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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 w Reading Word, Image, and the Body of the Book: Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin s Cave Birds Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux From Yeats and Pound to Stein and Williams and the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, fine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Steven Gould Axelrod American Poetry after Modernism: The Power of the Word , by Gelpi Albert . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 316 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Albert Gelpi has now completed his critical trilogy on US poetry, a project nearly fifty years in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... were typically collaborative productions and because the finished film is so much more than the words in the script. As Cerasulo argues, “Most Hollywood writers learned quickly that there is no such thing as ‘the script as a whole.’ . . . The Hollywood script is a written invitation to make art...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 193–218.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Shannon McRae Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Glowed into Words ’ ’: Vivien Eliot, Philomela, and the Poet’s Tortured Corpse Shannon M cRae ./Vfter he finished the poem that irrevocably transformed twentieth- century poetry, T. S. Eliot set about rewriting himself. Shortly...
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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 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Greg Chase Where Addie Bundren’s bitter statement in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that “words are no good” has often been read as concerning the universal shortcomings of language, this article turns to the philosophy of Faulkner’s contemporary Ludwig Wittgenstein for a more context-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Ulysses , shows us how this love of fate is tied to the object-world. He first learns, in A Portrait , that words are linked to objects, and then learns that both objects and words harbor a secret significance. He learns that objects and things are not always congruent and that they possess radically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... consciousness and in language when permanent suffering—the historical and metaphysical injustices of twentieth-century modernity—is made to overdetermine what happens to living, thinking, and speaking in the space of literature and narrative. For Beckett’s protagonist, words, ideas, and images are instruments...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... lyric subjectivity—a way of telling one’s own scandalous story through someone else’s words, even words intended as hostile, discovering poetic and sexual pleasures where others see only anxiety and dread. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 The Changing Light at Sandover Cold War sexuality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... intersections of literature and composition. We will be accepting submissions of traditional scholarly inquiries (4,000 to 7,000 words) and shorter reflective pieces (500 to 2,000 words). Regardless of one’s individual affiliations to literature or composition, the po­ litical, pedagogical, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... (306) One does not think to question the preacher’s scholarship, but he has made a mistake, and the mistake is emblematic of the specious ambi­ tions of language in the novel as a whole. The mistake involves the subtle falsification of Saint Paul’s words. What his first letter to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... from the authority of the paternal word and an affirmation of the semiotic otherness of the maternal voice. The term semiotic here refers to those pri­ marily aural, vocal, or physical qualities in language, such as rhythm, stress, repetition, echo, silence, and so on, that inform and can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... convention. A letter of recommendation, the nominee’s CV, and two copies of a sample of his or her scholarly writing (not to exceed 9,000 words) should be sent to Carola M. Kaplan, President of the Joseph Conrad Society of America; Department of English & Foreign Languages; California State...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... described as a form of “appropriation” for the purpose of “dis-propriation.” . . . Only after having absorbed so much knowledge was he able to undo it. He did not use bor- rowed words to construct and deconstruct a tower of Babel; he rather contracted his sources, so as to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
... motions of characters, the bodies that produce words, and the move- ments required by speech. The aesthetic questions pondered by both Stephen Dedalus and Leo- pold Bloom in Ulysses echo contemporaneous debates in psychological aesthetics concerning the body’s role in perceiving art. Stephen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... (“Rhetoric” 39) The word “postmodern” conjures up a number of concepts and asso- ciations that are by now quite familiar: incredulity toward metanarratives; incommensurability among different forms of knowledge; the com- modity- and nostalgia-driven cultural logic of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2007
... paraphrase of its argument, to explicating the system of belief or thought imagined to lie behind the words. Little attention has yet been paid to the working of this conceptual poetry itself, to the textual construction of its presumed meaning. To begin to read the Four Quartets as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... destabilizing previ­ ously existing structures, “[opens up] each system to its heterogeneous components” (15). Sandover vividly dramatizes the opening of the authorial self to rela­ tions, systems, discourses, and forces that exceed it. Indeed, in words that 143 Claudia Ingram W. H...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to interpret Beloved and argues that Sethe’s experience with slavery teaches her the Lacanian tenet that the word “manifests itself first of all as the murder of the thing” ( Lacan [1953] 1977 , 104). Wyatt writes that, rejecting the word and the principle of substitution, Sethe embraces “a...