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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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 or stature of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957). Written in 1951 about events that took place in the late 1940s, the novel was not published...
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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 (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
...” or “age” or “revolution,” and the special place within it occupied by the growing market research sector, see Robins and Webster 1999 : 95–102. 3 The symmetry between art forms and office forms has a longer history: the bureaucratic sense of “form,” Caroline Levine (2015 : 98) notes in her study...
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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 (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 (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
... in exploring how specific embodied histories (trauma, grief, etc.) affect the urban subject’s movement through city space. 9 For a study on perceptions of gender roles during the Third Reich, see Koonz 2013 . 10 The debate that raged between Bisky and Enzensberger about when...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of transient sociability from language philosophy, urban sociology, and modernist studies. christopherpmiller@gmail.com © 2023 Hofstra University 2023 Charlie Chaplin language philosophy lyric studies modernism urban sociology We make our meek adjustments, Contented with such random...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... we can see literary studies as embedded in an affirmative action program that was racially stratifying, New Criticism implicating itself in the whitening of the country’s poetic infrastructure. In fact, early reviewers did perceive Bishop’s political affiliations. Oscar Williams (1946 : 185) has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... 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 understand our current...
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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
... of an excitingly modern sensibility, became a problem of neurotic disembodiment. The fate of modernism in the 1940s has been critically examined in major studies, including Marina Mackay’s Modernism and World War II (2007) and Leo Mellor’s Reading the Ruins: Modernism, Bombsites, and British Culture (2011...