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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
... for innocence and a desire for sexual knowledge within a context of repressive normalization and antihomosexual panic. The Chinese Garden is also a fictional autobiography, foregrounding Manning’s own resistance to her pre-Stonewall historical present, and her fascination with the queer past. Copyright © 2019...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
... not yet arrived or never will.” Arguing that “time makes bodies and subjects” (160), queer theorists including Freeman have suggested that conventional, linear, or “straight” notions of time condition our expectations for our experiences of past and future, experiences seemingly unavailable to queer...
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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 (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and present. According to Outka, the home comes to house multiple generations and tem- poralities under one roof and thus makes space, in a sense, for time. We might then argue that Ruth’s queer invitation makes time for a queer future but also makes space for a queer past that is under threat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 273–294.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and aesthetic contexts in which it takes shape, and we should certainly heed the call of scholars like Heather Love (2007) and Kadji Amin (2017) to resist idealizing figures from the queer past. It remains the case, however, that, for many queer modernists, the phenomenon of queer entrancement opened up new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 391–412.
Published: 01 December 2006
... to apprehend the achievements of the queer past. Part of that achievement we could glibly designate as the queering of the past, the ongoing effort to demonstrate that history is not as straight as it so often has been taken to be, neither in the sense of being resolutely heterosexual nor in terms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the Structure needs for its survival, Margherita refigures these resources for private pleasure, the dissemination of which destabilizes the System and, by extension, queers the narrative as a whole. While many critics absolve Katje of her horrific past, none show the same generosity towards Margherita...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Porr Martin Matthews Jacqueline , eds. 2020 . Interrogating Human Origins: Decolonisation and the Deep Human Past . London : Routledge . Schmeink Lars . 2017 . Biopunk Dystopias...
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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 (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (2007) and Vincent Sherry’s Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence (2014), Barnes criticism has focused more intently on Barnes’s own Decadent investments, such as her personal affinity for figures like Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in Merrill’s past, we should consider also what role the transcripts—and the queer experience and forms of gossip to which they testify—fulfill for him and his poem in the moment of its making. What would it mean to “conceive of the work of historical affirmation not, as it is often presented, as a lifeline...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... postmodernism that may interrogate and undermine historical and philosophical reality but is little influenced by, or has little impact on, the sociopolitical order of the day. Not coincidentally, as critical attention in the past twenty-five years has turned ever more resolutely toward the holy trinity...
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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 (2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
... post-1965 im m i­ grants o f professional background w ho have been lovingly and anxiously fantasized into existence over the past several decades. Against the ideal Gogol embodies, all groups, including whites and other Asian Americans, are starting to feel berated. If queers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... fades into the third person: “I glance at the manuscript of Queer and feel I simply can’t read it. My past was a poisoned river from which one was fortunate to escape, and by which one feels immediately threatened” (xvii). Finally, suggesting that Queer was first and foremost an attempt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as Lionel Trilling did in Forster’s. Neglect of Capote’s corpus and persona extends past mainstream lit­ erary criticism into critical subgenres that might reasonably be expected to discuss and value him. Why have gay, lesbian, and queer scholars been reluctant to claim him and engage with his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of gender represent the past, not the present, of Hemingway scholarship. Yet feminist and queer readings of Hemingway have remained largely disengaged from those that defend gender and sexual norms. Without a concerted effort to articulate the schism between those readings or to assign retrograde...
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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 (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 (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...