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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... proposes, with “valuable alternative perspectives specifically on challenges and inner conflicts confronted by left-thinking people today” (4). Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 American novel curiosity Edith Wharton liberalism Matthew Arnold public/private sphere Though written...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 363–392.
Published: 01 December 2002
... as a successful author.) But she also used her fiction and nonfiction of the period to probe its difficulties and costs. One way she critiqued the lit­ erary public sphere was by constructing imagined exchanges between readers and writers that were more private, more intimate, thus holding out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... at the 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... by making the scope local and displaying the most intimate details. In doing so, they come to imagine the relation- ship between the public and private spheres as a dichotomy in a way that their predecessors (and, we later learn, their direct successors) did not. As Costello puts it: Against...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
...” or cut off from the public sphere, as the social contract of modern nations is also, as Carole Pateman argues, a “sexual contract” that divides and genders public and private spaces. The public sphere of “individuals,” who make the pact guaranteeing rights, equality, and freedom, belongs to men...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... prevent others from holding public office to which they are entitled, or when the sphere of politics controls access to the sphere of education, or, as in Kingsblood Royal, when the sphere of social power invades the sphere of citizenship and racists prevent blacks from partici- pating as the full...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the epistolary form as a means of productively dissolving the border between public and private spheres. Addressing her first (male) correspondent, Woolf characterizes the letter as a view “of your world as it appears to us who see it from the threshold of the private house; through the shadow of the veil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the novel reorients from public to private space and renders in newly untraceable, reconfigurable networks; self-other relations, the internal discordances of which it highlights (in a seeming paradox) in the service of ethical relations; and the historiographic imagination broadly, the totalizing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the marginalized status of his “aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky,” Forster somewhat fatalistically concedes, three decades after Howards End and on the eve of war, that “no device has been found 45 Leslie White by which these private decencies can be transmitted to public...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of an interior,” minor intimacies do not exclude the world. Instead, they enliven the sense of the world’s proximity. Minor intimacy disrupts the divisions long contested by Woolf critics: between the public and the private, the lifelong and the momentary, the ordinary and the exceptional. Instead of seeing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... by both institutional secrecy and public fascination with the secret work of the state” (2012, 5). If intelligence agencies are, by their very nature, secret, the covert sphere, which includes novels, comics, movies, and video games, fills the information gap and provides a necessary “theater...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... attention to what she enigmatically called the “sexual life of women.” Gender intersected with public and private (internalized) censorship, structures of patriarchal power in the home and in the sphere of political authority, professions for women and culturally imposed silences dictated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 367–396.
Published: 01 September 2014
...” 372 Love and Other Gods: Personification and  Volition in Auden (428), the brief lyric that survives evinces what is widely understood as a central concern of Auden’s art throughout the 1930s: an attempt to reconcile the private and public spheres, or more properly, an attempt to undermine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... can see why in Obscenity and Public Morality (1969) by Harry Clor, perhaps the most sophisticated defense of censorship under Roth v. United States . Clor equates obscenity with antihumanism: the obscene transforms private, meaningful human events into a public spectacle that degrades them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
... her guilt in playing this pro-war role. “Her participation in the public sphere is predicated upon her agreement to work toward keeping other women ‘still and quiet’ in the private sphere, a compromise she finds increasingly difficult to sustain” (122). Once Miranda falls ill, Adam, like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
...), modernist little magazines and the print public sphere, biology, ecology, and optical science. This resituation of H.D.’s work within history has found a particularly productive context in recent considerations of the importance of space and place to her artistic practices and self-identifications. While...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
... servant,” and of needing to “Forget the private person, cut out the self-reflection, and just deal with the situation on a public level”: “That, more than anything, stops the writing” (Conversations 124). Earlier, when she began to think about publishing, she had been “terrified that I would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... institutions operating alongside modernist cultural values such as secularism, materialism, individualism, rationalism, and the separation of private and public spheres. According to Scheingold’s sketch, the senselessness and unprecedented carnage of World War I—the first modern, or “total,” war—shook...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to the embedding of public and private, ideology and psychology, in each sphere of influence. Theoretically informed but unencumbered by obfuscating jargon and abstractions, Pam Hirsch’s book makes Phyllis Bottome’s life and work matter. Phyllis Bottome was born in Kent, England in 1882 to an American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
...” ( P 21). These dedications are to an extent inscrutable, at least partly because they muddle the distinction between public and private, and they raise a pressing question about the intended circulation of the object. Did Dismorr plan Poems to be read solely by Storrs and his wife? Or, given...
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