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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Joseph Benatov The article argues that the transnational turn in American studies was born out of the demise of socialist Eastern Europe. To this day, the region has remained the unacknowledged generative transnational space that enabled the international reorientation of American studies. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a field of cultural production evokes quite the constellation of negativity, risk of aesthetic failure, and bad behavior that ‘modernism’ does” (2006, 4). 3 This scholarly interest in failure also responds to the concept’s increased circulation throughout contemporary American public life, as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Roughly a decade ago, it could be said that Charles Darwin’s thought was notably absent from the discipline of literary studies. Although Dar- win had long been seen as an important influence on specific writers or movements—Conrad and Hardy in England, for example, or American naturalism—this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... representations of the former Eastern Bloc, while also contributing to theories of US immigrant writing that bridge American, Slavic, and immigration studies. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...: Remapping the Cultures of North America by Rachel Adams University of Chicago Press, 2009. 310 pages Katherine Sugg The “transnational turn” in American Studies is often traced to the early 1990s, when the impact of postcolonial studies and global perspectives was being felt even within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of global identity that eludes both the “European national language-based” project of comparative literature and the “Cold War for- mat” of area studies. In their 2007 edited collection Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature, Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell sought to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... American by Min Hyoung Song Duke University Press, 2013. 284 pages Joseph Jonghyun Jeon Min Hyoung Song’s The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American is a book of remarkable ambition. Unmatched in scope since Elaine Kim’s 1982 study Asian American Literature: An...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... practices and the ways in which they serve as “alternative reparative sites” for loss and devastation (179). Situated at the juncture of Asian American studies, cold war studies, American studies, and genocide studies, War, Genocide, and Justice interrogates ideological frameworks of American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... century have generally not been studied through a focus on transnationalism, which has become an important category of inquiry in American studies. Shelley Fisher Fishkin (2005 : 24), for example, has predicted that “as the transnational becomes more central to American studies, we’ll pay increasing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... American poetry, Qian’s study evidences a solid grasp of Chinese art history and aesthetic conventions. Among scholars in the study of American poetry who are truly conversant with Chinese culture, Qian is matched only by Wai-limYip in his skillful integration of classical Chinese knowledge with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 studies itself, it could be argued, is another effect of the increasingly violent recent history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
... American Literary Culture by James Penner Indiana University Press, 2011. 297 pages Yetta Howard It now goes without saying that studies of American literary culture should attend to gender, and that masculinity has a particularly vexed relationship to American identity. Embedded in the modern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Nielsen, William J. Harris, and Kimberly W. Benston, whose research informs his conceptualization of 1960s African American poetry. He cites as well the recent research of Meta DuEwa Jones (2011) and Amy Abugo Ongiri (2010) that coincides with his study. Concentrating on four exemplary figures...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 June 2014
... narrative can be deployed to explore any text in which an observing narrator attempts to tell the story of another, or others, in a context where various interpretive modes compete for authority. In doing so, Kelly’s study also showcases the observer-hero narrative’s centrality to American fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the present. And it is this effort to foreground the spatial dimensions of US literary produc- tion that one sees in the enlargement of what has been variously called the transnational turn in American studies, inter-American studies, and Western hemispheric studies. Thus, in their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Poetics may prove to be one of the definitive works on the relationship between American modernist poetics and the environment. It not only combines the methods of American modernist studies and ecocriticism but also has significant contributions to offer both fields. On the one hand, Schuster’s analysis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... narrative with another? Perhaps. But it’s certainly a useful and convincing replacement, valuable for anyone who studies modernism and American literature. It’s a version of the story that challenges how and why we structure our accounts of early twentieth-century literature, whether for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the culmination of an extended scholarly project. Norman’s study is an impressive effort to resituate African American cultural arts from the civil rights era to their contemporary phase, and thereby promises to be an influential text for scholars of twentieth-century literary studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Eric Falci Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry , by Keniston Ann . Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2015 . 228 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 In Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry , Ann Keniston...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... achievements of the trilogy and of the present, culminating volume. The Tenth Muse , essentially a study of nineteenth-century American poetry though it does find a foundation in the seventeenth-century writings of Edward Taylor, sought to pursue a formalist methodology while still associating the poetic...