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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Sarah Henstra Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Looking the Part: Performative Narration in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood and Katherine Mansfield’s “Je Ne Parle Pas Français” Sa r a h H e n s t r a n the early part of the twentieth century Djuna...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 606–639.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Raphael Allison Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Raphael Allison Robert Frost, Live: Authenticity and Performance in the Audio Archive Raphael Allison But all the fun’s in how you say a thing. —Robert Frost, “The Mountain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance , by Preston Carrie J. , Oxford University Press , 2011 . 357 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance by Carrie J...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Performances of the “Howl” Generation , edited by Geis Deborah R. London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 357 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 In a recent article for the Washington Post , Jeff Weiss describes traveling the West Coast of America, interviewing surviving members of the Beat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
...John Boly Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Following Seamus Heaney’s “Follower”: Toward a Performative Criticism J ohn Boly eaders of Seamus Heaney’s poetry may remember the scene in “Fol­ lower” when the father, hard at work with spring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Europe (CEE) and the United States. Staging these discourses predominately by way of the embodied performances of US migrant women from Eastern Europe, Stănescu’s plays raise questions about the relationship between (post)socialist nations and the United States, and about the attendant ideologies of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the most resonant poetic responses to World War I. Recent criticism of Spectrism understandably tends to emphasize the hoax aspects of this fascinating episode in modernist history, focusing for example on the performance of identity. Yet Bynner himself stated his genuine affirmation of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... as a mode of fostering and preserving nonnormative voices, converting the privacy imposed on the homosexual into the conditions for creating queer worlds. Gossip concomitantly provides Merrill with a model of poetic self-performance that at once pushes against and embraces New Critical ideals of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
... awareness of black culture. Griotism is a mode of political engagement for these poets, then, a means for developing “a black aesthetic based on jazz performativity” (5). As an “intravernacular” mode that enacts jazz performance, African American jazz poetry fulfills three criteria: “it maps the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... solution to the dilemmas presented by Lomax and Understanding Poetry. For Walker recognized that folk voice is a performance, and by giving voice to a marginalized people in her dialect balladry—written and spoken—she staged a critique of racist assumptions about black character and artistry. As I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... semantics, language philosophers of a more pragmatic disposition have shown a fresh concern for what we might call the performativity of warspeak—a true Orwellian bit of jargon, and one that sets the tone for this essay. Picking the plumpest euphemism is important to those who dictate foreign policy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 277–285.
Published: 01 June 2010
... phoniness to make sense” (2). These models assume persons have inner depths concealed by performances that potentially misrepresent those cores; the phony is thus a type of person who dissembles, exploiting the gap between surface and core, performing insincere beliefs in specific contexts to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
... system, when actions become performative and the audience complicit in the act—then the question “Who shot Kennedy?” evades a simple answer. (183) He asserts that it is “chance, coincidence, and randomness” that “mark the edge of knowledge” (178). Here the novel’s uncertainty...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
... internal dialectic. In other words, the history of the Gesamtkunstwerk is, to a large de­ gree, the history of un-reconciled dialectical struggles performed under the sign of aesthetic totality. (3) Smith’s remarkably wide-ranging study moves fluidly between Wagner’s music dramas and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... quality of Hurston’s childhood performances on this makeshift stage induced passersby to pause or invite her to “go a piece of the way” with them. The young Hurston accepts “small silver” from the white visitors to hear her “speak pieces” and “dance the parse-me-la” but notes that these monetary exchanges...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
... affiliations, and contemporary politics shaped each writer’s career. Or as she puts it: This book looks at particular modernist writers in the context of national and local structures to argue that location significantly inflected modernist women’s performances of subjectivity, gen­ der...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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 practices...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Jews, women, and homosexuals, the three oppressed groups Spiro discusses. Spiro’s first chapter, “Spectacular Nazism and Subversive Performance,” is an historical survey of the role of Nazi propaganda. Here, Spiro asks questions about the efficacy of using difficult, experimental fiction for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 354–363.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Hillary Chute 2011 Hillary Chute The Popularity of Postmodernism Hillary Chute The commonplaces about postmodernism are themselves burdensome commonplaces. They evacuate nuance and historical understanding, and to notice their performance in spheres both popular and academic is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., Brecht, and the members of Tel Quel engaged were three different Chinas, with Pound’s ancient and abstract, Brecht’s performative and alienating, and Tel Quel’s contemporary and revolutionary. How actual China is large enough to accommodate all three sorts of dreams is a tension Hayot examines...