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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of black and white radicals in the Marxist tradition, work that has also been undertaken in literary studies by scholars such as Alan Wald, Cheryl Higashida, Jodi Melamed, and Mary Helen Washington, who have made great strides in recovering the work of black radical literary writers. 3 As Joseph writes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of World War II and engaging the work of Richard Wright and Albert Camus, Baldwin identifies in fascism. The seductions of fascism are obviated by the “acts of creation” by which “the individual” emerges. mikko.tuhkanen@tamu.edu Copyright © 2024 Hofstra University 2024 binding Black studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (1): 85–93.
Published: 01 March 2024
... (1953), Rankine’s citational practice in Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (2004), and the interdisciplinary methods of Black studies allows Andrews to account for the development of a kind of Black writing less focused on expressing racialized subjectivities than on thinking critically about the formation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... for the advancement of a Queer Black Studies, if he had provided illuminating and representative examples of this tendency. 276 Review Missing are useful recent examples of the problem that he is trying to address. Reid-Pharr also makes numerous references to the historical specific- ity of his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... Unless they have children, it’s pointless” (178). Jim agrees, saying “We’re too selfish,” and the two men part ways (179). 11. In addition to Ross’s reading of Giovanni’s Room, also see Ferguson; Henderson; Holland; McBride, “Straight Black Studies”; and Reid-Pharr. 616 The City...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Court ruling. Her opposition to the decision derives as much from an interest in preserving forms of black pedagogy developed under conditions of constraint—a desire approximating the call for black studies made much later by Cedric Robinson, Adrian Piper, and Fred Moten—as from her more conservative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . Graff Gerald . 1987 . Professing Literature: An Institutional History . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Harney Stefano Moten Fred . 2013 . The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study . New York : Minor Compositions . www.minorcompositions.info/wp-content/uploads...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 346–368.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Glazer, Nathan. We Are All Multiculturalists Now. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997. Giess, Darryl. J., and Barbara Hernstein Smith, eds. The Politics of Liberal Educa­ tion. Durham: Duke UP, 1992. Ignatieff, Michael. Scar Tissue. New York: Farrar, 1994. Karenga, Maulana. Introduction to Black Studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2023
... . 2009 . “ New York Writing: Urban Art in Don DeLillo’s Underworld .” Caliban , no. 25 : 467 – 78 . 10.4000/caliban.1753 . Harney Stefano Moten Fred . 2013 . The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study . Wivenhoe, UK : Minor Compositions . Heise Thomas . 2011...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in the role of griots. … All these poems issued from the idea that the blues singer or jazz saxophone player is … the contemporary griot—a role that the poets, of course, already accepted for themselves” (9). While the role of the griot is often noted in studies of Black Arts poetry, no book has concentrated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 199–204.
Published: 01 June 2024
... they did not conform to an English-speaking tradition despite Villagrá’s inexorable link to the history of the Southwest” (33). American literary studies, by contrast, has a more longstanding—albeit relatively recent—practice of incorporating the work of Black authors. Fernandez cites the slave narrative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., the genealogical study that revealed Helen as having African ancestors means she is Black. But here, thinking, “To hell with the world! To hell with society!” Helen considers that “all talk of race and color was damned foolishness” ( BNM 129). Her postpartum revelation is the one moment, in Dana Carluccio’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of historiography, qualify as neo-segregation narratives. This difficulty, however, may not be so much a problem with the book as it is a paradox at the core of black literary and cultural production. That is to say, Norman’s study will likely launch a discussion over this question, and the resolution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... us believe (see Kakutani 2017) . 1 For recent studies focusing on the figure of the black soldier in twentieth-century literature, film, and visual art, see Bernier 2015 , James 2007 , Whalan 2008 , and Wald 2007 . 2 Even David Levering Lewis’s expansive biography, W. E.B. Du...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 127–148.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., listening thus serves to demarcate the intellectual author from the folk characters, in this essay I try to illuminate how listening promotes collaboration between them—a collaboration that also draws in the reader. Framed this way, if listening offers Hurston a methodology for studying Black folk culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to literary criticism published in the last ten years, during the 1990s and early 2000s, the heyday of whiteness studies, bell hooks (1992) , David Roediger (1999) , and Mia Bay (2000) all published substantial works on Black knowledge of whiteness. 11 Jane Davis (2000) also deals with literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... novel’s unequivocal place not only within the African American literary canon, but also within the canon of works available and of interest to critical race studies more generally. All of this is not to diminish the important interventions made by Abandoning the Black Hero, but rather to point...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
....” Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation. Ed. Pheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1998. 91–114. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. New York: Norton, 2006. Attwell, David. Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... declaring that “in the Southern dawn lies the possibility of racial redemption embodied in the creation of an art that is grounded in the history of a dying black folk” (154) differs significantly from my reading of Cane's conclusion. 2 Biographical studies dominate the critical work on Jean...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 352–359.
Published: 01 September 2006
... have touched on religion and African American culture, such as Theophilus Smith and James Dolan. Nevertheless, Dolan’s study, The Sermon and African American Literary Imagination, is narrowly focused on the sermonic form, and Smith’s Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black...