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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Rob Davidson Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 (1 March 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), and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... overlooked 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. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 1967 Newark riots African Americans Newark’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... leads Weinbaum to the con­ clusion that “racism and sexism cannot be thought separately precisely because reproduction is a racializing force” (4,37). The book begins its dense, richly substantiated narrative of modern thought in the United States. Building on theories of nationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... effects 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Second, I distinguish between Arturo’s ethnic feeling and the fact of his shifting ethnoracial and socioeconomic position. To use Thomas Ferraro’s phrase, Arturo comes to “feel Italian” at the end of the novel, which in his case means identifying with those who suffer from ethnic or racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the feminine that canonical, modernist texts subsequently displace onto “the socially vulnerable: women, effeminate men, and racial minorities” (5). In an important move, Forter suggests that this displaced anger bears a racial component, arguing that these authors conflated the racial other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
... writers to navigate new bodily experiences, particularly the vulnerability of the body to penetration by technologies. Many scholars of modernism have postulated a crisis of the body, but Vetter’s approach is new in its emphasis on women writers and writers from racialized mi- norities—groups that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... books have suffered Americanism’s presumptions more unremit­ tingly than has The Great Gatsby. This has again become apparent in the recent outpouring of work that draws attention to dynamics of racial- ization in the novel—to how Fitzgerald’s book engages discourses that render racial and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., circulate, and conserve the products of cultural workers—should not be diminished by the types of racial discrimination prevalent elsewhere” (10). Aesthetic autonomy was the “functional doctrine,” as Kalliney puts it, enabling this collaboration (29): an idea artists deployed strategically to assert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... framing of the speaker’s primitivism that we can find the intersection between the volume’s modernist form and its interest in racial politics. The poem begins with an injunction—“Pour O pour that parting soul in song”—though not until the third stanza do we find the object of the speaker’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... imagery belying an anxiety about race, Charity’s struggle to reconcile her class, gender, and racial identities with the expectations and effects of a rising consumer culture suggests both the challenges such culture presents for rural woman as well as Wharton’s ambivalence about that culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... social “good” (or “evil but is rather historically embed­ ded in the evolving politics of multiple communities in different locations. Much has also been made of the racial divide between colo­ nizer and colonized in postcolonial studies. This essay, however, looks at the history of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
... winning essay. This reading of Toomer’s career—grounded necessarily in Cane— upsets the view that had been largely universal in the previous scholarship: that the racial and historical focus in Toomer’s early work was basically abandoned in his later mystical phase. The author...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... form, as we are encouraged to read past Toomer’s style to uncover the racial, psy­ chosocial meaning beneath. The poem in part 1, “Song of the Son,” is held to bear a truth at once personal and aesthetic: before he could become a great artist, Toomer—an olive-skinned young man who passed for...