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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... relies 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. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 archipelago modernism oceanic studies Scotland Virginia Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... estrangement thus don’t illuminate their predicaments. It is not that they once belonged somewhere else and suddenly feel adrift in the globe-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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... [ sic ] of Irish storytelling, “Hindered characters,” he remarked parenthetically, “seldom have mothers in Irish stories, but they all have grandmothers”—a statement borrowed by me for something I was about to write. The words have to come in just that order or they aren’t pithy. Indeed, in Mr. Colum’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... discourse on Wilde in the decades after his death. But Walshe has 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 193–218.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the goddess to restore fertility, and thus earns his kingship. But Frazer found a crucial source for his theo­ ries in the Irish historical kingship tales that form precursors to the Grail 203 Shannon McRae legend, many of which had just been translated when he was doing his research. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the composition of the novel, the topography of Dublin was being violently altered by the events that led to the independence of Ireland in 1922. By drawing on the form of the map, therefore, the novel necessarily engages a specific cultural and political geography of Anglo-Irish relations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... for Irish liberation, but condemned its “assertive, normative” (109) role in relation to private behaviors. The specter of the Parnell case, in which press exposure of the politician’s affair with Katharine O ’Shea led to his humiliation and ruin, serves as the template for Leopold Bloom’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... century (qtd. in Meyers 11). Many of its established inhabitants were thus of French origin, and they tended to look down on later settlers and coreligionists, in particular the Irish. The fact that the St. Paul Fitzgeralds had their own patrician pre­ tensions no doubt complicated their relation...