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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...)socialist knowledge. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Central and Eastern Europe immigrant theater postsocialism transnational theater women in the theater Through theatricality, the other is positioned and understood. —Jon D. Rossini, Theater in the Americas Saviana...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... reserved. American studies Cold War Eastern/Central Europe immigration studies postsocialism Russian American literature Slavic studies Soviet Union US immigrant writing This special issue calls attention to an emergent body of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural...
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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 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” ( Funk 2004 : 701), in which feminist issues are either invisible or shaped by socialist ideas that prioritize class over gender. Kristen Ghodsee (2004 : 730) has observed that for women from Central and Eastern European countries “resistance against class oppression” was much more relevant than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... create communities of reading about the former Eastern European/Soviet spaces as well as point to publics and counterpublics (in Michael Warner’s understanding) of the former socialist space. Warner’s work is particularly central to the discussion of literary circulation, as a “public comes into being...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The concept of a “new Europe” denotes the desire of Central and Eastern European countries to plunge into capitalism. Wlad Godzich (2014) , however, has called the postsocialist Eastern Bloc “Second-Hand Europe” to denote its difficulties with building a strong civil and liberal society in the face...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... 1 The historically apt phrase denotes the bloc of Cold War communist states of Central and Eastern Europe. Clare Cavanagh (2009) makes a similar point about critical neglect of Eastern European poetry (see Quinn, 38–39). 2 In his survey of transnational literary studies, Quinn notes only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lawlessness pepper the North American landscape. Transnationalism and repatriation are central themes for Shteyngart, who came to the United States at the age of seven. In two of his novels, he sends his protagonists on return trips to Central and Eastern Europe. The main character in the Russian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
... thoughtful arrangement ensures that we focus on the central figure. With his back turned to us, the slender boy stands upright on a rug, holding aloft the head of a muscular reptile whose lithe body coils twice around his torso. The fact that the creature clothes the child’s chest and back means that the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... voice of American intellectual life. Unlike other migrant labor groups (Italians, Irish, Chinese),Jewish immigrants and refugees arrived as a single cultural group due to massive pogroms and persecution in Eastern Europe at the turn of the previous century, bringing along with them an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... witness, Conrad’s 1911 novel, Under Western Eyes, depicts the underground dealings of administers and challengers of the Russian state as they travel across various geopo- litical, cultural, and linguistic terrains of Europe. Suggesting the central role testimony will play in this text, Conrad...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... deafness makes him uniquely suited to mobilize the tropes of suffering associated in the American mind with Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, encompassing the ravages of World War II (we learn that Kaminsky’s grandfathers “fought / the German tanks on tractors” [ DO 12]) as well as Stalinist and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
... exclusive Jewish language), Baal Makhshoves [Israel Isadore Elyashev] observed that the mark of Jewish literature has always been its bilingual­ 68 Review ism. Moreover, this trend did not begin with the emergence of Yiddish in middle and eastern Europe but operated even at the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., Sea Garden engages the same questions of international, cosmopolitan identity and American national belonging that are central 47Twentieth-Century Literature 56.1 Spring 2010 47 Celena E. Kusch to modernist debates about defining US literary identity. Far from evading the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Carrillo Eastbound: Travel, Orientalism, and the Jewish Question,” returns to the Guatemalan writer Enrique Gómez Carrillo but takes up his early twentieth-century travel writings focused on eastern Europe and the far Orient. Siskind notes that Gómez Carrillo’s travel to colonized regions makes clear that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., like many writers in both Paris and Havana, developed a lifelong interest in Buddhism. In his middle period, particularly in Cobra and later in Maitreya (1978), the question of how to engage the culture and ideas of Buddhism became a central preoccupation. I argue in what follows that Cobra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... into the twentieth century, with a plot that encompasses the last of the major caravan trading trips from the East African coast into the interior as far as the eastern Congo, the novel addresses events that are concurrent with those depicted in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness . At the same time, as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Eastern bloc writers had to contend. To ignore it is to court nos­ talgia. To engage w ith it, however, is to risk writing fiction that makes the same point over and over: technological consumerism is an infernal machine, technological consumerism is an infernal machine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... has come to embody the powerful and independent central authority over highway development that Bel Geddes called for. Holder of a series of powerful positions in both state and city government from the 1920s through the 1960s, Moses wielded tremendous influence, both in the discipline of urban...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., for example, involves the concept of a (frequently underage) sexual labor force. Meanwhile, The Soft Machine’s central chapter, “The Mayan Caper,” recodes the anti-imperial Guatemalan revolution as the tale of a heroic individual’s struggle against big government. Burroughsian...