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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Paige Reynolds Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 “Chaos Invading Concept”: Blast as a Native Theory of Promotional Culture Paige Reynolds It is Chaos invading Concept and bursting it like nitrogen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Robert Genter Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Toward a Theory of Rhetoric: Ralph Ellison, Kenneth Burke, and the Problem of Modernism Robert Genter In 1937 a major shift in American intellectual circles occurred with the rebirth of the literary journal Partisan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
...David J. Letzler Gravity’s Rainbow , Domination, and Freedom , by Herman Luc and Weisenburger Steven , University of Georgia Press . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Thomas Pynchon, High Theory, and the Legacy of the Long Sixties Gravity’s Rainbow...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Brenda S. Helt Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Bisexuality and Woolf’s Opposition to Theories of Androgyny Passionate Debates on “Odious Subjects”: Bisexuality and Woolf’s Opposition to Theories of Androgyny and Sexual Identity Brenda S. Helt Contemporary scholarly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... first appeared, reading it alongside Jolas’s individual contributions to the magazine’s language of magic, and considering the ways it anticipated the verticalist theory that Jolas would go on to cultivate in the magazine, this essay recovers Porter’s contribution to the magazine’s aesthetic vision...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Derek Ryan This essay argues that a posthumanist ethics is at the heart of modernist aesthetics. Drawing connections between literary ethics and posthumanist theory, it reads D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” and Virginia Woolf ’s essay “The Death of the Moth” as examples of nonanthropocentric ethical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... recent authors have also found promise for Bildung in new biological theories of development and evolution. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Aldous Huxley bildungsroman embryology heterochrony Julian Huxley modernism recapitulation theory “I am looking for a device to present two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... weapon. In contrast to the privileging of bearing witness in post-Holocaust theories of language and suffering, this essay argues that Barker and Djebar ultimately suggest that, in the face of war’s atrocities, not speaking is an equally valuable act. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Algerian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Matthew Sandler This paper poses the work of Gertrude Stein as a challenge to contemporary scholarship centered on theories of failure. Demonstrating that Stein’s notion of failure as a precondition for success derived from nineteenth-century selfhelp books, I follow her work with this paradox from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the past, the recognition that the past need not determine the present. Because this realization is thematically bound up with a celebration of nonprocreative sexuality and with an ambivalent critique of futurity, it anticipates a number of contemporary emphases within queer theory. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... inadvertently drawn into wartime intrigues, forcing her to turn vigilante in an effort to expose abuses of power at the highest levels of government. Although farfetched, these pulp fictions may, in fact, contain a kernel of truth. Following (the real) Woolf’s theory that “bad books are not the mirrors but the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., which also operates in a dual manner, where the conversation about extinction reveals a fear for the future of the human but also acknowledges the inevitable disappearance of humanity. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 thing theory extinction posthumanism objects Bill Brown Jane Bennett...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the unionization drive and feminist protest occupation of Grove in 1970. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Barney Rosset critical theory Henry Miller history of the book obscenity Between its founding in 1951 and its labor crisis in 1970, Grove Press stood at the epicenter of...
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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 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... what are commonly assumed to be inherent tensions between them. Essays might consider historical, political, or cultural intersections between the terms, discuss the impact of antisemitic thinking on the development of philosemitism, reevaluate earlier theories of antisemitism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Daniel A. Novak Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution , by Prodger Philip , Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009 . 320 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Daniel A. Novak Darwin at the Edge of the Visible Darwin’s Camera: Art and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... linked ever more closely in the integrated circuits of global communication networks: robots, androids, cyborgs (the technological posthuman). Likewise, we could attend to those forms of critical theory that, in discovering the so-called human subject to be nothing but the constructed product...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... inspiration over the past three- quarters o f a century. Once a laurelled star o f literary criticism, Eliot has more recently been cast by postmodernism as the reactionary gatekeeper o f a masculinist, elitist, and monolithic modernism. W ith the incorpora­ tion o f gender theory, feminism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
... exhilarating, frequently brilliant, and full of gifts critical, philosophical, and aesthetic. It is the kind of book that at moments makes one feel like cheering. Why Wittgenstein? For Altieri, Wittgenstein functions not only as a fresh source of philosophical theory about the nature of expression but also...