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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Timothy Bewes Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 E4I Against the Ontology of the Present: Paul Auster’s Cinematographic Fictions Tim othy Bewes In the “cinema” . . . man has lost his soul; in return, however, he gains his body...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... aesthetic. This essay argues, however, that what Corregidora affirms most strongly is not a more accurate (because more traumatic) history but rather what Stephen Best has recently called the desire to make the past present. What Ursa Corregidora struggles to realize in the novel is precisely the pastness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Marianne Hirsch’s term), by which cultural memory constrained in a traumatic return to the past in present identity and within the island’s boundaries can open to its transnational diaspora, expanding from a rehearsal of historical grievance to an exploration of contemporary responsibility. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White This essay presents the textual history of Moore’s “lost” poem “Pigeons” and argues for the poem’s importance in unifying two major strains of Moore criticism: that pertaining to her Protestant faith, and that pertaining to her careful reading of Darwin. The essay suggests that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., or instances of the postcommunist exotic; nor do they present only harsh critiques of US national imaginaries. Instead, the texts function as convex mirrors for multiple encounters and exchanges in ways that render them both object and method for rethinking real and imaginary intersections between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Announcement The Joseph Conrad Society Young Scholar Award The Joseph Conrad Society of America presents an annual award to an outstanding graduate student who is writing a dissertation on Conrad or to a recent PhD who has been teaching for no...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... multiplicity of the present—that is, a kind of “Bergsonian . . . overlaying [of] past, present, and future in a single and simultaneous moment” ( J. Brown 2008 , 616). 5 Woolf may have found this possibility compelling, but glass in her work also always asserts itself as a limiting factor, a material...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... portrait o f the American twentieth century from its immigrant roots to the present.1 It takes its readers from a Turkish village in the 1920s to the race riots o f the late 1960s, follow­ ing a Greek and then Greek American family across time and the world, spinning an interestingly twisted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... afterlives—which she calls “the continuing resonances in the present of failed social movements and the dreams that drove them” (5). She examines the radical potential of prophecies in dif- ferent historical moments, even after they fail, and asks: What dreams do these failures keep alive? And how do...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... have argued that such readings, in assuming a clean break between an oppressive co­ lonial past and a liberated “postcolonial” present, obscure the complexi­ ties and unique features of the Irish situation, fail to examine in detail the transitional period itself (one in progress...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ecological collapse. He writes, for instance, that the immanent threat presented by drones produces Pakistani civilians who suffer from “sleeplessness, bad dreams, loss of appetite, fainting, amplified startle reactions, outbursts of anger and emotional breakdowns” (2015). But even when drones are not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... This was not just memory, however, but also a retrospective re-membering or reshaping of an imagined past. As Benedict Anderson suggests in Imagined Communi- ties, this reshaping of a national identity from a primordial past into the present was enabled by the rise of print media (36–37). And...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... The appa- ritional Nabokov is that other who migrates into Sebald’s text to “tear” and “perturb” it, but the text does not repudiate him as a holdover from a superseded past, engaging him instead as a figure of discontinuity and migration, relevant to the present. In mediating between four...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
...’ experience of World War II, suggesting that the horrors of the Holocaust do not feel far removed from his present-day experi­ ence in the twenty-first century.1 “The killer apes learned nothing from the twin towers of Auschwitz and Hiroshima,” Spiegelman writes; 9/11 is the “same old deadly business...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... way of conceiving of multiculturalism might point to its areas of conflict rather than its discoveries of shared hybrid identities. As Edward Said and Homi Bhabha have pointed out, multiculturalism, rather than offering a harmonious symphony of diverse voices, frequendy presents a contestation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
... subsequently engages as a typist—explicitly presents the text, or at least the parts of it made up of primarily political, essayistic opinions, as “a response to the present in which I find myself” (67).2 How does the peculiar form of the text, and the problems of reading that it poses, relate to its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... critical concerns by a leading mind in the field, and charts a course for future inquiry. If we can imagine such a genre, it is a watershed book. It presents a wide view of Asian American literary production by writers who were born after the mid-1960s and began gaining prominence in the 1990s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... philosophizing came to an end, I find myself unable to think in the terminology of this essay. Indeed, I do not pretend to understand it. As philosophizing, it may appear to most modern philosophers to be quaintly antiquated. I can present this book only as a curiosity of biographical interest, which shows, as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... direct historical line from the civil rights movement to the LA Riots, his novel underscores the urban dimension and class politics of the movement as they persist into the neoliberal present. Johnson’s fiction thereby encourages us to rethink black freedom struggles not as frozen in history but...