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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345-349.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Megan Poole Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism , by Walter Christina . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 352 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Fashioning a foundational book within contemporary modernist studies is a rare occurrence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53-78.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kaelie Giffel Bringing together Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story and Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” this essay argues that Benjamin’s concept of “constellating” events that are noncausally yet historically related to each other is uniquely able to help us grasp the specificity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 309-327.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Walter Benn Michaels 2011 The Beauty of a Social Problem (e.g. unemployment) The Beauty of a Social Problem (e.g. unemployment) Walter Benn Michaels In his new book on volume one of Capital, Fredric Jameson remarks that in the “affluent post-war 1950s and 1960s,” Marx’s idea that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98-104.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Samuel Cohen The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History , by Michaels Walter Benn , Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2004 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 41 Reviews It’s the End of the World as We Know It The Shape of the Signifier: 1967...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 516-538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... preferences, Franzen locates his subjects within a specific postmodern economy of images. Taste becomes an increasingly complex subject as the novel proceeds, however, and a number of the plot’s revelations turn on shifting relations to the media. Patty’s husband Walter takes a job as an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 504-512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in comparison to the high arts, a question of value that is at stake throughout Graham’s study. Graham’s opening chapter, “Musical Literature, its Theory and Practice,” provides the text’s most extensive theoretical, historical, and methodological overview. Beginning with Walter Pater’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347-370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... contribution to the rationalist humanism that drove the imperial and political identity of Great Britain. As Jane Goldman has noted, Woolf thematically connects Mr. Ramsay, whose intellectual energy is restored as he reads Sir Walter Scott’s The Antiquary , to “John Ramsay (1736–1814) of Ochtertyre, Stirling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 433-435.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., of course, is not unique in recognizing a sense of weariness and despair in Nostromo, but his explanation for it is, and so is his discussion of Conrad’s philosophy in relation to that of Thomas Hobbes, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, and even Slavoj Zizek. In the study’s final chapter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245-253.
Published: 01 June 2010
...) Sanskrit texts today? Sawhney draws on an array of thinkers, counterbalancing such West- ern theorists as Hegel, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Giorgio Agamben, and Paul De Man with South Asianists ranging from Romila Thapar, J. A. B. van...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128-137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... because it is too painful” (119)? And I am sure that I remain unconvinced by Walter Benn Michaels’s critique of the novel, on which Bachner approvingly draws, for blinding readers to poverty through its focus on racism. 5 As it was argued that The Plot against America was written in response to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481-512.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., edited by myself and John Walters 481Twentieth-Century Literature 60.4 Winter 2014 481 Shane Graham (2010), and of Hughes’s brief correspondence with a young Bessie Emery—soon Bessie Head—edited by David Chioni Moore and pub- lished in Research in African Literatures (2010). These...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295-316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the power differential between Hurston and her white employers would require minimizing the pleasure Hurston herself derives from them; she admires the form of eruptive play on offer in these encounters, if not the distribution of its mechanics. Unlike Walter Benjamin, who focuses on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 514-525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... pages Robert Chodat Walter Benn Michaels was once described as having “dual audiences” (Jeffrey Williams 125), shifting in his work between theoretical essays such as “Against Theory” (1982) and Americanist books such as The Gold Stan­ dard and the Logic of Naturalism (1987) and Our America...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31-46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...), Clayhanger (1910), and Riceyman Steps (1926), Bennett became a critically acclaimed author, and as a reviewer for the New Age and then the Evening Standard, he became one of Great Britain’s most influential critics. By the 1920s he was a “public figure,” as Walter Allen notes: He was a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396-400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... scholars such as Cary Nelson in Repression and Recovery and Michael Twentieth-Century Literature 54.3 Fall 2008 396 Review Denning in The Cultural Front and elaborated in the diverse researches of Alan Wald, Barbara Foley, Walter Kalaidjian, Michael Davidson, Rachel Blau Du Plessis, Michael...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 419-447.
Published: 01 December 2008
... talents of Madison Avenue advertising executives and journalists and cultural critics such as Walter Lippmann. The committee was hugely successful, and as Dos Passos sardonically reports in U.S.A., “the war was great fought from the swivel chairs of Mr. Creel’s bureau in Washington” (449). Here...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 437-466.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Gender of Modernism)17 Anna is remembering her time with Walter Jeffries, a lover who has in effect pensioned her off. Then she switches scenes, thinking, “And another clock was ticking.” In the published novel, this scene seems more coherent, distinguishing what appear to be two time frames...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 378-384.
Published: 01 September 2005
... our understanding of multiculturalism. Unlike, say, Walter Benn Michaels, who argues that multiculturalism makes the mistake of locating agency within groups rather than individuals, Lee— treating multiculturalism not as an intellectual mistake but as a social activity— contends that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414-421.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., West, Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood by Tom Cerasulo Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. 216 pages Daniel Worden In his classic essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Re- producibility,” Walter Benjamin notes that film presents viewers with a unified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494-503.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., in her posthumously published 501 Joel Burges Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno, suggests the problem with his conflation of this tradition with Weber and, especially, Horkheimer and Adorno. Saler’s account of dia- lectical...