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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Deirdre Coleman Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace Deirdre Coleman In J. M. Coetzee’s most recent novel, Summertime, Sophie Denoël, one of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Harbor into a document thick with questions, jotted afterthoughts, and a longing for political intervention. The essay’s broader purpose is to consider Moore’s revisionary habits as a species of vocal improvisation and so to offer a new angle on her emerging responsibilities as a war poet. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
... species, Charles Darwin makes an interesting comparison: No poet ever felt more delighted at seeing his first poem pub­ lished than I did at seeing, in Stephens’ Illustrations of British In­ sects, the magic words, “captured by C. Darwin, Esq.” (21) Here Darwin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... patriarchy, imperialism, and the class system ex- tends to species difference and the obsession with mastery that determines the boundary between the human and nonhuman. The novel explores the various social institutions and spaces that actively, even violently, produce the idealized concept of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Bruce Clarke New York: Fordham University Press, 2008. 242 pages Colin Milburn The posthuman evolves—virtually by definition. Transformations, modi- fications, and processes of becoming are vital functions for many diverse species of posthumanist discourse that try to imagine the beyond of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of our potential to transform ourselves, both as individuals and as a species” (2014, 183). As Aldous writes in “Education of an Amphibian,” however, whereas “the tadpole knows precisely when to get rid of its tail and gills, and become a frog,” we usually fail to harmonize our “double lives” (1956...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... lineage that positions Darwin as a precursor of the philosophi- cal pragmatism of Peirce, Dewey, and James—a channel of thought that eventually flows into the mainstream of American literary theory. Like Grosz, Menand notes that for Darwin the idea of the species is a contin- gent one. He goes on to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... vision of nature, but one filled with attractive anomalies and “originals.” Further, Moore and Bishop identified with his monumental acuity for collecting details and his doubts about readiness for publication. Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859 partly because he feared a pre...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Leaves,” and “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks,” are those that attend any reintroduced species: survival in the wild depends on a gene pool sufficiently hardy for propagation and the ability of the species to find and occupy a sustainable ecological niche. In the case of poetry, the gene...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that modernism comes bearing this news. But nonhuman animals and our relations with them bear countervailing news: that mortal obligation may not be exclusive to homo sapiens , may inhere within and between multiple species. How, one wonders, might modernism help us to a sense of mortal obligation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
... moments in the retelling of the origins of Darwin’s theory of evolution: the insights made on this five-year voyage set in motion the thinking that led to one of the most controversial books of the Victorian period, The Origin of Species. Looking at Darwin’s correspondence and his account in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... connection between the dearth of animal representations in modernist literature and the increased rate of species extinction and biodiversity loss at the start of the twentieth century. Some critics, Schuster writes, see the “literal depletion of animals” in modernity as “compounded by a figurative loss—the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... owner longs for complete rapport and to know that the dualisms between animal and human are untrue. Yet she is saddened by the inevitable disjointedness and nonsimultaneity between herself and the extimate species, extimacy being that which is exterior to one yet intimately proximate” (2006, 7–8). Its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... nonetheless legalistic authority (the church); on the side of evolutionary science we find Huxley motivated by a rational but nonetheless charismatic authority (Darwin). It would be dramatically overstating things to suggest that Huxley’s apologetics on behalf of The Origin of Species are of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... ued in themselves as pets (3-20). The intimate awareness o f nonhum an em otion that we experience in living w ith dogs or cats throws into ques­ tion our exploitation o f other species (and less fortunate members o f these same species) that have demonstrably comparable levels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the field helped shape photo history” (xxiii). And while Prodger’s focus on Expression might seem narrow, or the text less important than The Origin of Species or The Descent of Man, he shows how Expression represented an ambitious extension of evolutionary theory from visible, physical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... do, in fact must, discuss animality within discourses of atavism to some degree, those discussions often remain distant from a deep philosophical and ethical investigation of the discourse of species. For instance, when discussing O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, Seitler mostly reads animality as “a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 273–304.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and poetic meanings from youth without diminishing its “freshness” or uniqueness. Of course, this is precisely what Hall sets out to accomplish in Adolescence. Hall theorizes that individuals repeat in miniature the evolution of the human species as they transform from children into...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 218–223.
Published: 01 June 2007
... literary fiction, which he calls Literature with a capital L. That field contains another species of beast entirely. To this extent, Gelder reintroduces the high art/low art distinction abolished by cultural studies. However, where earlier versions of this divide distinguish to dismiss, the aim of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... (ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny: the developmental story of the individual as microcosm of the species). Such fictions thought of character in the functionalist terms of produc- tive force and action, and thereby shaped a teleological understanding of life, offering ideological support to a...