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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
...—stems from sexology’s critique of Victorian gender essentialism, which forms the other major thread of his book. Indeed, one way to describe Mod- ernism, Bloomsbury, and the Reinvention of Intimacy would be to call it an investigation into why sexology failed to become queer studies. Wolfe’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...: The Politics of the Page . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Cohen Cathy . 2005 . “ Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics? ” In Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology , edited by Johnson Patrick E. and Henderson Mae , 21 – 51...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2010
... among notions of gender, sexual desire, and sexuality that marks its contribution not only to work on Woolf but also to studies of modernism more generally, as well as feminism and queer studies. And that’s no mean feat! The Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, named...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... come to the fore. Works Cited Anderson Sherwood . (1934) 1986 . “ Paying for Old Sins .” Nation 139 : 49 – 50 . Baldwin Kate A. 2002 . “ The Russian Connection: Interracialism as Queer Alliance in Langston Hughes’s The Ways of White Folk .” Modern Fiction Studies 48...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man mixed race queer studies Literary scholars have consistently construed biracial figures as instruments for exploring other matters than biraciality. This trend has persisted at least since 1945, when Penelope Bullock (1945 : 80) observed that “authors generally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... 703 Yetta Howard Therefore, it makes sense that Penner employs a combination of critical frameworks that correspond with the scope of the project. Penner explains his methodology—which combines queer studies, literary his- tory, ethnic studies, psychoanalysis, and feminist approaches...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... certainly do the same. Furthermore, if Diana Trilling and other midcentury critics chose to discuss Capote’s sexuality, it is certainly appropriate to examine how. A secondary aim of this article is to question the current standing of Capote in current literary, gay, lesbian, and queer studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the sayable—a term that Walter borrows from W. J. T. Mitchell, who uses it to help explain postmodernity. Yet, Walter wishes to write “a different history of the imagetext’s appearance” in modernist studies (13). Through an exploration that spans art history, literature, gender and queer studies, physics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... 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. “The U.S.A. School of Writing” reflects a socially committed Bishop not yet fully registered by Bishop studies or perhaps...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
... sexual classification regimes was not limited to New York, the North, or even to large urban centers. Historian John Howard, studying Mississippi from roughly the end of World War II to the dawn of the AIDS crisis, finds that “throughout the twentieth century, queer sexuality continued...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., Eve. Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley: U of California P, 1990. Shahane, Vasant. E. M Forster: A Study in Double Vision. New Delhi: Arnold Heinemann, 1975. Snediker, Michael. Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and other Felicitous Persua- sions. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2008...
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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 (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
... book is a strong contribution to the study of the varieties of modernist untimeliness and is timely for those who are thinking about modernism as a crucial inner fish of several contemporary phenomena—New Weird transmissions of nonhuman “outsides” into the boundedness and individuality of the embodied...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... masculine traits” (Laurence). Weighing in at well over a thousand pages, Dr. George Henry’s exhaustive compilation of research into the criminal queer body, Sex Variants: A Study of Homosexual Patterns (1941), took such experiments to even greater lengths. After x- raying the pelvises of gays...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... studies of William S. Burroughs’s experi- mental writing, Robin Lydenberg identifies Burroughs as a precursor to the deconstructionist movement and argues persuasively that Burroughs strived for “the obliteration of the author” (5) far before the likes of Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-proclaimed female masochist. As if in response to “Victim in a Vacuum!” Margherita actively constructs her own s/m narratives, breaking through the silence and connecting with others in embodied pleasure. She thus functions as the case study for a queer revision, a model of Pynchon’s queer-postmodern poetics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy Lewis, R. W. B. The Poetry of Hart Crane: A Critical Study. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1967. Nickowitz, Peter. Rhetoric and Sexuality: The Poetry of Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006. Phillips...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 277–297.
Published: 01 September 2003
... strategies and frequently abjected status within modernism and within gay/lesbian and queer studies, The Well of Loneliness offers a re­ minder that identities, whether of literary movements, of genres, or of persons, are narrative effects that are continually subject to rereading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
... transition sartorial metamorphosis trans embodiment transformation trans-speciation In Impossible Desires , Gayatri Gopinath (2005 : 164) studies how, in queer South Asian diasporic texts, some bodies, desires, and subjects function to reconfigure the heteronormative space of home as “a site where...
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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...