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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Rob Doggett Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 H I Writing Out (of) Chaos: Constructions of History in Yeats’s “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” and “Meditations in Time of Civil War” Rob Doggett The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Megan Obourn Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Megan Obourn Early Civil Rights “Voice Work” in Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston Megan Obourn The differences between Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston are both well known and highly exaggerated. Though they mutually...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature , by Norman Brian , University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 214 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Joseph Darda © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 MLK at the LA Riots: Civil Rights, Memory, and Neoliberalism in Charles Johnson’s Dreamer MLK at the LA Riots: Civil Rights, Memory, and Neoliberalism in Charles Johnson’s Dreamer Joseph Darda As writers, I think we are obliged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Nathaniel Mills This article challenges long-standing narratives of Ralph Ellison’s response to civil rights-era struggles as one of quietism, conservatism, or apolitical aestheticism. Focusing on a key episode early in Ellison’s Three Days before the Shooting …, in which a jazz musician burns his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Suzette Henke Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity , by Froula Christine , New York : Columbia University Press , 2005 (paperback 2007). 428 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 The Bloomsbury Enlightenment Project Virginia Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... they had it started?” ( LS 90). 16 What we might call Connor’s geographical and historical mistake—calling the Irish civil war the “German war”—is a rhetorical move that displaces the roots of the Irish civil war, viewed here not as an expression of some native tendency toward violence or primitive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... on “organic repression” in Civilization and Its Discontents (1930), where Freud proposes a theory linking posture to civilization and humanity. For Freud, “with the assumption of an erect posture by man and with the depreciation of his sense of smell, it was not only his anal eroticism which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Union Dead,” emphasizing the dramatically unresolved tensions in Lowell’s rep­ resentation of such watershed moments in American history as the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the dropping of the atom bomb. In Rotella’s view, Lowell’s poem achieves its off-kilter combination of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Customs,” a poem set partly in the British protectorate of the Gold Coast of West Africa circa 1875. Merging the Gold Coast with 1920s London, condensed imagery with chant-like metrical experiment, the poem generates its central argument: so-called civilized society is sliding backward in time to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 187–189.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Williams, this historiography is, according to the author, a means to challenge nothing less than “Western civilization.” I am cautious about critical neologisms in general and, indeed, this expression gave me a bit of vertigo when I first tried to parse it. But “multidirectional rememory” does concisely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2004
... one hand the adoption of gypsy costume by women stages a cliched, romanticized contempt for modern civilization—as opposed to the more subversive, visibly disturbing implications of men cross-dressing as female Spanish gypsies, or “female masculinity”—on the other hand, gypsy dress already...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Ireland after the violent Anglo-Irish War (1919–21) and Irish Civil War (1922–23). Throughout the early to mid-1920s, the isles witnessed a trend toward what could be called “little Britainism,” whereby it became easier to imagine the United Kingdom (now made up of Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... division between the inner, spiritual world of national culture (for example, the resistance organized by figures like Gandhi10) and the outer material domain that adheres to the colonial model. Having re­ jected civil society (individualistic and capitalistic), the postcolonial nation adheres to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... normative in an even more culturally overdetermined fashion: “Clearly, the Perownes represent the very flower ofWestern civilization—decent, thoughtful, productive, cultivated, deeply, fundamentally good.” And Zoe Heller, in another Times review, sees Henry Perowne in similar terms as preserving the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 167–191.
Published: 01 June 2004
... gave way to a detached, affectionate amusement, such as a highly civilized visitor from another planet might feel. (7) Since the politeness of a bemused alien among human fools would satisfy no one’s criteria for manners that are not merely polite, Lurie’s portrait of Merrill’s maturity is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... representational forms, a shift that according to Duck can largely be understood as a response to the civil rights movement that led to the nation’s understanding more explicitly that segregation and racism were US rather than Southern problems. The last section, “The Shifting South,” explores how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... instances her tone is un- equivocally derogatory. Hurston herself, of course, had misgivings about the developing struggle for civil rights, and she saw some advantages in segregation. As Lillios makes clear, these women developed a friendship during a very difficult time in their personal lives, in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... than about how race issues bear on Lewis’s usual primary target of middle class banality; she suggests that “for Lewis whiteness was Babbittry,” and so the novel’s main concern “was not so much black people attaining their civil rights, . . . but rather white people liberating themselves from...