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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 513–519.
Published: 01 December 2020
... political and revolutionary violence. In chapter 6, Outka reimagines “The Second Coming” as a poem of “viral violence” and asserts “illness-based destruction . . . as a powerful, overlooked force in the pantheon of Yeatsean violence.” The evidence for this reimagining includes the neglected biographical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... : 177) “has dominated its field not so much through direct competition with other programs as through a ‘viral’ process of self-reproduction across the system of higher education,” not only including the public relations campaigns launched by Engle but also the recursive processes through which the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Lacanian symbolic, language is, for Burroughs, a viral, yet necessary imposition on material life, a system of social control structuring our very conception of reality. If, as Burroughs puts it in Nova Express, “Word begets image and image is virus” (48), Burroughs and Brion Gysin concisely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... practice Langston Hughes’s “Note on Commercial Theatre” poignantly critiques, the word “plagiarism” rarely enters the conversation (1990, 190). (One wonders what Hughes would say of white culture’s appropriations of the “Harlem Shake” that recently have gone viral across the Internet.) As not only an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
... established by the poem’s open­ ing lines, this process also suggests one that is analogous but opposed: in infection, viral genetic material combines with the host’s, resulting in offspring of a sort in the form of new viruses. (Merrill’s “vast facility” of death echoes medical...