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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Kim Adams In 1931, African American journalist George Schuyler imagined a medical treatment that could turn Black people white and American politics upside down. Schuyler’s novel, Black No More , uses this fictional race-altering technology to mount a satirical critique of progressive era...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of Progressive-era reforms in order to articulate how servants supplement representations of modern female interiority and relationality. Rather than privileging a psychoana- lytic framework, I explore how psychosocial configurations in Wharton’s texts both invoke and contain the feminized labor conflicts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., imagined her writing “as a form of political leadership” (36) that sometimes restored and sometimes rivaled executive power. While Stein began her career agreeing with the Progressive-era belief in the literally natural evolution of democratic impulses among the American people, she eventually...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in by its more prominent members. Theories of horse breeding were perhaps the “most widely disseminated theories on heredity in late nineteenth-centu- ry America” (34) and helped Progressive Era industrialists and reformers naturalize their social and economic power by conceiving of heredity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Pittenger’s study of nonfiction narratives produced by middle-class writers who “passed” as poor workers in order to investigate the underclass or experience poverty identifies 49 such texts in the Progressive era alone (55). By the 1910s, a new phrase—“vital contact”5—had become current...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., in particular Halo Tarrant, reveal Wharton’s misgivings about the possibilities for women in relationship to art. Wharton, Orlando takes great pains to prove, must be read foremost as a realist writer who often delivers a rather unpopular message. That is, even as the Progressive era wields its images...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., her attitude toward democratic culture was also shaped by the social movements of the Progressive Era, including an exposure to first-wave feminism and socialism as a college student at Bryn Mawr. Before we can fully appreciate Moore’s ability to reconcile democratic commitment with artistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of Fascist Germany . London : Victor Gollancz . Pittenger Mark . 2012 . Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present . London : New York University Press . Romano Serena . 2018 . Moralising Poverty: The “Undeserving...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of Mirth in order to show how, after Darwin, the Progressive era debated the extent 517 Robert Chodat to which pauperism was a biological condition. By the Depression, argues Jones in his final chapter, poverty was primarily a psychological state, a “profound bewilderment, discord, uncertainty...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in the Progressive Era . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Blackmer Corinne E. 1993 . “ African Masks and the Arts of Passing in Gertrude Stein’s ‘Melanctha’ and Nella Larsen’s Passing .” Journal of the History of Sexuality 4 , no. 2 : 230 – 63 . Boltanski Luc Chiapello Eve...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
....” Lowell’s poetry is not, I would stress, a rigorous analysis of the same kind as Hartman’s, but he does work with the same history of the concept of freedom. 12 Khalil Muhammad (2010 : 7), in The Condemnation of Blackness , also points out how, in the progressive era, the discourse of black...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
...: A Talk with Helena María Viramontes .” Interview with Helena María Viramontes . Bloomsbury Review 16 , no. 1 : 5 . Sloane Eric . 2003 . American Barns and Covered Bridges . Mineola, NY : Dover . Starr Kevin . 1986 . Inventing the Dream: California through the Progressive Era...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 556–581.
Published: 01 December 2012
... a problem with classical liberalism that, during the Progressive Era, would increasingly become central to American liberal- ism. One caveat, before continuing. Numerous critics have discussed Spen- cer’s influence on naturalist writers, particularly Dreiser, typically drawing primarily from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... began writing and researching the project that would become Dreamer just months after the 1992 LA Riots, a his- torical moment that inflects his fictionalization of 1966 Chicago. Johnson points to a need to reimagine and remember the civil rights era in order to combat the pernicious effects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Eric Strand Although our recovery of Elizabeth Bishop’s politics has involved seeing her as a resistant “outsider,” this essay argues that she was at her most challenging as an inhabitant of poetic institutions. Exemplifying the vexed status of the Depression-era writer after the crash...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Progressive Labor Party. Speaking to contemporary leftists, the novel concludes that decentralist and grassroots anarchist politics can mediate between the New Left’s entropy and the Old Left’s hierarchy. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Paul Goodman Murray Bookchin postmodernism radicalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
...). The range of cultural artifacts considered in his book offers entry points for scholars interested in a wide range of works of Depression-era literature and film. He usefully pushes his readers to examine these various subgenres from an ecocritical perspective even when they depict urban or futuristic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... in the coming era. “How could she know?” Foretelling the narrative of global crisis The change in doom-oriented narratives that Lessing anticipates is a move away from the model, familiar during the Cold War, of instanta- neous world destruction, toward a landscape of spreading chaos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the culmination of an extended scholarly project. Norman’s study is an impressive effort to resituate African American cultural arts from the civil rights era to their contemporary phase, and thereby promises to be an influential text for scholars of twentieth-century literary studies. According...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reminds us, the novel is constantly renewing itself via recourse to “vulgar” forms (29 n. 17), at the outset of the postmodern era popular genres offered, among other things, examples of literal bad form to set against the formal perfection associated with institutionalized modernism. At the same...