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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jung-Suk Hwang Contextualizing American Pastoral within Newark’s history from the 1940s to the 1990s, including the 1967 riots and their continuing effects, Philip Roth contrasts this poor black city with the protagonist’s idealized image of America—a wealthy WASP suburb. Although largely neglected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Alexandra Socarides Contextual Practice: Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art , By Fredman Stephen , Stanford University Press , 2010 . 240 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Alexandra Socarides Figure Ground Reversal Contextual Practice: Assemblage and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... novelists to analysis of the influence of one press’s editorial principles and publications on the cultural/intellectual turn from modernism to postmodernism. All provided trenchant political and historical contextualization for their topics and most considered aspects of affect and impersonality. Each...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2010
... brought together insightful close reading of texts, carefully re- searched sociohistorical and cultural contextualizing, and a deep knowledge of the relevant and timely theoretical frames of refer- ence. They all took on major, important topics—of concern and interest to many—and wrote...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... staging of more productive and progressive “inter­ sections among southern, national, and global temporalities” (13) in the 40s. It is a shame that the book does not take more time to unravel these complexities, and less time contextualizing the writers, especially since the close readings she does...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
... ings of Pierre Bourdieu and Judith Butler, she invokes the term habitus to illuminate what she calls “the contextual performance of gender” (63-64)—in other words, the systems and habits of naming, dress, posing, and performance, as well as the rituals and practices of religious belief...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... always been entirely oppositional, and this type of contextualization is sorely missed in chapters that are keener to take the Beats’ iconoclastic status for granted. As a case in point, Brenda Knight’s chapter on Beat memoir begins with the assertion that the Beats “forever marked the mid-twentieth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to account for the hum an ability to distinguish the more from the less relevant contextual information and to understand our own position in a web o f interpersonal relationships. The modesty o f the book’s rhetoric and claims, along w ith its un­ pretentious choice o f texts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... instructions written on them, indicating changes and disagreements. Prodger only briefly contextualizes Darwin’s approach to illustra- tion with that of earlier scientific explorations of the “passions” and with phrenological and physiognomic treatises, but other scholars, most re- cently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Brathwaite s troublesome conception of “nam,” contextualized within densely cor­ related discussions of Walcott’s “Names” and Brathwaite s “Nametracks” (107-21). 112 Review To the extent that this is a study of poetry, it depends on close read­ ings of texts. These are reliably limber...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... has no apparent axes to grind, no line of argument of her own to pursue ex­ cept that literary study at its best should open rather than close doors to richly detailed, contextually reasonable understandings of texts written by authors throughout the centuries, male and female...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... as all those who built reputations through publications in university-funded literary journals, can be said to exemplify the program era. Chapter by chapter, the majority of his claims on this score hit their targets as McGurl’s fluid criticism deftly links and contextualizes literary form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Argentina and Brazil, discussions about Zionism, socialism and religion are part of a rich tapestry that Moser draws with a refined sense of detail. Moser contextualizes Lispector’s life in Brazil as well with the history of Brazilian anti-Semitism and the multiple negotiations that allowed, for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... laying a fresh layer of groundwork for future scholars at work in this evaluative and critical project. 1 For criticism of Birkett’s use of sources, see Bostridge 2009 , Lassner 2010 , and Pogorelskin 2012 . Alexis Pogorelskin in particular takes issue with contextualization. Rod Mengham...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 324–331.
Published: 01 September 2004
... with woodblock prints.) Contextualized in this way, even poems that are conventional in their arrangement and typography may, through their use of especially large white margins, challenge those conventions. Kinnahan observes, for instance, that the “visual tightness” of “Notes for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Sosostris] and sexually ambiguous youths [Saint Sebastian suggests the limits of this version o f ethical impersonal­ ity. The poet’s access to and idealization o f these “rapable” subjects does not suggest a political program for change. D ean usefully contextualizes impersonality within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... platform for negotiation where differences are contextually determined in a process of evolution over time. But where we find alternative, posthuman subjectivities to take the place of the liberal-humanist subject, the narratological device of metalepsis might not survive the transition from a poetics of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Neruda’s later poetry, in this approach, derives from its contextualization in a deep temporal perspective that exceeds the human. In equally interesting analyses across various chapters, Handley explores the meaning of the ocean in the three poets’ works as a realm that initially seems to be pure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... vindicated and contextualized. Rawlings and Hurston were each strengthened by reaching across the figurative creek that separated them. Hurston wrote Rawlings in 1948, thanking her for her moral and financial support during her time of legal troubles, admitting: Oh, my dear, so much has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... record for the autonomous mind to Helmholtz’s suggestion of an embodied observer, helps readers to contextualize the rest of Walter’s argument according to its relation to modernists’ evaluation and rejection of the mind/body duality. Just as optics blurs the line between subject and object, Walter...