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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... black radical literary writers. 3 As Joseph writes, “Locating the roots of late-1960s black radicalism within the internationalism of the black left of the late 1950s constitutes what I describe as an ‘alternative narrative’ or history that challenges the ‘silencing’ that permeates all sites of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... (post)socialist histories—counters the idea that postsocialism, and especially postsocialist feminism, has remained invisible in the West, where Eastern Europe is assumed to be in the process of becoming like the West rather than representing an inherently different space, with its own set of (post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the ethics of disclosure, making her engaged outsider a precursor of the twenty-first-century hacktivist. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 alternative history counterfactual narrative modernism speculative fiction spying whistleblowing Lies will flow from my lips, but there...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Rachel Trousdale The Cambridge History of American Poetry , edited by Bendixen Alfred and Burt Stephen . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 1326 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 The new Cambridge History of American Poetry is a formidable tome...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Alexandra Socarides Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World , by Costello Bonnie , Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2008 . 205 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Reviews Bringing History to the Table Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Deborah Nelson Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories , by Cassuto Leonard , Columbia University Press , 2009 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Emma Parker Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 A New Hystery: History and Hysteria in Toni Morrison’s Beloved Emma Parker I n “The Laugh of the Medusa” (1981), Hélène Cixous states that “The new history is coming” (253), and with Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987) it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Zachariah Pickard Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 BAI Natural History and Epiphany: Elizabeth Bishop’s Darwin Letter Zachariah Pickard riting in his Autobiography about the joys of beetle collecting and, particularly, the pleasure of discovering a new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... longings,” promises an all-too-seductive alternative to a disruptive his­ tory. Yet the very stutterings of history, the demonic reality of the coun­ terpastoral, play a necessary role in unmasking the illusive coherence of national myths. If the Swede’s life represents the classical tragic romance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the most resonant poetic responses to World War I. Recent criticism of Spectrism understandably tends to emphasize the hoax aspects of this fascinating episode in modernist history, focusing for example on the performance of identity. Yet Bynner himself stated his genuine affirmation of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in differentiating between the genocidal perpetrator and the merely murderous alternative is obviously different from my own in distinguishing between histories that insist on the primacy of race-hatred and those (like Styron’s and Rubenstein’s) that insist on the primacy of capitalist production...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... difficulties of witnessing. Yet, as opposed to merely marking the limits of what can be witnessed, disgust offers an alternative, affective way of encountering the pain of others that still challenges the more soothing logic of mourning and meaning-making. It has a particular countermemorial capacity to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... offers us a distinctive alternate mode of thinking the relationship among critic, world, and ethos. This article summarizes Latour’s recent “compositionist” ethical thinking and uses that thinking to reread two exemplary works of modernist ethics: Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Archaïscher Torso Apollos” and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the stories of the oppressed. 10 Reading David’s Story through Benjamin reveals the difficulty of constructing alternate histories: the dominant narrative is ever present and ever oppressive. Benjamin illustrates this threat in his analysis of Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus,” in which history is a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Frank Capogna This article argues that the modern museum offered modernist writer H.D. an institutional context through which she negotiated the possibilities for women’s experiences of—and participation in—otherwise exclusionary narratives of cultural history. In the novel Asphodel and the epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... hyenas have such a potent history as metaphors of sexual deviance. Aesop writes, “They say that hyenas change their sex each year and become males and females alternately. Now, one day a male hyena attempted an unnatural sex act with a female hyena. The female responded: ‘If you do that, friend, remember...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... English expression for her own transformative purposes, Porter’s Creole storyteller conjures, even if only rhetorically, an alternative to the colonial shadows that remain over the Blanchard home; she confesses the colonial history of the language she speaks in New Orleans, yet by using, bending, and even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... alternative reading that has affinities both with work in queer theory and with recent critiques of the assumed political and ethical significance of historical continuity. Against both the claim of Ursa’s grandmother that “making generations” prevents the loss of history and the claim of many critics that...