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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Stephen Schryer Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Cockroach Dreams: Oscar Zeta Acosta, Legal Services, and the Great Society Coalition Cockroach Dreams: Oscar Zeta Acosta, Legal Services, and the Great Society Coalition Stephen Schryer Early in Oscar Zeta Acosta’s 1972 novel, The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... rule of law or by a more skeptical relationship to legal authority. The Middle of the Journey explores this question through debates about the Moscow Trials, Herman Melville’s Billy Budd , and a controversial local crime. Drawing on archival research, the author argues that Trilling sought to depict a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Elizabeth S. Anker The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination , By Reichman Ravit , Stanford University Press , 2009 . 213 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Law,  Trauma, and Modernist Aesthetics The Affective Life of Law: Legal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... garner a broad readership. Its triangulation of copyright law, feminist politics, and contemporary fiction, along with Irr’s remarkably lucid prose, makes it potentially productive reading not just for feminist literary critics, but also for legal scholars committed to more humanistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Vice, was to prevail. The panel of three judges was concerned only with a narrow question: whether certain passages of Ulysses could be deemed legally obscene under New York law. The conviction came as no sur­ prise, as the decision was made by merely reviewing isolated portions of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... might protest that a term such as “diaspora” offers a salutary attention to movement absent from optics organized around fixed geographical entities, Adams does explore the transnational nuances (historical, legal, political, and cultural) that would be all too easy to miss while attending to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Miguel Mota Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 HI What’s in a Name? The Case of jeanettewinterson.com Miguel Mota If, as Michel Foucault maintains, the function of an author is “tied to the legal and institutional systems that circumscribe, determine, and articulate the realm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... its legal form has ended, segregation “informs how we think about group identity . . . today.” He also uses the term “civil rights” as a “useful and slippery shorthand for the time be- tween that first major national desegregation victory of 1954 [i.e., Brown v. Board of Education] and passage...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... legal system, the educational system, etc.) as self-reproducing (autopoeitic) entities akin to living organisms. Indeed, Luhmann asks us to imagine these systems as entirely distinct from the persons who sustain them: the legal system, for example, creates and sustains distinctions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... moral balance right. Secular confessions inherit principles of both juridico-legal and religious traditions that attempt to redress wrongs of the past, calling them to closure. And Conrad’s writings shed light on epistemological and ethical limits of these traditions and their iterations in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
... this essay of special importance is not only that it offers a fresh interpretation of a signal modern career but also that it sets that reinterpretation in the context of the legal and social constructions of race that dominated the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... I had to prove that I was crazy to get a legal abortion—and the abortion was the sanest thing I had ever done in my life.” “When you tell the man you’re pregnant, he says, ‘How do you know it was me? I’m not the only guy you ever slept with, am I “I was just...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., and the people of Bhopal have now been abandoned by their corporate benefactors, their national government, and the legal systems in India and the United States. Even though the factory is “closed,” this abandonment makes it no less operational within the terrain and bodies of Bhopal. And yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... period’s ideal of artistic freedom and the knowledge of the human that criticism of the period viewed as its aim. Burroughs’s novel found legal and cultural vindication not because authorial freedom of expression, regardless of the challenges it posed to the normative order, was sacrosanct, but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... focus on Anglo American literature. More specifically, this choice of texts gives her an opportunity to compare the “flexible legality” (6) of censorship practices in liberal democracies, which usually involve a postpublication judicial proceeding in which the author or publisher enjoys at...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Candles in the Wind. Part of the novelty of the essay’s argument is how it demonstrates that popular British representations of Euroasians were dramati­ cally at odds with the historical realities of the Euroasian com­ munities. As these mixed-race groups won the legal right to be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... “sentences.” Yet these superficial similarities end as soon as we look at poems that engage law, such as Philip’s Zong!, which ironically reorders the language of a 1783 legal decision concern- ing the slaughter of the “cargo” of a slave ship, or Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison’s “Annie Pengelly,” which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... put to me on my conduct.’ ‘But I haven’t got any questions. You’ve acted within your rights.’” (77). Opting for the legal over the personal, Ronny nevertheless neglects the just here—as he does throughout—in a manner consistent with Forster’s understanding of British colonial administration: “‘We’ve...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Stănescu’s plays Lenin’s Shoe and Aliens with Extraordinary Skills , which appeared in her collection The New York Plays (2010), feature a range of protagonists of Romanian-Macedonian-Bosnian, Moldovan, Russian American, and Dominican American background who encounter a series of legal, economic, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... free market, the slave code replaced by a legal system guaranteeing the rights of British subjects; the political system that had secured slavery turned into a politi- cal system that could gradually adapt itself to the demands of those same British subjects for political...