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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 414–436.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ryan Hibbett Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Imagining Ted Hughes: Authorship, Authenticity, and the Symbolic Work of Collected Poems Ryan Hibbett T e d Hughes’s recently published Collected Poems runs 1331 pages, the table of contents alone taking 29. It sits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adrian Wanner The city of Odessa has gained prominence in twentieth-century literature as a symbolic hub of sensuality, irreverent humor, and criminal ingenuity. While Odessa’s storied ethnic diversity is now largely reduced to a Russian/Ukrainian binary, the multicultural and Jewish Odessa lives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... an “artificial” stereotype as a symbol for artistic self-reflexivity? By addressing such issues in O’Connor’s work, this essay in turn poses questions for the discipline and institutionalized procedures of literary criticism. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 academic disciplines analytic philosophy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... unspeakability of the events, Delbo’s text oscillates between self-consciously aestheticized language and graphic physical representations of abject bodies. The irruptive visceral descriptions confront the reader with automatic, embodied repulsion in order to highlight the gaps in symbolization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
... with the maternal object (the pre-Oedipal phase) is abandoned for a symbolic-social identity based on the division of self and other.7 The mecha­ 129 TWENTIETH CENTUR Y LITERATURE nism of melancholia—the encryption of the lost object within the self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2001
... into bodily symptoms (such as coughs, convulsions, limps, or linguistic distortions) which function as physical metaphors of psychic distress. In other words, trauma is con­ verted into somatic symptoms that function as “mnemic symbols” of dis­ content (Freud 2: xviii...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the symbolically apprehensible and the not-linguistic, the speaking and the non-speaking. For Berger, the figure of the dys-/disarticulate resides, or at least is imagined to reside, at the boundary of the social-symbolic, a liminal place where there is no adequate terminology. As dis articulate, this figure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... They are at best distractions from activist priorities, and at worst ruses that diffuse black political strength. The dichotomy between political utility and creative signification Carmichael poses continues to inform academic discussions of black cultural or symbolic politics, and an important case in point...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... that for Lacan the “unconscious, then, is closer to the real than it is to 252 Review the symbolic” (157), and that “the imaginary is closer to the real than is the symbolic,” we find ourselves confronting an extraordinary misreading. This is largely because Hakutani does not acknowledge Lacan’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... dancy in the “myth and symbol” school of American criticism.4 A product of the fifties intellectual tradition, Roth has described his introduction to “high art” in the academically inspired ideals of high modernism filtered through the language of New Criticism: “I imagined fiction to be some­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the polemical call for minimalism on which Pound predicates imagism lead him to castigate the openness of symbolism, the suspicious vagueness of political rhetoric, and the usury he detested in world finance: all betray an uncontrollable excess he found anathematic. Recent studies of Pound have tended...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with his category of the symbolic—is but one element in his tripartite schema of subjectivity and its relationship to the social. The other two elements of course are the imaginary and the real. While the imaginary largely overlaps (and overdetermines) the symbolic, the real is precisely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., communities are formed not only through their particular structural or material pattern but also through the symbols, folklore, and heritage that bind them together. Such an “interpretive attitude” imparts a sense of relation to the larger political and social structures and estab­ lishes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... disrupt “literal” signification, and thus, by creating uncertainty, ambivalence, and paradox, destabilize meaning. Julia Kristeva distinguishes the semiotic, which she as­ sociates with the voice and body of the mother, from the symbolic, which is bound up with the paternal word and the law...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the significance of objects and develops a theory of aesthetics that seeks to unveil their essence ( Ding an sich ). It is not until he reemerges in Ulysses (1922) that we begin to see the implications of his exploration into the hidden life of things. For by overcoming the symbolic authority of objects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to the patient’s past, it also belongs to the future, because the repressed is only ever produced by and in analysis itself. It is in this sense that for Žižek the repressed returns “from the future” (Sublime 55), for it is the symbolic outcome of analytic work. Part of the horror of Babi Yar in The White...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... is “unforgivable” both because it is radically other, nonhuman and in no need of forgiveness, and because it has been made to serve as a symbol, bearing the ideological freight of sin and predestination that a word like “unforgivable” implies. The setting of the poem, its view from prison, connects its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
... reconciliation with time and his absent dreams. Hannibal ’s conclusion dramatizes the shift in focus from Starling’s desire to symbolically undo the death of her lamb in The Silence of the Lambs to Lecter’s desire to undo the death of his sister. The novel leaves it unclear if the (mentally and authorially...