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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
... games she also consistently played with the grammar of American bootstrapping and the public, implicitly masculine culture of success manuals. For instance, in the short piece “Studies in Conversation” (1927), Stein dismantles an old cliché: “Practicing, practice makes perfect. Practicing, perfect...
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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
..., his father decided that his son should study in the United States and also, in a departure from Soviet practices, that he should get circumcised, to avoid discrimination during future compulsory military service. In recent decades, however, the practices of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants have...
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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
... spans communism and postcommunism, employs postmodernist and feminist styles of writing, while Novakovich, ironically and nostalgically, refracts memories of his Cold War childhood and adulthood through his immigration experiences. Although Blažević-Krietzman’s writing has not been as widely studied...
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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
... critical boundaries embodied in “area studies” approaches. While Stănescu’s plays provide audiences a glimpse into the lives of this diverse array of immigrant characters, they also model empathy for the humanity of others, their traumatic past, and their potential future. Unlike encounters with...
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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 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 518–526.
Published: 01 December 2018
... readings of a diverse group of texts. After the first two chapters, which lay out the problems of the bildungsroman 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...