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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 619–656.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jayme Stayer Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 T. S. Eliot as a Schoolboy T. S. Eliot as a Schoolboy: The Lockwood School, Smith Academy, and Milton Academy Jayme Stayer For anyone who values maturity over innocence, mocking the foolishness of one’s childhood can be a tempting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 393–400.
Published: 01 September 2009
... School 110). He has written poems called “War Story,” “War Poet,” “Last Post,” “War Song of the Embattled Finns,” and “A poem About Poems About Vietnam.” He became the first biographer of  Wilfred Owen in 1974 and edited Owen’s Complete Poems and Fragments, which was pub- lished in 1983, the year...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 263–272.
Published: 01 June 2008
... cases: Frank O ’Hara, John Ash­ bery, and Amiri Baraka, with O’Hara providing the pivot.The friendships in question are O ’Hara’s friendship with Ashbery, a relationship at the center of what became known as the New York School of poetry; and O ’Hara’s friendship with Baraka (then LeRoi Jones...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... after about 1900 saw a significantly greater emphasis laid on “tradi­ tional Anglo-Saxon values,” particularly in the educational arena. Kathryn Castle has delineated the increasing jingoism o f school textbooks in the period immediately prior to the First W orld War, concluding that, with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... demands of a genre that is circumscribed by the traditions of British schoolboy life. As Woolf indicates in The Waves , the emphasis on order in English public school and university education seeps into the form of the elegy, so that there, too, order reigns supreme. Her parade of schoolboys, who...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
... will culminate in readings of two contrasting prose works: the essay “The U.S.A. School of Writing” (1935–36) and the story “The Sea & Its Shore” (1937).7 While the former feels stalled by its concern with originality and a stultifying view of art as predictably class bound, the latter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Without be- ing “Pollyannaish” (41), as he puts it, Spencer aims to persuade the reader that the point of cosmopolitan criticism is not to describe the world but to change it. Spencer attempts to resolve a perceived impasse in a self-defeating “quietistic” element in the school of postcolonial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... what’s most valuable is having each available at once. All of this is not to say that the History is focused on literary historiography. The volume’s chapters include analyses of the works of individual poets like Dickinson or Stevens; discussions of poetic groups like the New York School...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... how to read like writers, concentrating not 125 Tom Cerasulo on what literature means but how it means. With the increasing popularity of creative writing classes in grammar schools, high schools, and higher education has come pedagogical inquiries into the preparation of creative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... 3 Sandra Kumamoto Stanley During the 1950s this literary tradition reached its academic ascen­ dancy in the “myth and symbol” school of American criticism.4 A product of the fifties intellectual tradition, Roth has described his introduction to “high art” in the academically inspired ideals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Rights Movement spectacles: “If the continuing story of school desegregation has been obscured by a narrative of post–1965 declension, the struggle for economic justice has been erased altogether” (2005, 1258). According to Joseph, the “historical and political narrative of the ‘movement’” centered on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on the proprieties of literary America, [Ashbery and the other poets of the New York School] conceived of themselves as outsiders.” Similarly, in Herd’s account, the value of Ashbery’s poetry derives from the energy with which “the poets of the New York School felt impelled to write against...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... ” The judge is Dominick LaCapra, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies, Professor of History and Comparative Literature, Director, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, and author of History and Reading:Tocqueville, Foucault, French Studies (2000), Writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., including previously uncollected and unpublished pieces. Its reach extends well beyond the findings of the great bibliographer Donald Gallup. Seven years ago, Schuchard also created the T. S. Eliot International Summer School, held each July at the University of London under the aegis of the Institute of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 March 2006
... years earlier, I began my high school acting career with a small roll in Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan, and afterward I would joke that fate had cast me as Chinese onstage to prepare me for learning Chinese later on. But I also remember the director explaining the rudiments of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
...” (xii), we follow the young baseball fan sending away for “action pictures” of players like Christy Matthewson, Rube Marquard, and Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown, and we chuckle as the fifteen year old reports to an Oak Park Forest Park High School classmate that he has been “reading Marcelline...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... out as repulsive by Robert Buchanan in “The Fleshly School of Poetry.” Buchanan’s negative review represented a wider public backlash against the sexual themes of Rossetti’s Poems and thus set the stage for later conflicts. Marshik finds in Rossetti a protomodernist both in his attempts to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in fact be in the same predicament as you.” And as Bhabha notes, “Minority discourse acknowledges the status o f national culture— and the people— as a contentious, performative space” (157). 2. The NewYork Times reported: On Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, school was closed and a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... more traditional “common school” method, concerned primarily with inculcating in white youth conformity to dominant cultural values, to the more modern “graded school” method, which placed more emphasis on individual achievement. In Addie’s work, elements of the older system are combined with those of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... provocative new manifesto appearing in the American literary journal the Forum . Titled “The Spectric School of Poetry” and authored by Knish and Morgan, the essay opened by attacking Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis’s recent Vorticist departure in no uncertain terms: “The Vorticist School of poetry died an...