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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 293–328.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Graham MacPhee This essay challenges the dismissal of nationalist politics in readings of Ulysses by reconnecting the “Cyclops” episode to the aporias of modern political thought. Drawing from Joyce’s neglected notes to the episode, it relocates anticolonial nationalism within the diremption...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... it broaches are those Under Western Eyes calibrates four years earlier—namely, attacks on state power, the rise of what Benedict Anderson calls official nationalisms practiced by empires over their colonies, and popular and anticolonial nationalisms in Eastern Europe. These conditions are linked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ideological blending of anticolonialism, communism, and uplift in a transnational career as a journalist, writer, and activist that included spells in Nkrumah’s Ghana, where she worked as the nation’s first director of television, and in Nasser’s Egypt. Rasberry’s memorable account of Graham’s ambitious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mukti Lakhi Mangharam Bulletproof: Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and Beyond , by Wenzel Jennifer , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Mukti Lakhi Mangharam Further Directions for South African...
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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 (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... introduces several writers into the broader category of transnational modernism. For instance, until now Sara Jeannette Duncan and Una Marson have primarily been discussed in the context of either Canadian or Jamaican literature, subordinating each writer’s cosmopolitanism to her national origins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 2006
... marks throughout the text. Before Langston Hughes rechristened it the Harlem Renaissance in The Big Sea [1940], most black intellectuals called it the Negro Renaissance.) There is really nothing new here—critics have complained for so long that the Harlem Renaissance was really a national...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... elite, would later become the leaders of anticolonial movements. The nation they fought for was largely a construction of their colonizers, “formed through the destruction of varied and sometimes ancient cultures of reading, writing, and performing” (98). One of the examples of Orientalist cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... whose politics eschew all anticolonial rhetoric on the basis of what he sees as endemic nationalist failures. 8 Diaspora-based postcolonialism often feeds off analyses of the decolonized nationalist telos, either as utopian or as dystopian. The difference, therefore, between the nation-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Kelly S. Walsh; Yoon-Young Choi This essay tracks the circulation and anticolonial reinvention of European modernist epiphanies in Korean modernist prose. The intertextuality of these epiphanies, the authors contend, enables Pak T’aewŏn, Yi Sang, and Yi Hyosŏk to disclose the fraudulence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of a steadily intensifying trend toward inter- nationalization in both. Transnational perspectives were adopted in these fields at different moments and for somewhat different reasons. Amidst the increasingly comparatist and global perspectives that reshaped literary studies in the 1980s and 1990s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of solidarity on the basis of translations from so-called third-world literatures and explores how Shamlu’s political aesthetic traverses national borders to embrace ignored and marginalized poetic traditions. Rather than relying on French and other European modernisms to reinvigorate his national literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... allows Pearson to harness postcolonial responses to the concept of cosmopolitanism that have questioned its rush to abstract universalism and global unity, while moving beyond postcolonial assessments of Irish modernism that tend to focus intently on contexts of nationalism or anticolonialism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2021
... has been done to demonstrate how Beckett’s early writing responds to the competing legacies of Irish nationalism and British imperialism and how his later writing continues to be bound to his memories of his native country, long after he left it for good. If this scholarship has already given us...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... are critiquing empire. This argument was developed in order to restore agency to the colonized members of a subject nation seeking emancipation—initially, colonized men. Later it was applied to colonized women by feminist 98 Review postcolonial critics. It seems only fair, then, that Lassner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in Foe a structural relation to Derrida, one that attends to the relationship between the assimilative process of Christian conversion and the ethics of narrative. In recasting Defoe’s story of the colonial explorer as anticolonial metafiction, I argue that Foe creates a tacit but insistent Christian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 510–544.
Published: 01 December 2001
... postcolonization literature: the tendency to assume that any devi­ ation from “linear” narrative is disruptive of colonialist hegemony. Booker rightly points out that this assumption lumps Marxist anticolonial histo­ ries into the same category as imperial propaganda ("Midnight’s Children He might have added...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 June 2001
... out a sophisticated theoretical space for a defensive nationalism,” and he reproaches other cosmopolitan proponents because of the “practical dif­ ficulties and inappropriateness of living by [a cosmopolitan] ethic as a participant in anticolonial war” (17, 18). Brennan rightly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
...) that has infected the Third World, the violence, in fact, is indicative of the inherent conflict between capital and community. The anticolonial movements marked a division between the inner, spiritual world of national culture (for example, the resistance organized by figures like Gandhi10...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... system grounded on the colonial difference (the ostensibly inherent inferiority or reification of the subaltern).11 If the rhetoric of colonialism depends on such a semiotic system, then any anticolonial stand must acknowledge of what Glissant calls the colonized’s “droit...