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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... 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. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 June 2012
... sentimental, ‘simpering,’ and (thus) insufficiently manly” (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... “forcibly severed from the social fabric, stigmatized, silenced, possibly physically dismembered” (2). As dys articulate, this figure is “blocked from language, standing at the convergence of all of language’s impasses: those of injury, trauma, neurological variation, socio-political silencing, and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... already 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... language that would disorient the reader in turn” (10–11). Likewise, “the discontinuous narration, full of jumps into different time periods, had to be invented to make a reader feel something akin to the dislocations of temporality endemic to those marked by trauma” (11). Wyatt also calls on Jacques Lacan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and women’s rights been so imperiled and so Twentieth-Century Literature 54.3 Fall 2008 401 Suzette Henke little understood. Beset by unendurable personal losses and overwhelm­ ing cultural trauma, Woolf persisted in the “struggle to forge common values” (32) in a brave new world whose...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... novel therefore does not replicate the conditions of large-scale catastrophe but instead those of an anxious, uncertain everyday in order to imagine a moral framework for bearing witness and responsibility in trauma’s ongoing wake. Kaja Silverman claims that historical trauma—whether a war, an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... that the study of American literature and culture might take in the years to come. O f the three, From Guilt to Shame is most directly preoccupied with theoretical questions of intention and meaning. In it, Leys builds on her last book, Trauma: A Genealogy, to argue that recent models of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... psychoanalysis—to both its inter- pretive richness and its respect for “hidden truth.” While The White Hotel subordinates Freudianism to the terrors of history, it finds the trauma of the Shoah within psychoanalysis itself, encoded in Lisa Erdman’s illegible hysterical symptoms. It points to what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
...” (79). In these melodramatic stagings of guilt and apology, it is the trauma of the American fall from innocence, as a result of the country’s military “adventures” in Southeast Asia, that is most in need of redress. We might recall here Clint Eastwood’s film Gran Torino , set in Detroit, in which...