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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... postcoloniality pervading mid-twentieth-century Irish culture and politics through negative epic forms, forms that reconfigure both realist and modernist conventions. In The Last September , landscape description reframes the scope of epic conventions and challenges narratives of geopolitical development, while...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... © Hofstra University 2017 Cultural memory Eavan Boland Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Ireland Irish history Katie Donovan Medbh McGuckian Patrick Cotter Patrick Kavanagh To mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Irish Famine, 1 entrepreneur Norma Smurfit donated the work of sculptor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... local but also of “Irish” authenticity and identity. Indeed, the abstraction of space required by capitalism and modernity is a feature of nationalism, at least in that it desires native artifacts that can be made to signify a cultural-geographic and historical totality. In many ways, argues Parsons...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... “global” experiences and to assert a more nuanced awareness of the relationship between a familiar homeland and the broader world, between cultural specificities and universal sympathies. Despite its more limited scope, Irish Cosmopolitanism takes its place alongside field-defining studies of literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... stress and of Irish neutrality. Weaving together Beckett’s intertextual relationship with Dante’s Divine Comedy , the commonplace that Emergency-era Ireland was a cultural “purgatory,” and the language of trauma studies, this essay suggests that Watt can be productively read through the paradigm of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in Wharton’s Summer Given the number of Irish immigrants who worked on the railroads during the late nineteenth century, Wharton invokes an additional racial narrative by casting the Mountain folk as railroad workers (97). Many Irish immigrants settled in western Massachusetts between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Remedy” for the “Great Irish Problem” because “it is 253 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE absolutely necessary that the whole English-speaking race should be able to bring the full powers of the mind to bear upon the subject, untrammeled by any disease or ill...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... distinct subcultures within a centripetal, Anglocentric Britishness and more as examples of an interactive history of diverse cultures played out across a shared island ecology and maritime economy. The move in Irish studies toward less binary, more culturally varied and transnational approaches to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... economic exchange both within and be- yond the British empire. Joyce’s letter to his brother, then, invites us to read his “exile” within the broader context of Irish cultural and economic conditions at the time of his departure. Indeed, the immediate cause of Joyce’s leaving Ireland appears to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... property) of the Anglo Irish. That legacy, also Bowen’s own, was of a perpetually unsettled, shifting relationship among the nation, the state, and the community and culture of home. As has been well documented, Bowen was deeply aware of the Anglo Irish sense of being stranded between anti-imperial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... suggests the viability of regionalism generally and a decline in the dominance of London-centered literature. The imaginative efforts of a series of Northern Irish writers beginning in the early twentieth century have led to the establishment of a regional, bicultural, and finally trans-cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 174–190.
Published: 01 June 2002
... most urban of women serves as emblem for the rural charms of the Anglo- Irish country estate. The tightened bow to which Gonne is likened in­ vokes the hunt that was for Yeats an integral part of that culture. (Yeats first associated archery with Coole Park in the title poem of his previ­ ous...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... degree to which his verse from the 1920s and 30s remains bound in empire’s Manichean logic, idealizing those as­ pects of Irish culture and those apparently essential qualities of the Irish race that imperial discourse had used to mark the former colony as “oth­ er.”5 According to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... include the stanza that begins “If in Ireland” (see AG 155-57 and cf. 48). Tara Stubbs calculates Moore’s particular debt to Colum in American Literature and Irish Culture, 1910–1955 (2013, 153–55). 18 For the economy of Moore’s borrowing in this poem, see Willis 1980 . 19 See Stubbs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... lineage is troubling. Female rep­ resentations of Ireland are, in fact, extremely problematic symbols in con­ temporary Irish literary and cultural studies, as are feminine national ab­ stractions in postcolonial critique worldwide: women and nations have too often been configured “as interchangeable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Alan Sinfield, arguing against Terry Eagleton, Walshe explores this ac- cidental progressivism, making much of the irony whereby “the power- fully homophobic culture of twentieth-century Ireland devised strategies by which the ‘unspeakable’ Oscar could be reclaimed as Wilde the Irish rebel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
... devise multiple ways of dealing with him in fiction, such as turning him into a 409 Russell McDonald kind of comic figure for satirizing Irish culture. Assuming we are meant to imagine that Stephen will become an author like Joyce...
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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 December 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... for Irish liberation, but condemned its “assertive, normative” (109) role in relation to private behaviors. The specter of the Parnell case, in which press exposure of the politician’s affair with Katharine O ’Shea led to his humiliation and ruin, serves as the template for Leopold Bloom’s...