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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Peggy Samuels Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 w Verse as Deep Surface: Elizabeth Bishop’s New Poetics, 1938—39 Peggy Samuels I n the years that I have been reading Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry and the scholarship that has grown up around it, two remarks stand out as almost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... oscillation between surface and depth glass affords as both medium and metaphor is particularly central to Woolf’s conceptualization of memory. While Woolf may have shared her contemporaries’ anti-Victorian fascination with “pure” surfaces (embodied architecturally in glass) and the solitary insight...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... . “ Surface Reading: An Introduction .” Representations 108 , no. 1 : 1 – 21 . Bloom Harold . 1975 . A Map of Misreading . New York : Oxford University Press . Browning Robert . 1995 . The Poetical Works of Robert Browning . Vol 5 . Edited by Jack Ian Inglesfield Robert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the composition of verse and the fabric of national narratives. Whereas Pound detects the rhythmic coherence of a robust economy beneath the surface differences of documented history, Moore’s attention to the syllabic material of the prose she read and the stanzas she composed trained her attention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... dismissed as mere surface. Yet Merrill, the article contends, indulges in what he calls the Ouija’s “backstage gossip” both to establish a queer relationship to poetic tradition and to confront the pervasive menace of the Cold War discourse of the Lavender Scare, which haunts the trilogy’s 1950s origins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 709–719.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-Century Literature 58.4 Winter 2012 709 Phoebe Putnam Slowly but surely, flat is falling flat. Abstraction’s legacy of flat surfaces, here implied by Schjeldahl as having been buffed to a perniciously “fric- tionless” sheen by the late twentieth century, is being read as a legacy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of madness. I end with a brief analysis of the two passages from Mary’s safari diary in which Hemingway discusses his femininity, both to com- plicate critics’ focus on negative tropes of gender variation and to outline how the reading of gender might resist antinomies of literalism and irony, surface...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... genre like modernist poetry. As a result, the intensity and complex nature of Crane’s intersubjective intimacy has itself gone unrecognized. Deep surfaces: skin, subjectivity, and “handling” As I have suggested, Winnicott understands the “holding phase” as the vital stage of the infant’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and final tercets. Subordinate clauses (“Which is,” “That is”) and embedded phrases scatter the focus of the poem’s initial form, dissipating the parallelism with which it begins. In this sense, the enjambment punctures the surface of “The Snow Man” and lets a bit of chaos into Stevens’s sentence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 111–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the impressionists; they called him rather their “father.” Clement Greenberg influentially claimed that Manet’s modernism lay in his rejection of the illusion of depth: Manet’s paintings became the first Modernist ones by virtue of the frankness with which they declared the surfaces on which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to the surfaces of the quotidian, stressing his texts’ depictions of consumer culture, mediation, spectacle, and postmodern society and reading them alongside Jean Baudrillard’s theorizations of simulation, simulacra, and hyperreality. 1 Conversely, products of the material/ontological turn in post-1945 US...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... shore, rippling suddenly again with the illusion, and carried, twirling, shiny again and fat, towards the quick throes of another tentative conclusion, bobbing, circling in little suctions their stiff presence on the surface compels. Nothing is virtual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
... demonstrates how it instances a flatness that will eventuate in postmodernity’s notorious emphasis on two-dimensional surfaces. Deploying the work of Mi­ chael Fried and other art historians, the author incisively teases out the painting’s central ambiguity, which in turn shapes Eliot’s poem: the flat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
... in which they themselves work as confession. Mirrors and other reflective surfaces (windows, glass bowls, portraits) are fundamental to this enquiry, either covertly—as in the case of “An Obsessive Combination,” where mirroring processes are “structuralized, internalized” (Hutcheon, Narcissistic 7...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 437–460.
Published: 01 December 2019
... (1994 : 86) sees it, while schizophrenia enacts the Cartesian rift between mind and body. Drawing on existential phenomenology, Laing conceives of the body as, to use Grosz’s term, a “lived body,” constructed by way of the psyche’s projection of “the body-schema” onto its surface. As Grosz suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Chelle, Ralph’s French counterpart, refers to the American nouveau riche as nomads “who [have] no homes, who [are] born and [die] in hotels” (314).8 The novel thus associates the nouveau riche with mere surface ap- pearances. Waiting for Raymond at the Nouveau Luxe, a popular desti- nation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... It A: where the hand is literally the instrument of inscription (the fingernails), the narra­ tor repeatedly associates the movements of his body (his hand) with the savage calligraphy cut into Pirn’s flesh (the body as inscriptive surface). He relishes the nuances of his gouging and wounding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... American Women Writers and Copyright by Caren Irr Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2010. 220 pages Mitchum Huehls In their recent and already influential introduction to “surface reading”— a counter-symptomatic practice that foregrounds “what insists on being looked at rather than what we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is just as powerful a reader of Plath’s explosive poetry as she is of Howe’s complex surfaces. Ghostly Figures is able to hold together important new readings of Plath’s most well known and controversial poems (“Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus”) with new perspectives on the amalgamated long lines of Powell’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to integrate fragmentary memories in her design. While her brush flickers across her canvas, scoring it with run­ 82 TO THE LIGHTHOUSE ning lines, the boat travels upward on the visual plane, vanishing toward the horizon, as the sea is tilted upward like the flat surface...