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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Richard Rankin Russell Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 Seamus Heaneys Regionalism Richard Rankin Russell Each person in Ulster lives first in the Ulster of the actual pres­ ent, and then in one or other Ulster of the mind. —Heaney (Place...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Joseph Benatov The article argues that the transnational turn in American studies was born out of the demise of socialist Eastern Europe. To this day, the region has remained the unacknowledged generative transnational space that enabled the international reorientation of American studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...) connect both early twentieth-century African American emigrants and native-born Midwesterners to their region. However, though a few of Morrison’s legion of critics have highlighted the regional nature of her writing, and Morrison herself has occasionally commented on her Ohio roots, a persistent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Robert Jackson Violet America: Regional Cosmopolitanism in US Fiction Since the Great Depression , by Arthur Jason , University of Iowa Press , 2013 . 184 pages. Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies , by Smith Jon , University...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... as the product of a particular relationship among the earth, people, and culture of her home region of central Kentucky. Her debut novel centers on the life of Ellen Chesser, the daughter of an itinerant Kentucky tenant farmer in the first decades of the twentieth century. In the novel, Ellen suffers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Abigail Cheever The Romance of Authenticity: The Cultural Politics of Regional and Ethnic Literatures , by Karem Jeff , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2004 . 247 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Review ers to provide it. The discussions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Caroline Miles The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism , by Duck Leigh Anne , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2006 . 340 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 The South, the Nation, and Global Cosmopolitanism The Nation’s Region...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of world literature. This combination of success in placing Latin America into debates on world literature and failure at inserting world literature into debates on Latin American cultural studies enacts the very dilemma at the heart of Siskind’s argument: how to be regionally specific and cosmopolitan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Wade Newhouse Reinventing the South: Versions of a Literary Region , by Winchell Mark Royden , Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 2005 . 253 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Southern Literature, Remembered Selectively Reinventing the South: Versions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
...). This is not to say that Giles has nothing to say about women writers. His discussion of the parallels between Zora Neale Hur- ston’s and Elizabeth Bishop’s international writings demonstrates that Hurston and Bishop share a discomfort with the nationalist assumptions of “interwar regionalism” (206). In other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... is divided into six well-ordered chapters that make its discussion of Caribbean spaces and identities accessible to both scholars of the region and those who may be engaging with it for the first time. After an introduction stating the text’s argument, goals, and methodologies, the first chapter offers one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Adams discusses an array of literary and cultural contexts that in some way span or transgress traditional national borders. These contexts include indigenous contestations of national boundary lines and the regional imaginary of key Native writers in the US and Canada (Chapter One...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
...”/“sentinel,” “hills”/“spell”). Moreover, the poem is framed by compound locutions coined by doubling colloquial terms: “ rhubarb-rhubarb ” and “ tusky-tusky .” As we have seen, “tusky” is a regional term for a Leeds plant, the proper name of which is “rhubarb,” and the colloquial term here locates the poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
...: the tension between the regional and the international. An integral part of his being, as a South African writer steeped in Anglo-European modernism, this tension, and its thematization in Youth, suggests a need to return to the source, to reexamine its constituent elements, so that they can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... suggests, it also explores the concept of “paradise,” not only as it has been articulated within Islamic discourses, the religion of most of the characters from both the coastal region and at the trading posts along the caravan’s routes, but also as a riposte to Conrad’s metaphor. A third major textual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... but then disavowed this violence during US involvement in conflicts in the region. 13 The filmed interview and the story end with Alma asking the narrator to “speak a little bit more in his ‘chewing gum’ American. . . . Could you do that for me?” (177). He obliges, and the final lines are incomprehensible...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... both offer probing and subtle analyses of the manifestations of modernism in the region, they are focused on different eras and different genres—Dash emphasizing fiction and Pollard poetry. Broadly speaking, this is a study of the impact of Eliot’s work on the two leading Anglophone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., the task of literary fiction in the modern age was simple (a simplicity that, as we will see, Howells’s own fiction recognized as only apparent): to multiply lines of empathic understanding across fissures that divided American society by region, gender, ethnicity, and especially...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... most often noted the allure of the region’s striking landscape.2 The canyons and crevices depicted in Cather’s fiction have been called the “most thoroughly elaborated fe­ male landscape,” rich with erotic and maternal imagery (Moers 258). Also in the Southwest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of Felicity Taverner The work of the Dorset writer Mary Butts expresses a complex, and often ambivalent or contradictory, relationship with place. It is marked by a quintessentially modernist tension, the struggle to reconcile a deep sense of attachment to a regional English home with the intellectual...