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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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 (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Chris Roulston This article explores the relations among childhood innocence, queerness, and nation-building in Rosemary Manning’s boarding school narrative, The Chinese Garden (1962). Recent scholarship by Lee Edelman and Kathryn Bond Stockton has questioned the innocence we invest in the figure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of her work. Ultimately, the essay suggests that relocating Bishops’s work in its New Deal context helps us see that, as one critic put it, “There’s something queer about the welfare state.” American literature Federal Writers’ Project modernism modern poetry queer studies No longer read...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 273–294.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Patrick Kindig This article examines the representational slippage between queerness and entranceability in two queer modernist novels, Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood and John Rechy’s City of Night . Highlighting the historical and conceptual overlap between early sexological work on inversion and early...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Nancy Kang This essay argues that Langston Hughes’s acclaimed short story “The Blues I’m Playing” (1934) offers provocative feminist and queer insights into “Negrotarian” patronage of the early twentieth century. Against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance, the discussion sets out to define...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... a coherent narrator who contradicts Cold War America’s stereotypes about drug addicts upon which the confessor’s examination depends, his second work, Queer, pres- 501 Alex Wermer-Colan ents a narrator/protagonist who confirms Cold War America’s stereotypes about homosexuals only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 presumes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... much as 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Newman’s interest in the queer potential of modernist biology could have been fortified by a more extensive engagement with queer theorizations of time and futurity in his analysis of Joyce’s work on the formation of a young man and in his detailed readings of Forster’s “queer narrative, upending even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 © 2018...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
...- 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 good fortune of falling into both camps. I do not wish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to bodily, narrative, and cultural annihilation. Drawing on textual scholarship that prioritizes notions of texts as “fluid” or “in process” as well as on theories of queer and asycnhronous temporalities, I argue for a reading of the novel as haunted by its erasures and absences, and for a reading practice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
....” On the significance of the cereus in the novel, also see Hoving 2005 : 162–63. 12 Mootoo (2013 : 168) reads those who migrated from India to the Caribbean to work as indentured laborers as undergoing a kind of queer transformation: “In leaving behind language, family ties, community, tradition in general...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... In contrast to O’Connor’s conversational exploration of how his personality is shaped by impersonal affects, her impersonality amounts to self-extinction. Partly for this reason, Robin’s pursuit of absolute anonymity helps us see how Nightwood thinks through questions of queer negativity, various...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...