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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Bianca Leggett Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature , by Spencer Robert , Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan , 2011 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature by Robert Spencer Basingstoke...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Literature 47.4 Winter 2001 569 Alexandra W Schultheis dependent India and proceeds through key cities—Delhi, Bombay, Ban­ galore—-just as Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh charts a similar journey through the workings of a national imagination. Tracing the story of In­ dia’s colonial and postcolonial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jennifer P. Nesbitt Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics , by Kalliney Peter J. , Oxford University Press , 2013 . 336 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Review Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
...David Attwell Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Coetzee’s Postcolonial Diaspora Coetzee’s Postcolonial Diaspora David Attwell My subject is the poetics of place but more particularly, the ways in which place comes to define what is possible for the subject-of-writing. I’ll...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... environmentalism, this article thus suggests, searches out the possibilities and limitations of a posthuman postcolonialism. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 human capital posthuman Bhopal postcolonial literature human element rebranding Dow Chemical Union Carbide Early in Indra Sinha’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Keith Dallas Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Index: Twentieth-Century Literature Volumes 45-50,2000-2004 Compiled by Keith Dallas .^Vckroyd, Peter. See Ahearn Adair,William. “The Sun Abo Rises: A Memory of War.” 47.1 (2001): 72-91 Ahearn, Edward J. “The Modern English...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... postcolonial nation 202 The Novel Enfleshed: Naked Lunch and the Literature of Materiality states of the third world,5 the locus of raw materials. The second phase, of financialization, saw the shifting of the now less profitable productive sectors of the global economy to deregulated zones in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Nels Pearson The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature , by Parsons Cóilín . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . 247 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 In light of the geocritical turn in humanities scholarship over the last decade or so, an extensive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Shane Graham Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 A Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Cultural Exchange in a Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Shane Graham Ezekiel Mphahlele once wrote that Ebony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adrian Wanner The city of Odessa has gained prominence in twentieth-century literature as a symbolic hub of sensuality, irreverent humor, and criminal ingenuity. While Odessa’s storied ethnic diversity is now largely reduced to a Russian/Ukrainian binary, the multicultural and Jewish Odessa lives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Handbook (2002), Absurdistan repositions Russian Jewish immigrant literature within a transnational framework that is reminiscent of the work by Dominican American writer Junot Diaz. 3 Set in St. Petersburg and in a small fictional country called Absurdsvani in the Caucasus, Shteyngart’s Absurdistan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... had long ago entered the English studies curriculum, and its main idea had been widely discussed, critically processed, and transformed to better suit the needs of contemporary postcolonial studies and world literature. Yet Mufti suggests that it “remains still a strangely misunderstood and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Katherine Sugg Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America , by Adams Rachel , University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 310 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Katherine Sugg Transamerican Transformations and American Literatures Continental Divides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... postcoloniality pervading mid-twentieth-century Irish culture and politics through negative epic forms, forms that reconfigure both realist and modernist conventions. In The Last September , landscape description reframes the scope of epic conventions and challenges narratives of geopolitical development, while...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... part of the vanguard of both Arab and European domination and colonization, an often overlooked fact. 33 And in this history Indians function as mediating compradors—just as Naipaul himself might be seen as mediating between the worlds of colonial and postcolonial anglophone literatures. We also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... writing in general and particular works of fiction. Sarduy’s Cobra and the criticism around it manifest the potential benefits of such a cross-disciplinary engagement. Although most critics have taken the novel to embody “Buddhist” themes, few have critically engaged the literature on Buddhism to see what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ioana Luca The article examines how writers Miroslav Penkov, Lara Vapnyar, and Aleksandar Hemon engage and reconfigure representations of the former Eastern Bloc in US literature, including stereotypes that have been circulating in Western Europe for a long time. These texts transform prevailing...