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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Joel Burges As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality , by Saler Michael , Oxford University Press , 2012 . 283 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Joel Burges Reviews “We Are All Geeks Now”: Fantasy as a Mode of Social Practice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Annabel Williams This article argues that Rebecca West’s sustained scrutiny of imperialism tends to coincide with her theoretical and formalist approaches to fantasy, and from this arises literary innovation significant both to modernist and late modernist contexts. It demonstrates that West’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 545–568.
Published: 01 December 2001
...John J. Su Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 ULI Epic of Failure: Disappointment as Utopian Fantasy in Midnight's Children John J. Su And so, by a strange and melancholy paradox, the moment of failure is the moment of value; the comprehending and experi­ encing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... as of 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 (2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., suggesting that the rhetorical foundations of the homeland security state existed in latent forms well before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Roth’s novel describes a bourgeois fantasy of security and domesticity embodied in and articulated through the trope of the house...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Loren Glass The Artistic Censoring of Sexuality: Fantasy and Judgment in the Twentieth-Century Novel , by Mooney Susan , Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2008 . 321 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Loren Glass Sense and Censorship The Artistic Censoring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 403–404.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Wai Chee Dimock Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 The winner of this year’s prize is Annabel Williams’s “Fantasias on National Themes: Fantasy, Space, and Imperialism in Rebecca West.” The judge is Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 347–351.
Published: 01 September 2006
... this is the case: sodomy is ubiquitous in the Sadean universe and nonexistent in Sacher-Masoch’s. (The appearance of “the Greek” in Venus in Furs signals the abrupt end of the masochist’s fantasy.) And the desire for merging identities expressed in Hemingway’s characters’ desire to switch places, which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... to fantasy” (44; my emphasis).This deprecating tone suggests that such critical judgments recognized—and deplored—the homoerotic un­ dertones of these fantasies.5 After Forster’s death (1970), his posthumously published gay writings initially occasioned hostility from critics both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... fas­ cinated, which had significant consequences for his writing. French, I want to show, became for him a language of dreams expressing fantasies of glamour, elegance, sexual conquest, and upward social mobility—even if all these were equally understood by his daytime consciousness as pre­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... by postmodernism itself against the aesthetic practices of (late) modernism. One of the risks of the present moment, then, is to repeat the ideology of the postmodern (an ideology that was always inadequate to the multiplicity of cultural practices that it claimed to encompass) in our very fantasy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... still to be addressed, a surplus still to be assimilated. The novel itself acknowledges this with the chapter that follows “The Sleeping Carriage,” “The Camp,” a “spiritual fantasy” (Memories 49) of a life beyond death for Lisa, Freud, and other characters—but this chapter cannot belong...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... restrain Margherita. Despite these details, critics continue to elide her agency and insist that her s/m desires are bound by the terms of male pornographic fantasies or, worse still, pathology. Such readings tend to rely on both heteronormative values and anti-sex feminism that narrowly define acceptable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- mains a production of Western fantasy” (Lemke 15). In that fantasy, “black life,” whether directly African or diasporic African, was revered as “an al- ternative model [to white Euro Anglo American life] to relieve the ennui of middle-class existence: an antidote to the ailments of a civilized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of Courage,” Norman Bowker thinks he could have won the Silver Star if he had rescued Kiowa. But neither Berlin nor Bowker rescued, and neither won. Like men on plastic ponies at the carousel, they hang suspended, bouncing up and down between reality and fantasy. More pointedly, however, both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
...; David is a writer distracted by his wife’s exploration of masculinity, racialized fantasy, and lesbianism.2 Early in the narrative, Catherine surprises her husband with a haircut “cropped as short as a boy’s” (14) explaining “I’m a girl, But now I’m a boy too” (15). That night she goes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
...—is nevertheless impressive both in its own right and by contrast with the agrammatical stammerings of George W. Bush. Though McCann’s book is extremely timely, it actually takes the long historical view of our culture’s presidential fantasies. Americans, he writes, hunger for and celebrate leaders who see...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 333–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... with both manipulative intent and idealistic fantasy, Ellison compresses key concerns of his second novel: the power of vision to constitute the world, the creative potential of the camera, and the shaping influence of film on modern American history. In his unfinished second novel Ellison had planned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
...). Consequently, our understanding of international relations, global conflicts, and competing ideologies is, to some degree, a product of fantasy. In advancing this claim, Buckton’s book intersects with Timothy Melley’s study of the “covert sphere,” which the latter defines as “the cultural imaginary shaped...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with dreams and fantasies: Delia’s Parnell daydreams, Rose’s imaginative adventure games, Kitty’s erotic fantasies, and Edward’s fantasies of Kitty. It is Delia and Rose’s daydreams and fantasies that most clearly reconfigure the history they inherit. Daughters of a former imperial soldier, Delia...