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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Oliver Harris Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Cold War Correspondents: Ginsberg, Kerouac, Cassady, and the Political Economy of Beat Letters O liver H arris n June 23, 1953, an aspiring poet employed as a copyboy for the New York World Telegram...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Claire Seiler Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry , by Quinn Justin . Oxford University Press , 2015 . 218 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Justin Quinn’s new book tracks the movement of Central and Eastern European (primarily Czech) and American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... “political instrumentalization of the literary text.” 3 See Chin et al. 1997 : xii. 2 Kim (2010 : 8) asks us to consider the Cold War “not solely as a historical epoch or event, but as itself a knowledge project or epistemology.” 1 See Zhou and Najmi 2005 ; Davis and Lee 2006 ; Park...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jelena Šesnić The article examines the emergence of new post–Cold War geopolitical imaginaries in the creative work of Croatian American writers Josip Novakovich and Neda Miranda Blažević-Krietzman. This work addresses memories of (post)socialism, develops transnationalized images of the wars in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... decline for the consolidation of postsocialist diasporas in the United States and for the constitution and maintenance of US Cold War imaginaries, which continue to inform US policy making to this day. The new cultural productions show how experiences of (post)socialism have helped shape new transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... dismissed as mere surface. Yet Merrill, the article contends, indulges in what he calls the Ouija’s “backstage gossip” both to establish a queer relationship to poetic tradition and to confront the pervasive menace of the Cold War discourse of the Lavender Scare, which haunts the trilogy’s 1950s origins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... depiction of the poetic subject’s individual experience to a critique of individualism itself as manifested in the American political worldview of the Cold War era. It reads “Beyond the Alps” as a demonstration of the way Lowell is able to wed both critique and depiction of individuality together through a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as a Boeing technical writer, and Century 21 goes unmentioned in work on the novel’s allusions by Steven Weisenburger and others. Pynchon responds throughout Gravity’s Rainbow to Century 21, particularly its Cold War views of space-age futurism and nuclear weapons. I draw new connections between the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of two Westinghouse time capsules—the first buried in 1938 and the second buried in 1965. In his reading, these capsules epitomize the apocalyptic mood of the Cold War. They are, after all, buried in a fifty-foot-deep “immortal well” to not be dug up until 6939 (179). This indicates two assumptions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... conceived in the hot womb of Violence Who in a late hour of apprehension and exhaustion Strains to her weeping breast That blue-eyed darling head. (Auden 1979: 63) The cold dignified stone of Oxford legitimizes the war dead, the young heroes, while even still “Promising to the sharpsword all the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... : Indiana University Press . Butler Judith . 2004 . Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence . London : Verso . Butler Judith . 2010 . Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London : Verso . Campbell James . 1999 . “ Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... sly allusion to the war—“Suppose they got any hard-boiled eggs herea pun on “Haig,” a man “deficient in human feelings” (Keegan 485), the silent, cold, and, we may say, hard-boiled ’Aig, as he was famously referred to by Chief of the Imperial General Staff William Robertson: for example,“Get...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Rob Doggett Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 H I Writing Out (of) Chaos: Constructions of History in Yeats’s “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” and “Meditations in Time of Civil War” Rob Doggett The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Hofstra University 2017 civil rights literature Cold War race relations neocolonialism in literature twentieth-century African American literature On August 28, 1963, the Civil Rights Movement had its most triumphant media spectacle in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a moment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sociohistorical lens drawn from World War I nursing memoirs and medical history. Situating her behavioral antinomies within the discipline of wartime nursing demonstrates Catherine’s capability to repurpose her role as an instrument of war: through her affective labor, Catherine establishes human connections...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Edward Allen With reference to a vinyl record, some unpublished letters, and a series of reading scripts, this essay reconstructs the circumstances of a trip Marianne Moore made to Harvard in December 1941. Her trip to Cambridge followed closely in the wake of Roosevelt’s declaration of war, such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... functions in modern Western war systems” (1991, 236)—a project to which Camille Roman returns in her 2001 study of Bishop’s Cold War–era politics. 9 More recently, Bethany Hicok has examined Bishop’s “increasingly involved dialogue with Brazilian politics” (2012, 133) in poems such as “Suicide of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Lisa Mullen The shocking defamiliarization of the everyday that took place during World War II created a crisis in modernist aesthetics. This crisis emerges both in Eliot’s anguished meditation on time, space, and infinity in “East Coker,” and in Powell and Pressburger’s playful satire about an...