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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and 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 may...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., “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 historical production.” Elaborating another dimension...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of 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 anthology’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the Western idea and the collapse of capitalist democracy’s sole rival. The alternative view might be Joshua Clover’s, that 1989 signals not the end of history but the end of historical thinking—not at all the same thing—or, in other words, the final triumph of postmodernism. In or about 1989...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 39–71.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Woolf offers a pointed satire of the “formal” education many mid­ dle-class daughters receive through the persona of Violet’s biographer, who reveals the discrepancy between the professed goal o f Violet’s edu­ cation and the alternativehistory” she acquires during those hours. Since...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... America edition, to the science fictional sub­ genre o f the alternate history— provides a concrete example o f how such recent deployments o f genre fiction depart from high postmodernism’s use o f mass cultural materials. R ather than incorporating genre elements into a nonrealistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... history linearly is to understand history as written by the victors. The dominant narrative is constitutively incomplete, lacking 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 545–568.
Published: 01 December 2001
... it.12 The alternative communities and their visions for a more egalitarian India founder not on their inability to envision a break with a history of sectarian violence but on their in­ ability to imagine an alternative political mechanism of leadership. If they differ from Indira’s Congress...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
... an alternative history. At the center of his letter of June 23, Ginsberg maps the dialectic of absence and presence that structures epistolary desire onto physical space, offering an extraordinary alignment of his own displacements—fantasized past for fan­ tasy future, automobile poem for actual travel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the place of origin (without original sin) and return—a reward in the afterlife for the properly observant Muslim—and the Judeo-Christian concept of the Garden of Eden as the original condition only. 4 This is nicely emblematic of how Gurnah slyly entangles the reader in alternative histories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... incorporation in a repressive anti-Semitic order, then her pain encodes not just a display but also a demand for “more,” for an alternative to the dominant history, where desire and identity can be freely articulated. As we will see, in The White Hotel this demand for “more” is articulated at the level...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., overwork, and disease” (2). Loss of this magnitude feels beyond apprehension, but Schlund-Vials eloquently points out that the emotional and material labor of Cambodian American artists in confronting their traumatic history provides necessary alternatives to official practices of selective remembrance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Tyrus Miller History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American Poetry, 1935–1968 , by Lowney John , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2006 . 287 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 Remembrances of Left Pasts History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 329–362.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Eksperymenty z Beckettem” (“Leszek Kołakowski’s Experiment with Beckett”) . Pamiętnik Literacki 108 , no. 4 : 41 – 48 . Neiman Susan . 2002 . Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Nixon Mark . 2011 . Samuel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 115–127.
Published: 01 March 2008
... sanguine (if less likely) in his argument that the modernists we’ve celebrated actually affirm capitalism, while the modernists we’ve overlooked offer a constructive alternative to market society. Other important studies have investigated this tension between mod­ ernism and modernity. Focused...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in the ensuing four chapters. This generous engagement with history and literature—truly expansive work which details the various ways that contemporary women novelists build on a centuries-old tradition of alternative relationships to copyright law—leaves ample room for Pink Pirates to garner a broad...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... accurate because history went the way it did: the “idealist wing [of Indian nationalism] failed to produce the radical changes that it imagined were possible” (50). Shingavi thus reads the novel as “open[ing] up the possibility of alternative futures to nationalism and anticolonialism, ones...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 510–544.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of communism, I noted above that Rushdie parodies all political alternatives in Midnight’s Children. But that is not quite true. There is little parody of Gandhi. Indeed, I suspect that Rushdie passed over Gandhi’s role in history because the nature of the novel would have forced him to treat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of character. Perhaps the most provocative feature of his vitalist revaluation of character is that it offers alternative approaches to both ethics and history. In opposition to the ingrained notion of character as an agent of psychic consistency that forecloses on experience and delineates subjects within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of the Xhosa nation dropped to a quarter of what it had been and British rule was strength- ened in the region. Jennifer Wenzel’s ambitious literary history Bulletproof examines vari- ous textual interpretations of the Xhosa cattle killing during the colonial, apartheid, and post-apartheid periods...