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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Annabel Williams This article argues that Rebecca West’s sustained scrutiny of imperialism tends to coincide with her theoretical and formalist approaches to fantasy, and from this arises literary innovation significant both to modernist and late modernist contexts. It demonstrates that West’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 368–393.
Published: 01 December 2004
...William Atkinson Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 m Bound in B lackw ood’s: The Imperialism o f “ The Heart o f Darkness” in Its Immediate Context William Atkinson e now read Heart of Darkness as an independent text or as part of an anthology of texts representative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 64–97.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Catherine E. Paul Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 41 Italian Fascist Exhibitions and Ezra Pound’s Move to the Imperial Catherine E. Paul In or about May 1936, Ezra Pound’s method for teaching neophytes about culture changed. During the 1930s, he had become increasingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kathryn Van Wert This essay explores Elizabeth Bishop’s use of war and imperialism to demonstrate the power—and inherently political nature—of poetic discourse. In her rarely discussed “Little Exercise” (1946), a poem Bishop wrote while living near a military base in Key West, Florida...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of Japanese cosmopolitanism and imperial modernization, while focalizing the possibilities and limitations of engaging Asian colonial modernity with European forms. In localizing the European epiphany, and ambivalently acknowledging Japanese versions of it, the Korean modernists generate significant irony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... It argues that Woolf’s equation of synchronic time, water, and the landscape of the Scottish Hebrides expresses an important turning point in England’s imperial-oceanic sensibility, including the ways in which “Britishness” was conceived relative to a devolving archipelago. Ultimately, Woolf’s novel relies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to Czechoslovakia on his political radicalization. The article concludes that the demise of Eastern Europe, a prototypical transnational realm, has facilitated the transnational turn in American studies toward investigations of US imperial practices in other geographical locales. As I have already intimated, I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... reveals a critique of the historical formation of American individualism, visible in how Lowell connects the literary historical tropes he is employing to the history of American “imperial” violence. This is first shown through a close reading of “Mouth of the Hudson.” The essay connects Lowell’s view...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2024
.... pstasi@albany.edu Copyright © 2024 Hofstra University 2024 class culture imperialism James Joyce Raymond Williams [Since] education is tied to social advancement in a class society … it is difficult to hold both to education and to social solidarity. —Raymond Williams, The Country...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in the imperial age that helped construct the possibilities for both these novels o f unspeakable love. T he textual space within which M au­ rice exists is revealed, in this reading, to be a result o f the educational practices o f a period that sought to align national interests w ith...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... as imperial forces. Indeed, perhaps these similarities will become more obvious with time, as people born decades after the war feel freer to gloss over the sufferings and privations it created and to feel nostalgia for glamorized images of power and intrigue that they associate with imperial Europe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Christie Purifoy Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Melancholic Patriotism and The Waves Melancholic Patriotism and The Waves Christie Purifoy Written at a time when Great Britain’s glorious imperial identity seemed to be slipping away, Virginia Woolf’s 1931 novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
... at the imperial core by colonial expansion at the periphery. Drawing on theories that delineate the connections among imperialism, the city, and modernist form, I use Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting” to trace the relationship between cosmopolitanism and metro- politan modernism. After establishing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Wives’Tale imaginatively maps provincialism’s relation to the cosmo­ politan, but that an irruption of the imperial in the novel complicates this relationship, with implications for the fate of Edwardian realism. Bennett’s theories of realism, discussed below as the horizon toward which his nov­ els...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of Ulysses would have derived from the comprehensive British survey of Ireland taken dur­ ing the early nineteenth century and thus would have represented Ire­ land through the spatial perspective of an imperial gaze. Second, while Joyce consulted maps of Dublin during the composition of the novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 403–404.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Wai Chee Dimock Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 The winner of this year’s prize is Annabel Williams’s “Fantasias on National Themes: Fantasy, Space, and Imperialism in Rebecca West.” The judge is Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 328–345.
Published: 01 September 2000
... at the expense of personal freedom? In a time of upheaval like the present, this collision of principles, this split in one’s loyalties, is always occur­ ring. (Two Cheers 56-58) Faced with the growing disenfranchisement of England’s working class and the ugly legacy of Victorian imperialism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... death, but the ground is prepared earlier by the way in which imperial or colonial rhetoric deconstructs and destabilizes itself throughout the text. The reading process is progressively a listening process where we increas­ ingly share Woolf s acute ear for the concealed weaknesses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., the passage of the Government of Ireland act in 1920 and of the Anglo-Irish treaty in 1921, and the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922—a period that, viewed from one angle, marked Ireland’s emergence from the shadow of imperialism into the light of postcolonial indepen­ dence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
... saturated with political meanings rather than being natural and “meaningless,” Warner situates Laura’s individual quest for a space of her own within an ethical engagement with the geographies of imperial domination. Although the novel begins with Laura’s search for her own space, Warner finishes...