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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 (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... racial and class divisions and criticizes the perpetuation of the American pastoral myth and the myth of the American Dream, which endures despite the counter-reality of African Americans’ experience. The Swede in Old Rimrock and the African Americans in the city are geographically separated by race...
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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...
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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...
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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 (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 (2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Carol J. Singley 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 than any other subject (510).1 At every...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the townspeople blame Jasper and gather to punish him. Importantly, barn-burning represents “violent, interracial protest, ” as Alfred Smith (1985 : 528) has argued, “a form of revenge for the racism and poverty that defined the region’s race relations.” 25 Jasper, that is, stands accused of a racialized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., reversible concept whose ambiguity opens it to a rich variety of meanings.” Repetition and Race allows this richness of meanings to coexist; in keeping ambiguity and contradiction alive, it leaves us with a sense of repetition as a form of tension. Both Tang and Park highlight forms of repetition...
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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...
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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
... in 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 (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to histories of racial profiling and respectability politics, it analyzes how profile epistemology remains dependent on white supremacy, demonstrating how critical race theory, affect theory, and poetry can open up forms of oppositional looking to undermine the ostensible objectivity of data. To help unpack...
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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
... that 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 boundaries...
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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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 75–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the bad seed narratives’ determinism, drawing on many of the same discourses that inform both novel and film to offer an alternative perspective on race, gender, heredity, and adoption from the 1940s and 1950s. After World War II no demographic was immune to the pressures of pronatalism ( May 2008 : 8...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with topics like racialized obsession, the role of community in a black artist’s self-concept, and the best avenues for interracial solidarity across planes of difference. Understanding mature women’s legitimacy as sexual subjects and the persistence of queer loneliness (despite class and race privilege) also...