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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Christian Ravela Through an analysis of the economy of sight in Miné Okubo’s Citizen 13660 (1946), this article argues that, as a graphic memoir, it registers a structure of feeling of racialized citizenship in the racial break. Following Okubo’s experience of incarceration, Citizen traces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark Mayer This essay takes up Adrienne Rich’s unexplained assertion that Wallace Stevens’s racial and racist language is a “key to the whole” of his poetry. Focusing mostly on Stevens’s 1941 diptych “The News and the Weather,” the essay begins an anthology of critical approaches to the racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Anthony Dawahare Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 The Gold Standard of Racial Identity in Nella Larsen s Quicksand and Passing Anthony Dawahare Gold? yellow, glittering, precious gold? Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair, Wrong right, base noble, old...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Rob Davidson m Racial Stock and 8-Rocks: Communal Historiography in Toni Morrison’s Paradise Rob Davidson There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism. —Walter Benjamin (258...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Katherine D. Johnston “Profile Epistemologies, Racializing Surveillance, and Affective Counterstrategies in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen ” contextualizes contemporary data profiling and social sorting within the history of racial discrimination, surveillance, and biometrics. Through close readings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Garrett Bridger Gilmore This article examines the function of Anglo-Saxon racial kinship in Harper Lee’s 2015 novel Go Set a Watchman , arguing that it obscures the relationship between personal family dynamics and national struggle over desegregation in the late 1950s. For Lee, psychological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., however, this rarified relationship was grounded in and served to reinforce racial hierarchy. Even as the discipline turns away from the cultural elitism associated with New Criticism, Ransom’s understanding of the literary object as natural and thus subject to disciplinary study continues to inform...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... concerned with documenting segregation, but focused instead on racial capitalism, black history, internationalism, and on the ways “race” had meaning in postwar United States. Although he has remained largely absent from black literary histories, Mayfield was a prolific figure connected to numerous moments...
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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 (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... marketplace. O’Connor’s story thus uses irony and philosophical self-inquiry as attempts to disentangle the narrative from the systems and norms of the program era. How should we understand O’Connor’s attempts to negotiate the institutionality of her fiction? And what are the racial politics of using...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... slavery, Jim Crow, and the Nazi Holocaust. The article demonstrates how the novel’s unconventional and controversial emplotment allows Williams to create a distinctive historical critique not only of slavery and the Holocaust but, more broadly, of otherization, racialized violence, and modernity itself...
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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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., a commitment to the idea that these histories are defined by racial sentiments against blacks and Jews, respectively. This essay considers Styron’s commitment to the economic explanation alongside the fate of that explanation in Robert William Fogel and Stanley Engerman’s controversial history of slavery, Time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...), which she deeply admired, involve not only subtle appropriations of turns of phrase, image, and point of view but also revisions of racial themes and subversions of narrative closure. Examining Larsen’s engagement with Wharton—particularly in Quicksand (1928), Passing (1929), “Sanctuary” (1930...
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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 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
... three facets of the lives of many biracial men: (1) hypervisibility (in a world obsessed with skin color), (2) sexuality (when identification is distorted), and (3) self-determination (where a racial hierarchy appears to eliminate agency). In its conclusion, the article suggests that the prevailing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the progressive marriage of politics and science. In reading Schuyler’s contrarian engagement with American race science through the novel’s use of medical technology, the essay extends critical discourse on the relationship between eugenics, progressive politics, and racial uplift in the early twentieth century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
... notoriously conflicted account of racial identity, the field of evolution- ary psychology has seemed completely irrelevant. Similarly, the experts busy debating evolutionary psychology’s claims would not consider it particularly interesting that Du Bois offered a conflicted account of racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of neoliberalism on processes of racial- ization at the end of the twentieth century. In revisiting King’s life in the 1990s, Johnson works to rematerialize King’s antiracism and contest his co-optation as a champion of deracialization or “colorblindness.” In positioning Dreamer as a presentist...