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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer L. Fleissner The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship in the United States, 1860–1945 , by Olwell Victoria , University of Pennsylvania Press , 2011 . 304 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Jennifer L. Fleissner Reviews The Genius of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Oana Popescu-Sandu In her transnational plays Lenin’s Shoe (2010) and Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (2010), Romanian American playwright Saviana Stănescu explores discourses of capitalist market economies, democracy, postsocialism, and gender that overlie the geographies of Central and Eastern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
... system” of democracy. Thus, since “democracy does not allow for politics outside the democratic system”—since it forces the subjects of democracy to choose between “A” and “B” (8-9) within that system—“democracy is totalitarian” (15). What this means is that the artist risks getting caught in a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... components of Horace Porter’s. Porter, reading the text of “Cadillac Flambé,” interprets Minifees’s act as a jazz performance that champions democracy against Sunraider’s exclusivism (2001, 95–104). While I also see the act as advocating for democracy against Sunraider, I argue for a different understanding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Patrick Redding Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Patrick Redding “One must make a distinction, however”: Marianne Moore and Democratic Taste Patrick Redding The root & seed of democracy is the doctrine Judge for yourself...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... debates about totalitarianism have tended to focus on Europe during World War II or to compare the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany in a manner that precludes discussion of the racial injustice stemming from democracy’s entanglement with colonialism and the slave trade. Race and the Totalitarian Century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... social theorists—Scheingold among them—have long looked at the ways faith in modernity was shaken by the past century’s “[contamination] by total war, the destabilization of democracy and the emergence of totalitarian regimes.” In The Political Novel, the political scientist Scheingold shifts his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... would be absurd, on this interpretation, to make one’s condemnation of Nazism dependent on the perception of legal objectivity. If genocidal atrocity was a matter of “following orders,” then liberal democracy could only be saved by the turn from law to conscience, from legal judgment to a revitalized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Matthew Stratton Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 !4I Start Spreading the News: Irony, Public Opinion, and the Aesthetic Politics o f US.A. Matthew Stratton Irony is perhaps democracy’s best instrument. — Public Opinion Quarterly 1938 (T.V. Smith 19) I n...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... focus on Anglo American literature. More specifically, this choice of texts gives her an opportunity to compare the “flexible legality” (6) of censorship practices in liberal democracies, which usually involve a postpublication judicial proceeding in which the author or publisher enjoys at...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... democracies’—ambivalence toward fascism and its victims. His ultimate goal, in Lassner’s view, is to “dramatise a polemical call to feel anxiety as a precursor to political activism” (22). In her discussion, Lassner develops an illuminating parallel between spy fiction and German Expressionism, especially in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... same notion of tyranny as boundary crossing is what Lewis seeks to expose in Kingsblood Royal. The novel is not primarily (or even particularly) a meditation on joining the black race, or leaving the white race. In another of  Walzer’s essays, on the relationship of philosophy to democracy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... particular period of postwar history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evo­ lution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government. (“End of History” 4) Fukuyama’s victory speech, which draws on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... organization. A definition of SDS’s core concept, “participatory democracy,” follows: “As a social system we seek the establishment of a democracy of individual participation, governed by two central aims: that the individual share in those social decisions determining the quality and direction of his life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... successful, not only because the central issues on which they focus— newspapers’ definition of the public and the role of the press in a democracy—are at the core of his concerns but also because the writers he treats, Rose Macaulay and Rebecca West, generally located just outside and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... War context, directly opposes the rhetoric of American democracy, with its emphases on individualism, liberty, and freedom. This anecdote, included in the first, theoretical chapter of Belletto’s book, “Chance, Narrative, and the Logic of the Cold War,” frames the entire study, functioning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Democracy” describes Eliot’s response to early twentieth-century political transformations, generally characterized as a move from individualistic liberalism to mass dem oc­ racy. Potter argues that missing from previous accounts o f Eliot’s views of democracy, and modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... numbered among her mentors, Woolf reacted to the inequities residual in Europe after the Great War and analyzed, Cassandra- like, patriarchal and authoritarian forces that inadvertently colluded with the rise of fascism in Europe during the 1930s. Never had the causes of freedom, democracy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... both these regimes, since it helped to redefine American democracy as totalitarianism’s op- posite. The American dream might still be incomplete, but the new wisdom seemed to be that the dream was destined to be completed in the multiethnic, nontotalitarian United States...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
...-proclaimed 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...