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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 After the assassination attempt, when Sunraider lies between life and death...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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 (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... began writing and researching the project that would become Dreamer just months after the 1992 LA Riots, a his- torical moment that inflects his fictionalization of 1966 Chicago. Johnson points to a need to reimagine and remember the civil rights era in order to combat the pernicious effects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 critiques...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... came to prominence and remained one of the primary organizing bodies of sixties radicalism for the duration of the era. But generational character shifts quickly at universities, and it was mere years before a new sort of rebel joined the older “red-diaper babies” and civil rights veterans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... are comprehensive collections, but each requires supplemental readings in key traditions and periods (spirituals, dialect, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, post-civil rights era). I generally forego the poetry collections in favor of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature , which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Perennial . Yoon Seongho . 2006 . “ Gendering the Movement: Black Womanhood, SNCC, and Post-Civil Rights Anxieties in Alice Walker’s Meridian .” Feminist Studies in English Literature 14 , no. 2 : 179 – 207 . Young Robin . 2017 . Interview with Ijeoma Oluo . “ Women of Color Assess...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... ’s legacy had already raised questions about Mockingbird ’s usefulness in the context of a post–Civil Rights era. In his groundbreaking challenge to the notion that Atticus Finch stands as a figure of legal heroism, for instance, Monroe Freedman (1994 : 477) critiques those who excuse him...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... a “new civilization” that works “to change the imagination of the masses, the folk who shape and are shaped by folklore and folktales” (169). This new civilization, the umma (the Islamic nation), is secured by the shari’a. Unlike the Declaration of Rights that serves to protect individual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and Eight- ies, and its onset (whenever that was) even farther back. Enough time has elapsed for us to be able to discern more of the internal articulation of the era—its successive moments or phases. Initially, the tendency was to view postmodernism either as a break, sharply profiled against...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
...). The range of cultural artifacts considered in his book offers entry points for scholars interested in a wide range of works of Depression-era literature and film. He usefully pushes his readers to examine these various subgenres from an ecocritical perspective even when they depict urban or futuristic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... is not so much an avenue for religious grace as the expression of white fantasies about blackness during the era of the civil rights movement. The interpretive problem centering on the confrontation of O’Connor’s white characters with blackness is entangled with another of the story’s historical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Cornelius Collins Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Doris Lessing’s Prophecies of Globalization “A Horizontal, Almost Nationless Organisation”: Doris Lessing’s Prophecies of Globalization Cornelius Collins In presenting the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature to Doris Lessing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., Civil Rights lawyers, and the publishing industry, General Zeta is debarred and, Acosta speculates, “Perhaps he dies of an overdose?” (“Brann In thematizing his own divided loyalties, Acosta reveals that in spite of his hatred of Johnson-era liberalism and the legal movement it inspired, he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., parallel unforgiving scholarly positions on modernism from the same period by emphasizing the “failure” of the New Negro Movement to achieve what Lewis calls “civil rights by copyright” (1997, xxviii). My thinking also benefits from Robin D. G. Kelley’s (2003) discussion of failure, aesthetics, and black...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... this irony. 18. Conti has also noted the connections between Todd’s reasoning and Sloter- dijk’s description; see 133—34. 19. On liberal gradualism among white southern novelists in the civil rights era, see my essay “Elizabeth Spencer” 561-69. 20. In the original manuscript draft of The Floating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . 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 study of the impact...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2014
... administrations transformed its mission and its list of targets to suit their own ends. By Nixon’s presidency, a wide variety of organizations devoted to civil and women’s rights and the anti- war movement had been infiltrated and wiretapped by CONINTELPRO, and in many cases, these groups had expressed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
...-century Black activism in the United States with the Civil Rights movement and Black Power, the historian Harvard Sitkoff (1978 : ix) emphasizes that the New Deal was also “a turning point in race relations trends.” As Ralph Ellison later commented, “The economic and social disaster of the country...