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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... writing in general and particular works of fiction. Sarduy’s Cobra and the criticism around it manifest the potential benefits of such a cross-disciplinary engagement. Although most critics have taken the novel to embody “Buddhist” themes, few have critically engaged the literature on Buddhism to see what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... considers the extensive work that evo- lutionary biologists and psychologists have done on cooperation, in par- ticular on behavior where the direct benefits of one individual’s behavior accrue to some other individual or individuals. For example, imagine that Jack is a bird who sometimes stands guard...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 187–189.
Published: 01 September 2019
... written.” But the essay’s argument is not simply that this novel is recuperative of scrubbed histories only. In “Multidirectional Rememory,” the author concurs with Paul Gilroy in suggesting that proximity , not parallelism, might have its benefits: “setting these histories closer to each other,” as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... to focus on issues of genre. The chapter would have benefited from further literary examples. Chapter 3, which is divided into three subchapters, each of which could be considered a chapter in itself, focuses on Joseph Conrad’s efforts to employ art as a means of “reoccupation.” In his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... in American history,” since it was “aimed at and disproportionately helped male, Euro-origin GIs” (38). As Brodkin points out, the various benefits provided by the bill—including preferential hiring, small business loans, and, most sig- nificantly, low-interest home loans and full educational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... a familiarity with trauma studies, from its foundational texts (such as Caruth’s) to later applications (such as Michael Rothberg’s, in Traumatic Realism [2000] ). What it demonstrates less successfully is the benefit of submitting Roth’s famously irascible and interpretation-resistant novels (a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Rhys’s texts will the range and subtlety of her politics emerge” (151). Her study might have benefited from an even more sustained attention to intertextual analysis, whose benefits have been demonstrated in recent work by Christopher GoGwilt and Wai Chee Dimock. But although the design of Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to position the autobiography as a regionalist story of African-American life in the deep South.The revisions had the added benefit of blunting W right’s scathing criticism of specifically Northern racism, allowing readers the luxury of imagining that racial oppression was a comfortingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 99–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... linguistic authenticity” (246–47), leading to a uniquely surrealist brand of fiction that excoriates overtly political writing as incapable of capturing the lived experiences of those who stand to benefit most from direct political action. Still, what makes Himes a complement to this study rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... “whether one accepts servants as aspects of the universe one has been born into and not merely as benefits to be purchased or hired,” and Forster—who would drop “his clothes on the floor when he went to bed, sure that someone else would pick them up and deal with them”—failed this test miserably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... cognition, pyschoacoustics, and new musicology—which has made large strides since its inauguration in the 1970s—and Graham’s analyses might have benefited from an even more thoroughgoing inter- disciplinary approach. 510 Review Graham’s discussion of the popular culture/high culture divide...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
... remark comes as a surprise if one considers the strong critical attitude that Fisk assumes all through the book against the ideological tools of neoliberalism in academia. Apart from labeling Orhan Pamuk as an author compromised by the global market, if not as someone who is reproducing and benefiting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Zeta Acosta, Legal Services, and the Great Society Coalition those communities join the professional class, was a key strategy by which the Johnson administration hoped to bring this coalition into being.4 As Revolt highlights, many Cultural Nationalists materially benefited from this strategy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... tradition, describes how the capitalist economy disrupts and restructures this sharing of made products, creating a situation wherein the many exert themselves to create goods that benefit the few and receive little in return. As such, the reciprocity of bodily extension in preindustrial societies no longer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... benefit from a familiarity with Spears’s career as it weaves through the important blossoming of the Sewanee Review and encounters with Warren, Allen Tate, Cleanth Brooks, and James Dickey. Winchell’s narrative of the evolution of literary criticism is certainly a narrow and exclusive one, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... In the context of Franco’s Spain, conveniently contemporaneous with Nabokov’s America, the relationship between masculinity, aesthetics, and ethics had both more clarity and more urgency, and Mooney’s chapter on Luis Martin-Santos’s Tiempo de Silencio benefits accordingly. InTiempo de...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... whatever reason, she did not sign with them until 1947, only a few weeks before Perkins died. By then it was too late for Hurston to benefit from Perkins’s vast experience and gentle tutelage, which was such an important factor in Rawlings’s success. Subsequently, Lillios turns her attention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... originality in avant-garde practices, his argument would benefit from an acknowledgment of Dunbar’s dialect innovations, which have been the subject of important recent reconsideration by Nurhussein and others. The prevailing tendency of critics, Reed argues, “to approach black literature exclusively...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., including sovereigns that bear the image of Edward VII. These sovereigns 225 Peter C. L. Nohrnberg represent the colonial power structure that had prevented most of Ireland from reaping the economic benefits of British industrialization. Stephen’s thoughts about the antique coins on Deasy’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... neoliberal regime “environmental technologies” are used to manipulate the “cost-benefit” framework that produces human capital ([1979] 2008, 259, 261). According to Foucault, neoliberalism’s understanding of humanity as “human capital” is “not a conception of labor power; it is a conception of capability...