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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 379–404.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Chris Hall This article reads modernist animals against the dominating strategies of fascist racism, examining the hierarchization of bodies along the human/nonhuman divide in Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos and Virginia Woolf’s Flush and how the animals in both works challenge the integrity of the human...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on the Cross . All of these works were controversial because critics claimed they failed to take racism seriously and, in failing to do so, produced exculpatory accounts of Holocaust and slavery perpetrators. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 slavery Holocaust neoliberalism Stanley Engerman Robert...
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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 (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
... identity as a white woman, as I will soon discuss. Her happiness doesn’t merely leave Bigger alone with his pain (as, for Ahmed, white happiness “allows racism to remain the burden of non-white others”) but rather sends him down on the seesaw, creating that pain as he has created Mary’s fleeting sadness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contribution to this larger conversation. Seeking to interrogate this old view of an insular South steeped in tradition and racism, Duck’s book explores the ways in which the complicated circuits connecting modernism, nationalism, and the South have bolstered seg­ regation and racism. Duck uncovers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... each other into discrete containers, about segregation . Classification thus involves those acts of inclusion and exclusion so central to the experience of racism.” Increasingly, these “discreet containers” take the form of databases and spreadsheets filled through routine methods of mass surveillance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
... For one reading of discipline, see Creef 2004 : 91. 18 For an account of the loyalty questionnaire as a practice of polite racism, see Fujitani 2011 : 125–62. For an account of the disastrous effects of the loyalty questionnaire and subsequent Denationalization Act, see Ngai 2004 : 181–201...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... point of confusion, one very much at stake in the different kind of conversation about race in Lee’s novels I hope to foster. Under the guise of an ostensible color blindness, what Eduardo Bonilla-Silva calls “color-blind racism” ( 2014 : 3) has, in post–Civil Rights contexts, proliferated in “subtle...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... dream—but scandalously hampered in turning that dream into reality for themselves” due to omnipresent racism. The article continues: “How America deals with blacks and their aspirations will define for decades and perhaps centuries what kind of country America really is. How America deals with them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
... with light bulb and book against an expected lynch mob, Lee’s rational and humane Atticus was seen to help, in Habermas’s terms, in breaking the “spell” of entrenched racism that had bound America for some three hundred years. One may well criticize Lee’s small opus, as I will do below, for its literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of differing subject positions. It’s no surprise, from this standpoint, that the most successful social movements of the postmodern period—feminism, anti-racism, gay rights—have been precisely those that insisted on equality in this form. (And it will come as no surprise either when, as we’ll see below...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... These critiques show how such essentialism reproduces fallacious premises integral to the “sci­ entific” racism dating back to the period of slavery as well as to antiracist writers who problematically borrowed from these pseudoscientific dis- 23 Anthony Dawahare courses to argue against racism.2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... imagines that such inquiry might, like The Black Atlantic ’s critique of nationalisms in general, help formulate “a global coalitional politics in which anti-imperialism and anti-racism might be seen to interact if not to fuse” (4). Where Gilroy’s remarks about Morrison’s Beloved are hypothetical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... appear—as many have argued—flat and unconvinc- ing, and critics have found the virulent racism of the white citizens of Lewis’s otherwise mild Midwestern town of Grand Republic wildly extreme and implausible. In his well-known dismissal of the novel (and the talents of Lewis himself), for example...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... on a defense of market individualism and national unity, rather than on claims of black inferiority, conservatives changed the debate about race from an argument about how to best redress the economic and political injuries of racism to one that equates ending racism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 214–237.
Published: 01 June 2000
... manifes­ tations of these forces in his other three political novels. The preoccupa­ tion of the narrator with the body odor of Africans in In a Free State has understandably focused much debate on Naipaul’s possible racism.7 As for the influence of Naipaul’s ancestral pessimism, it may be seen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the everyday struggle of diaspora communities against the twin op­ pressions of British racism and community conservatism.2 In the novel Bombay Duck, Dhondy moves from Britain to India only to find rem­ nants of Britain in the strangest places. His protagonist, a black Carib­ bean actor called...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... life or anti-black racism, and if they are about race insofar as they are about whiteness, they are not sufficiently critical of that whiteness to count as “black.” But Charles, as he argues in his conclusion, rehabilitates these texts at least in part by showing them to conform to our primary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... story of African-American life in the deep South.The revisions had the added benefit of blunting W right’s scathing criticism of specifically Northern racism, allowing readers the luxury of imagining that racial oppression was a comfortingly regional as opposed to national phenomenon...