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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 353–363.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by waves of settlement, trade, and conquest, to its diaspora across the Atlantic and the seas of Europe, to its immersion in the expansive saltwater networks that mobilized objects, persons, and ideas throughout Britain’s maritime empire. The past fifteen years or so have seen an upsurge in oceanic studies...
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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. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 archipelago modernism oceanic studies Scotland Virginia Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., thereby attenuating Europe’s role in their transnational relationship. Snaith’s discussion of the sea suggests that oceanic studies is in desperate need of a feminist intervention, an intervention whose currents carry both recuperative possibilities and “critical momentum.” Here is how Snaith...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
... this metaphor: a whole series of blue oceanic images serve as objects for St. Peter’s longing; not just the Blue Mesa, where the Cliff City sits facing “an ocean of clear air” ( PH 213), but the Mediterranean, blue turquoises, and, above all, the “long, blue hazy smear” outside his study window—“Lake Michigan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of Paradise and A Bend in the River but reads each in two separate chapters. 5 I am borrowing Isabel Hofmeyr’s phrase, “alternative modernities,” as does Olaussen, to make the link between Gurnah and his place within the south-south intellectual realm of Indian Ocean studies ( Hofmeyr 2007...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
... tale about a hermit who questions the ocean and discovers that the sea cannot provide a reliable route to salva­ tion because “[lawlessness is her law” (47). Having been swayed by the hoopoe’s eloquence, the birds begin their journey, but after only a short distance they halt to make the hoopoe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... emphasizes its mythic qualities or its engagement with issues of gender and sexuality.1 In fact, H.D. today is often considered marginal to the geopolitical, cosmopolitan, or nationalist concerns of current modernist studies. Jacob Korg, for example, argues that H.D., while fully sharing [Ezra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Literature 58.3 Fall 2012 399 Susannah L. Hollister tity. Geography’s relational dimension gets notice, though, in a critical line reaching from Lee Edelman’s influential essay on “In the Waiting Room” through John Lowney’s recent study of Bishop’s Key West. Outwardness is as important...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
...James Najarian Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 w Contributions to Almighty Truth: Stevie Smith’s Seditious Romanticism James Najarian S tevie Smith first came into critical radar under the aegis of biographi­ cal study, which tends to submerge her unique work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in rural settings, relatively well off, and overtly heterosexual” (2012, 120). More broadly, Gary Edward Holcomb and Charles Scruggs (2012) argue that claiming Hemingway as a major influence for African American writers clashes with much of contemporary African American literary studies. In “Hemingway...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of  Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott by George Handley Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007. 448 pages Ursula K. Heise New World Poetics is a contribution to two fields, American Studies and ecocriticism, and forms part...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... for literary legitimacy and prestige. In turn, these increasingly complex and cosmopolitan relationships across the sea had notable effects on Hughes’s late work, an influence that merits close study in its own right. For present purposes, however, I want to focus on the impact Hughes had on South...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Complexity and Contradiction of six years before. One of the most telling indicators of the onset of major phase was the grad- ual adoption of the term postmodernism itself, first in literary studies (by Fiedler in 1970, Hassan in 1971, Spanos in 1972, etc then around 1975 by architects, who...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... contaminate rivers that, in turn, pollute the oceans out of which the clouds that produce fresh water are created. Joyce connects the two degenerating cycles through Anna Livia Plurabelle (ALP), an Eve-like figure who is presented as being both a progenitor and the Liffey, the river that washes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of belonging that John Brannigan associates with the coastal and oceanic, as opposed to the national or global, in his recent Archipelagic Modernism (2014). Like Brannigan and Nicholas Allen, who have sought to revise the histories of modernist writing from the North Atlantic archipelago in these terms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
... it in the title of his study, or how this binary system of classification fractures upon closer inspection into multiple versions of both the mainstream and the margin so that the line between them becomes more difficult to isolate, as Michael Davidson has demonstrated (50-54). More recently, in a valu...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Following her introduction explaining the “Cambodian Syndrome,” Schlund-Vials organizes her study into four chapters organized around the topics of memorials, cinema, life writing, and hip-hop, as well as an epilogue on performance art and poetry. She considers both the limitations of these cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity by Christine Froula New York: Columbia University Press, 2005 (paperback 2007). 428 pages Suzette Henke Christine Froula’s scholarship has done much to transform modernist studies at the millennium and to encourage teachers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., many embraces, he vanishes when I open my eyes. The vengeance of the sex is love. Ocean, ocean, mother of mysteries, bear me to the place of birth. This is faithful to the first-person convention throughout. But it refutes lin­ ear narration, reversing conclusions and starts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
... this interviewee a law student, since we know he is a graduate student [289], alludes to his friend’s torts study group [283], and uses legalistic rhetoric). Like Gabriel, the unnamed speaker “focused very 578 David Foster Wallace and Lovelessness intently on her story” (310) and “began to cry...