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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Matthew Stratton Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 !4I Start Spreading the News: Irony, Public Opinion, and the Aesthetic Politics o f US.A. Matthew Stratton Irony is perhaps democracy’s best instrument. — Public Opinion Quarterly 1938 (T.V. Smith 19) I n 1938...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Matthew Oliver © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Pornography and the Politics of Reading in The Secret Agent Conrad’s Grotesque Public: Pornography and the Politics of Reading in The Secret Agent Matthew Oliver Why is The Secret Agent set in a pornography shop? This question has...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... humanism and antihumanism, publishing many of the major literary works cited by poststructuralist thinkers. This editorial sensibility found its roots in the class character of the press, which was headed by affluent radical Barney Rosset. Drawing on close readings of key publications, as well as of...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kerry Hasler-Brooks Although Katherine Anne Porter began her writing career in the magazines, these periodicals have been largely erased from critical discussions of her work. This essay begins to recover the neglected publication history of Porter’s magazine fiction by reading her short story...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... several companions disguised themselves as “Abyssinians” and successfully gained access to the flagship of the British navy, to her publication of Three Guineas (1938), in which she advocates for the creation of an anonymous “Society of Outsiders,” Woolf’s antiauthoritarian politics consistently draw upon...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Gregory Dunne. “Noir nonfiction” is meant to refer to a crossover mode that exports elements from the Noir tradition—particularly, an ethos of suspicion that often expresses populist anger at public corruption, elite hypocrisy, and suburban ennui—into an experimental mode of reportage that challenges the...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... her early writing about ethnic women, through her more recondite grammatical experiments, to her public emergence at the outset of the Depression. And I argue that Stein’s move from literary experiments rooted in the question of identity to her conservative rhetoric about white masculinity in the...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... Arguing that midcentury American attitudes about sexuality inflect—productively as much as disastrously—the relationship of lyric privacy to gossipy publicity in Merrill’s poem, the article shows how gossip, in its rich afterlife in Sandover , emerges not so much as a normative threat to be overcome but...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Hofstra University 2018 American novel curiosity Edith Wharton liberalism Matthew Arnold public/private sphere Though written at the height of her powers, French Ways and Their Meaning (1919) occupies a relatively marginal place in Edith Wharton’s oeuvre. Composed of articles written during the...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... turn of the century, outlines the various strands of this discussion, tracing concerns about the debased nature of the public sphere that resulted from the perceived threat of a newly enlarged and literate “public” seen often as “volatile, unpredictable, inscrutable” (18). The...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Lewis, Blast 38 he advertisements in the final pages of the modernist journal The Egoist were usually modest affairs, small boxes of print that announced the availability of publications such as Max Stimer’s The Ego and His Own or Benjamin R. Tucker’s State Socialism, and Anarchism. But...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... question of how public it was possible to be about homosexuality in that period, but so does his career, which seems to back up Capote’s strange denial that homophobia put him, or anyone else, at a disadvantage. A figure who did not sufficiently recognize homophobia as a problem himself becomes a...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 363–392.
Published: 01 December 2002
... journalism of the mid to late twenties, Woolf re peatedly dramatized this conflict with reference to three distinct but re lated sets of oppositions: art vs. commerce, private vs. public writing, and amateurism vs. professionalism.2 Woolf in this period reconfigured these categories against a...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... modernists to the culture of censor ship in the first half of the twentieth century immerses its reader in a time when social purity organizations such as the National Vigilance Association, the National Council of Public Morals, and the Society for the Suppression of Blasphemous Literature...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... crisis of representa tion precipitated by the social crises of the 1930s, along with the new hopes—too soon dashed—that the Popular Front fostered for alternative publics and alternative idioms to communicate artistically with them. Lowney structures each of his chapters in two major parts: a...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... public world, and she argues that each is profoundly preoccupied with how bringing the related media of lyric and still life together allows for an engagement with, and not an escape from, history. In articulating these claims she provides a new lens through which to read poems whose...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... be republished during his lifetime. Of course this wasn’t the first time this poem, and that line in particular, has prominently resurfaced in public ways in fraught political times. After the 9/11 attacks the poem was reprinted in numerous newspapers, was read aloud on National Public Radio, and...
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... span scholarship across the entire field. There is, for example, no publication in literary studies comparable to the Journal of American His tory, which publishes short reviews of almost every published book of academic history, in addition to covering museum exhibits and docu mentary films...