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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Brian Gollnick Cosmopolitan Desires: Global Modernity and World Literature in Latin America , by Siskind Mariano . Evanston : Northwestern University Press , 2014 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Mariano Siskind’s Cosmopolitan Desires: Global Modernity and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Adams Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 The Ends of America, the Ends of Postmodernism Rachel Adams I f Los Angeles is the city that taught us how to be postm odern, might it also be the place where we begin to imagine w hat comes after? For well over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the Cold War’s impact on US culture and its representations. As evidenced in the work by Jodi Kim, this process has been underway in American studies for some time. Arguing that “the protracted afterlife of the Cold War” (2010: 3) triangulates between the United States, Asian America, and various...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jung-Suk Hwang Contextualizing American Pastoral within Newark’s history from the 1940s to the 1990s, including the 1967 riots and their continuing effects, Philip Roth contrasts this poor black city with the protagonist’s idealized image of America—a wealthy WASP suburb. Although largely neglected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories (2007) are set in specific North American immigrant neighborhoods: Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue in Toronto for Natasha , and the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh in Little Chicken . These stories describe the deterritorialization of Russian culture and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Announcement The Joseph Conrad Society Young Scholar Award The Joseph Conrad Society of America presents an annual award to an outstanding graduate student who is writing a dissertation on Conrad or to a recent PhD who has been teaching for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Katherine Sugg Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America , by Adams Rachel , University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 310 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Katherine Sugg Transamerican Transformations and American Literatures Continental Divides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 264–291.
Published: 01 September 2002
... expresses the shift in Pynchon’s thinking that the novel represents. As he spins a picaresque historical tale in Mason & Dixon, Pynchon also tells a new, more hopeful story about America, emphasizing relation, connection, and possibility. At the center o f this new story is the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... emphasis on the hemi- sphere, the United States as part of the Americas, developed into one of the most productive research areas in this context. Ecocriticism, a much newer research area, emerged as a self-conscious subdiscipline out of American literary studies in the early 1990s. Most of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Robert Jackson Violet America: Regional Cosmopolitanism in US Fiction Since the Great Depression , by Arthur Jason , University of Iowa Press , 2013 . 184 pages. Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies , by Smith Jon , University of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... debates over immigration and nativism. Walter Benn Michaels’s Our America has identified the biologi- cal and race-based views of culture that dominated 1920s US national rhetoric. While he concludes that these questions of identity serve as the foundation for American modernism, his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Delia C. Konzett Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing , by Franco Dean J. , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2006 . 219 pages. Trailing Clouds: Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America , by Cowart David...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of overcoming America’s longest-running social tragedy. At the same time as Cane seems to enforce a search for an essentialist black past, the author argues, the book undermines that very quest—by foregrounding it as a con- structed cultural need and by opting for sound rather than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Arundhati Roy delivered a moving speech entitled “Come September” which addressed America’s relation- ship to global terrorism and our country’s involvement in projects of political violence in the decades leading up to 9/11. Adopting a stance that clearly challenged narratives of America’s political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Matthias Piccolruaz Konzett Klezmer America: Jewishness, Ethnicity, Modernity , by Freedman Jonathan , New York : Columbia University Press , 2008 . 388 pages. Multiculturalism and the Jews , by Gilman Sander L. , New York : Routledge, Taylor, and Francis , 2006 . 293...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... discovered by arguments. At the end of the Cold War, one side seemed to have won the argument conclusively, so history had nowhere else to go, nothing else to do. One of Cohen’s points is that in order to find something to do without history, many of America’s cold warriors became culture warriors...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... post-World War II founding of the American Studies Association (ASA). Giles makes no bones about his problems with the ASA, which he calls an organization that has “traded off the idea of America as an exemplary and exceptional nation, a beacon of both material regeneration . . . and of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
... successfully transplanted to America. The Total Work of Art forthrightly addresses troubling political ques­ tions. The transition from Wagner, Bauhaus, and Brecht to Riefenstahl is deftly handled, and the reading of filmic images—and Wagner’s relation to film—illuminates new dynamics between art and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... pastoral puzzle—that is, on the question that haunts Swede Levov: How did Merry become the “angriest kid in America” (279)? In pondering the cause for Merry’s left-wing militancy, some scholars read the novel as Roth’s implicit apology for his earlier liberal perspective, while others read it as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... ethnic difference recognizable, including how certain characters are made to bear distinguishing racial or ethnic markers. By highlighting the novel’s interest in race and its role in the development of discourses that continue to administer the recognition of race and ethnic­ ity in America...