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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 Works cited Abrahams Roger D. 1962 . “ Playing the Dozens...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the culmination of an extended scholarly project. Norman’s study is an impressive effort to resituate African American cultural arts from the civil rights era to their contemporary phase, and thereby promises to be an influential text for scholars of twentieth-century literary studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... still enshrined in public memory due in large part to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But precisely because of the sheer visibility of this event, it has eclipsed other moments that tell different stories about the era, including that of another march for civil rights deliberately held...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... Johnson 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... long civil rights era, articulations that may be for us, in an era of multicultural “post-feminist” liberalism, difficult to hear.7 Uniting Hurston and Wright In 1974 June Jordan called for a rethinking of the Wright/Hurston divide, proclaiming that she did “not accept that Wright and Hurston...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the sacrifices of 1916 would be (re)validated by the revolutionary heroes of 1919. Historical contextualization is also demand­ ed on a broader level, for, as numerous critics have noted, “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” signals the beginning of a new era after the Great War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... survey and its episteme play out in modern Irish literature, Parsons instead offers detailed case studies of how individual writers from different eras engage that legacy. First in chronological sequence is James Clarence Mangan (1803–49), who was half-heartedly employed for a time in the work of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Histories .” New Yorker , October 24 . www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/10/24/natural-histories . Jameson Fredric . 1986 . “ Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism .” Social Text , no. 15 : 65 – 88 . Konuk Kader . 2010 . East-West Mimesis: Auerbach in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and Western European products in a vacuum. As early as the 1930s, in an era of rising shortages, Soviets who traveled abroad brought back ideas of US mass production and excess, which may have influenced Soviet advertisements of pre-packaged quick meals ( David-Fox 2011 : 898). As Yale Richmond (2010...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... post-Kennedy era were of a somewhat different ilk; the likes of Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrison exported an alternative US lifestyle that exceeded Cold War politics. In his memories of life in Yugoslavia before his emigration, Novakovich shows that his US socialization proceeded by way of rock music and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... returning to view civilization through a new critical lens. When Sal Paradise returns home, to Times Square, he observes: “I had traveled eight thousand miles around the American continent and I was back on Times Square; and right in the middle of a rush hour, too, seeing with my innocent road-eyes the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... is an act of literary interpretation that solidifies the terms of their dispute. Maxim, a Marxist revolutionary turned religious conservative, pens an essay on Billy Budd for the fictional literary magazine The New Era . This prompts an argument among Maxim’s friends about whether Captain Vere is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 333–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... cinema parallel Ellison’s own period. In answer to the rhetorical question, “What do [the movies] say, how do they tell it?” Love New laments, “Hell, the red man was a thief and a savage without rights to his own country. The North was weak, hypocritical, and pompous, the gray boys, the Rebs, all heroes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reproduced similar structures of oppression and abandonment. While Fanon turned to nationalistic forms of resistance during an era of geopolitical struggle, Sinha, in Animal’s People , rethinks the ongoing chemical spill in Bhopal to offer a critique of humanism worthy of a neoliberal world order...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reading or aesthetics once thought to be specifically tied to the postmodern era are now disseminated as reading practices in many, even all, historical periods, and as standard reference points for contemporary art and literature.3 More recently, the declarations and redeclarations of the ends...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 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 (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Koranic tales has inspired, like the apocalyptic biblical tales, hopes of the rebirth or renewal of a commu­ nity. According to Islam, Mohammed was sent to end the violence and cor­ ruption that reigned among the Arabs of thejahiliyya (the pre-Islamic era) and ensure peace. Norman O. Brown argues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Ultimately, then, these narratives reflect a country’s psychological turmoil and “neurosis” (108) in a particular era through the vehicle of these often flat, easily reproducible images of the Muslim terrorist, rather than true engagement with Muslim characters. For Nash, writers who trade in such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... by Jean Arthur. To say as much, of course, is to go a long way toward deflating the moralizing cant of much of the anti-Fascist rhetoric of the postwar period. (Perhaps the proper analogy to Dietrich for an American-bred child of the same era would be Hedy Lamarr as Delilah in Samson and Delilah...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 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...