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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and imagining on the attempted reembodiment or, in this case, eventual disembodiment, of the body in pain. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 Maurice Blanchot embodiment narrative pain trauma Prior to her turn to prose, for which she was chastised by the German-speaking press, Ingeborg Bachmann...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Richard Badenhausen Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Mourning through Memoir: Trauma, Testimony, and Community in Vera Brittain s Testament of Youth Richard Badenhausen A s she first began to sketch out a plan for writing Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain (1893-1970...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Elizabeth S. Anker The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination , By Reichman Ravit , Stanford University Press , 2009 . 213 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Law,  Trauma, and Modernist Aesthetics The Affective Life of Law: Legal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of recuperating the English translation of the diary within the context of the scant supporting historical documentation and memorialization of Berliner women’s experience during the occupation. Second, it demonstrates how the diary produces a feminist account of survival and a narrative for collective trauma...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 437–466.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Maren Linett Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m “ New Words, New Everything” : Fragmentation and Trauma in Jean Rhys Maren Linett Je a n Rhys’s novels present an intriguing case study for thinking about the status and meaning of fragmented text. With their polyvocal, nonlin­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samuel Cohen The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction 1962–2007 , by Bachner Sally , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2011 . 172 pages. Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995–2010) , by Pozorski Aimee , New York : Continuum , 2011 . 175...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Trevor Dodman Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI “ Going All to Pieces” : A Farewell to Arms as Trauma Narrative Trevor Dodman Bullet wounds do not cause severe bleeding unless they hap­ pen to injure some large trunk or smash one of the larger bones. Wounds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the atrocities of the Second World War—including freezing, starvation, immolation, and enslavement—to mitigate Lecter’s cannibalistic classism and restore his humanity. Lecter is rendered mute by the trauma of consuming his sister, the patrician Lecter Castle becomes a Soviet orphanage, and Lecter’s eventual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... stress and of Irish neutrality. Weaving together Beckett’s intertextual relationship with Dante’s Divine Comedy , the commonplace that Emergency-era Ireland was a cultural “purgatory,” and the language of trauma studies, this essay suggests that Watt can be productively read through the paradigm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Thomas F. Haddox Gayl Jones’s novel Corregidora has most often been read as testament to the continuity of the traumas of slavery and sexual violence across temporal and spatial boundaries—traumas transmitted and affirmed both through familial descent and through the enduring vitality of the blues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... unsanctioned by military authority. This reframing of A Farewell to Arms as Catherine’s war story rather than as her love story also reveals a Hemingway sensitive to how the trauma of World War I rewrote identity for women as well as men. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Ernest Hemingway World War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Amanda K. Greene This essay argues that Charlotte Delbo’s deployment of disgust in her memoir Auschwitz and After (1995) challenges the ethics and possibilities of trauma representation. As opposed to beautifying concentration camp victims through elegiac memorialization or claiming the sublime...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of Holocaust and trauma studies in recent years. In Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust Representation and the Hegelian Subject, Paul Eisenstein explores how the Hegelian subject might be redeemed for Holocaust and trauma studies from a milieu that has sometimes led to its preemptive burial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 June 2012
...” (64). Forter begins his chapter on Faulkner, “Versions of Traumatic Melan- cholia: The Burden of White Man’s History in Light in August and Absalom, Absalom by reworking the dominant understanding of Freud’s theory of trauma. He distinguishes his reworked model of trauma by its reliance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... summary of Berger’s position, see his entry on “Trauma” in Keywords for Disability Studies (2015). 2 Berger points out that two of the defining books in these fields, Cathy Caruth’s Unclaimed Experience (1996) and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson’s Extraordinary Bodies (1997), were released just...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... constructed narratives— in particular, historical traumas— can affect the shape o f literary endings. This is espe­ cially the case, I will argue, for historical literature, work whose focus is explicidy on the past and always implicidy, as a result, on the way that 372 M iddlesex...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the literature but evident throughout Asian American textual production from criticism to historiography to political organizing. As Tang points out, the field is deeply preoccupied with the past, and this concern, she argues, is expressed as repetition, forms of trauma, pastiche, intertextuality, and self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2001
... tagonists can be read as hysterics: subjects haunted by the past, characters who unconsciously express repressed memories of psychic trauma through physical symptoms and use a corporeal discourse to articulate what is otherwise unspeakable. Drawing on insights from psychoanalysis and em­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is] the most radically embodying event in which human beings ever collectively participate. —Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain Theories of conflict and theories of embodiment share a common critical vocabulary. The discourses of trauma, testimony, and witness are integral to both; both are subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 467–476.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Mollie Kervick In chapter 5, Backus and Valente continue their discussion of the X case to examine the role of childhood trauma in contemporary Ireland through Tana French’s mystery novel In The Woods (2007). By including their analysis of a text by French, the authors join a growing cohort...