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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 June 2021
...David Sergeant This essay argues for a fuller recognition of the key transitional status of The Four-Gated City (1969) in Doris Lessing’s career. As an attempt to recalibrate the basic coordinates of the realist inheritance, the novel develops a strongly spatial narrative mode that coincides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Thomas F. Haddox Gayl Jones’s novel Corregidora has most often been read as testament to the continuity of the traumas of slavery and sexual violence across temporal and spatial boundaries—traumas transmitted and affirmed both through familial descent and through the enduring vitality of the blues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Irene Yoon This essay demonstrates how Virginia Woolf negotiates problems of temporal, spatial, and intersubjective distance through the modern—and increasingly transparent—landscape of interwar London. Through readings of “A Sketch of the Past” and Mrs. Dalloway , I argue that the perceptual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of spatial and communal autonomy. As a result, it fails to take into account the “mutually constitutive relations between space and identity” (181). Locating the Destitute does the slippery and careful work of analyzing space as both a material lack and a metaphor. Drawing upon Henri Lefebvre’s concept...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
... the interlocking spatial politics maintaining gender roles as part of an imperialist territorial Englishness. Thinking insularly, Laura confines her politics to domestic concerns, and her critique of domesticity as a justification for domestic politics extends only as far as England’s bor­ der. In the scene...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
...-Century Literature 49.2 Summer 2003 164 Ulysses and the Rhetoric of Cartography Joyce at work on the ‘Wandering Rocks’ was to see a surveyor with theodolite and measuring chain” (124—25). Likening the precise spatial plotting of the chapter to the surveyors practice of marking and mea­ suring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 354–363.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Francisco in the early 1970s” (qtd. in Rosenkranz 4). Stylistically and formally, comics were modernist. Underground comics were self-consciously, explicitly “avant-garde” in their approach to narrative possibility, pushing on temporal and spatial constraints of comics form. In the underground...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... literature of the apartheid years and immediately after, and it provides us with a formula­ tion of the politics of place (per her subtide) that not only illuminates the South African situation but also contributes enormously to conversations about “the reassertion of the spatial in critical social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... era is a progenitor—perverse as it may be—of turn-of-the-century Celtic revivalism. Hence the survey’s unprecedented effort to imagine the “nation” as a spatial totality, but in local scales, was not simply an instrument of state power but also a nuanced and contradictory affair in which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in the 1910s and 20s is remembered for its sexual, social, and aes- thetic freedom and experimentation, a proper accounting of this period is not complete without understanding the geographic and discursive forces that constructed, regulated, and quarantined the spatially and so- cially...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the plastic world of “spatial relations” (Fry, “Some Questions” 23) is the effect of extreme formalism.3 Woolf, in contrast, strove to invent “a system that did not shut out” ( Writer’s Diary 189) and to unify psychologi­ cal and spatial, vital and formal values. As distinct from the still-life painter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... explain each other.11 In “their essence,” Spiegelman says, comics are about time being made manifest spatially, in that you’ve got all these different chunks of time—each box being a differ­ 201 Hillary Chute ent moment of time—and you see them all at once. As a result you’re...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
... constituted an obstacle to this historicization o f contemporaneity; that it has, moreover, privileged the “present” as a principle that, in effect, stands outside its own historicity. Jameson’s powerful diagnosis o f “a certain spatial turn” in the postm odern (Postmodernism 154) has, under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... tinctions regarding painting as a spatial art and poetry as a temporal one, proclaiming them to Cranly as his own: “An esthetic image is presented to us either in space or in time. What is audible is presented in time, what is visible is presented in space” (212). Following this, Stephen’s ru­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... conversations and practices. Modernist Voyages participates in the “spatial turn” within the new modernist studies and yet distinguishes itself by restoring the issue of gender to current debates within the field. Feminist scholars of modernist literature, particularly Jane Garrity and Anne Fernald, have...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... ground. In her 2005 presi- dential address to the ASA, Karen Halttunen dismissed cultural geography (possibly the most practical application of recent Continental aesthetic and spatial theories) for its “dazzlingly incomprehensible vocabularies” (Giles 143). According to Halttunen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
... is found at a confluence of key modernist discourses and techniques, notably the rupture of literary and patriarchal traditions, experiment with cultural appropriation, and the development of spatially self-conscious narrative. Tracing this movement from the modernist mode of Harriet Hume to the late...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Bowen and the New Cosmopolitanism à la Virginia Woolf, Bowen jostles back to an objective voice; likewise, just as she approaches the “spatial language [of] modernist ‘style,’ ”—Frederic Jameson’s phrase for how English modernists render “the unrepresentable [social] totality” in figures...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to stay focused, alert, and alive. As it sketches the city as a non-place, A Woman in Berlin also raises questions about urbicide as the context for experiences of bodily trauma impacts perceptions of spatiality, narrative formation, and memory. 7 Upon realizing his defeat, Hitler wanted Berlin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... through late nineteenth-century transformations of “industrial infrastructures, perceptions, and information processing” (76). At stake here is the “relationship between the spatial practices of extractive mercantile enterprise and natural history” (128). For Thurtle, both prac- tices...