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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Nels Pearson The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature , by Parsons Cóilín . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . 247 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 In light of the geocritical turn in humanities scholarship over the last decade or so, an extensive...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Patrick Bixby Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett , by Pearson Nels . University Press of Florida , 2015 (paperback 2017). 179 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Nels Pearson opens Irish...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... transnational complexities of local hunger. The emergence of Ireland’s Famine history into cultural memory has produced an invigorating vision of a collective both transnational and globally engaged. Writing in a tradition established by Kavanagh, contemporary Irish poets participate in this cultural...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Jane. When Richard finally emerges from the airplane, Maud has disappeared from view, but she remains secreted in the margins. With other readers, Edwina Keown argues that where Jane rejects the past, Maud instead represents a “long tradition of Irish self-mythologizing, which might well be regarded as...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... emergent Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and Manx language movements were instrumental in the construction of the isles as an Anglocentric British state. “Celtic” vernacular literatures had become a respectable subject of academic study around the turn of the century, thanks to French and German Celticists and, in...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... [ sic ] of Irish storytelling, “Hindered characters,” he remarked parenthetically, “seldom have mothers in Irish stories, but they all have grandmothers”—a statement borrowed by me for something I was about to write. The words have to come in just that order or they aren’t pithy. Indeed, in Mr. Colum’s...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., however, that view helps Heaney develop a poetics where form itself—the essential border-making and border-crossing apparatus—is emblematic of a solution to political crisis, making his misreading a highly productive one. American literature criticism gender Irish literature poetry In the...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that the nascent Sinn Féin party would best advance the cause of Irish independence in the post-Parnell era. You ask me what I would substitute for parliamentary agitation in Ireland. I think the Sinn Féin policy would be more effec- tive. Of course I see that its success would...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... estrangement thus don’t illuminate their predicaments. It is not that they once belonged somewhere else and suddenly feel adrift in the globe-as-universe; rather, they always “belong somewhere else” (Heat 115). As Bowen writes of her Anglo Irish heroine Stella Rodney in The Heat of the Day, “The times...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... passage of the Government of Ireland act in 1920 and of the Anglo-Irish treaty in 1921, and the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922—a period that, viewed from one angle, marked Ireland’s emergence from the shadow of imperialism into the light of postcolonial indepen dence...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 174–190.
Published: 01 June 2002
...; where she is “most stern,” it, presumably, is “lax.” Low, populous, lax of habit—one suspects that the portrait that emerges of the “natural” here owes something to Anglo-Irish stereotypes of those products of “mean rooftrees,”9 the unwashed Catholic majority. Yet like all such binomial...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... province.That he was engaged in promoting North ern Irish literature is evident from the influence of “Ulster” writing on him generally, through the Northern Irish literary journals he contributed to in the 1960s and 1970s, and in his recognition of the emergence of other regional literatures...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Ireland, the partially sighted Molly serves as a metaphor for the colonized country, and Molly hospitalized for madness represents the postcolonial state. But most poignantly of all, Molly is also a contemporary Irishwoman, a damsel turned to hag by the post colonial Irish male, and her experience...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Continental politics, including Yeats’s advocacy for the Protestant Ascendancy and the emerging specter of fascism in Ireland and abroad. The result is a more distinct picture of the young Irish writer as an aspiring cosmopolitan intellectual, who is indifferent to the legacy of Ascendancy and yet skeptical...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... discourse on Wilde in the decades after his death. But Walshe has an important and provocative theory about a tendency to break that 345 Jesse Matz silence: Wilde became an iconic “Irish rebel” and was “nationalised as a figure affirming difference” by those for whom he could serve as a...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 494–519.
Published: 01 December 2003
... traditional maternity does not prevent writing poetry so much as mandate a different kind of artistic process (81). Like these American women writers, and perhaps to an even greater degree, contemporary Irish women poets emphasize cross-pollination rather than competition between the...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
... James Joyce than W. B. Yeats. Before Stephen can make this transformation, then, he must reconcile himself with the preeminent Irish writer of the previous generation. Stephen engages Yeats directly and indirectly throughout Ulysses, con sciously pondering the phrase “love’s bitter...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
...) of both Western literary culture and the Irish Free State as they do with the values that compelled the Vichy regime that Beckett and his partner Suzanne Déchevaux-Dumesnil encountered as civilians and Resistance members in Paris and, after the collapse of their Resistance cell, as refugees in...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 193–218.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the goddess to restore fertility, and thus earns his kingship. But Frazer found a crucial source for his theo ries in the Irish historical kingship tales that form precursors to the Grail 203 Shannon McRae legend, many of which had just been translated when he was doing his research. In...