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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Kelly S. Walsh; Yoon-Young Choi This essay tracks the circulation and anticolonial reinvention of European modernist epiphanies in Korean modernist prose. The intertextuality of these epiphanies, the authors contend, enables Pak T’aewŏn, Yi Sang, and Yi Hyosŏk to disclose the fraudulence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Philip Tsang This essay illustrates a “negative cosmopolitanism” in V. S. Naipaul’s work. Both defenders and critics of cosmopolitanism readily identify the concept with the European philosophical tradition. Arguing that European thinkers do not have a patent on cosmopolitanism, I contend...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in elite European intellectual traditions that he was blind to the realities of American culture, this article argues that Eliot was drawn to his antiliberal position because of very concrete and practical concerns about poetic craft. 1 As Michael Levenson has argued in a recent article on Eliot’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and in their countries of origin. This essay contributes to emerging research on Eastern European women’s migrant writing by juxtaposing two semiautobiographical novels that belong to post-Yugoslav diasporic women’s literature: Nadja Tesich’s Native Land (1998) and Natasha Radojčić’s You Don’t Have to Live Here (2005...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and reinscribed the significance of Eastern European geographies into the US imaginary. Novakovich’s and Blažević-Krietzman’s transnational positions have allowed them to create innovative form and content in ways that enhance the global appeal and reception of their work. Furthermore, their dual experience...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2022) 68 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of solidarity on the basis of translations from so-called third-world literatures and explores how Shamlu’s political aesthetic traverses national borders to embrace ignored and marginalized poetic traditions. Rather than relying on French and other European modernisms to reinvigorate his national literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... voice, one blurring distinctions between its California teen daughter-protagonist-narrator and the father-author, both learned European exile and savvy Tinseltown operator. In subtly decisive ways, Kohner intervenes allusively and intertextually in the central narrative to anchor buoyant personal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 379–404.
Published: 01 December 2023
... category. Through this analysis, these texts raise urgent biopolitical concerns regarding the regulation of life and the “properly” human, each deploying nonhuman animals in responses (pro and con) to mid-twentieth-century European fascism. Yet the nonhuman exceeds human representation, even as it comes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 405–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., envisioning a world in which Dasein no longer takes center stage. Through an analysis of the Heideggerian grammar of care and its resonances in Kafka and Blanchot, this article offers a new appraisal of an influential concept in twentieth-century European philosophy and literature. 13...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Query’s study of ritual, modernism, and the idea of Europe wishes to remind us, we might also understand them as relics, a piece of sacred ground once touched by the blood of a sacrificial victim. And, as Query’s book convincingly demonstrates, the play of local and European identity at work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... savage and pri- meval origins, which are represented by an Africa imagined into being by European imperialism. My essay thus investigates the poem’s imperialist trope as it combines the modernist sense of social malaise with modernist experimental poetics. I begin by sketching a context...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 254–259.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Haenni ish worker and the Yiddish language (thus linking socialist revolutionary thought with cultural nationalism) to attempting to “elevate Yiddish let- ters to that of other European national cultures” (85). Only via the devel- opment of such a Yiddish literary culture, Niger came...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Claire Seiler Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry , by Quinn Justin . Oxford University Press , 2015 . 218 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Justin Quinn’s new book tracks the movement of Central and Eastern European (primarily Czech) and American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... with Enlightenment ideas about language and the early Romantic period. Mufti follows the to-and-fro between colonial spaces and European thinkers: philosophical historicism was shaped by the newly available bodies of writing from the Orient, and these were in turn interpreted through newly formed ideas of cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of European state socialism in the early 1990s. This connection remains unacknowledged in genealogies of transnational American studies, which generally eschew the geography and concept of “Eastern Europe” and rarely move beyond assertions that the new critical direction can be dated to the early 1990s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... formations: Omani traders, Indian financiers, and Europeans. In addition to what’s quoted here, Aziz acknowledges that there are “[Europeans] here for the same reason you and I are” (121). 31 Jonathon Glassman’s work is the most recent detailed source on Swahili coastal and island ethnic and cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... rule. In 1925, the Secretary of State for India provided the following definition to the British Parliament: For purposes of employment under Government and inclusion in schemes of Indianization, members of the Anglo-Indian and Domiciled European Community are Statutory Natives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 538–544.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the source of that critique within the West, such that the “Greek” thrust of European thinking defines and classifies, imposing ontological and historical order, while the “Hebrew” thrust calls the Greek totaliza- tion into question, deontologizing and dehistoricizing, putting questions in the place...