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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
... travelogue Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941). Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 Black Lamb Harriet Hume India Orientalism topographies Yugoslavia When I am in a mood to slip out of life into fantasy, London enables me to pass in the drooping of an eyelid into a mere reenactment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
...) associates flatness with secrets. Used as an organizing principle, they suggest, secrets become thinner and more ubiquitous until form and content dissolve into each other, and nothing is left to hide. And in J. Hillis Miller’s essay, “Derrida’s Topographies” (1994: 18), even as the surface seems to hide...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., the topography of Dublin was being violently altered by the events that led to the independence of Ireland in 1922. By drawing on the form of the map, therefore, the novel necessarily engages a specific cultural and political geography of Anglo-Irish relations. How, then, should we read the importance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... register of such modern incongruities. The study concludes by arguing that physical settings in the work of Samuel Beckett, which vacillate between blankness and detail, abstract and concrete, defamiliarizing and “intimately familiar” (209) topographies, may be read as part of a lineage of troubled...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of character in Snaith’s work. In line with Henri Lefebvre’s work on the social production of space, Snaith’s spatial analyses of London trace different topographies that illuminate how various colonies subtend and haunt the unreal city, signaling London’s inherent instability. Instead of reifying London’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and shaped by influences and interests from far away. (14) Barnard starts with a chapter on J. M. Coetzee’s writing that uses the Twentieth-Century Literature 53.4 Winter 2007 530 Review spatial concept of the “dream topography” to explore the “ethical and political dimensions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of “phantasy”4 and projective identification, relevant to this anxiety is their primary concern with psychic inside and outside. Such theoretical preoccupations with psychic topography can be contextualized in (and regarded as a radical critique of) a contemporary middle-class urge to make a clear...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
... and adjustment” (145), and Ashbery s propensity for “disappearing paths and slippery topography” (174). 242 Review Chapter by chapter, Costello earns her generalizations about each poet’s characteristic stance through deft close readings of poems that will be familiar to most readers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... as they heave a dense and tangled mass with crude implements to a capricious rhythm of weathers and seasons. Although a plot may not be recoverable from a metaphor’s topographies, a range of settings usually is, and from their associations may emerge the actors, op­ pressions, resistances, and lingering...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
... dialectic of “globalization”—of an eclipse of old imperial and post-imperial topographies by the giddy 3 Julian Murphet disorders of neoliberalism’s various border violations—then the chal- lenge would seem to be a double one: to plot the newer sequence of the post-Disgrace works within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and atmospheric pressure and topography make all the dif- ference in the world!’ My voice cracked on the word ‘difference.’ ” Here is the geographical production of sexual difference at its most elemental. It’s as if Haussmann’s spatial divisions have acclimatized citizens in the most 313 Thomas...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 March 2000
... A Literary Man’s London to “How They Would Write London,” which parodies the many tired ways—historical, sociologi­ cal, and literary—in which London was represented over and over again.7 These books, with tides such as Literary Landmarks of London (Hutton) and A Literary Topography of Old London...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and Mansfield with the narrative occasion for both a critique of the totalizing forces of social power and a creative vision for mobilizing that power differently. Nightwoods labyrinthine topography of corruption, desire, and despair finds a fitting mouthpiece in Dr. Matthew Dante O’Connor: Irish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in the longstanding poetic tradition of pastoral elegy: Woolf’s miniature topographies situate loss in a manner not altogether different from those landscapes in which we seek “a consolation for our mortality” (Schama 15), or those places of pastoral elegy “in which human loss is integrated into the rhythms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 329–362.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of nothingness” (178) in Beckett as the site of hope. As the irreducible stuff of the universe, resistant to conceptualization, the muck is a cipher of the nonidentical and the ungraspable absolute. In the allegorical topography of How It Is , the mud resembles a pantheistic divinity, which promises to “restore...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... society and region. In his 1934 “Aesthetic of Regionalism,” Ransom extends the argument he makes in “Reconstructed but Unregenerate” about the necessary relation among (naturalized) racial hierarchy, environmental materiality, and aesthetic practice by attributing racial segregation to topography. He...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... a commodified form that, while projecting the appearance of a fixed and stable topography, conceals the basic facts of its material (re)production and the superexploitative social relations behind it. Mitchell (2003 : 246) concludes that, “ as dead labor, as the physical embodiment of reified social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 472–492.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., a nine months’ wonder, the city the man, an identity—it can’t be otherwise—an interpenetration, both ways (4) Paterson I, subtitled The Delineaments of the Giants, opens with a descrip­ tion of the topography of Paterson in bodily terms: “Paterson lies in the valley under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 328–345.
Published: 01 September 2000
... TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE The plot of Howard’s End advances primarily through a ceaseless translatio of things, a straying of objects across the topography of the novel that draws characters into worlds either desired or feared. Hence Forster devotes long sequences to chance meetings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of Hurt the Nation. Ed. Pheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1998. 362-70. Denning, Michael. “Topographies of  Violence: Chester Himes’ Harlem Do- mestic Novels.” The Critical Response to Chester Himes. Ed. Charles L. P. Silet. Westport...