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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... models for the study of transnationalism in US literature and culture. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Croatian American literature Josip Novakovich Neda Miranda Blažević-Krietzman postsocialism US transnational literature Americanists working in East Central European countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on the novels’ different representations of transnational exchanges, exploring to what extent women migrants achieve agency in the complex world of multicultural transactions. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Nadja Tesich Natasha Radojčić transnational literature US post-Yugoslav...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... twentieth-century American Jewish literature, particularly when they posit that post-Soviet fiction focuses on the new arrivals’ desire to adapt to US culture ( Sadowski-Smith 2018 ). As the articles in this special issue show, this perspective overlooks the new work’s more complex transnational subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jeffrey Lawrence This essay argues that Katherine Anne Porter’s Mexico writings of the 1920s and 1930s played a prominent role in the turn toward a transnationalliterature of experience” in the interwar US literary field. Reading the stories “Flowering Judas,” “That Tree,” and “Hacienda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Czechoslovakia on his political radicalization. The article concludes that the demise of Eastern Europe, a prototypical transnational realm, has facilitated the transnational turn in American studies toward investigations of US imperial practices in other geographical locales. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Shteyngart depicts a transnational, multicultural, and morally ambivalent world in which his protagonists travel between Russia and the United States, bringing US American culture and consumerist artifacts to Russia. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 David Bezmozgis deterritorialization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... immigrant artists. Stănescu’s work represents a diverse range of immigrant characters, not all of whom are Romanian or even Eastern European. Her plays thus move beyond the autobiographical bildungsroman, which has dominated much US ethnic literature, and into the realm of transnational and multiethnic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., transnational transformations and allegiances, and international literary circles. Rede- fining national literature in this context became a central focus of US modernists wherever they lived, and H.D.’s contemporary critics disputed her role in that redefinition. In a review of Amy Lowell’s Tendencies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... one of many. This logic de-centers positional authority, bringing American literature into com- parative juxtaposition with world literature in a way that does not simply reproduce the transnational/transatlantic scholarship of the late twentieth century. It’s fitting that Giles would use...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
...: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 225 pages Bianca Leggett “If we wish to spell out what it is that literature can give us,” argues Robert Spencer, “then we ought to heed the description by the French philosopher of hermeneutics Paul Ricoeur of how the interpretative pro- cess helps reformulate us into...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... back, in a small second-hand bookshop in Cape Town. I was absolutely enthralled and always looked for more books on his writing but without success” (150). Clarke’s letter gives us a glimpse into a transnational web of interests and influences that serves as a perfect il- lustration of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., like the 1960s, is both historically removed 199Twentieth-Century Literature 57.2 Summer 2011 199 Christopher Breu and still very much with us in how it haunts the cultural imagination. A similar historicizing impulse informs Rachel Adams’s recent argument that the postmodern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the former socialist Europe and the United States. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Eastern Europe immigrant literature postsocialism postsocialist memory Soviet Union transnational US literature It is becoming increasingly clear that new “critical contexts” ( Goldsworthy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... help expand understanding of contemporary Irish identity. 6 At the opening of a conference on the Famine in 1995, Irish president Mary Robinson spoke of this “event which more than any other shaped us as a people. It defined our will to survive. It defined our sense of human vulnerability. It...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Canada (Chapter One), the critical geographies of fugitive slave narratives written in Mexico as well as the US and Canada (Chapter Two), the perspectives on mainstream “American” literary movements such as modernism and the Beats made possible by a transnational or non-US-based optic (Chapters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... violences that inevitably follow from the insufficiency and nongeneralizability of human value under US-led transnational capitalism and neoliberal globalization. Race radicalisms are materialist antiracisms that prioritize the unevenesses of global capitalism as primary race matters” (2011, 47...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... allegorical and literal use of the blues. More comprehensive, however, is the way Clifford’s Blues retraces how such experiments are the product of a broader ideological genealogy, which, while multifaceted, was grounded in modern white supremacist racism. The novel’s focus on “asocials, like the blacks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nels Pearson Drawing upon recent archipelagic approaches to the literature and history of the British Isles, this essay examines Virginia Woolf’s use of the Isle of Skye as a setting for her 1927 novel To the Lighthouse in the context of shifting cultural and cartographic dimensions of Britishness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., and macadam roads” ( Smith 1928 , 245); Jolas’s “Inquiry among European Writers into the Spirit of America,” which includes Marcel Brion’s playful critique that “America has taught us to love what is young, and new…. The beauty of an ice-box, an auto, a vacuum-cleaner…. Her literary influence? Let’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gabriel Hankins The conjunction of posthumanism and ethics asks us to reconsider both the modernist legacy of critique and poststructuralist ethical rhetorics of absolute alterity. Bruno Latour’s recent reconsideration of politics and ethics through a “nonmodern” account of nature and culture...