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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Wright’s classic “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow.” Like the New Deal as a whole, such literary efforts were attacked by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and this Red Scare deeply influenced post-WWII readings of Bishop as apolitical, obscuring what I read as Bishop’s statist queer poetics...
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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 (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 (2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Ashbery’s Queer Poetics.” 44.2 (1998): 155-75 Walker, Alice. See Campbell Walker, John. “City Jungles and Expressionist Reifications from Brecht to Hammett.” 44.1 (1998): 119-32 Warburton, Eileen. “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down: Ourika, Cinderella, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.”42.1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . 2006 . “ Closing Time: Langston Hughes and the Queer Poetics of Harlem Nightlife .” Criticism 48 , no. 3 : 397 – 425 . Vogel Shane . 2009 . The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Vogel Shane . 2015...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... biographical suicide and poetic failure/ textual difficulty as paradigmatic of queer self-dissolution. Merrill Cole, Gordon Tapper, and Tim Dean all agree on the centrality of jouissance to Crane’s work, Dean, for instance, arguing that “Crane’s reader is asked not to identify with a textually...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... : 205 – 23 . Ordover Nancy . 2003 . American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Quinn Vincent . 1963 . Hart Crane . New York : Twayne . Ramazani Jahan . 2009 . A Transnational Poetics...
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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. I’ll begin by asking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
...). This wide-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...
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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 (2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of modernism in literature and anthropology. It witnesses the appearance of not only Hulme’s “Complete Poetical Works,” Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Marinetti’s “First Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature,” Pound’s Ripostes, Stein’s verse portraits “Henri Matisse” and “Pablo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., and that attention is itself illuminating. He also regularly describes, often fluently, the texture of the poetic language that he cites as evidence. His best writing occurs in those passages, in which he is inspired virtually to sing. Some of the readings, however, are not wholly convincing, typically because...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
... a dope” “if I thought you were queer I’d kill you” you’d be right to, DAD, daddio, addled annie pad-lark (Brit. 19th C.) (441-42) Here the speaker and “friends of [his]” have been called by authority to a subjecthood to which they cannot conform. They become, by default...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... lyrical style by poets as well known as Creeley and as hard to find as Edward Field can be viewed as “attempts to wrest authentic speech away from its more mediated versions within a surveillance culture” (66). Here, O’Hara’s poetic speech “provides an alternate register—insouciant, queer...
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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 (2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... ALLEN GINSBERG: LETTERS WHICH ARE INVISIBLE insberg’s letter of June 23, 1953, turns out to be pivotal both in his epistolary relationship with Neal Cassady and in the narrative of his poetic development. Context is all-important: recall that Ginsberg, the as­ pirant poet-prophet, is working...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... interest in failure informed her critique, articulated in naturalist fiction, of success ideology from the perspective of queer ethnic womanhood. I then track failure through Stein’s increasingly recondite poetic experiments, which grow out of a sense of art as a cloistered space in which failure might...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to uncover the alignment of Freudian Endlust , and the “Final Solution” of the Nazi Endlösung in Barnes’s thinking, and Nightwood ’s resisting such hollow promises of redemption or Erlösung . Positioning the queer body of Doctor O’Connor alongside the Jewish body as “figures of embodied otherness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 391–412.
Published: 01 December 2006
... lesbianism. Instead, it articulates a queer antidiscourse” that she aligns with Walter Benjamin’s project of aesthetic negation. Chisholm argues that a “psychoanalytic focus would obscure the political component [of the novel] by highlighting the symptomatology that signifies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and New Criticism through cultural materialism and queer theory. It is true that a few important works had been written in the 1980s that explicitly brought the insights and methods of contempo- rary theory to bear on Darwin and his cultural and intellectual legacies: here Gillian Beer’s Darwin’s...