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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... traditional elegy erases. This essay begins by reconsidering familiar ground—the Bloomsbury Group and the Cambridge Apostles—in order to place Woolf’s work squarely in the middle of what might otherwise seem an old boys’ club of elegiac inheritance. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 elegy mourning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... attempts to articulate a posthuman relationship with rural place. Her marginalization of the human supports a posthuman ethics by expressing coexistence and interrelation between human and nonhuman entities. Consequently, Butts explores a mode of engagement with landscape that moves beyond anthropocentrism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... antiauthoritarian thinking. Caught between this rock and hard place, the novel became a casualty of an ongoing battle within the Left between postmodernists and proponents of Old Left structure. Neither camp accurately assessed Vineland , however, because the anarchist politics on which it is structured have been...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this might actually mean. By placing Cobra alongside some contemporary work in Buddhist studies, I argue that the novel both understands and laments its own Orientalism. Cobra thus closes with a call for a future philosophy of global engagement—a call, I argue, that is still relevant for literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason Vredenburg In both the critical literature and the popular imagination, Jack Kerouac’s seminal road narrative On the Road is often viewed as a celebration of American individualism and frontier myth. Placing the novel within the context of the changing approach to automotive infrastructure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... still remain close. I make the claim that, as with speaking in place of another, speaking for oneself also entails the production of an other, and that these efforts to read and give voices to dogs point toward the rupture of the self-reflective human subject. In featuring their failed attempts to write...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... beyond authorial omnipotence. It is only through its gradual extinction that metalepsis serves the postmodern attempt to rethink the author and chart anew its peculiar subject position. In place of the clearly signposted ontological hierarchy on which the device depends, the postmodern promotes a single...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... consideration of how the illusion of transparency invites connection to other times, places, and people—and just as readily forecloses it. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Material history Mrs. Dalloway “A Sketch of the Past” Virginia Woolf visual culture Shop windows, car windows, house...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Claudia Sadowski-Smith; Ioana Luca This article places an emergent body of cultural productions by US immigrants from former Eastern Bloc nations in dialogue with scholarship on US immigrant and transnational writing. We argue that the collective work by authors of (post-)Soviet and Central/Eastern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” alongside Porter’s nonfiction, the author claims that Porter’s work helped inaugurate a new literary aesthetic in the United States that equated “good literature” with prolonged firsthand exposure to non-US people and places. The essay studies Porter’s development of the literature of experience in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... one’s private project of self-cultivation. The article critically assesses this position, traces its implications in Wharton’s fiction and nonfiction, and briefly reviews its place within the broader context of liberal thought from Kant, through Matthew Arnold, to Lionel Trilling. Copyright © 2018...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Min Hyoung Song Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global , by Heise Ursula , New York : Oxford University Press , 2008 . 250 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Min Hyoung Song Running Out of Room to Grow Sense of Place and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Helen Kapstein Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place , by Barnard Rita , New York : Oxford University Press , 2007 . 234 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Above and Beyond Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., Midwestern literature is most often linked to white Modernist writers such as Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.2 Focusing on Morrison’s seminal novel, in this essay I begin to ex- plore the crosscurrents produced when we read for non-white ethnicity and place. Given that it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 March 2000
... s own compound of traditionalism and iconoclasm, snobbery and fel­ low feeling—a compound too complexly muddled to be explained away as a divided allegiance between her father’s Hyde Park Gate and her own Bloomsbury. That Woolf placed her 1919 novel Night and Day in Chelsea...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... major pattern o f allusion. Philip Young long ago pointed out that a certain bend in the river in “Big Two-Hearted River” reminds Nick o f the place in Italy where he had been wounded (47,53).1 Similarly, readers have noted in The Sun Abo Rises, as matters of imagery and action...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
...” conference that took place at the University of York in June 2011 were reprinted in a special issue of the journal Modernism/Modernity in November 2011, thereby consolidating the academic influence of this mode of research on Beckett’s life and writing. In his editor’s introduction to this special issue...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... hotels based on London’s Savoy as the setting for nearly all of their action. A number of his other novels and short stories—notably The Old Wives’  Tale (1908), his masterwork—similarly take place in and around hotels.1 Yet in these works, Bennett enthusiastically reconceives accepted notions of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... cultural mo- dernity” (12). This mystification of place replaced what Giles sees as the key characteristic of American art before the advent of American studies: the careful negotiation of “contested terrain” (1). Indeed, the weightiest proposition in The Global Remapping of American Literature is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
... three Twentieth-Century Literature 52.2 Summer 2006 231 Suzanne W. Churchill women poets, she is perhaps less interested in what they have in common than in what distinguishes them—the particulars of time and place that both enabled and fettered them as poets. Location, she asserts, is...