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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Marc Singer “A Slightly Different Sense of Time”: Palimpsestic Time in Invisible Man Marc Singer I^ .a lp h Ellison once argued, in a panel discussion with William Sty- ron and Robert Penn Warren on “The Uses of History in Fiction,” that novels have the potential to rearrange...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Hollis Robbins Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing , by Reed Anthony . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 280 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 The recurring challenge for faculty designing survey or special topics poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2021
... by considering “Clepsydra” in relation to influential readings of poetry offered by some of Ashbery’s major contemporaries (Marjorie Perloff, Paul de Man, and Harold Bloom). Exemplifying the allegorical mode of modernism that the young Ashbery resists, Baudelaire’s poem manifests the triumph of linear time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 June 2021
... problematic through its handling of history and time. Examining this struggle in Lessing’s writing can shed light on how the interplay of space and time informs the intertwined histories of realism and modernism in twentieth-century fiction, and on how Lessing’s work contributes to current debates about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Rob Doggett H I Writing Out (of) Chaos: Constructions of History in Yeats’s “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” and “Meditations in Time of Civil War” Rob Doggett The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. — Oscar Wilde...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Hillary Chute Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 B4I “The Shadow of a Past Time”: History and Graphic Representation in Mans Hillary Chute Because I grew up with parents who were always ready to see the world grid crumble, and when it started feeling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Lisa Mullen The shocking defamiliarization of the everyday that took place during World War II created a crisis in modernist aesthetics. This crisis emerges both in Eliot’s anguished meditation on time, space, and infinity in “East Coker,” and in Powell and Pressburger’s playful satire about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., these poems illuminate the historically consequential processes by which a poet is called to her subject, and by which her poetry in turn solicits the reader’s attention. Bishop invokes the imperial violence of her time to suggest that poetic description—and the reader’s collaborative concentration—engage our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... It argues that Woolf’s equation of synchronic time, water, and the landscape of the Scottish Hebrides expresses an important turning point in England’s imperial-oceanic sensibility, including the ways in which “Britishness” was conceived relative to a devolving archipelago. Ultimately, Woolf’s novel relies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. 11 Throughout her life, Woolf repeatedly turns to the Greeks. She documents with pride...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ioana Luca The article examines how writers Miroslav Penkov, Lara Vapnyar, and Aleksandar Hemon engage and reconfigure representations of the former Eastern Bloc in US literature, including stereotypes that have been circulating in Western Europe for a long time. These texts transform prevailing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Helena Feder While we are increasingly challenged to imagine a world without humans, we have also become increasingly attentive to the subject of empathy, in popular culture, the humanities, and the sciences. In The Time Machine (1895), and a number of essays on evolution or extinction, H. G. Wells...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Brian Gingrich This article locates the place of Willa Cather’s work in literary history by revealing its relation to a central tradition of aesthetics. If at times her work has seemed to waver between romanticism and realism, if today it seems destined to be associated with modernism, yet another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of baroque allegory will be introduced in the end to address the article’s central question: How can any one poem be both classicist and dadaist at the same time? © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 Dada First World War modernism T. S. Eliot Walter Benjamin Perhaps the most salient feature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., a commitment to the idea that these histories are defined by racial sentiments against blacks and Jews, respectively. This essay considers Styron’s commitment to the economic explanation alongside the fate of that explanation in Robert William Fogel and Stanley Engerman’s controversial history of slavery, Time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... consideration of how the illusion of transparency invites connection to other times, places, and people—and just as readily forecloses it. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Material history Mrs. Dalloway “A Sketch of the Past” Virginia Woolf visual culture Works cited Armstrong Isobel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and Dora Marsden. This rivalry took place over several years, was waged ultimate­ ly for status and recognition, and had marked effects on the work of both writers. Underlying it were several other binary oppositions: nov- elist/philosopher, time/space, subject/object, male/female, word...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 369–392.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of process. As Henri Bergson memorably argued, in order to establish a timeline (or punctual clock-time), moments or states must be imagined as distinct from one another, not as overlapping, melting together, or mutually evolving ( [1913] 2001 : 91–103). The very orderliness of our pro- and retrospection...