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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... texts by Woolf, Joyce, Ford, and others as particularly influenced by the affective elements of speculative fiction. Works cited Dinshaw Carolyn . 2007 . “ Theorizing Queer Temporalities: A Roundtable Discussion .” GLQ 13 , nos. 2/3 : 176 – 95 . Massumi Brian . 1993...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 105–112.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Go (2005). Rather than emphasizing these texts in relation to their particular historical and cultural moments, or the generic conventions of either science fiction or speculative fiction, Linett focuses her four chapters on these novels as examples of “textual laboratories, seeking fresh ways...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... 305 “Speculative Fictions of Slavery.” American Literature 82.4 (2010): 779- 805. English, James F. The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Culural Value. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2005. Farred, Grant, and Michael Hardt, eds. Theory Now. Spec. issue of South...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... it) of rigorous criti­ cal engagement, music criticism, analytical or speculative fiction (a la Poe, Borges, Hoffmann, or Auster), notes on poetics, lectures, and interviews, with subject matter ranging from Whitman’s interest in phrenology to Kamau Braithwaite’s “broken language” to H.D.’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
... As Patricia Nelson Limerick ex­ plains, although white settlers in the West viewed “the acquisition of prop­ erty as a cultural imperative,” speculation stripped the social fiction of property of all its softer, justifying touches. Speculation revealed ownership to be a purely concep­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to postulate and explore the existence of parallel dimensions”—and the imaginative interventionism of the SF sub-genre “speculative fiction,” the techniques of which, Teverson notes, “fulfill distinctive political aims” through the operation (though he does not use the term) of a Suvinian cognitive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... constituencies he felt that honoring an oc- togenarian British woman writer of speculative fiction was meant to satisfy. But Bloom had in 1986 already recorded his misgivings about Lessing’s “very severe limitations”—primarily stylistic—complaining that “inflating her im- portance” is “inescapable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
...” is an example of what Nicholas Ruddick (2009 : 2) calls “prehistoric fiction,” a “speculative literary genre dependent on extrapolations from scientific or quasi-scientific discourse.” This relatively neglected subset of science fiction relies on the idea of human prehistory, the emergence of which dates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... tendencies than that presented in the national allegory in artful, ambitious ver- sions of speculative fiction, such as Abdourahman Waberi’s In The United States 537 Caren Irr of Africa (2006), David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (2004), or Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 (2004). Differentiated from the twenty...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ali Chetwynd Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature 1945–1975 , by LeMahieu Michael , Oxford University Press , 2013 . 244 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Ali Chetwynd Fictions of Fact and Value:  The Erasure of Logical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Karl Kroeber Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual , by Treuer David , St. Paul : Greywolf Press , 2006 . 212 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Reviews A Turning Point in Native American Fiction? Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual by David Treuer St...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
... but to be comprehensive. Branch embodies an essential ambivalence toward facts. Although even fiction cannot evade them, any interpretation is automatically dis- missed as speculation. However, as Branch goes through the evidence, he begins to suspect that his project serves another purpose: “Can’t a man die...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... politics after the Great War. This impressive résumé of political activity during a much studied time in European history might have been enough to merit biographical scrutiny, but Jameson was first and foremost a writer, the staggeringly prolific author or editor of seventy books of fiction, criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 347–351.
Published: 01 September 2006
... ing the fiction itself. The many excurses into biographical speculation weaken his arguments. In an otherwise compelling analysis of chivalric models of masochistic eroticism in Across the River, Fantina pauses to speculate about Hemingway’s relationship with a young Italian woman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Postmodern Discontent: Contemporary Fiction and the Social World.” Symploke 12.1/2 (2004): 43-68. Morelyle, Jason. “Speculating Freedom: Control and Rescriptive Subjectivity in the Work of William S. Burroughs.” Retaking the Universe: William Burroughs in the Age of Globalization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... (or decentered) on the khora , the void, the receptacle that Kristeva envisions as maternal, an otherness akin to nothing and its iconoclastic productivity. Once Vicks’s theoretical frame has been laid out, the book proceeds to examine different figurations of nothing in modern fiction. Each of the five...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 293–328.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and mutual implication of civil society and state, first articulated by G. W. F. Hegel and developed by Hannah Arendt. The essay rereads Hegel’s state/society diremption through Gillian Rose’s conception of “speculative thinking” and the historical openness of the “broken middle.” It argues that “Cyclops...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of vibrant feminist theory, much of which sees asking questions as a political and gendered activity. For instance, Jane Gallop speculates that “to end with questions, not to conclude, but to be open” is as close as we may get to “a truly feminist gesture” (32). Yet if we look more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... ouldn’t even be such consequences as might arise if others know what you’re reading. This is still in the realm o f speculation, but I’d say that the distinctions between fiction, narrative, story, and novel are going to have to been taken more seriously before a fuller answer to why we read...