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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Bradley W. Buchanan Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Armed with Questions: Mary Butts’s Sacred Interrogative Bradley W. Buchanan J\/L ary Butts’s frequent use of the interrogative mode and her per­ sistent thematization of the trope of questioning are prominent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... confes- sor who analyzes the text in order to discover and judge the “deviant” desires of the author. Indeed, by ostensibly confessing to what the con- temporaneous public of Cold War America considered “deviant” and managed through surveillance, interrogation, public approbation, and even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... fingernails. Pirn escapes the narrator in the final part of the novel, the abandon, and the narrator hypothesizes a vasdy complex procession of victims and tormentors, of which he and Pirn are a part. Ultimately, in a 59 Graham Fraser fit of self-interrogation that recalls his victimization of Pim...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... lack of resonance with developing accounts of Asian American or Korean American identity or authenticity in the 1980s, a period dominated by a struggle between Asian American nationalists favoring a male, English-speaking prototype and feminists interrogating concepts such as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... modes of discursive or diegetic belatedness also manifest formally, as these poems manipulate “at times violently, their own formal structures, employing tropes and figures in ways that interrogate equivalence, proximity, and intimacy.” These various kinds of belatedness do not remain discrete, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 June 2014
... through undecidability, argues that Roth’s novel ultimately offers (and interrogates) three distinct rep- resentative frameworks, which he labels the tragic, the modern, and the postmodern. By exploring the tensions that emerge during the moments when Zuckerman shifts registers from one framework...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 June 2012
... also clari- fied the intriguing interrogation of perception with which Bewes draws to a close. He returns to Coetzee as an initial springboard here, noting that the “thematic presence of shame” in Coetzee’s fiction might be ap- prehended as “an intimation that there is no positive dimension to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Mulford with which the book concludes emphasize an oscillation between the “re-articulation of identity” (180) and various forms of interrogation, repositioning, and reenvisioning subjectivity, a fitting way to end a work intent on develop­ ing an appropriately complex picture of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... black modernistic subjectivity leads him, in turn, to redefine African American subjectivity as a project of egocentric reinvention. He emphasized the psychological complexities of black modern writers, complexities that stemmed in part from their moral interrogation of the status quo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and the ways in which they serve as “alternative reparative sites” for loss and devastation (179). Situated at the juncture of Asian American studies, cold war studies, American studies, and genocide studies, War, Genocide, and Justice interrogates ideological frameworks of American humanitarianism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... imagined places: i.e., the somewhat arbitrary products of a history of contingent and politically charged events and turns. In defamiliarizing the continent as a figure in world mapping (as opposed to perhaps more standard interrogations of the “nation” in American Studies), Adams raises...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... assault against both historical and literary metanarratives that constitute the American mythic ideal, interrogating a consensus ideology reflected in a modernist vision of history and literary theory. Critics have focused their readings of American Pastoral on its counter­ pastoral puzzle—that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... economic theory, racial politics, and mass culture that have made Southern studies such a dynamic and integral field of scholarship in recent decades; readers interested in learning about the vocabulary and critical interrogations that drive today’s specialists in Southern literature and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contribution to this larger conversation. Seeking to interrogate this old view of an insular South steeped in tradition and racism, Duck’s book explores the ways in which the complicated circuits connecting modernism, nationalism, and the South have bolstered seg­ regation and racism. Duck uncovers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... relation that it tries to establish, indeed, is a relation between, on the one hand, placing the voice within a narrative sequence and, on the other, placing it within the gaze that takes this sequence as its object of interrogation. Things get more complicated when the voice arrives at a formulation that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., Yealland’s treatment of a mute patient, the soldier Callan, is an act of torture, because of Yealland’s apparently callous infliction of pain and the accompanying interrogation. Outlining the therapeutic approaches utilized during the First World War, Mukherjee describes the “conception . . . of treatment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the social context in which speaking of or for Muslim identity is made coherent. Writing Muslim Identity works to “interrogate the conditions that might make it possible to speak of Muslim writing—that is, writing that takes Islam or Islamic religious belief and culture(s) as its focus” (5...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... recent work interrogates figures that condense dispersed times into significance, figures that she treats as effacing genuine plurality, genuine otherness. Like actors in a Brechtian drama, her own tropes and metaphors call attention to their peculiarities and failures: they hesitate and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... amanuensis, the novel interrogates political responsibility, the capacity of storytelling to do , and storytelling’s value to national identity/politics. The story that David wants is a family history, or a genealogy. The story that the narrator wants is Dulcie’s, the mysterious woman who haunts David and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... knight, the baptist, etc.) have been added those who participate in the trial that leads up to the protagonist’s death in “The knight”: the summoner, the interrogator, the judge, the plaintiff, the executioner, and the accused himself. Eleven poems from rounds A and C precede “The knight” and...