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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 347–351.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Laura Frost Ernest Hemingway: Machismo and Masochism , by Fantina Richard , New York : Palgrave , 2005 . 206 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI Reviews Queer as Papa Ernest Hemingway: Machismo and Masochism by Richard Fantina New York: Palgrave, 2005.206 pages Laura...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marie Franco Offering a queer reading of Gravity’s Rainbow , this project reevaluates the sexual politics and narrative poetics at work in Thomas Pynchon’s paradigmatic postmodernist novel. Moving beyond a thematic reading of sexuality, the article articulates the unacknowledged theoretical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Benjamin Bateman Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Benjamin Bateman Beyond Interpellation: Forster, Connection, and the Queer Invitation Benjamin Bateman I shall then suggest that ideology “acts” or “functions” in such a way that it “recruits” subjects among the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Julie Taylor Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 On Holding and Being Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy On Holding and Being Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy Julie Taylor And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chad Bennett This article reveals the formative interplay between the queer art of gossip and poetic practice in James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover , a sprawling verse trilogy composed with the unlikely assistance of a Ouija board. The poem’s extensive gossip with the dead is often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Crane shuttled the geographic setting of the poem back and forth across the border between Florida and Cuba. With a focus on the material instantiation of these versions, this essay highlights the complex relationship between Crane’s queer speaker and the intellectually disabled man as it moves across...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the past, the recognition that the past need not determine the present. Because this realization is thematically bound up with a celebration of nonprocreative sexuality and with an ambivalent critique of futurity, it anticipates a number of contemporary emphases within queer theory. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., Queer, pres- 501 Alex Wermer-Colan ents a narrator/protagonist who confirms Cold War America’s stereotypes about homosexuals only to illustrate, by resisting the reader’s examination, how those stereotypes do not facilitate the surveillance of the populace. And Naked Lunch’s multiple...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Italians, gays and lesbians, and a new class of urban corporate professionals, and the campaigns by civic reform societies and the New York Police Department to prosecute queer subcultural sexual practices. Out of these forces emerged what writers and reformers labeled a sexual underworld. An...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... a figure in itself as a car- rier of Darwin’s idea of artificial selection. My larger argument is that Moore and Bishop, modern queer women poets, would have found Dar- win’s theories far more amenable to their sense of sexual and aesthetic deviation than those offered by Freud, who shaped...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
... as the one who presumes, carefully, to explain it. For if Beckett was not exactly a gay outlaw, neither, I should say, am I exactly a queer theorist. However, if Beckett’s appearance in Homos marks a productive tension in Bersani’s argument, my appearance here— as the subject who...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Kappel Prize is award-worthy, and I want to commend all three authors for teaching me something unexpected about modernist fiction under the rubrics of postmodern materialism and queer or transgender theory. But I have singled out “Hemingway, Literalism, and Trans- gender...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., but it seems that they are more easily adopted into alterna- tive camps as well. Rushdie, Mo, and Phillips are easily seen as politically important writers of race and immigration, Winterson and Carter address feminist and queer concerns, and Smith, Kureishi, and Churchill have the critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of the Black intellectual with the putative queerness of blackness in general. Located by mainstream social science outside the norms of white heteropatriarchy, blackness has con- noted gender and sexual deviance. Slavery repressed the black father and allegedly produced an excessively present...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... ultimate apotheosis as St. Oscar derive in any way from earlier nationalist appropriations, what is the genealogy of his queerness? It is a question 346 Review that pertains to Anesko’s James, as well, since James’s homosexuality comes to us conditioned by the motives of successors out to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... scious and alert, it does things like dining out, answering letters, etc .The lower personality is a very queer affair. In many ways it is a perfect fool, but without it there is no literature, because unless a man dips a bucket down into it occasionally he cannot produce first...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to call it an investigation into why sexology failed to become queer studies. Wolfe’s first two chapters, entitled “Philosophical Backgrounds,” deal with the “linguistic turn” ushered in by G. E. Moore’s work and with Freud’s recoding of women as subjects of sexual desire. Not coincidentally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
... author’s “fictional cross-dressings” (314) reveal his psychic “wound of androgyny”(222); and Eby calls the novel “transvestic pornography” (Fetishism 245). Among other things, the treatment of Hemingway’s new biography demonstrates the limits of queer theory’s dissemination in the space of its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 1930s should serve as a warning to critics invested in failure as a figure of opposition. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 failure Gertrude Stein modernism self-help A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. — Gertrude Stein (1947) Judith Halberstam’s The Queer Art of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
...-ranging collection o f essays, edited by Laity and Nancy K. Gish, resituates Eliot with the tools o f expanded feminist, queer, and gender theories. Divided into three sections, “Homoeroticisms,” “D e­ sire,” and “M odern Women,” the volume offers important new readings of Eliot’s poetry, drama...