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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Mark David Kaufman Espionage in British Fiction and Film since 1900: The Changing Enemy , by Buckton Oliver S. . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2015 . 351 pages. Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film , by Lassner Phyllis . Edinburgh...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 414–440.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Ian Scott Todd © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Ian Scott Todd Editing Corpses in Evelyn Waugh’s Hollywood Ian Scott Todd The origins of Evelyn Waugh’s novel The Loved One (1948) are well known. Having traveled (reluctantly) to Hollywood in February 1947 to discuss a film version...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 443–473.
Published: 01 December 2006
... 2: 19). “A little late in the day,” he imagines his “up-to-date” reader re­ marking “with a patronizing and contemptuous smile.” After all, the film that introduces Huxley to the world of sound cinema, The Jazz Singer, had been released two years earlier. The “gigantically enlarged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood by Tom Cerasulo Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. 216 pages Daniel Worden In his classic essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Re- producibility,” Walter Benjamin notes that film presents viewers with a unified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
... first consciously explored in modernist montage with its attempt to read the over-determined and consumer-saturated landscape of urban signification. The film theorist Miriam Hansen has discussed how the medium of film created an alto- gether new sensorium for the masses, reframing sensory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the figure of the Jew and Jewishness in such cultural expres­ sions as literary and non-literary writing, art and museum exhibitions, film, music, and theater. We expect these essays to question, challenge, and redefine the terms philosemitism and antisemitism and to complicate what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
... film L.A. Story asserts that he is, explaining that Shakespeare wrote “Hamlet, Part VIII: The Revenge” during his final years in Southern California and reveal­ ing his tomb in Hollywood Cemetery (right behind Paramount Stu­ dios). The scene familiarly lampoons the cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Twain stories, refusing to provide us with the truth of race or of corporeal individualism, interrogate dominant ideologies and values and prefigure important twentieth-century critiques of subjectivity. Chapter Two, on Tod Browning’s films The Unholy Three and The Unknown, situates the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... cinema to interrogate how dominant structures of feeling continue to thwart recognition of and justice for genocide victims and survivors. Here Schlund-Vials highlights the imperial dynamics of apology and forgiveness in the 1984 Hollywood film The Killing Fields , based on New York Times journalist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... relating to photographs and films. The unsettling reversal of war’s end is nicely captured by narrating the evolving interpretation of the iconic photograph of a well-dressed child walking down a country path in Germany, averting his gaze from the (probably Jewish) corpses strewn on the side of the road...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Matthew Elliott Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Matthew Elliott John Fante’s Ask the Dust and Fictions of  Whiteness Matthew Elliott “I could never become one of them,” Arturo Bandini declares at the end of Robert Towne’s 2006 film version of John Fante’s 1939 novel Ask the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... practices in Russia beginning in 1903 and their subsequent influence on Russian film (91-99). As indicated by her somewhat humorous title, Modernism’s Mythic Pose, Preston’s purpose is to investigate and understand aspects of the “old” in relation to what is considered and/or has been identified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... into popular culture—into popular magazines, advertisements, film, and real- ity TV—to demonstrate how a cultural studies approach can illuminate twentieth-century women’s poetry, opening it up to “flexible strategies” of interpretation “that acknowledge gender difference without restricting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Michael Ryan Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2012 The winner of this year’s prize is Vicki Tromanhauser’s “Mrs. Dalloway’s Animals and the Humanist Laboratory.” The judge is Michael Ryan, pro- fessor of film...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., libretti, and prose, as well as illuminating constellations of material from other archival sources. To cite just one tiny but toothsome example, deep in the footnotes of Jonathan Foltz’s fine essay on Auden’s filmic writing we learn, “The July 1936 issue of World Film News . . . reports that Auden spoke...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius), and two feature films (David Fincher’s Seven and Bryan Singer’s The Usual Suspects)—that span seven decades (from 1930 to 2000), Widiss demonstrates how they commonly “both manage and figure the practice of authorship” (2). “In so doing,”  Widiss...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... seem to have no goal other than her own pleasure or jouissance. Recalling that Margherita conceives a child during a scene filmed for Alpdrücken may seem to problematize any alignment between her s/m and queer negativity; however, this moment can still be read as a disruption of heteronormative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
... point “his m ind and body were no longer talking to each other” (184). This contrasts w ith his silent film work, w hich the narrator o f the book, a recently bereaved and blocked w riter named David Zimmer, describes as “at once engaged in the world and observing it from a great distance” (35...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the major ways in which Forster achieves this dual subjectivity lies in his radical reconfiguration of the male gaze as Jacques Lacan defined it, and as both feminist and psycho­ analytic critics have applied it to twentieth-century literature and film. By switching...