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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kathryn Van Wert This essay explores Elizabeth Bishop’s use of war and imperialism to demonstrate the power—and inherently political nature—of poetic discourse. In her rarely discussed “Little Exercise” (1946), a poem Bishop wrote while living near a military base in Key West, Florida, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Danielle Christmas In William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner , and the responses to his novels, two contrasting discourses emerge: a commitment to the idea that histories of slavery and the Holocaust can be explained by economic motives, on one hand, and, on the other, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Justin Omar Johnston This article examines Indra Sinha’s novel Animal’s People , an engagement with the consequences of the 1984 toxic chemical spill in Bhopal, India, in order to critique the humanist discourse of Dow Chemical’s massive rebranding effort, “The Human Element,” that began in 2006...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... postmodern relationship between the author and his or her characters. Such a newly envisioned dynamic has been understood as fiction’s response to the theoretical debate about the so-called death of the author and, more broadly, to the posthumanist discourse on the dissolution of the liberal-humanist subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... dismissed as mere surface. Yet Merrill, the article contends, indulges in what he calls the Ouija’s “backstage gossip” both to establish a queer relationship to poetic tradition and to confront the pervasive menace of the Cold War discourse of the Lavender Scare, which haunts the trilogy’s 1950s origins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... editorial discourse such as advertising and marketing surveys, this essay argues that the masochistic fantasies of self-shattering featured in Grove’s publications allowed its imagined audience of professional-managerial class radicals to appear to transcend their economic positions. In the pages of Grove...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the tropes of espionage, figuring feminism as a secret agency whose plot against the patriarchal “procession” emerges through forms of public discourse—sometimes openly and sometimes clandestinely “between the lines.” From this perspective, Woolf anticipates current debates over whistle-blowing and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Carrie J. Preston Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: H. D., Loy, and Toomer , by Vetter Lara , Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . 219 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Reviews Religion and Science in the Making of Modernist Bodies Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... If we look a little closer, though, we will notice that Conrad also vacillates between a homogeniz- ing discourse of universality, where the public is “all humanity,” and an insistence that it is made up of individuals. This ambivalence is pictured most clearly in his confusion about what verb...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: Routledge, Taylor, and Francis, 2006. 293 pages Matthias Piccolruaz Konzett Multiculturalism, as an evolving category and concept, has appeared in diverse guises since its emergence in post—World War II American and European discourse and its subsequent proliferation in global contexts. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... forma­ tions at the trial as the voices o f Adela Q uested and Dr. Aziz are appropriated by the established discourses o f law, colonialism, and na­ tionalism. If Heart of Darkness offers the lie as the only possible answer to an utterance that has no obvious referential base...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... poetic dialogism, Ramazani writes, citing the modernist propensity for borrowing from other art forms and postmodernist experiments that draw on an even wider range of media, from historical documents and photographs to scientific discourse, movies, and the internet. By page twelve, the answer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... identity as a heuristic through readings of works that represent Muslim characters. It joins recent schol- arship that struggles with such questions, such as Amin Malak’s Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English (2005), Claire Chambers’s book of interviews British Muslim Fictions (2011), Waïl...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 324–331.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Lynn Keller Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry, and Contemporary Discourse , by Kinnahan Linda A. , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2004 . 277 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Lynn Keller importance for world culture but also supplied...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... including Foucault, Benjamin, Deleuze and Guattari, and Bataille among others. Seitler is primarily interested in the ways that scientific knowledge circulates in American modernism, and examines phenomena such as criminal morphologies and eugenic discourses to unpack the trajectories through which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 54–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... hospitality, through the community of its speakers, the philosophers, to its antithesis, the idea that ideas may be 54Twentieth-Century Literature 57.1 Spring 2011 54 Questions of Hospitality in Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year articulated in discourses that, while philosophical, are not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... evident James’s unease in the face of the promiscuous merger of public and private, specificity and generality, or autonomy and dependence, which for her formed the very promise of genius discourse for feminist critique. Yet how comes it that we turn out to have been so wrong about genius in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
... radical formal experiments—functions like an act of domestic terrorism: both seek to dismantle a political infrastructure that sustains dominant discourses of power. In the following pages, I locate the house as a site of narrative production, one that, no matter how much faith we put in notions...