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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 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Ellen Spolsky Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel , by Zunshine Lisa , Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2006 . 198 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m Reviews How to Do Things with Novels Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 413–442.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Paula E. Geyh Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 From. Cities of Things to Cities of Signs: Urban Spaces and Urban Subjects in Sister Carrie and Manhattan Transfer Paula E. Geyh However the city may really be, beneath this thick coating of signs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Wharton claims, requires drawing a sharp distinction between the private-intellectual and social-practical realms or, as one of her characters puts it, between the “things you read about” and the “things you do.” Curiosity, if it is to be sanctioned by Wharton, must be quarantined to the former sphere, to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 640–662.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Robert Volpicelli Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Robert Volpicelli Against Things: The At-Home Objects of Marianne Moore Robert Volpicelli From 1965 until her death in 1972, Marianne Moore lived at 35 West Ninth Street in Greenwich Village. Moore’s Greenwich Village apart...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and forgiveness” (216). Undermining his own recondite theories of language, Andahl engaged in a public speech act that couldn’t avoid meaning: a confession, a linguistic appeal for a response of forgiveness. At the Acropolis James finds the same thing. Everything that frustrates lan­...
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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 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 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 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Young Man (1916), Stephen learns about 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Bisexuality and Woolf’s Opposition to Theories of Androgyny inclined, and I can’t help finding it mildly foolish; though I have no particular reason. For one thing, all the young men tend to the pretty and ladylike, for some reason, at the moment. They paint and powder, which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . Brown Bill . 2001 . “ Thing Theory .” Critical Inquiry 28 , no. 1 : 1 – 22 . Brown Eric C. 2006 . Insect Poetics . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Buell Lawrence . 1999 . “ Introduction: In Pursuit of Ethics .” PMLA 114 , no. 1 : 7 – 19...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Stephen Schryer Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo , by Chodat Robert , Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2008 . 254 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Postskeptical Criticism Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of...