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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of English Literature , an icon, as Kerrigan points out, of British cultural hegemony, praises Browne for his “vivid and true” descriptions of “the characteristic English landscape” ( Chambers 1880 , 238–39) and lauds Cowper for showing readers “English scenery and domestic life faithfully and tenderly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Sharon Kunde “The ‘Nature’ of American Literature” explores how John Crowe Ransom and his less-studied contemporary Elizabeth Madox Roberts advanced a theory of literary objects that emerged from nature itself. This theory formed the basis of Ransom’s bid, in “Criticism, Inc.,” for disciplinary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in A World of Love , a late modern picturesque interrupts the romantic emplotment of Ireland’s entry into global capitalist networks. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Irish history Irish culture landscape in literature late modernism picturesque realism twentieth century Elizabeth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... always remain on the margins of someone else’s nation and culture. Because the US landscape seems to resist the Arnoldian sense of culture promulgated through (English) national lan- guage, literature, and art, US writers, particularly expatriates, seen to share this culture are often described...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jane Hedley Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry , by Costello Bonnie , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2003 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Re-engaging the Poetics of Landscape Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that liberation may depend not simply on rebelling against his forbears but on a dialogue with their work, on seeing what was salvageable from a literature of individualism. While it is true, then, that the Lowell of Life Studies confronts a natural landscape rather than a world full of symbols, as he did...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of how “feeling flat” involves, for Smith, a diverse and complex set of emotions, the essay moves into outlining how flat landscapes offer Smith a mode of lingering habitation that derives its interest precisely from the absence of anything evidently interesting. In the process, it offers a critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and patient understanding until the contours of each landscape have become a moulded language, a prospect of the mind. (8) 56 Seamus Heaney’s Regionalism Regional influences beyond Northern Ireland Heaney also perceived Northern Irish literature as participating in a dia­ logue with other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 244–248.
Published: 01 June 2005
... readers who think of themselves as practicing a socially responsible hermeneutics of skepticism and suspicion that shields them against being hoodwinked by the coercive designs of Twentieth-Century Literature 51.2 Summer 2005 244 Review shifty, crafty, aesthetically self-indulgent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... with a personal past, with family and class and race, with her presence as a poet in cities and landscapes where human suffering is not a metaphor” (1983, 16), critics have offered political readings of every facet of Bishop’s life and work. Not only has feminist criticism explored the territory opened up by Rich...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... In Western cultural discourse, it inspired a revival of ethnic literatures and suppressed cultural legacies from the 1970s onward. In a more re­ cent development, it has reoriented itself around the notion of hybridity, positing more eclectic and unexpected modes of affiliation across diverse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... attempts to articulate a posthuman relationship with rural place. Her marginalization of the human supports a posthuman ethics by expressing coexistence and interrelation between human and nonhuman entities. Consequently, Butts explores a mode of engagement with landscape that moves beyond anthropocentrism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... depictions of the countryside in a novel centered almost exclusively around farmwork and agricultural spaces. This dearth of panoramic rural imagery functions to disrupt and deromanticize the long-standing reified representation of the California landscape that pervades both the history and the literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... literature of the apartheid years and immediately after, and it provides us with a formula­ tion of the politics of place (per her subtide) that not only illuminates the South African situation but also contributes enormously to conversations about “the reassertion of the spatial in critical social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Specifically, the most characteristic poetic landscape in Eliot’s early poems (the urban cityscape) develops within a tradition dominated by Walt Whitman, the most significant American urban poet prior to Eliot. Rejecting the notion that Eliot was a disconnected and detached cultural observer so immersed...
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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 (2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Footsteps of Red Ink: Body and Landscape in Lolly Willowes Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt “ TJ-^aura had spent the afternoon in a field, a field of unusual form, for it was triangular” (Warner, Lolly Willowes 141...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the ‘Soviet States of America’ or ‘People’s Republic of USA.’” Shteyngart’s oneworldedness is perhaps most clearly exhibited in his second novel Absurdistan (2006). Like his first novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002), Absurdistan repositions Russian Jewish immigrant literature within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to a collection of remi- niscences about Bloomsbury, A Cézanne in the Hedge, in which Quentin Bell suggested that “surely there ought to be some little monument, a 423Twentieth-Century Literature 60.4 Winter 2014 423 Cara Lewis small obelisk, a pillar or at least a post. After all...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and Salman Rushdie as exemplars of transnational literature. While she does not directly cite Stanley Fish’s notion of an interpretive reader,2 she posits a reconfigured version of this notion in order to examine the transnational experience as a primarily fictional and imaginative enterprise. What...