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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Thomas F. Haddox Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w John Barth’s The Floating Opera and Southern Modernism of the 1950s Thomas F. Haddox D espite hailing from and frequently setting his fiction on the Eastern Shore o f Maryland— a region whose history includes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
... appear quite mild by comparison. Smith performs what amounts to a Lacanian analysis of 684 Review “old southern studies” scholars and baby-boomer American Studies scholars alike, arguing that both groups are addicted to their own forms of outdated and otherwise narrow-minded historical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... believe distill the exotic essences of the nation’s cultural margins” (1). However, focusing on the career of Richard Wright, Karem concludes that African Americans’ racial au- thenticity depends on their Southern connections; that is, as writers like Wright “evolv[ed from] regionalist into...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... operating as a crucial transitional figure. Yet the problem is less that our judgment of what counts as authentic might be wrong—that what we think of as “authentically” Southern or African-American or Native American has undergone significant changes over the past century and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
... film L.A. Story asserts that he is, explaining that Shakespeare wrote “Hamlet, Part VIII: The Revenge” during his final years in Southern California and reveal­ ing his tomb in Hollywood Cemetery (right behind Paramount Stu­ dios). The scene familiarly lampoons the cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 30 years, the architecture, demographics, lifestyles, and indus­ tries o f Southern California have inspired countless essays and books on the nature and significance of postmodernity. Hollywood, Disneyland, the elevators at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, the futuristic cityscapes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... nar- ratives of his own ideological origins that rendered him a permanently Southern and innocent black child, despite the ample evidence provided by his work, which moved well beyond restaging traditional, Southern, folk-based notions of blackness. He does this to maintain his “civility” (45...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... ballad captured the attention of archivist, poet, and teacher alike in their attempts to sound folk voice and put it to use. Three poetic projects of the US 1930s and early ’40s brought literary and folk balladry into close proximity: the mid-1930s field recordings of Southern folk ballads...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... norms, these norms tend to be founded upon intolerance and oppression, structuring the type of “hegemonic community” that Scott Romine describes in The Narrative Forms of Southern Community (1999, 22), one made up of a particular group of human speakers who—through their shared narratives, beliefs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Great and how Rawlings, devas- tated and demoralized by the negative outcome of the Cross Creek Trial, the death of Max Perkins, and her declining health, struggled for the last ten years of her life to write a book set not in Florida but in Southern Michigan. As she became more cynical due to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... American history, and especially of the causes of the Civil War, was fueled by his reading in Christopher Hollis’s The Two Nations (1935) about the indebtedness of southern planters to northern banks, and by a bizarrely conspiratorial article “The Mystery of the Civil War and Lincoln’s Death” by Silver...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... identity as a function of the capitalist politi­ cal economy in Quicksand. Significantly, the novel begins in a work site, Naxos, the Southern black college where Helga works as a teacher. Larsen represents this academic institution not as a locus of liberal humanism or social reform but as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Collegiate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the Univer- sity of Michigan. Her recent publications include Dirt and Desire: Recon- structing Southern Women’s Writing and The Geography of Identity, and she is currently finishing two projects: “Luminous Trash: American in and Age of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... for the first time in his life to the Southern African American rural folk, discovers his creative voice. Those biographical readers of Cane who stress this flowering of Toomer’s creativity see the book as a lyrical celebra­ tion of rediscovered African American roots; content is stressed over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... appropriated cultural modernism. Born in Oklahoma and educated at Tuskegee Institute, Ellison began his political and artistic education in 1935, when he decided to move to New York to escape the confines of Southern life.5 His introduction to artistic cir­ cles in New York came when he befriended...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... readers as a travel advertisement would, stimulating the desire to see the ruins first­ hand. By the 1920s, advertisements enticing readers of travel magazines to visit the Southwest urged them not to miss the “Indian-detour.” Travel­ ers on the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads were...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... field’s) discomfort with Capote. For Summers, Capote is the inferior face of the inferior school of midcentury gay representation. Summers sets up an opposition between Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar and the work of Southerners Capote and Tennessee Williams. Vidal offers “a significant...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... impulses—its desire to “listen, record and preserve both the culture of the slaves and [the speaker’s] connec- tion to them” (31)—and its gradual recognition that the harsh realities of Southern life are not amenable to lyric vision. Lyric poetry, the discourse “of idealism, the past, and hope...