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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... With a focus on Margherita Erdmann’s sexual practice, this revisionary reading of gender and female sexuality in Pynchon complicates previous criticism, which has largely condemned the heteromasculinity of high postmodernism and elided the power of female sexual agency in such texts. Copyright © 2017...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Michelle N. Huang Readings of Catherine Barkley, the female protagonist of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms , have focused on her gender without fully considering her medical vocation. In contrast, this article foregrounds Catherine’s work as a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse through a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism in the post-9/11 moment. These female characters drive change as well as navigate it, showing that gender is central to the creation, embodiment, and performance of knowledge. The focus on women protagonists as primary producers of a transnational knowledge—one that bridges US and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of Wicomb’s narrative experiment. That experiment aims at recovering the residues of female subjectivity repressed by the antiapartheid struggle, while also refusing to reincorporate women as “subjects” of homogeneous history. By explicitly naming and engaging the experiments of Joseph Conrad and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
...” (301).1 Associating the uncanny with the conflated experiences of female adolescence and life-threatening disease, Wharton recalls the literary tra- dition of the Female Gothic, a genre defined first by Ellen Moers, who argues in Literary Women (1976) that female authors deploy gothic tropes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... field of his character’s action “by the fact of her femaleness”; for Emma, “reading is a substitute for action; it offers a temporary refuge from the dreary, stale confines of a milieu she despises but cannot leave” (27)—a conclusion Felski reaches while acknowledging the diversity of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... justification for the argument that feminists cannot posit racism and sexism as independent ideologies or practices. Building on her observation that women have become the medium through which race is reproduced, chapter 4 highlights the means by which “wayward female desire” becomes an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rejected each other’s literary aesthetic approaches to representations of racial black- ness, they shared a political aesthetic approach—an approach I will define below as “voice work”—to the emergent political power of black female voice in the United States. The now infamous mutual literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... mean to her work. While in New York City in the summer of 1960 to receive a prestigious Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (she was the first female poet to be selected for this honor), H.D. regularly traveled across Fifth Avenue from her hotel to the Metropolitan Museum of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
... grief in detailed ways. (A ques- tion posed in one of her sonnets provides this review’s title.) Fisher justifies her focus on female authors by identifying thematic features evident in Willa Cather’s One of Ours, Mrs. Dalloway, and Kath- erine Anne Porter’s “Pale Horse, Pale Rider.” These...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-expression rather than authorial strategy. In her work of the 1920s, Woolf challenged trends to construe same-sex desire as a distinguishing characteristic of a sexual identity type and also es- sentialist ideas about male and female character traits underlying theories of androgyny. Against these...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... epigrams. The first suggests that, in the book of nature and Western culture, life originates in the male-female dyad. The second suggests that the end of life is apocalyptic in one of two ways. Topically, rev­ elations occur in the reports of sex scandals in the late-Victorian press. More...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... interest in the present context have to do with hyenas’ sexuality and gendered behavior. First, hyena clans are organized matriarchally, and the females are sexually dominant: males cautiously approach females to mate and must position themselves submissively beneath the female to copulate successfully...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 494–519.
Published: 01 December 2003
... that a mother—poet has “no time to waste” (253), Boland provocatively asserts that material obstacles to a woman’s literary production are far less significant than psychosexual ones, particularly the inherited idea that specifically female experiences don’t belong in poetry (247). Boland...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Adelschein, the Princess expects Undine to be a kindred spirit, and she attempts to foster an intimacy with her. It is typical for romance heroines to come together and share the “history” of their romantic encounters, and just as each time Arabella encounters a potential female companion she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2000
...). The narra­ tion, explicit in criticizing Stephen in a way the Portrait narration is not, then somewhat mockingly relates Stephen’s proposed “theory of dualism which would symbolize the twin eternities of spirit and nature in the twin eternities of male and female.” Thus Stephen’s nascent desire...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... gender dissidence may have offered Hemingway “jouissance” (25), I prefer to celebrate the more mundane, pleasure- driven voices of Hemingway’s male and female characters. In The Garden of Eden Catherine insists in a practical tone on her right to expand her gender repertoire: “I’m...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 193–218.
Published: 01 June 2003
... as a kind of erasure. But if the muse’s role is to seize all control of language from the poet, then the voice of poetry is, in effect, a femi­ nine voice that displaces the poet’s supposedly masculine agency. At the risk of duplicating the erasure of specific female subjectivities that Du­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2004
... recent study of the Spanish gypsy in the popular European imag­ ination, Lou Charnon-Deutsch concludes that representations of the female gypsy suggest “that the border between same and other is porous__ She is always hovering about, threatening the subject with regression” (242).The period in which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Americans, the silencing of sexual minorities, and some of the classic white feminist writings (such as those of Virginia Woolf and Adrienne Rich) about offi­ cial culture’s hostility to female consciousness. While our culture valorizes speaking out as a form of power and conceptualizes silence as...