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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... as a poet involves resisting “her government’s wars against its own people” (168), however, Rich doesn’t allow for the possibility that, under certain circumstances, the relationship between government and art might become more productive. And in Bishop’s Key West period we can see how a queer poetics can...
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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
... University Press . Vogel Shane . 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...
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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
.... 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 (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 (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
... of Wilde’s “The Harlot’s House,” a poem of 1885 that presents in an English version of terza rima a descent into an urban underworld that involves prominent mention of a puppet, a marionette, and automatons. Especially considering Wilde’s imitation of Dante’s poetic form, Eliot would have known the poem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... with such characters. 4 Trask in particular connects Crane’s characters and poetics to the growing precariousness of social, familial, and economic bonds caused by the casualization of work. 5 In speaking or acting from, or loitering in these marginal spaces transients often confuse the clear separations...
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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
... was often in literal tension with its letter. 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... African American writers of the period were also less likely to see their own failures as fodder for art. In Wallace Thurman’s Infants of the Spring (1932), a Depression-era postmortem on the aspirations of the Harlem Renaissance, Eustace, a queer singer, “wanted to branch out and entrance larger...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., transformative knowing that a lover professes to have for the body of his beloved. Brophy traces this resistant mode of vision throughout Douglas’s World War II battlefield poetry, identifying in it a means of upholding “the legitimacy of poetic aesthesis, a certain embodied and loving relation to the world...
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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...