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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... representations of the former Eastern Bloc, while also contributing to theories of US immigrant writing that bridge American, Slavic, and immigration studies. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on in the Russian American immigrant literature that has sprung up since the turn of the millennium. The city even has its own New World simulacrum in New York’s “Little Odessa” neighborhood. This article investigates the impact of the “Odessa Text” on the work of two Odessa-born US authors, the poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... lush racial and sexual “disidentifications” that first drew her to the idea of failure into an argument for and about white masculinity. 5 Stein thus poses real challenges to twenty-first-century understandings of failure as a redemptive mode of progress and to “failure studies” as a mode of engaged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Joseph Benatov The article argues that the transnational turn in American studies was born out of the demise of socialist Eastern Europe. To this day, the region has remained the unacknowledged generative transnational space that enabled the international reorientation of American studies. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... countries, which, after the dissolution of the former USSR in 1991, have become independent nations. A 2011 study found that about twenty-five percent of Russian-speaking Jews who immigrated to North America after 1989 kept their passports and thus retained the option of returning, or at least of visiting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... critical attention, even though they offer provocative perspectives on women’s interlinked lives in homeland and host communities, which have much to contribute to studies of US immigrant literature. These two semi-autobiographical novels were written in English by authors who were born in the former...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... precisely because the ranks of its writers are filled by immigrant authors, such as Novakovich, whose geopolitical imaginary was ushered in by the end of the Cold War. Even though he is only briefly referenced in Irr’s study, Novakovich can be placed into several of her categories, including MFA program...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
... immigration, exile, and diaspora in different but co­ existing historical contexts o f American setdement. David Cowart’s Trailing Clouds can be seen as a corrective to Franco’s more narrowly designed study. Cowart extensively ranges over diverse immigrant writings by authors who either...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...)socialist knowledge. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Central and Eastern Europe immigrant theater postsocialism transnational theater women in the theater Through theatricality, the other is positioned and understood. —Jon D. Rossini, Theater in the Americas Saviana...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... A chapter on Philip Roth makes an interesting cross-genre comparison with Douglas Sirk’s racial melodramas. Further chapters on recent Asian and Hispanic American writing revisit old immigration narratives with a new emphasis on hybridity. Thus the study in its effort to explore examples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... by Werner Sollors Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. 336 pages Christopher McVey If the new transnational approaches to modernism attempt to complicate and redraw a literary history dominated by a few Eurocentric and nation- ally based canons, how might a study of ethnic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Nora Okja Keller, and Anchee Min, Duncan extends and enriches our understanding of the rhetorical functions and pitfalls of silence in the works of these writers. While the study is admirably grounded in existing scholarship in Asian American theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... S. Hassan’s chapter on “Muslim Immigrant Fiction” in Immigrant Narratives (2011), and the volume Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (2012) edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin. Like all these writers, Nash grapples with the variability of the designation of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... American by Min Hyoung Song Duke University Press, 2013. 284 pages Joseph Jonghyun Jeon Min Hyoung Song’s The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American is a book of remarkable ambition. Unmatched in scope since Elaine Kim’s 1982 study Asian American Literature: An...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
... stories, novels, and memoirs of immigrant writers Abraham Cahan and Mary Antin to second- and third-generation Jewish American writers like Philip Roth, Aryeh Lev Stollman, and Myla Goldberg, is the shifting presence of Yiddish and Hebrew in their largely English-language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 September 2009
... McKay’s own struggles with immigration authorities reveals that questions of form and content in the novel are not separable; rather, there is a fundamental relationship between the text’s plotlessness and its the- matic engagement with contemporary questions of identity management. Recently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 518–526.
Published: 01 December 2018
... discourse and the idea of autoclasm respectively, the final four chapters of the book offer detailed case studies of four important comics: Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986), Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (2006), Charles Burns’s Black Hole (2005), and the Hernandez brothers’ (Gilbert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... becoming white (7). As several critics have noted, Arturo reflects what whiteness studies scholars have dubbed the “in-between” or “middle-ground” racial status of Italian Americans in the first half of the twentieth century.3 I contend, though, that this middle ground marks only the starting point...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to specific manifestations of consumer and visual culture, such as the shop window display and the cinema, and in light of her concerns about race. Recent studies by Monica Miller, Daphne Brooks, and Grace Elizabeth Hale have increased our understanding of the connections among race...