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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... “Magic” in the context of its original publication in transition . Eugene Jolas’s transnational, interwar magazine cultivated transformative literary innovations with a rhetoric of magic that Jolas developed throughout the magazine. By returning “Magic” to the “American Number” of transition where...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., while making a number of historiographic interventions. These include inscribing a largely absent history of the experience of Black people affected by the Holocaust and the mapping of theretofore underacknowledged resonances between American and German ideologies and practices. Through its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... two or so decades has been the rise of trauma studies. Informed by Freud’s early work on individual and structural trauma and born from a number of factors, including the growth of Holocaust studies and the recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, trauma...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... a number of theoretical traditions, including queer theory, formalism, sociological historicism, and continen- tal philosophy. Finally, an added bonus of Song’s study is its integration of material from a series of interviews that Song conducted with prominent Asian American writers. Song, to his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
... nights, and the book version of the text became an immediate bestseller (Boyer, 203-05; Lifton and Mitchell 86-88; Weart 107-09). “Hiroshima” has remained in print con­ tinuously since its initial publication and has been required reading for gen­ erations of American high school and college...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that wonderfully. In detailed, nuanced, and theoretically deft readings of a number of the major American poets of the past sixty years, Keniston shows us the particularities of belatedness, the forms it takes, the effects it has, and the ways that it can’t help but to shape much of the significant poetry of our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... at least since 9/11 critics have been routinely declaring that postmodernism is, now, over, in the last five years an increasing number of critics have also begun to question whether postmodernism was ever a significant aspect of postwar American literary culture. It is these contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Feng Lan The Modernist Response to Chinese Art , by Qian Zhaoming , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2003 . 274 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 American Poetry and Chinese Art: New Perspectives on a Cross-Cultural Relationship The Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Literature . Larsen Nella . 1928 . Letter to Gertrude Stein . February 1 . Call Number YCAL MSS 76, Box 111, folder 2278. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale Collection of American Literature, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas papers . Larsen Nella . 1929 . Letter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the hallmarks of the in-between era of the Nineties. The angels’ opposite number, their dysphoric counterpart, one might say, was The X-Files. Equally symptomatic of the interregnum were science-fiction thought-experiments involving a world order without America. Short-lived American triumphalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 346–368.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the newest lost generation, Wurtzel describes her reaction to the informa­ tion that “six million Americans had taken Prozac” as “one of the creepiest moments” of her experience of depression (341). The explanation she of­ fers, while nominally accounting for the “creepiness,” itself raises a number...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... interpretations critics have previously considered to be settled and other poems that have received little critical attention. Planets on Tables joins a number of recent books—including Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work, Angus Fletcher’s A New Theory for American Poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric , the article explores the ideologies inherent in a supposedly neutral profile epistemology, which maintains, for example, that “data speaks for itself” and that “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” Linking the truth claims of data surveillance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Japanese camp leaders increasingly become targets of mocking humor, illustrating the extent to which patriarchal authority cuts across the distinction between camp guards and Japanese American prisoners ( Creef 2004 : 81–82), while at its end, as I will discuss below, the text achieves a pathos beyond any...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... to Time on the Cross : Herbert Gutman’s Slavery and the Numbers Game: A Critique of “ Time on the Cross ” (1975); “A Symposium on Time on the Cross ,” edited by Gary M. Walton (1975) ; and Reckoning with Slavery: Critical Essays in the Quantitative History of American Negro Slavery , edited by Paul...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...) connect both early twentieth-century African American emigrants and native-born Midwesterners to their region. However, though a few of Morrison’s legion of critics have highlighted the regional nature of her writing, and Morrison herself has occasionally commented on her Ohio roots, a persistent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Press . Debo Annette . 2012 . The American H.D. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press . Duncan Carol . 1995 . Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums . New York : Routledge . Duncan Carol Wallach Alan . 1980 . “ The Universal Survey Museum .” Art History...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
...; a wealth of primary and secondary material has substantially changed the critical conversation about his range of interests and his importance to modern—and modernist—American literary history. The most important contribution to this resurgence is the sixteen-volume edition of his collected works...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Anna Katsnelson This article argues that there are two major strains of transnationalism in works by Russian-speaking North American writers David Bezmozgis, Ellen Litman, and Gary Shteyngart. Bezmozgis and Litman focus on localism, and their short story collections Natasha (2003) and The Last...