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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Dale Pattison © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Dale Pattison Writing Home: Domestic Space, Narrative Production, and the Homeland in Roth’s American Pastoral Dale Pattison On September 18, 2002, as part of the Lannan Foundation’s literary awards ceremony, author and activist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Billy Elliot , and more collectivist, formally innovative texts like GB84 . Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 domestic space masculinity naturalism unions working class There was a square of cardboard in the window where the glass had been smashed. During the night one corner had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... as a covert means of critiquing patriarchal domesticity. On her sickbed, Wharton is drawn to ghost stories, initially with delight, but then becom- ing so afraid that she is unable to sleep alone due to “formless terrors”: It was like some dark undefinable menace, forever dogging my...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... home and domestic life, resituating his characters within the parameters of the hotel, and thus creating new kinds of characters, representing in new ways individual subjectivity and its relation to material space as he explores the modern hotel in all its various incarnations. In doing so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... answer back—even when it engages conventionally feminine subjects such as romance and domesticity” (1). Bryant’s book ultimately calls for a significant widening of the women’s poetry canon—broader acceptance of a range of themes by women poets and a more sophisticated set of reading practices...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
... theorized or historicized the interlocking spatial politics maintaining gender roles as part of an imperialist territorial Englishness. Thinking insularly, Laura confines her politics to domestic concerns, and her critique of domesticity as a justification for domestic politics extends only as far...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
... housed, also frequently appear to Jim as attractive, even seductive, alternatives to domestic enclosures. Both Sharon O’Brien and Laura Winters have noted the ways in which Cather’s characters often desire a union that they also fear as a potential engulfment of identity. In My Antonia, these...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
... has been a remarkably fertile terrain for sentimental domesticity in the twen- tieth century. Hard-Boiled Sentimentality would categorize Horatio Caine as a “sentimental action hero,” a stock character in a male sentimental canon that has been misrecognized for far too long. If the CSI...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... obsession with scrutinizing these creatures’ equipage, carriage, and feathers as he studied the mechanisms of their propagation. In his research he discovered that the pigeon had an illustri- ous career as a domesticated creature, with its “earliest known record” in “the fifth Egyptian dynasty, about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
... rarely been asked: why is Verloc a seller of pornography? I suggest it is because pornography establishes a convergence between his liminal national identity, pornography’s liminal existence as international commodity, and the novel’s breakdown of the privileged domestic sphere that defined...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... ubiquitous theme of interracial romance and marriage in domestic fiction written by the British in India, a body of literature previously rel­ egated to the genre of romance and dismissed as what Margaret Stieg calls “sub-literature” (3).While critics have begun to recognize that the focus of this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... obviously owes something to the American hardboiled pulp tradi- tion as well, and Himes’s Harlem Domestic novels specifically have been criticized for reveling in comparable depictions of carnivalesque violence, without any cathartic, empathetic identification with suffering, hurt bod- ies. However...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Coetzee’s novels” (26). This is followed by two chapters on Nadine Gordimer’s stories and novels: “Leaving the House of the White Race,” which traces Gordimer’s “time-honored strategy of ungrounding any notion of domestic normality” (69), and “O f Trespass­ ers and Trash,” which uses Michel de...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... uality) constantly replaces the anxiety created by geographic displacement and its attendant politics o f domestic brutality and imperial colonialism. N either M arlow’s utterance nor the echo o f the Marabar Caves pro­ vides the reader w ith an interpretive position from w hich to understand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the harmonious, domesticated nature of traditional pastorals, Sea Garden’s landscape is wild and dissonant” (51). Americanist critics like Richard Slotkin and Leo Marx have observed in other authors the particular con- nection between pastoral portraits of nature and the construction of US...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-Century Literature 57.2 Summer 2011 264 Review encouraged to do volunteer work and otherwise turned “into domestic soldiers” (10) whose mission included learning how to prepare meatless meals and wheatless biscuits while providing a moral compass for the family and a cause for which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... culture and spectacle” (151) for women. Mannequins visually modeled for women consumers “a range of behaviors and roles,” William Leach argues, from leisured “indulgence” to domestic duty (“Strategists” 113), and Wharton’s mannequins, with their corsets and hosiery, are “project[ed] . . . into...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Bloomsbury’s literary productions, which lack the self-conscious defenses of formalism that can be found in a Roger Fry or a Clive Bell. Bloomsburian fictions from E. M. Forster’s Howards End to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway turn inward to intimate, domestic settings that seem to elude public...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... This vision of society as an office suggests a social reality that is administered according to the dictates of a capitalism that assigns black women the role of domestic service worker. Thadious Davis notes that the federal census for 1900 reported that 90 percent of black women were employed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
... by its material reality, must be a public one. And indeed, sentimentalism has been traditionally linked to the “private sphere” and its concomitant domestic ideology. As Amy Kaplan explains, “popular women novelists of the mid-nineteenth century viewed their writing as an extension of woman’s...