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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... lush racial and sexual “disidentifications” that first drew her to the idea of failure into an argument for and about white masculinity. 5 Stein thus poses real challenges to twenty-first-century understandings of failure as a redemptive mode of progress and to “failure studies” as a mode of engaged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Jonathan Greenberg Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction: Darwin and Literary Studies Introduction: Darwin and Literary Studies Jonathan Greenberg...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Cristanne Miller Literature After Feminism , by Felski Rita , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2003 . 195 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Ml Reviews Literary Study’s Debts to Feminism Literature After Feminism by Rita Felski Chicago: University of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Literary Studies Bulletproof: Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and Beyond by Jennifer Wenzel Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 328 pages Mukti Lakhi Mangharam In 1856, in the eastern cape of South Africa, a young girl from the Xhosa tribe, Nongqawuse, went to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Avram Alpert This essay considers the postmodern engagement with Buddhism as a philosophy and a practice through the lens of Severo Sarduy’s Cobra (1972). It argues that a closer alignment of contemporary Buddhist studies with literary criticism can help us to better understand both contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... stress and of Irish neutrality. Weaving together Beckett’s intertextual relationship with Dante’s Divine Comedy , the commonplace that Emergency-era Ireland was a cultural “purgatory,” and the language of trauma studies, this essay suggests that Watt can be productively read through the paradigm of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... characteristics), a phenomenon famously studied in axolotls by Huxley’s brother Julian and widely heralded in the 1920s and 1930s as the key to human evolutionary and social success. Huxley’s scientific engagements in Eyeless in Gaza may be particularly sophisticated, but, as I conclude, other modernists and more...
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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 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... representations of the former Eastern Bloc, while also contributing to theories of US immigrant writing that bridge American, Slavic, and immigration studies. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... models for the study of transnationalism in US literature and culture. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Croatian American literature Josip Novakovich Neda Miranda Blažević-Krietzman postsocialism US transnational literature Americanists working in East Central European countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” alongside Porter’s nonfiction, the author claims that Porter’s work helped inaugurate a new literary aesthetic in the United States that equated “good literature” with prolonged firsthand exposure to non-US people and places. The essay studies Porter’s development of the literature of experience in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... migration, the impact of new technologies on the dissemination of anti­ semitism, and/or the role of antisemitism and philosemitism in postmod­ ern narratives and culture. We encourage essays that engage with Gender Studies, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Intellectual history, and newer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 128.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., pedagogical, and intellectual intersections of these fields are particularly fraught for the newest community members of English studies. One the one hand, graduate students, adjunct instructors, and new faculty who identify as specialists in literature are aware of the schism between the training they...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...: Remapping the Cultures of North America by Rachel Adams University of Chicago Press, 2009. 310 pages Katherine Sugg The “transnational turn” in American Studies is often traced to the early 1990s, when the impact of postcolonial studies and global perspectives was being felt even within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Peter Murray Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890–1945 , by Snaith Anna , Cambridge University Press , 2014 . 278 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Anna Snaith’s Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London , 1890–1945 , is a timely study...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Kamau Brathwaite by Charles W. Pollard University of Virginia Press, 2004. 231 pages Laurence A. Breiner Probably the most important recent book in the field of Caribbean lit­ erature is The Other America (1998), a study of Caribbean modernisms by a leading scholar, Michael Dash. Charles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... ” The judge is Susan Stanford Friedman, Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women’s Studies and Sally Mead Hands Bascom Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Among her books is Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter. She is working on a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of  Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott by George Handley Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007. 448 pages Ursula K. Heise New World Poetics is a contribution to two fields, American Studies and ecocriticism, and forms part of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
... current complex landscape o f America’s strained multiculturalism and diversity. Is it possible to construe a national gene­ alogy that does justice to diversity and the elusive remembered time of the nation configured differently by various and competing groups? Two new studies, Dean J...