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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marian Eide Contemporary Irish poetry is producing a tradition of memorial to the Famine years of the 1840s. Countering purist versions of Irish identity as Catholic, indigenous, and rural, this body of work is provoked by Famine memory to explore Irishness as diasporic and widely transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Patrick Bixby Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett , by Pearson Nels . University Press of Florida , 2015 (paperback 2017). 179 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Nels Pearson opens Irish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Nels Pearson The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature , by Parsons Cóilín . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . 247 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 In light of the geocritical turn in humanities scholarship over the last decade or so, an extensive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 467–476.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Mollie Kervick mollie.kervick@westpoint.edu The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature: Writing the Unspeakable , by Valente Joseph Backus Margot Gayle . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 2021 . 305 pages. Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jeannie Im The role of landscape in Elizabeth Bowen’s Irish novels has been overshadowed by the critical emphasis on her representations of the Anglo-Irish big house. In contrast to this critical trend, this article argues that Bowen’s Irish landscapes stage questions of national identity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... upon a paradoxical construction of Scotland as both a primitive colonial hinterland and an utterly familiar, necessary component of British identity in the wake of Irish independence. Woolf repeatedly compares Scott’s narrative scope and “talkative” characters to an ungovernable sea, figuring what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that the nascent Sinn Féin party would best advance the cause of Irish independence in the post-Parnell era. You ask me what I would substitute for parliamentary agitation in Ireland. I think the Sinn Féin policy would be more effec- tive. Of course I see that its success would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... with regional literatures all over the British and Irish archipelago, including Scottish, Welsh, and regional English, and with regional writers from America, such as Robert Frost. The literary devolution that comprises the largely untold story of twentieth-century “English” literature suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... studies, The Tower, a collection traditionally read within the context of “British” high modernism, offers a tempting point of entry. Published in 1928,1 The Tower contains poems mostly written during the nine-year period that saw the drafting of the Irish Declaration of Independence in 1919...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-as-universe; rather, they always “belong somewhere else” (Heat 115). As Bowen writes of her Anglo Irish heroine Stella Rodney in The Heat of the Day, “The times, she had been told in her youth on all sides, were without precedent—but then, so was her own experience: she had not lived before” (24...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Ireland, the partially sighted Molly serves as a metaphor for the colonized country, and Molly hospitalized for madness represents the postcolonial state. But most poignantly of all, Molly is also a contemporary Irishwoman, a damsel turned to hag by the post­ colonial Irish male, and her experience...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 353–363.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Nels Pearson npearson@fairfield.edu Ireland, Literature, and the Coast: Seatangled , by Allen Nicholas . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . 305 pages. Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 Studies of Irish literary traditions have focused primarily on land...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 174–190.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Irish” (Poems1 589). By his own account, Yeats struck out in this new poetic direction largely at the urging of the returned Fenian exile John O’Leary, even though such a move meant leaving behind “Arcady and the India of romance,” which up until then he had “preferred to all countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 293–328.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and property, from [the] political institutions of the state. —Gillian Rose, The Broken Middle (1992) In 1907, at the height of the rural agitation of the Ranch War, James Joyce remarked on the political inventiveness of Irish popular struggle. “Poor in everything else,” he wrote, the Irish are “rich...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The colonial question was evidently much in her thoughts when she arrived in Cambridge, and one voice in particular would play on her mind all day: In a certain account by Padraic Colum [ sic ] of Irish storytelling, “Hindered characters,” he remarked parenthetically, “seldom have mothers in Irish stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... In recent years, a considerable amount of scholarship, including Morin’s previous book, Samuel Beckett and the Problem of Irishness (2010), and McNaughton’s essays in several venues, has been dedicated to the often vexed relationship between the writer and his homeland. Much work has been done...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... an important and provocative theory about a tendency to break that 345 Jesse Matz silence: Wilde became an iconic “Irish rebel” and was “nationalised as a figure affirming difference” by those for whom he could serve as a “disruptive figure of anti-colonial resistance” (4). In other words, Wilde’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
... James Joyce than W. B. Yeats. Before Stephen can make this transformation, then, he must reconcile himself with the preeminent Irish writer of the previous generation. Stephen engages Yeats directly and indirectly throughout Ulysses, con­ sciously pondering the phrase “love’s bitter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 494–519.
Published: 01 December 2003
... traditional maternity does not prevent writing poetry so much as mandate a different kind of artistic process (81). Like these American women writers, and perhaps to an even greater degree, contemporary Irish women poets emphasize cross-pollination rather than competition between...