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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Hillary Chute Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 B4I “The Shadow of a Past Time”: History and Graphic Representation in Mans Hillary Chute Because I grew up with parents who were always ready to see the world grid crumble, and when it started feeling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ella Zohar Ophir Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Ml Romantic Reverence and Modernist Representation: Vision, Power, and the Shattered Form of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Ella Zohar Ophir 'W h e n John Grierson coined the term documentary, he identified “things...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Joshua Jacobs Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Joyce’s Epiphanic Mode: Material Language and the Representation of Sexuality in Stephen Hero and Portrait J o s h u a J a c o b s ames Joyce’s transformations of themes, language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Amanda K. Greene This essay argues that Charlotte Delbo’s deployment of disgust in her memoir Auschwitz and After (1995) challenges the ethics and possibilities of trauma representation. As opposed to beautifying concentration camp victims through elegiac memorialization or claiming the sublime...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Irena Yamboliev This essay reveals the unexpected yet profound ways stained glass contributes to the representational logic of Lawrence’s fiction, especially his early story “A Fragment of Stained Glass” (1908) and The Rainbow (1915). Lawrence develops a prose style that mimics stained glass’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of representation by which the state monitors and assesses, through a rhetoric of uplifted subjectivity, the behaviors of the women who depend on state relief programs. In The Girl , homeless women’s discovery of forms of being within precarious living conditions constitutes an ontological repossession through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jeannie Im The role of landscape in Elizabeth Bowen’s Irish novels has been overshadowed by the critical emphasis on her representations of the Anglo-Irish big house. In contrast to this critical trend, this article argues that Bowen’s Irish landscapes stage questions of national identity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... stratification and productivity. Through a set of representational practices this article gathers under the terms “natural reading” and “natural writing,” Roberts and Ransom framed valuable aesthetic objects as the product of a carefully cultivated relationship between human observers and landscape. For both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 455–482.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Adam Parkes Pairing D. H. Lawrence with Aldous Huxley, this essay explores representations of aristocracy—hereditary and intellectual—in British modernism. Lawrence and Huxley often associate aristocracy with stupidity, satirizing the expertise of the expert as well as the intellectual vacancy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Eleanor Reeds This essay reads the hidden histories of the First World War and the Algerian War of Independence in Pat Barker’s Regeneration and Assia Djebar’s Children of the New World , focusing on their representation of a feminized resistance to war that takes silence as its most powerful...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... similarities between postmodernist ontological instability and queer resistances to teleology. Building on the theoretical work of Brian McHale and Lee Edelman, I argue that Pynchon’s representations of sadomasochism in Gravity’s Rainbow become a destabilizing narrative force that queers Pynchon’s poetics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with Hurston’s eruptive representations of her relationships with white women in her controversial 1942 memoir, Dust Tracks on a Road . Hurston devotes an inordinate amount of room in this book to describing her repeated—and repeatedly strange—encounters with white women who largely served as her employers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... representations of transnational exchanges, exploring to what extent women migrants achieve agency in the complex world of multicultural transactions. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Nadja Tesich Natasha Radojčić transnational literature US post-Yugoslav novel women migrants women’s agency...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ioana Luca The article examines how writers Miroslav Penkov, Lara Vapnyar, and Aleksandar Hemon engage and reconfigure representations of the former Eastern Bloc in US literature, including stereotypes that have been circulating in Western Europe for a long time. These texts transform prevailing...
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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 (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark A. Tabone This article focuses on the representation of history in African American author John A. Williams’s 1999 novel, Clifford’s Blues , a fictional account of a Black, queer American expatriate’s internment and enslavement in a Nazi concentration camp . Through a critical perspective...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... that shaped representations of poverty in the late Victorian era. luke-davies@hotmail.com Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 John Grierson life writing Michel Foucault social investigation working-class fiction In his recent exhaustive study of incognit social investigation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 273–294.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Patrick Kindig This article examines the representational slippage between queerness and entranceability in two queer modernist novels, Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood and John Rechy’s City of Night . Highlighting the historical and conceptual overlap between early sexological work on inversion and early...