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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Patrick J. Chura Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 “Vital Contact”: Eugene O ’Neill and the Working Class Patrick J. Churn O ’Neill entered upon the scene as one darkly handsome sailor with burning eyes and burning ambition, with undiscovered tal­ ent and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... humanism and antihumanism, publishing many of the major literary works cited by poststructuralist thinkers. This editorial sensibility found its roots in the class character of the press, which was headed by affluent radical Barney Rosset. Drawing on close readings of key publications, as well as of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... overlooked racial and class divisions and criticizes the perpetuation of the American pastoral myth and the myth of the American Dream, which endures despite the counter-reality of African Americans’ experience. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 1967 Newark riots African Americans Newark’s history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Andrew Hoberek 2011 Postmodernism and Modernization Postmodernism and Modernization Andrew Hoberek In my book The Twilight of the Middle Class I argue that we should “read postmodernism dialectically, as the worldview not only of middle-class privilege but of the hollowness of this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... 432 pages Alison Shonkwiler What constitutes middle-class fiction? Is it subject matter? A degree of realism or attention to detail? Or can it be defined simply by identify- ing which novels middle-class readers read? Presumably a case could be made, following the historical argument that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... destructive element.” Taking my cue from her, I will reconsider Woolf and Klein in the context of another war—“the war after the war” (Hynes 353—82)—that is, the severe class struggle in Britain in the 1920s.3 I will attend especially to political “anxiety” (a term of crucial importance in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Randolph welcomed the arrival of a left-leaning, work­ ing-class New Negro. More often than not, however, definitions of the Twentieth-Century Literature 52.1 Spring 2006 22 The Gold Standard of Racial Identity in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand and Passing New Negro asserted that black Americans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., the ideal that motivated Legal Services and other Community Action initiatives: the creation of a new, multi-racial and cross-class coalition to replace the fragmenting electoral coalition that underlay the New Deal welfare state. Over the course of the 1960s, the Democratic Party began to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 619–656.
Published: 01 December 2013
... newspaper account, “the highest walks of business, social, and literary life in St. Louis” (qtd. in Morrow 123). In late September of 1898, the ten-year-old Eliot entered Smith Academy, where he had been placed in the second year class of the Preparatory Department.6 Presumably, it was both his age...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... individuals, with minds of their own, but the book contains a strikingly large amount of authorial reflection, wise sayings about love, class and culture, panic and emptiness, prose and passion, connecting and not connecting, straightfor- ward announcements of the Forsterian way of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... “Handsworth Songs.” However, in the explicatory glosses through which Rushdie has sought to project the authorial meaning of his work, his use of the term migra­ tion robs it of a certain specificity of history and class. This is especially apparent in the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses. As...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Quentin Bailey Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 m Heroes and Homosexuals: Education and Empire in E. M. Forster Quentin Bailey H e had brought out the man in Alec, and now it was Alec’s turn to bring out the hero in him .They must live outside class...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rather than case study terms (427). McKuskey reasserts the social subtext at the center of the Gothic to suggest how servants shaped bourgeois subjectivity in childhood (424). But while such interpretations of servants have very importantly recuperated class in psychoanalytic nar- ratives, they...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
...) examines the conflict of political, cultural, and psychic motives in the Volvo-driving professional-managerial class from Minnesota to DC, while Adam Haslett’s Union Atlantic (2009) plunges into the world of the old and new elites controlling the financial markets in Boston and New York. As their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... crowd on behalf of a fellow organizer, his crusade will continue as a largely solitary one. While riding public transportation stirs a brief feeling of connection, then, Gordon goes on to commit his most solitary, but class conscious, act. Plan B offers a decisive alternative to Gordon’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... direct historical line from the civil rights movement to the LA Riots, his novel underscores the urban dimension and class politics of the movement as they persist into the neoliberal present. Johnson’s fiction thereby encourages us to rethink black freedom struggles not as frozen in history but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... allegiance to the causes of democracy and equal­ ity. Instead, Kaplan read his fiction as constructing an at-least relatively more comprehensible and manageable social world for the late-nine- teenth-century middle- and upper-middle-class readers whom Howells mostly spoke to and for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 193–216.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and pro-Eastern strains in his writings; and also among those working in gender and queer theory, who have developed a body of interpretation of his posthumously published novel Maurice4 But there has not been a similar reconstruction of Forster among scholars interested in class, generally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... retrospect. Gandhi, then, is not a marker of a clear political stance but a “strategically deployed” (6) idea that allows authors to consider the relationship of the universal to the particular, the national to the outcaste, the middle class to the peasant, and the Hindu to the Muslim. Shingavi’s first...