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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Chris Roulston This article explores the relations among childhood innocence, queerness, and nation-building in Rosemary Manning’s boarding school narrative, The Chinese Garden (1962). Recent scholarship by Lee Edelman and Kathryn Bond Stockton has questioned the innocence we invest in the figure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Porter’s School in Connecticut. 3 Both girls were dramatically inclined, and it was their friendship that brought Hale and Eliot together, as she wrote in her 1957 narrative: “In 1911–12, T. S. Eliot was working at Harvard University toward a doctorate in Philosophy. I met him during this period...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... or show-offy display. Such allusions fall quickly to the side as the tale rushes forward, but their quiet contribution to a developing sum of meaning remains. Narratively, of course, that Franzie displays a breadth and depth of knowledge far beyond that of most high school sophomores matters less than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 273–304.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by a democratically elected board; thirty-two years later the 1902 Education Act extended public support and government regulation to include secondary schools as well. Lawrence started attending a “Board School” four months before his fourth birthday. The expe- rience was traumatic. In an essay titled...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: “If the continuing story of school desegregation has been obscured by a narrative of post–1965 declension, the struggle for economic justice has been erased altogether” (2005, 1258). According to Joseph, the “historical and political narrative of the ‘movement’” centered on the “Heroic” period “obscures and effaces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Merry disappears after the bombing, the Swede is left to try to reconcile his shattered existence with his prior visions of domestic harmony. 225 Dale Pattison From the first descriptions of the Swede as a star high school athlete, he is associated with narrative production of the sort...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., “Jewish-specific images, sites, experiences have become broadly representative of that social moment itself” and “have built a normative narrative for immigrants across the board” (7). This argument, while stressing the needed inclusion of minorities in the forma­ tion of modern American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
... parlance. Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 class poetics The School of Eloquence twentieth-century British poetry v Seamus Heaney opens his book The Redress of Poetry (1995) by pitting Tony Harrison against Wallace Stevens, placing Harrison and Stevens on opposite sides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 619–656.
Published: 01 December 2013
...,” given three times per term. As we would expect of such a conscientious boy—whose grandfather was the founder of the school and whose father was on the Board of Directors—Eliot’s grades for deportment are usually 100% or a point or two below. But in the first term of the 1903-04 session, Eliot’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... But what were the defining features of this new development? In an introduction to a collection of essays on the history of British sociological research, Martin Bulmer (1985 : 5) writes that “the history of academic sociology, at least up to 1950, is the story of sociology at LSE [London School...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... Several commissions throughout the‘1860s focused on the respective roles of public, grammar, and working-class schools, arguing that reform was required to optimize the output each class could deliver. The Education Act of 1870 that created school boards across the country would lead, by 1899...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... but the vast distorted shadows of life,” this essay argues that such counterfactual narratives do not impose the world of the thriller onto Woolf; rather, they allegorize a spy-function already present in the writer’s life and work. From her participation in the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax, during which she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... project, the norms of lyric and narrative discourse.1 In retelling and subverting some familiar marital stories, the texts reconfigure storytelling itself, pointing toward new spaces and new opportunities for both amatory relations and textuality. Although Gerstler’s scrolling texts tell stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the résumé, white-collar workers especially acquire economic power through an ever-increasing accumulation of human capital, a journey that begins in school and continues up the job ladder. A reworking of the Horatio Alger narrative, the accumulation of human capital justifies income inequality as a function...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in Paris and immersed himself in a French surrealism that was to determine the very nature of the New York school. Two hundred years earlier, against a background of accord on cer­ tain Enlightenment principles and France’s role as distant tuteur to the American sapling, the young nation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... at the School Board, pickets at the police stations, pickets at City Hall, demonstrations at poverty program offices, marches to the welfare offices” (Revolt 71). Ultimately he joins his clients in bombing Safeway supermarkets and the courthouse itself. 468 Cockroach Dreams: Oscar Zeta Acosta, Legal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Street investor who married every thirteenth year. The mother is the specific woman whose marriage, as the fifth sonnet dramatizes, was already strained in “the fall / Of 1931” (CP 198). The “real house [that] became a boarding school,” with its long corridors, ballroom, favorite dog...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... sensibilities had been shaped by their memories of reading To Kill a Mockingbird in school; some observers questioned how much Lee herself had to do with the novel’s publication. 4 Much like Jean Louise herself, many readers were angered to find Atticus leading a Citizens’ Council meeting and arguing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... . Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Leloudis James L. 1996 . Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880–1920 . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Matthews John T. 1992...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 539–574.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Merrill is one such hesitant wayfarer; in his epic poem The Changing Light at Sandover, JM (as he calls himself there) professes to comply only grudgingly when spirits at the Ouija board command him to write “POEMS OF SCIENCE” (113): “Poems of Science? Ugh. / The very thought” [109 But Merrill...