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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of postwar consumer culture and illuminates Kerouac’s investment in nature and community. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Jack Kerouac Beats automobile infrastructure studies Of the many texts about the open road that have appeared since World War II, few can match the influence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... cultural boundaries. To paraphrase Werner Sollors, cultural assent rather than ethnic descent has become, at least in the United States, the deter­ mining formative factor in cultural and literary expression. This recent development poses a considerable challenge to versions of ethnic studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 June 2012
... pages David James One needn’t be a doomsayer to suggest that postcolonial literary studies is flying through a patch of turbulence, entering a rather bumpy phase of self-scrutiny characterized by a good deal of methodological debate. Such self-reflexivity is a healthy thing for any field...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., Information, and the Management of Life The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, and Information in American Biological Science, 1870–1920 by Phillip Thurtle Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 381 pages Justus Nieland Thurtle’s ambitious and far-ranging study seeks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the workday commute inspires Gordon’s feelings of connectedness, Tomsson Black’s revolutionaries cut the underground infrastructural ties that bind urban dwellers and workers of all races and classes together, stalling the workday and isolating workers at all levels of employment. Where Gordon marches...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of a number of other essays with specific texts or aspects of Auden’s career help to make much the same point. Galvin’s painstaking and revealing study of his unpublished notebook exposes in raw, improvisatory terms “Auden’s persistent question regarding what use writing can be when the world is going to war...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
... on a single author. Instead, she takes Pamuk’s oeuvre as a case study in order to ask a set of broader questions concerning “the conditions by which Western literary cultures expand to their east” (22). She makes this choice based on the novelist’s reception in the West less as a literary figure than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and issue in twentieth- and twenty-first-century political discourse, but it has rarely been analyzed with reference to either structures of racial domination in the United States or European colonialism. As Vaughn Rasberry explains in his magisterial study of race literature and the Cold War, intellectual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... materiality that he valorizes to what he tends to caricature as “the primarily linguistic concerns of much metafiction,” texts that highlight the materiality of language (e.g., every book included in his study) pose a problem (38). To solve that problem as it relates to Burroughs, Breu suggests that Naked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the financial demands of his medical studies. Writing to Lady Gregory in November of 1902, the twenty-two year old Joyce declared his intention to leave Dublin for the Continent, and planned to fund his medical studies at the University of Paris by teaching English after the Royal College authorities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of unequal sociospatial relations is redeployed in the service of erotic talk. 289 Thomas Heise Zoning, sexuality, and new urban amusements in early-twentieth-century America By the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, urban sociologi- cal studies and urban-planning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
... public event, perpetrated regularly in communal city spaces—the streets, alleyways, cellars, kitchens, and hallways of the bombed-out infrastructure. In documenting daily experiences, from sleep deprivation to starvation to being gang-raped in an alleyway, the diary serves as record of the violence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... depend upon traditional forms of material and infrastructural production which are conventionally associated with the Fordist era (xxvii-xxx). The latter are indicated in the passage above by the steam shovels and air ham- mers, crucial to the construction of the global city’s infrastructure, while...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Writers’ Project modernism modern poetry queer studies No longer read mainly as a reticent poet of private insights, Elizabeth Bishop is now often understood as a politically engaged writer. Stimulated by Adrienne Rich’s essay “The Eye of the Outsider” (1983), and in keeping with a discipline-wide...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
...) explains in his book The Soft Cage that, “the [slave] pass and the racially defined contours of (white) literacy and (Black) illiteracy upon which it relied, acted as the slaveocracy’s information technology and infrastructure of routine surveillance.” With this realization in mind, we can better...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 556–581.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., but Smith is actually not as dogmatically opposed to govern- ment as some of his later disciples, so at times he describes other institu- tions—for instance, monopolies—as interfering with market processes, while he finds government run infrastructure and educational systems unproblematic.1 The only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
...—functions like an act of domestic terrorism: both seek to dismantle a political infrastructure that sustains dominant discourses of power. In the following pages, I locate the house as a site of narrative production, one that, no matter how much faith we put in notions of American domesticity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...” and mechanics of poetry seem simply to disintegrate and fall away: That was a way of putting it —not very satisfactory. A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion, Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle With words and meanings. The poetry does not matter. ( FQ 15) At other points—most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: Architecture, Disgust, and Other Irregularities . London : Routledge . Mayrer Rachel . 2008 . “ Gothic Memory and Forgetfulness in Elizabeth Bowen’s A World of Love and ‘The Demon Lover.’ ” Irish Studies Review 16 , no. 1 : 33 – 40 . Miller Tyrus . 1999 . Late Modernism: Politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
... narrative shifts to the camps themselves, that repetition of the white supremacist, vulgar racism is evident in the heavy focus on the establishment and daily workings of infrastructure like housing ( C 35–37, 48–41), sanitation (71–77), food (38–41), and vaccination for the prevention of communicable...
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