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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... those issues have seemed separate only because critics have thus far had an incomplete view of Moore’s work in the 1930s, the decade in which they converge. “Pigeons,” it concludes, is the salient poem for seeing the Protestant Moore and the scientific Moore come together in a deep exploration of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... characteristics), a phenomenon famously studied in axolotls by Huxley’s brother Julian and widely heralded in the 1920s and 1930s as the key to human evolutionary and social success. Huxley’s scientific engagements in Eyeless in Gaza may be particularly sophisticated, but, as I conclude, other modernists and more...
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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 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 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to photography and scientific illustration makes some important arguments relevant for literary scholars interested in Victorian visual culture in general and Darwin in particular. Prodger’s main focus is on the dialectical relation between Darwin’s work and nineteenth- century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of knowledge production that may be broadly labeled scientific, Foucault argues, the abyss between words and things leads instead to the construction of a neutralized language, one that would be so thoroughly stripped of accidents and alien elements that “it could become the exact reflection...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... an old notion of personality” (25). She then insists that modernist impersonality has more to do with exploring the essence of personality and directs scholars to consider the modernists’ turn toward optical science and the visual-scientific vernacular as a means of creating what she describes as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and claimed for himself the god-like power to create his own world, his own virtual reality. Free Fall (1959) had more obviously employed scientific meta­ phor—the state of free fall or freedom from gravitational law—to describe the moral drift and lawlessness of the narrator, Sammy Mountjoy; and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
... scientific humanist arrogance that lies behind the character of Dr. Bradshaw in the novel. It expands our understanding of Septimus and allows us to take more seriously some of his more seemingly marginal comments and thoughts about animals. And it astutely delineates the Darwinian undertone to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... object of scientific scrutiny and a matter of increasing social exigency. In this chapter Weinbaum juxtaposes Darwin’s Sexual Selection with Freud’s essay “The Aetiology of Hysteria” to demonstrate how “racialization is intimately bound up with women’s sexual agency and wayward desire...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
...-evolving species and challenging the anthropocentric moorings of subjectivity itself. For Woolf, as for Septimus, Darwin’s evolutionary theory provided the conceptual apparatus for thinking “scientifically” about the natural continuum of life, even as it supplied a vocabulary for asserting and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 273–304.
Published: 01 September 2014
... beginning of the twentieth century depict, from different vantage points, a gap between childhood experience and adulthood that emerged in literary and scientific discourse concurrently. In both texts, any connection between childhood and adulthood lacks narrative coherence. For Lawrence’s Paul...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
... heirs. Her choice of Darwin instead of a more contemporary scientific figure is revealing in that it allows her to sidestep a number of conventional twentieth-century ideas about science. In her next letter to Stevenson, Bishop writes of finding a reference to Darwin in William Carlos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... criminal and noncriminal deviance. Although the concept had arisen in European psychiatric dis­ course toward the end of the nineteenth century, a complex combination of scientific, legal, social, and political changes helped to transform it dur­ ing this period from a condition to an identity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... investigation strikes me as especially timely, given the fashion of the new scientific persuasions as well as the grave political ramifications of neo-Darwinist ideologies, reflected in US policy both foreign and domestic. In short, if this essay does not concern itself with the broader power questions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... questions have been explored. Matthew Arnold famously argued that it is precisely in the wake of Darwin’s dis- coveries, as well as of disenchanting scientific discoveries more generally, that people have “turn[ed] to poetry to interpret life for us, to console us, to sustain us.” Indeed, he goes so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... grid of time and space, Joyce’s writing is equated with the rigorous method and precision of scientific practice. The true modernist auteur, Budgen’s account suggests, is no longer merely a writer fabricating sto­ ries from the stuff of imagination but a cartographer ordering the world according...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... superficially about M ount Rai­ nier—manipulates different perspectives to engage in a particular critique regarding nature, American tourism, scientific knowledge, and language itself. Such a critique is suggested by Moore’s 1923 notebook, which envisioned “An Octopus” and “Marriage” as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., and the less scientific search for imagined or exotic animals continues even as the already remote possibility of finding such creatures diminishes as diverse habitats disappear. Similarly, apocalyptic narratives increase even as we collectively behave as if our actions do not hasten our demise, while...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
... biological or “scientific” meaning of race only to insist on neat divisions of racial his- tory that would be incoherent without that biological meaning propping them up. In Appiah’s analysis, only biological community can yield those “common histor[ies]” that align properly with racial identity...