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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... postmodern relationship between the author and his or her characters. Such a newly envisioned dynamic has been understood as fiction’s response to the theoretical debate about the so-called death of the author and, more broadly, to the posthumanist discourse on the dissolution of the liberal-humanist subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Michael LeMahieu Obscure Invitations: The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature , by Widiss Benjamin , Stanford University Press , 2011 . 208 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Michael LeMahieu The Afterlives of the Author Obscure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 114–136.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Marjorie Worthington Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Done with Mirrors: Restoring the Authority Lost in John Barth s Funhouse Marjorie Worthington -/Although narrative self-consciousness is by no means specific to the contemporary period, the particularly rampant...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... James Joyce, Wicomb aligns her text with a formal inventiveness that (in her view) emphasizes the power of language to free us rather than (merely) entrap us. The author’s analysis thus both draws on and departs from Derek Attridge’s discussion of modernism in David’s Story , suggesting that Benjamin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... rule of law or by a more skeptical relationship to legal authority. The Middle of the Journey explores this question through debates about the Moscow Trials, Herman Melville’s Billy Budd , and a controversial local crime. Drawing on archival research, the author argues that Trilling sought to depict a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on in the Russian American immigrant literature that has sprung up since the turn of the millennium. The city even has its own New World simulacrum in New York’s “Little Odessa” neighborhood. This article investigates the impact of the “Odessa Text” on the work of two Odessa-born US authors, the poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poem Trilogy , her personae’s affective, local experiences of historical art and artifacts in museums (and museological spaces) contest the authority of the disinterested “pure gaze” assumed by the museum’s ideal seeing subject. In these works, the museum functions as a space for cultural engagements...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... unsanctioned by military authority. This reframing of A Farewell to Arms as Catherine’s war story rather than as her love story also reveals a Hemingway sensitive to how the trauma of World War I rewrote identity for women as well as men. Ernest Hemingway World War I gender With scientific precision...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... recent authors have also found promise for Bildung in new biological theories of development and evolution. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Aldous Huxley bildungsroman embryology heterochrony Julian Huxley modernism recapitulation theory “I am looking for a device to present two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” alongside Porter’s nonfiction, the author claims that Porter’s work helped inaugurate a new literary aesthetic in the United States that equated “good literature” with prolonged firsthand exposure to non-US people and places. The essay studies Porter’s development of the literature of experience in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Claudia Sadowski-Smith; Ioana Luca This article places an emergent body of cultural productions by US immigrants from former Eastern Bloc nations in dialogue with scholarship on US immigrant and transnational writing. We argue that the collective work by authors of (post-)Soviet and Central/Eastern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
... on the texts they analyze. And all the authors are skilled close readers. The subjects are very different, but there are no sound reasons to fault any of the authors. I have selected “A ‘Synchronous but More Subtle Migration’: Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane” as the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Kappel Prize is award-worthy, and I want to commend all three authors for teaching me something unexpected about modernist fiction under the rubrics of postmodern materialism and queer or transgender theory. But I have singled out “Hemingway, Literalism, and Trans- gender...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
... result, animals are more easily converted into objects of noncriminal murder. The author carefully describes the juxtapositions Woolf constructs between humanist models of uprightness and images of our shared ontology with animals. The es- say is enlightening in its evocation of the history of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Daniel Worden Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald, West, Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood , by Cerasulo Tom , Columbia : University of South Carolina Press , 2010 . 216 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Daniel Worden Hollywood Modernism Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of empire. The originality of “Distancing the Proximate Other” lies in its focus on in-betweenness—in this case, the in-betweenness of mixed-race people in the context of the British empire in India. In my view, the author’s blend of historical and narrative analysis disrupts the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, and author of On Deconstruction and Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Professor Culler writes: Ordinary mortals, leafing through magazines, choose whether to read an article, if the subject interests them, or to pass on by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Miguel Mota Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 HI What’s in a Name? The Case of jeanettewinterson.com Miguel Mota If, as Michel Foucault maintains, the function of an author is “tied to the legal and institutional systems that circumscribe, determine, and articulate the realm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the most interesting texts to emerge from the 1930s were produced by authors “writing against modernism, rather than simply after it” (12). The idea of modernism to which many authors in the thirties responded may have been as reductive as the image of realism the modernists themselves had rejected a...