and the Science of Sexual Development Lawrence’s Bildungsroman and the Science of Sexual Development Colin Gillis In the 1922 postscript to Sigmund Freud’s “Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Megan Poole Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism , by Walter Christina . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 352 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Fashioning a foundational book within contemporary modernist studies is a rare occurrence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... anthropological, heritage—when she represents characters’ undeserved, uncompensated pains. Woolf’s thinking aligns her with Charles Darwin in the natural sciences. Like Darwin, Woolf makes tragic chance inseparable from the theater of life. This essay reads Woolf’s oft-cited rejection of teleological form and her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 187–189.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Michele Elam The winner of this year’s prize is Mark A. Tabone’s “Multidirectional Rememory: Slavery and the Holocaust in John A. Williams’s Clifford’s Blues.” The judge is Michele Elam. Elam’s scholarship and teaching in interdisciplinary humanities research spans literature and social science in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Helena Feder While we are increasingly challenged to imagine a world without humans, we have also become increasingly attentive to the subject of empathy, in popular culture, the humanities, and the sciences. In The Time Machine (1895), and a number of essays on evolution or extinction, H. G. Wells...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... angel of Lübeck and John Glenn’s World’s Fair appearance; aspects of the Raketen-Stadt and the fair’s US Science Pavilion; and Pynchon’s many towers and elevators and that signature feature of Century 21, the Space Needle. The conclusion attends to the fair’s traces in Against the Day and Bleeding Edge...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
... appeal to science and the figure of the scientist in high-modernist statements of poetics, and second the methods and intellectual models ofVictorian natural history that Darwin actually practiced. In what follows, then, I will explore the ways in which poets of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
... question: Why can’t poets (or literary critics, or humanists) read science? What cultural strictures or habits of thought make us regard the invocation of Darwin’s name—es­ pecially when it comes to explanations of culture—with suspicion? In answering these questions I do not propose to stake...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... human, a concept that the sciences of Woolf’s time were steadily, if ambivalently, eroding.1 This distinction between human and nonhuman orders of being has been called “the most devastating imaginary of our epoch” (Esposito 161), and the growing interest in this threshold across a range of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Read Poetry? Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love" homes right in on my own literary critic’s readerly resistance with virtu­ ally shocking, laser-like precision. To cite one of the closing lines of the argument, literary critics can’t read science (nor do they always want to) when, like the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Justus Nieland The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, and Information in American Biological Science, 1870–1920 , by Thurtle Phillip , Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2007 . 381 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Justus Nieland Modernity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
... “entangled bank” inOrigin as the bank of a railway cut- ting). This established tradition of work in science and literature has more 637 Vanessa L. Ryan recently been challenged for presupposing the priority of science, looking first and foremost at the way literary writers respond to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... science and technology, on the other. Martin Hei- degger is an outstanding example of a philosopher who tries to reanimate language from this perspective. For Heidegger language is not only the dwelling of Being; it is also equipped with the mystical power to interpel- late, to call and bid things...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and I go back to it when I feel like that; now I must get in touch with the contemporary scene, and not necessarily the literary one; the scien­ tific one perhaps. (Baker and Golding, letter 12 August 1965) Science? What could he mean? Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors, as many...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 539–574.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., units of matter in dynamic (chemical or gravitational) interaction.1 The lines demonstrate Merrill’s close identification of mental losses with material ones, and reveal in a rather minimal but clear form Merrill’s absorption of language and imagery from the sciences of the mind. Less clear is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... last novel, Beautiful Losers, then renouncing fiction for the life of a singer-songwriter and occasional poet. The British science-fiction writer J. G. Ballard completed a tetralogy of apocalyptic science fictions begun in 1962, then reoriented his fiction toward the technological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... global masses, Wells exhibits a frequently noted ambivalence toward the actual presence of anonymous mass humanity in his utopian and dystopian 290 Modernism, Disciplinarity, and H. G. Wells science fiction. He seems unaware of the irony in, for example, actively...