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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., either through her anthropological and stage work or her writing. In its repeated focus on these eruptive, confusing, and at times dissociative moments, Hurston’s memoir suggests she does not so much long for a room of her own as the ability to play on her own , equalizing access to the “right” to leave...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mitchum Huehls Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright , by Irr Caren , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2010 . 220 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Review Feminism, Copyright, and the Paradox of Rights Pink Pirates: Contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Megan Obourn Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Megan Obourn Early Civil Rights “Voice Work” in Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston Megan Obourn The differences between Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston are both well known and highly exaggerated. Though they mutually...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature , by Norman Brian , University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 214 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Joseph Darda © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 MLK at the LA Riots: Civil Rights, Memory, and Neoliberalism in Charles Johnson’s Dreamer MLK at the LA Riots: Civil Rights, Memory, and Neoliberalism in Charles Johnson’s Dreamer Joseph Darda As writers, I think we are obliged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Nathaniel Mills This article challenges long-standing narratives of Ralph Ellison’s response to civil rights-era struggles as one of quietism, conservatism, or apolitical aestheticism. Focusing on a key episode early in Ellison’s Three Days before the Shooting …, in which a jazz musician burns his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... means considering not only how his career was shaped by regionalist expectations but also how his work itself influenced what came to be understood as authentic. W right’s early collection of short stories set in his native Mississippi, Uncle Tom’s Children, was origi­ nally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... than about how race issues bear on Lewis’s usual primary target of middle class banality; she suggests that “for Lewis whiteness was Babbittry,” and so the novel’s main concern “was not so much black people attaining their civil rights, . . . but rather white people liberating themselves from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and philosemitism, or examine the theoretical and political effects of reas­ sessing each term. Possible topics include: the development of Holocaust monuments and their reception, Jews’ affiliations with Socialism and/or right-wing political platforms, Jewish jokes, messianic myths about Jewish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Program” (Revolt 80). Even after his radicalization, Brown is nostalgic for the liberal rhetoric that shaped 1960s Democratic Party policy on Civil Rights, which he associates with John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert.6 President Kennedy is “the man who dreamed Cockroach dreams” (47), a term...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... equality.7 Although there was some work to be done after 1806, he argues—abolish­ ing slavery and extending rights to women, workers, blacks, and other ra­ cial minorities—history effectively ended with the Battle of Jena (“End of History?” 5). Since then, there have been a few complications...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of discourses” (130), then any dispute over the legal rights to an author’s name will constitute a struggle over how that function should be defined and articulated. The issue becomes especially contentious when the site of the struggle is the World Wide Web and the author is someone like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... world. This is a very specific global vision: Wells essentially wants the whole world to 286 Modernism, Disciplinarity, and H. G. Wells look like what his own, scholarship boy’s world offered him— the right of access, via education, to an understanding of global citizenship. In taking up...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... “becomes a picture and [that his audience’s] eyes settle on it like flies,” Animal directs his own gaze inward: I’m looking right now at my feet, which are near the hearth, twisted they’re, a little bent to one side. Inside of left foot, out of right, where they scrape the ground the skin’s thick and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... description of a heterosexual kiss and the homosocial bathing scene in Forster’s A Room With a View. It also offers a great deal of fine writing (in the best sense of the phrase). On subjects like this one, managing to strike the right tone is sometimes an interpretive achievement in its own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... over James’s legacy: convincing first the nephew and then others that he alone could truly be trusted to guard James’s papers against indiscretion, Edel established what he came to call his “priorities”—his foremost rights to everything having to do with Henry James. For years, other scholars...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... play a part in the restoration of Russia to Catholic unity,” he told Fitzgerald, though laughably, the role assigned to Scott was that of expert interpreter and translator: “we shall have to work very hard going over your French. Get a Rosenthal method at once and go right through with it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... about her treatment of Hurston to her husband, it is unlikely that Parker’s account is accurate. It is possible, however, that Hurston had slept in the tenant house previously and that on the occasion Rawlings describes she was righting a previous wrong. In any event, Lillios argues effectively...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... at all invented: an Ernest Heming- way who celebrates gender-bending, who rewrites Gayle Rubin’s “Thinking Sex” by suggesting that her celebration of each person’s “benign sexual variation” must be expanded to encompass an equal right to “benign gender variation.” As Hemingway...