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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... certainly be read as “straight” by main­ stream audiences, they simultaneously allow a gay male readership to iden­ tify in them a distinctively homoerotic subtext, a subjectivity that allows for a reading or readings that are distinct from the conventional hetero- normative interpretation. One...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2006
... only to name suffering and impotence as the human condition, the word bitched evokes modernist despair in just the gendered way that many male-produced modernisms do: as a loss of an ostensibly masculine autonomy and certainty to what is seen as a feminizing modernity. Far from denying this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... epigrams. The first suggests that, in the book of nature and Western culture, life originates in the male-female dyad. The second suggests that the end of life is apocalyptic in one of two ways. Topically, rev­ elations occur in the reports of sex scandals in the late-Victorian press. More...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. 250 pages Jill Kress Karn An engaging and comprehensive study of Whartons representation of women as well as the representation of women by male contemporaries in the visual arts, Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts marks a distinguished contribution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
... cultural imaginary are steadfast images of normative male identities that have perpetuated and reinforced the rugged masculinity and illusion of im- penetrability that define the U.S. in particular and the West in general. Yet, too often in histories of literature, its authors, and its associated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... peppery male femininity as a wound or calling his play with gender pathological, the author of “Hemingway, Literalism, and Transgender Reading” argues systematically that those critics who fantasize about gender 2 as innate and pre-cultural haven‘t just missed the boat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in the same way that the sight of monkeys eating their own excrement turns some people’s stomachs. They might not mind so much if monkeys did not—so grotesquely—resemble human beings” (27). Borrowing a term from contemporary gay male discourse, we can say that both Jim and David are “straight...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2010
... twentieth century by sexologists and modernist avant-gardists alike. It was the male genius, she discerned, who was allowed to be both man and woman, not the female. In a lucid and critical reading of the sexual science of Have- lock Ellis and Sigmund Freud on the subject of bisexuality, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-expression rather than authorial strategy. In her work of the 1920s, Woolf challenged trends to construe same-sex desire as a distinguishing characteristic of a sexual identity type and also es- sentialist ideas about male and female character traits underlying theories of androgyny. Against these...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
...-al-As, Cairo (the stonework looks similar to that in Gérôme’s Prayer in the Mosque [1871]). Some of the men have their weapons propped upright, while a cross-legged older male is piping on a flute in the right-hand part of the canvas, with his instrument pointing toward the boy. Gérôme’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
...-related ways of reading. Noting the changing meaning of the word romance from medieval to modern times, Felski observes that Miguel de Cervantes “translates the male quest into a new key, that of mundane disappointment rather than heroic achievement” but allows his character the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
...) confessed to a male associate who traveled in similar literary circles that she was working on “a kind of autobiog­ raphy.” This fellow writer greeted Brittain’s admission with contempt and remarked: “An Autobiography! But I shouldn’t have thought that anything in your life was...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
... we might well call “male femininity.”5 Such textual incidents were quickly adduced as biographical evidence, especially where gender was concerned. In an influential 1987 biography, Kenneth Lynn recounts how Hemingway’s mother dressed and coifed him in feminine styles as a toddler and cast...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
...” (62) and com- plicity. The new space Nash finds considers the omitted or disappeared male experience of gender. In Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, for instance, he locates male characters who are shown to be subject to Mus- lim norms (and the mores of politicized Islam in Iran) as much...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... this vision “applied across the gender, racial, and class distinctions that had long distinguished a supposedly disembodied male subject from everyone else” (27). Walter explains that modernists experimented with optical impersonality through “imagetextuality”—that is, the blurring of the line between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Evolutionary biologist Patricia Gowaty tellingly entitled a recent talk: “A Theoretical Explanation for the Continuance of Males for Seizing and Restraining Females That Darwin Did Not Attempt to Explain and Did Not Want to Discuss.” Both Moore and Bishop were well aware of this recurrent “Seizing and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... in orientation and shows how questions about male subjectivity arise when R oth’s “protagonist defines his masculinity through either sexual performance or a fear of bodily estrangement” (21). Taking issue with and complicat­ ing the critical commonplace that identifies R...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... second book. To her credit, Duncan gives a lucid, concise summary of the gist of these decades of scholarship in Asian American history. (As she notes, Asians were welcomed to America for their labor, but female immigration was restricted and male immigration was encouraged, with the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Harper’s magazine in 1996, Franzen explic- itly racializes and genders—as white and male—the problem of social relevance confronted by late-twentieth century American novelists. Here, Franzen attributes the death of the social novel to the loss of a consensual frame of cultural reference and uses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 324–331.
Published: 01 September 2004
... poststructuralist “banishment” of the I and of the per­ 325 Lynn Keller sonal (xiii, 12) that was central to early discussions of Language poetry toward consideration of the social and economic conditions shaping fe­ male subjectivity and affecting its reformations in experimental poetries...