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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 510-546.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Dana Carluccio Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Dana Carluccio The Evolutionary Invention of Race: W. E. B. Du Bois’s “Conservation” of Race and George Schuyler’s Black No More Dana Carluccio For humanities scholars debating the contours of W. E. B. Du Bois’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 32-45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Carol J. Singley Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ul Race, Culture, Nation: Edith Wharton and Ernest Renan Carol J. Singley A n avid reader, Edith Wharton devoured volumes of philosophy and religion. As R. W B. Lewis observes in his biography, she owned more books on religion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 88-91.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Nicole L. Sparling Wayward Reproductions: Genealogies of Race and Nation in Transatlantic Modern Thought , by Weinbaum Alys Eve , Durham : Duke University Press , 2004 . 348 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 The Race/Reproduction Bind in Modern Transatlantic Thought...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 153-181.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Benjamin Schreier Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 u \ Desire’s Second Act: “Race” and The Great Gatsby’s Cynical Americanism Benjamin Schreier I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives. —Fitzgerald, “My Lost City” (31) F e w...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 597-617.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Deirdre Coleman Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace Deirdre Coleman In J. M. Coetzee’s most recent novel, Summertime, Sophie Denoël, one of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 60-89.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Gary Totten Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Gary Totten “Inhospitable Splendour”: Spectacles of Consumer Culture and Race in Wharton’s Summer Gary Totten In her posthumously published essay “A Little Girl’s New York” (1937), Edith Wharton refers to her mother...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79-98.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Steven Wandler © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Race and Citizenship in Sinclair Lewis’s Kingsblood Royal Race and Citizenship in Sinclair Lewis’s Kingsblood Royal Steven Wandler A prominent concern of American “passing” novels before the mid- twentieth century is especially...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161-190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... novel in the early seventies), tend to ignore important aspects of the novel, especially issues of race and class. As Roy Goldblatt points out, Roth depicts the changes in the ethnoracial position of “Newark Jews” from “Other to in-between and later to white” (2006, 87). 2 The novel opens with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371-378.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rachel Farebrother Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination , by Rasberry Vaughn . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 . 496 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Totalitarianism has been a defining concept and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237-260.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay argues that the representation of race in O’Connor’s short story “The Artificial Nigger” (1955) owes a debt to the continental tradition of phenomenology. Rather than being an abstract philosophical position, this debt signals O’Connor’s self-positioning within the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115-140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 187-189.
Published: 01 September 2019
... order to examine changing cultural interpretations of gender and race. Her most recent scholarship is especially interested in how racial perception impacts outcomes for health, wealth, and social justice. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 Sometimes when I pass a bunch of Jews and hear quiet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147-172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... political effectiveness precisely within formal autonomy. By tracing the presence of the Cadillac in US rhetorics of race, the nature of the dozens as a formally hermetic expressive form, and the signifying potential of conspicuous consumption, I demonstrate the radical and utopian content of Ellison’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305-329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the hyena is a marker of ambiguity and indeterminacy implicitly bound up with questions of race, sex and sexuality, and ethics. Following Forster’s language closely, the article illustrates how Forster links the figure of the hyena together with a thematics of spectrality that crosses cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75-93.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jessica Kent James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room participates in a cross-racial call and response with Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises , illuminating both shared cultural influences and differences of race and sexuality. David’s struggle between the social force of compulsory heterosexuality and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217-236.
Published: 01 September 2019
... created by the language with which that difference is enforced. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 poetry race racial imaginary racism In a personal essay confronting her poetic inheritance, wrestling again with the “master” of her youth and his “old, racist configurations,” Adrienne...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32-62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... novel that never saw print—makes clear the remarkable breadth of Larsen’s intertextual revisionary project. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 modernism Sanctuary Twilight Sleep Passing Quicksand revision appropriation race As the biracial heroine of Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): v-viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... ones, assuming the importance of each to the other. It combines the historical record of Eurasians in India (mixed-race people of British and Indian heritage) during the raj with a close reading of a representative popular novel by Maud Diver to question how race and gender work in the context...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): vi-vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
... this essay of special importance is not only that it offers a fresh interpretation of a signal modern career but also that it sets that reinterpretation in the context of the legal and social constructions of race that dominated the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 157-163.
Published: 01 March 2013
... religio-scientific discourse: electromagnetism, the physical culture movement, and evolutionary theories of race. Each chapter opens with 157Twentieth-Century Literature 59.1 Spring 2013 157 Carrie J. Preston a section that traces the history of extraliterary engagements with these...