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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 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in A World of Love , a late modern picturesque interrupts the romantic emplotment of Ireland’s entry into global capitalist networks. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Irish history Irish culture landscape in literature late modernism picturesque realism twentieth century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... international modernism, whose experiments in literary form had somehow lifted his writing out of the morass of Irish history and placed it on a universal aesthetic plane. Of course Joyce criticism took a decidedly more historicist turn in the 1990s, as scholars began to pay increasing attention to the myriad...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... contradictory affair in which an “indifferent imperial gaze sits side by side with a sensibility that seeks out and respects indigenous forms of knowledge, Irish history, the Irish language, and the built heritage” (69). Moreover, and more importantly for Parsons, the contradictory nature of the survey—and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... cultural history of Emergency-era Ireland, Clair Wills portrays Irish wartime intellectuals as a “static generation, cut off from the real world,” a remove “intensified by the strict censorship of printed news and other media” (2007, 8). As in the static Ireland of the Emergency, in Watt’s story “nothing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., braided histories played out across the British-Irish archipelago” (2008, 2). Such archipelagic models have resulted in our seeing Scottish, Welsh, Manx, and Cornish populations, and their associated peninsulas, coasts, and islands, less as peripheral sites of archaic, romanticized, or inherently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Irish history in the service of that end, fetishizing an eigh­ teenth century during which peasant and Ascendancy landlord existed in supposed harmony. Despite the emergence of counterbalancing arguments by Declan Kiberd, David Lloyd, and Edward Said,6 more work needs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... inappropriate conduct, he began to withdraw from her. Did this “parental misstep” (91) eject them out of Eden? Or was the origin of this wound communal? In marrying his Irish American wife and moving to Old Rimrock, did separate his daughter from Jewish roots? Or was this wound inflicted by larger...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., Kitty’s erotic fantasies, and Edward’s fantasies of Kitty. It is Delia and Rose’s daydreams and fantasies that most clearly reconfigure the history they inherit. Daughters of a former imperial soldier, Delia and Rose dream in imperial terms: Delia conjures up visions of Irish Home Rule icon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kaelie Giffel Bringing together Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story and Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” this essay argues that Benjamin’s concept of “constellating” events that are noncausally yet historically related to each other is uniquely able to help us grasp the specificity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... fulfills a dream of “total assimilation,” an idol through whom they “fantasize about the America of which they were still not fully part” ( Goldblatt 2006 , 95). “He’d done it,” Zuckerman acclaims ( AP 15). Returning home after World War II, the Swede married a shiksa , Irish Catholic Dawn Dwyer, moved...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Going “Harp,” the keyword of Dunne’s memoir about being Irish American, refers to an eye for social pretension and a relish for the perverse tragicomedy of human ambition. Thus crime-busting in True Confessions , as Dunne will argue again when writing nonfiction about the actual LAPD, is turned back...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... ideologically contested enclaves of the Anglo Irish Ascendancy in the nascent Republic and the extensive history of parti- tion and colonization in Ireland more generally. Without prior historical 325 Nels C. Pearson and geographic rootedness, Stella’s experience of modernity is less about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... on English culture, Neil Corcoran argues that “the Troubles beginning in 1968” have been “the single most influential factor on the subsequent history [. of contemporary ‘English’ poetry” (qtd. in Stevenson 255). Far from being provincial, Northern Irish literature is actually regional in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 174–190.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Irish” (Poems1 589). By his own account, Yeats struck out in this new poetic direction largely at the urging of the returned Fenian exile John O’Leary, even though such a move meant leaving behind “Arcady and the India of romance,” which up until then he had “preferred to all countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... also features the versions of James and Wilde that posterity has produced. Wilde figures in Tóibín’s story about James as the threat of a peculiarly Irish sexual dissidence. As Walshe notes, Tóibín’s Wilde is everything history has fantasized him to be—“the subversive Irishman willing to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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...
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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...