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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Julian Murphet Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Julian Murphet Coetzee and Late Style: Exile within the Form Julian Murphet Let us trace a theme, but more than a theme, an enactment, of exile as it has come to inform the recent work of J. M. Coetzee. Exile I mean not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... political effectiveness precisely within formal autonomy. By tracing the presence of the Cadillac in US rhetorics of race, the nature of the dozens as a formally hermetic expressive form, and the signifying potential of conspicuous consumption, I demonstrate the radical and utopian content of Ellison’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... second chapter, and the placement of Gurnah’s character, Kalasinga, as a Naipaul figure within the novel’s action. Gurnah’s novelistic play dramatizes the tension and concordance between his own generation’s and Naipaul’s postcolonial articulations. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 East...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel Jacob’s Room . To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, this account contrasts a “compositionist” ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of modernist ethics. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a result of her reactionary tendencies and concludes that despite Butts’s intuitive sensitivity to the nonhuman energies that permeate human society and culture, her work betrays an elitist resistance to the inclusion of all sociocultural groupings within an idealized English community. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... antiauthoritarian thinking. Caught between this rock and hard place, the novel became a casualty of an ongoing battle within the Left between postmodernists and proponents of Old Left structure. Neither camp accurately assessed Vineland , however, because the anarchist politics on which it is structured have been...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... national borders. This identification between two people with differently marginalized—and inherently sexualized—identities shifts within and outside the border of the United States, and, in this, Crane explores the nature of social marginalization as it relates to US national identity. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Specifically, the most characteristic poetic landscape in Eliot’s early poems (the urban cityscape) develops within a tradition dominated by Walt Whitman, the most significant American urban poet prior to Eliot. Rejecting the notion that Eliot was a disconnected and detached cultural observer so immersed in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason Vredenburg In both the critical literature and the popular imagination, Jack Kerouac’s seminal road narrative On the Road is often viewed as a celebration of American individualism and frontier myth. Placing the novel within the context of the changing approach to automotive infrastructure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sociohistorical lens drawn from World War I nursing memoirs and medical history. Situating her behavioral antinomies within the discipline of wartime nursing demonstrates Catherine’s capability to repurpose her role as an instrument of war: through her affective labor, Catherine establishes human connections...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... canines, these works succeed in writing the human ignorance of nonhuman animal worlds, but they also expose the fissure within human autobiography itself. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 alterity animal anthropocentrism autobiography modernism Anthropocentricism, in some sense, is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Marianne Hirsch’s term), by which cultural memory constrained in a traumatic return to the past in present identity and within the island’s boundaries can open to its transnational diaspora, expanding from a rehearsal of historical grievance to an exploration of contemporary responsibility. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... one’s private project of self-cultivation. The article critically assesses this position, traces its implications in Wharton’s fiction and nonfiction, and briefly reviews its place within the broader context of liberal thought from Kant, through Matthew Arnold, to Lionel Trilling. Copyright © 2018...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jung-Suk Hwang Contextualizing American Pastoral within Newark’s history from the 1940s to the 1990s, including the 1967 riots and their continuing effects, Philip Roth contrasts this poor black city with the protagonist’s idealized image of America—a wealthy WASP suburb. Although largely neglected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the past, the recognition that the past need not determine the present. Because this realization is thematically bound up with a celebration of nonprocreative sexuality and with an ambivalent critique of futurity, it anticipates a number of contemporary emphases within queer theory. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
... textual examples that include three Virginia Woolf novels as well as Rebecca West and Hannah Arendt’s post-World War II reporting, Reichman makes a compelling case for the influence of modernist aesthetics not just on specific developments within the law but on the emergence of a new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Woolf, James Joyce, Rose Macaulay, and Rebecca West— take a series of cross-bearings on these questions, with each case study centering on a particular issue within the journalistic debates. His chapter on T. S. Eliot, for example, focuses on Eliot’s perception that journalism had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 255–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
... already undergone so far as its textual representa- tions are concerned. I begin with this well-known tension within modernist concep- tions of selfhood because it is a tension to which Finn Fordham is very much attuned in his excellently researched and sensitively argued study of modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... terms from Claude Lévi-Strauss (from a book excerpt that had just been published in the Partisan Review) that carried within them a judgmental weight. Tribes that cooked the day’s catch were more advanced than those that simply fell to devouring it. What was strikingly unfair about such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... behavior” (117). Moses attributes Stein’s treatment of habit to her early discovery of Darwin’s work on the dynamic relation between repetition and innovation. Stein became interested in this less well-known thread of Darwin’s theory, which posits that “variations within a repetitive sequence are not...