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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Paul Stasi © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane A “Synchronous but More Subtle Migration”: Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane Paul Stasi In part 1 of Cane we encounter a poem that has seemed to many of its readers to articulate the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Anthony Dawahare Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 The Gold Standard of Racial Identity in Nella Larsen s Quicksand and Passing Anthony Dawahare Gold? yellow, glittering, precious gold? Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair, Wrong right, base noble, old...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adrienne Brown Beginning with a comparison of Virginia Woolf ’s vision of passing a “fine negress” in “A Room of One’s Own” (1929) to Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to allow white women to pass her without some roughhousing in her 1928 essay, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” this essay grapples with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...), which she deeply admired, involve not only subtle appropriations of turns of phrase, image, and point of view but also revisions of racial themes and subversions of narrative closure. Examining Larsen’s engagement with Wharton—particularly in Quicksand (1928), Passing (1929), “Sanctuary” (1930), and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Cary Nelson © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2009 The winner of this year’s prize is Paul Stasi’s “A ‘Synchronous but More Subtle Migration’: Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane.” The judge is Cary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 187–189.
Published: 01 September 2019
... order to examine changing cultural interpretations of gender and race. Her most recent scholarship is especially interested in how racial perception impacts outcomes for health, wealth, and social justice. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 Sometimes when I pass a bunch of Jews and hear quiet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Désirée’s baby, it also exposes the logic that holds Désirée solely responsible for the failure to properly reproduce race, since the maternal body was conceived of in contemporaneous thought as the vehicle through which “racial property” was passed down (21). Twentieth-Century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... helps to construct the ghostly look of the Ramsays’ house in “Time Passes.” Here, in the middle of the novel’s three sections, the house is uninhabited, and all of the furniture is covered: So loveliness reigned and stillness, and together made the shape of loveliness itself, a form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Steven Wandler © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Race and Citizenship in Sinclair Lewis’s Kingsblood Royal Race and Citizenship in Sinclair Lewis’s Kingsblood Royal Steven Wandler A prominent concern of American “passing” novels before the mid- twentieth century is especially...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
... page, as a kind of threshold across which the inner and outer worlds could pass. Bishop solves the problem of depth by imagining verse, nature, and mind as two-dimensional surfaces capable of opening out three-dimensionally into each other through complex relations of absorp­ tion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., flanking a middle section, “Time Passes,” in which indomitable nature and pitiless plot decimate character. In this way, even as Woolf renders consolatory storyline impossible, she privileges characters’ defiant moments of respite, outside of plot, which keep these vulnerable persons anchored to life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, and author of On Deconstruction and Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Professor Culler writes: Ordinary mortals, leafing through magazines, choose whether to read an article, if the subject interests them, or to pass on by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... tified Liège, located in a narrow gap or pass, was the gateway through which German troops had violated (the “Rape of Belgium”) “poor lit­ tle Belgium,” as it was referred to in the world press. Jake had called her a “little girl.” She may have been more damaged by the war than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... standard academic subject, no more unsettling than any other object of study. 521 Robert Boyers It is possible, of course, that Trilling exaggerated something that was, all the same, in the process of coming to pass. There is, in many recent tributes to the modernist imagination, a nostalgia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
...: We were chased across the [Rhine] by Hitler (or Goering) had to pass through ranks of children with red flags Banners stretched across the street “the Jew is our enemy” “There is no place for Jews in So we whizzed along until we got out of range of the docile hysterical crowd...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 448–471.
Published: 01 December 2008
... passed out of light Into everyday oblivion? (Self-Portrait 50—51) The extended simile of the third stanza gives us some insight into the strange feeling of indebtedness the speaker feels for his “vision” and how this vision gives rise to this peculiarly Ashberyan lyric situation: I I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... as an end in itself, threatening to stall or suspend progress, production, or action in a welter of affect and sensation or the flux of time passing (231–41). Thurtle’s study is consistently thought provoking and erudite, but it also does some wandering of its own (the late theorization of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... probably be killed in the course of serving the group. Once dead, Jack and the others no longer have a chance to pass their guard-the-flock trait to the next generation. What happens if flock-guarding behavior disappears because all the guards have been killed without leaving flock-guarding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... transformed,” and this moment reveals his suc- cess in passing the test. The test was not to blend in as an Englishman, after all, but perhaps, to acknowledge the “provinciality” of England and ac- cept the authority of his own experiences. The scene promises that there is a potential for development in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... summer there ever was Itain guess. valleys . . . Ityou was pass idyllic—perfect on puffing astrains—and some days otherin Spring impermanent are and moun things”- (278). The other women also included Petosky native Grace Quinlan, a high school student during the summers of 1919 and 1920...