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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
...), concluding that such texts evince “a broad contemporary commitment to a subjectivist perspectivism compatible with the reigning tenets of liberal pluralism” (89). The minor character discovering her voice reiterates rather than challenges the individual rights and liberties underpinning the status quo. J. M...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 379–386.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Max Saunders Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture , by Matz Jesse . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 352 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 There can be few movements in art to have suffered such dramatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as descendants of so-called “White” émigrés (those who had opposed the Bolsheviks) who left after the 1917 Revolution, including Paul Klebnikov (a journalist) and Boris Jordan (an investment banker). Contemporary Russian-speaking Jewish writers in North America are similarly divided in their representations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 521–527.
Published: 01 December 2020
...E. C. Koch The Moral Worlds of Contemporary Realism , by Holland Mary K. . New York : Bloomsbury , 2020 . 288 pages. Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 Early in her compelling first book, Succeeding Postmodernism (2014) , Mary K. Holland posited a new conception...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... and other recent environmental ad campaigns are important to Houser’s notion of disgust: “Environmental activists are catching on to what contemporary writers have known for the past several decades: that, in Timothy Morton’s words, ‘ecological art is duty bound to hold the slimy in view.’ Rather than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marian Eide Contemporary Irish poetry is producing a tradition of memorial to the Famine years of the 1840s. Countering purist versions of Irish identity as Catholic, indigenous, and rural, this body of work is provoked by Famine memory to explore Irishness as diasporic and widely transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Avram Alpert This essay considers the postmodern engagement with Buddhism as a philosophy and a practice through the lens of Severo Sarduy’s Cobra (1972). It argues that a closer alignment of contemporary Buddhist studies with literary criticism can help us to better understand both contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Sharon Kunde “The ‘Nature’ of American Literature” explores how John Crowe Ransom and his less-studied contemporary Elizabeth Madox Roberts advanced a theory of literary objects that emerged from nature itself. This theory formed the basis of Ransom’s bid, in “Criticism, Inc.,” for disciplinary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Greg Chase Where Addie Bundren’s bitter statement in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that “words are no good” has often been read as concerning the universal shortcomings of language, this article turns to the philosophy of Faulkner’s contemporary Ludwig Wittgenstein for a more context-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Matthew Sandler This paper poses the work of Gertrude Stein as a challenge to contemporary scholarship centered on theories of failure. Demonstrating that Stein’s notion of failure as a precondition for success derived from nineteenth-century selfhelp books, I follow her work with this paradox from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... aesthetic and sociopolitical relevance to the period and sheds further light on contemporary perceptions of Imagism and Vorticism, particularly in the context of the poetry of the Great War. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Anne Knish Emmanuel Morgan modernism poetry Originally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the past, the recognition that the past need not determine the present. Because this realization is thematically bound up with a celebration of nonprocreative sexuality and with an ambivalent critique of futurity, it anticipates a number of contemporary emphases within queer theory. I’ll begin by asking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tatjana Bijelić Although massive (post)socialist migration from Eastern Europe to the West is becoming increasingly represented in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav writing, contemporary novels on women’s experiences of immigration have received scant attention, both in their host countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the self-exoticizing mechanisms at play in much contemporary Russian American prose fiction, Akhtiorskaya engages the clichés and mythologies of the “Odessa Text” in order to ironically subvert them. In juxtaposing these two authors, the article examines the ongoing construction of a “Russian Jewish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of 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 (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Katherine D. Johnston “Profile Epistemologies, Racializing Surveillance, and Affective Counterstrategies in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen ” contextualizes contemporary data profiling and social sorting within the history of racial discrimination, surveillance, and biometrics. Through close readings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... history in larger philosophical and political questions, in a cosmopolitan resistance to American puritanical norms, and in knowing reflection on contemporary discussions of representation and image. Gidget is a surprisingly postmodern textual space of disruption and juxtaposition that compellingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
... fiction. Drawing on contemporary critiques of intimacy by Lauren Berlant and Leo Bersani, I argue that sociality in Woolf’s writing is an unhealing scar, a problem of subject-world relation that necessarily persists, but that in doing so, stimulates Woolf’s formal inventiveness. Registering impersonal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 361–384.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Bryan C. Chitwood This article examines the work of British poet Tom Pickard, taking the publication of his collected poems as an occasion to renew an appreciation of the voice as an analytic category for the study of twentieth-century and contemporary British poetry. Focusing on a range...