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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... documentary film, Mass Observation, and the publications of Victor Gollancz Ltd., the article considers how, while marking a kind of formal shift away from a late Victorian discourse of poverty, this development maintains that earlier discourse’s disciplinary agenda. In examining three case studies—John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 333–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Elizabeth Yukins In the posthumously published Three Days before the Shooting . . . (2010), Ralph Ellison’s protagonist spends years as a film actor and filmmaker, and cinematographic effects appear throughout the narrative. Sharply aware of what he called the “enormous myth-making potential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 75–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Cynthia Callahan The concept of the “bad seed,” a child whose negative hereditary traits will unleash chaos on an unsuspecting family, has to this day informed responses to adoption, a relic of William March’s 1954 novel, The Bad Seed , and its 1956 film adaptation. A closer look at other mid...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... an aging soldier. The curious parallels between these two works are articulated through the figure of the failing human body; in both poem and film, flesh becomes the avatar of a modernist sensorium that struggles to conjoin the perceiving subject with a fugitive and unreliable object world. Specifically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 443–473.
Published: 01 December 2006
...” (Essays 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., West, 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 (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 (2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
... was perhaps 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 (2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
... that the 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
... inclusive. True, women authors are perhaps underrepresented in Lambert’s book, but they are also underrepresented among writers of the interwar period more broadly, particularly in several of the subgenres Lambert examines (hunting fiction, Hollywood films, urban Bildungsromane , and science fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the ontological boundaries between text and life, as seen in the dialogic relation between Margherita’s film roles and her s/m practice—both of which violate narrative frames through a violent and pleasurable disruption of ontological levels, as noted above. Like Margherita, the rocket is an emblem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
... as a sex performer, a develop­ ment that marks the m om ent when “his world [splits] in two,” after which 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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 Sydney...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 as “new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... boldly 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
... submitting to precise formal analysis (film noir and detective fiction, for example, thrive on subtle shifts in formal technique), it seems that the genre of minor character elaboration lacks much formal coherence, which in turn raises the question of whether minor character elaboration should even be read...