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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... This article thus reflects on the political and social responsibilities implied by such poetry’s inscription of history as exemplary cultural memory, with particular attention to transnational connection and environmental justice. Famine memory is inscribed iconographically as “postmemory” (to adapt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... eventually brings the war up to the surface of her texts through characters like veteran Septimus Warren Smith, but in doing so she raises questions not only of individuals’ and their larger culture’s avoidance but also of their memories. In other words, Woolf’s evocations of glass still alert us in a sense...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... particular the cultural memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Following Marita Sturken, I use the term “cultural memory” (7) here and throughout this essay to designate the permeable and social space between personal memory and historical discourse through which citizens and institutions contest the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
... remembrances, cultural or national memory fre­ quently struggles to preserve a sense of identity by excluding or abjecting memories for which it cannot or will not account. Most critical studies of this novel emphasize the relationship between Jim and Antonia, seeing Antonia as, in one way or another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 539–574.
Published: 01 December 2013
... present” (“Brains” 39). James Merrill’s offhand account of declining memory in neurological terms, the materialist philosophy of mind that it betokens, and the “cognitive turn” in literary criticism are all symptoms of the brain sciences’ transforming impact upon the cultural imaginary over the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Following her introduction explaining the “Cambodian Syndrome,” Schlund-Vials organizes her study into four chapters organized around the topics of memorials, cinema, life writing, and hip-hop, as well as an epilogue on performance art and poetry. She considers both the limitations of these cultural...
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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 September 2000) 46 (3): 369–386.
Published: 01 September 2000
... narrativizes its raw material: it selects, edits, and orders material according to culturally recognizable narrative codes. The episodes described above are of course also products of the narrator’s memory, but a memory of a different kind. This memory is simi­ lar to what Delbo calls “mémoire...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Shane Graham Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 A Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Cultural Exchange in a Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Shane Graham Ezekiel Mphahlele once wrote that Ebony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mark McGurl 2011 Mark McGurl The New Cultural Geology Mark McGurl Paraphrasing a remark Freud makes in Beyond the Pleasure Prin- ciple, we could say: “In the last resort, what has left its mark on the development of thought must be the history of the earth we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... spectral presences, bearing memorial witness to the remnants of the Blitz. This suggestion evokes the idea of the museum as a cultural mausoleum, a notion not too distant from Theodor Adorno’s view that museums “are like the family sepulchers of works of art” and “testify to the neutralization of culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Calvin Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Ml Cultural Droppings: Bersani’s Beckett Calvin Thomas Try again. Fail again. Fail better. —Beckett, Worstward Ho (7) Vivas to those who have fail’d...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... help Americans move onward and upward. In this context, the architect Philip Johnson, though himself a pro- ponent of the traditional monument, perhaps best captured the essence of the cultural work these living memorials were meant to do when he earnestly proposed a massive mound of dirt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... memory of the day the president was shot exemplifies his increasingly global literary and cultural orientation. In his story “In the Pastry Shop, Daruvar, Yugoslavia, 1963” (2013), Novakovich employs the defamiliarizing perspective of a seven-year-old boy in a Croatian provincial town in Yugoslavia. 8...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... connections between Bulgaria and the United States, Vapnyar develops deterritorialized memories about the Soviet past, and Hemon articulates relational forms of (reverse) mirroring between the United States and the former Yugoslavia. Their texts do not serve as transparent windows, forms of cultural brokerage...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 379–386.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Max Saunders Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture , by Matz Jesse . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 352 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 There can be few movements in art to have suffered such dramatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Carol J. Singley Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ul Race, Culture, Nation: Edith Wharton and Ernest Renan Carol J. Singley A n avid reader, Edith Wharton devoured volumes of philosophy and religion. As R. W B. Lewis observes in his biography, she owned more books on religion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
...John King One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile , by Borinsky Alicia , Trinity University Press , 2011 . 223 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 John King One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile by Alicia Borinsky Trinity University Press, 2011...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jeff Solomon Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 m Capote and the Trillings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Midcentury Jeff Solomon I n a reminiscence published in George Plimpton’s oral history of Tru­ man Capote, Diana Trilling recounts her and her husband Lionel’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Gary Totten Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Gary Totten “Inhospitable Splendour”: Spectacles of Consumer Culture and Race in Wharton’s Summer Gary Totten In her posthumously published essay “A Little Girl’s New York” (1937), Edith Wharton refers to her mother...