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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Richard Badenhausen Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Mourning through Memoir: Trauma, Testimony, and Community in Vera Brittain s Testament of Youth Richard Badenhausen A s she first began to sketch out a plan for writing Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain (1893-1970...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 53–74.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Francisco E. Robles This essay argues that Tomás Rivera’s seminal Chicano text . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra is a polyvocal and deeply communal work whose formal inventiveness illuminates the imaginative lives of migrant workers. Contesting the dominant critical reading of the book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Rob Davidson Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 m Racial Stock and 8-Rocks: Communal Historiography in Toni Morrison’s Paradise Rob Davidson There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... Studying the classist premise of Watchman , then, helps attune us to its operation in To Kill a Mockingbird . nealdolan@yahoo.com © 2023 Hofstra University 2023 bildungsroman community defilement individualism white trash The publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman in 2015...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 127–148.
Published: 01 June 2024
... is informed by the practices of the Black folk she encountered doing research for her anthropological project. In Their Eyes the protagonist Janie performs the kind of critical listenership Hurston observed in the southern Black rural communiuties, and, in contrast to Black communities centered on the male...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., however, challenges this conventional reading. Setting the text against the emerging superhighway ethic-which values the individuated automobile over established communities, conquest of nature over integration with nature, and productivity over all else-reveals a more nuanced and forceful critique...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as a result of her reactionary tendencies and concludes that despite Butts’s intuitive sensitivity to the nonhuman energies that permeate human society and culture, her work betrays an elitist resistance to the inclusion of all sociocultural groupings within an idealized English community. Copyright ©...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the child, and how this innocence has become a precondition for generating heteronormative models of nation-building and imagined futures. Analyzing the boarding school community in The Chinese Garden , this article examines how the figure of the child is used to confirm the compulsory narrative of nation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by Barry Hines, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, and David Peace, among others, I trace the destruction of a community-based form of masculinity, focusing on an evolution from earlier, more naturalistic treatments of the era into two divergent strains of late depictions: individualist, fantastic stories like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to preserve and communicate the embodied realities of the victims, if only through shudders of revulsion. 4 Menninghaus’s monograph is a pioneering and comprehensive overview of theories of disgust across history, and I am indebted to his synthesis of the ideas of diverse theorists in my own brief...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). The main protagonists of both novels are transnational mediators whose migrant identities are reshaped at the intersection of Yugoslavia and the United States, and they offer provocative perspectives on women’s interlinked lives in homeland and host communities. While Tesich fictionalizes a postsocialist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... transnational, transcultural “multidirectionality,” the novel opens up a broad, structural critique of apartheid everywhere; however, this article also argues that the novel also offers models for liberatory communities of resistance. The article demonstrates how Williams accomplishes this through his novel’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with topics like racialized obsession, the role of community in a black artist’s self-concept, and the best avenues for interracial solidarity across planes of difference. Understanding mature women’s legitimacy as sexual subjects and the persistence of queer loneliness (despite class and race privilege) also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Christopher Patrick Miller Hart Crane’s lyrics abound with transient figures who often doubt their intelligibility or viability as persons, and his letters reflect a significant anxiety about his own ability to communicate the problems he experienced in being and remaining intelligible to others...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., but reframes these concerns about communication, both aesthetic and social, as problems of grammar. The essay examines how her grammatical investigations resist poststructuralist interpretations of language that dominated the work of her postmodern contemporaries, especially (her ex-partner) Paul Auster...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 409–436.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in the first place. As her own social life suggests, solitude need not be synonymous with isolation. But if, as in her view, public life is defined by service to a community, such service is rooted in a reserve of solitude. In Moore’s poetry, then, a public is constituted of solitary persons, and living...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 405–426.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of draft and manuscript materials by Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop, the essay argues that Moore’s continual revisions render her less an experimental poet than a teleological one, whose commitment was ultimately both to the “finish” of the lyric poem and to the lyric as a modality of communication...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 428–435.
Published: 01 September 2010
... American poets. In his argument Yu astutely explores how, compared to the experimental, the category of the avant-garde applies to a community rather than to a shared aesthetic practice or strategy. This distinction, he contends, clarifies how both the Language poets and their Asian American peers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... eye on the seemingly innocuous concept of tradition—as well as home, innocence, and community. These notions may help produce a redemptive and counterhegemonic version of black- ness, but they also function as sites of discipline. Reid-Pharr believes that contemporary thinkers would do well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... appears to be nostalgic but contains a strong element of critical reservation. And because the loss evoked in The Waves is communal and strongly linked with national and imperial imagery, it seems profitable to ask how Woolf’s portrayal of melancholia illuminates the question of how a national...