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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 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 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... politics in the postwar era. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Three Days before the Shooting … civil rights-era literature African American vernacular culture African American literature political strategies In a 1966 speech, Stokely Carmichael describes a shift in the rhetorical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... use of dialect a continuation of “minstrel technique” (“Their Eyes” 17). It is worth putting some pressure on the particularities of these reciprocal 238Twentieth-Century Literature 58.2 Summer 2012 238 Early Civil Rights “Voice Work” in Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston...
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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 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 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... subject over other markers of identity. When she fleetingly entertains violent revolutionary action toward the book’s end, it is notably in the name of class politics as opposed to a civil rights practice anchored by race. I draw attention to this aspect of Dust Tracks not to discount these critiques of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
... positive doctrine takes its place” (28). For Spencer, cosmopolitanism provides that positive doctrine, and he believes that by yoking the methodology of postcolonial theory to cosmopolitanism’s vision of a “global civil society” (34) we can restore the revolutionary possibilities of literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Nels Pearson The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature , by Parsons Cóilín . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . 247 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 In light of the geocritical turn in humanities scholarship over the last decade or so, an extensive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... civil rights struggle in America. No longer, moreover, was cultural influence flowing one way out of a timeless African motherland; the emphasis now was on a newly intensified “exchange of knowledge” between black America and black Africa. One example of this exchange that seemed to excite...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of a place like Russia existing alongside the civilized world, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, sharing the same atmosphere with, say, Vladivostock. . . . No wonder young people talk about “going beyond the cordon” when they talk of emigrating, as if Russia were ringed by a vast cordon sanitaire. Either you...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
... struggles for civil rights and ending racism in the social and legal system” (74).This bold distinction by Franco places African American literature m ore into the proximity o f social action and less into a tradition o f genealogical and reflective clarification. W hile one may not entirely agree...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... their countries of origin. This essay contributes to emerging research on Eastern European women’s migrant writing by juxtaposing two semiautobiographical novels that belong to post-Yugoslav diasporic women’s literature: Nadja Tesich’s Native Land (1998) and Natasha Radojčić’s You Don’t Have to Live...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason Vredenburg In both the critical literature and the popular imagination, Jack Kerouac’s seminal road narrative On the Road is often viewed as a celebration of American individualism and frontier myth. Placing the novel within the context of the changing approach to automotive infrastructure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ioana Luca The article examines how writers Miroslav Penkov, Lara Vapnyar, and Aleksandar Hemon engage and reconfigure representations of the former Eastern Bloc in US literature, including stereotypes that have been circulating in Western Europe for a long time. These texts transform prevailing...
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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 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Hannah Arendt legal philosophy liberalism Nuremberg Trials postwar literature The discrepancy between legality and justice could never be bridged because the standards of right and wrong into which positive law translates its authority . . . are...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... philosophy and literature Virginia Woolf ’s To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931) challenge George Steiner’s 1961 “death of tragedy” thesis—the idea that we moderns are too self-sufficient and optimistic to contend with ancient tragedy’s overpowering forces, irremediable conflicts, and...