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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Nels Pearson The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature , by Parsons Cóilín . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . 247 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 In light of the geocritical turn in humanities scholarship over the last decade or so, an extensive study of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... editorial discourse such as advertising and marketing surveys, this essay argues that the masochistic fantasies of self-shattering featured in Grove’s publications allowed its imagined audience of professional-managerial class radicals to appear to transcend their economic positions. In the pages of Grove...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Joyce used in the creation of Ulysses would have derived from the comprehensive British survey of Ireland taken dur­ ing the early nineteenth century and thus would have represented Ire­ land through the spatial perspective of an imperial gaze. Second, while Joyce consulted maps of Dublin during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
...: The United States Strategic Bombing Survey’s official report on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and John Hersey’s “Hiroshima.” The United States Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS) originated from a directive by President Roosevelt to survey impartially the impact of the 442...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Strategic Bombing Survey; it connects Auden’s and Stern’s postwar work interviewing bombing survivors to the former’s “estimation of the import of daily work in the age he named” (268) and reminds us that, as in “September 1, 1939,” the poem’s final melancholy vision of faith and self-knowledge is enabled...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 March 2000
... turies, London government and private societies took on the project of edu­ cating the public about London’s cultural past by conserving the architec­ tural traces of that past and by marking these sites with what are now called blue plaques. The London County Council’s Historic Records and Survey...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., literature, and history, feminist and gender theory, and women’s studies, it is strongest and most interesting in its final chapters, where Duncan moves out of the thicket of existing scholarship and breaks fresh ground. The book begins with a thorough survey of existing literary scholar­ ship...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Modernism, Satire and the Novel contains two framing chapters, the second of which, “Modernism’s Story of Feeling,” is an elegant survey of satire’s changing role over the course of Anglo-American modernism. This chapter should appear on the syllabus of every undergraduate course on the subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Rita Barnard New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.234 pages Helen Kapstein Rita Barnard s new book goes far beyond her initial sketch of it “as an ef­ fort to articulate the impact of apartheid on literary and cultural produc­ tion” (3). It is a comprehensive survey of South African...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... first blush this list seems eclectic, he provides ample support for his principles of selection in the introduction. There, Query builds suitably flexible definitions of both Europe and ritual. In the case of Europe, Query surveys possible definitions of European identity articulated by thinkers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... life. This offers a welcome expansion of the models of futurity available to contemporary critical theory. The remainder of Tense Future is split into two parts. The first surveys interwar literature as a response to the shift in the scope of warfare occasioned by the increased speed and destructive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
...). She wants to see women “reclaim the cultural center” after residing too long (and perhaps too comfortably) in the margins. 166 Review Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture surveys the work of six well- established and frequently anthologized twentieth-century women poets, reading their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Southern literary resurgence. Once more, while Winchell’s mode is the narrative summary, his focus is narrow and particular, and this survey of Faulknerian scholarship admits nothing of the great diversity of critical approaches to Faulkner that have developed since the 1970s. Indeed, Faulkner fans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 218–223.
Published: 01 June 2007
... details often represent small victories in the face of large defeats. But it is in these victories and their promise that the pleasures and hopes of popular fiction reside. The question of politics aside, Gelder’s survey represents a valiant at­ 222 Review tempt to get to grips with an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... surveys the complex and frequently con- tradictory ways in which one of her authors struggles with the constraints imposed on the expression of sexuality, both in the shared generic proto- cols of the novel and in the more specific context of a particular historical and national location. And she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... his reputation, faced for decades the difficult dilemma posed by allegiance to her husband’s declared wishes on the one hand and the legacy of a major literary figure on the other. As she fielded requests and surveyed publications about Eliot, she became more and more aware that cautious cooperation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Hollis Robbins Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing , by Reed Anthony . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 280 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 The recurring challenge for faculty designing survey or special topics poetry courses is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... individuals as impersonal compo- nents within an industrial system (68). Section 2, “Fish-Market Phenomenology,” turns to naturalist Spencer F. Baird’s work with the Smithsonian Institution, the US Fish Com- mission, and the Pacific Railroad Survey to gauge the shifts in natural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Virginia Woolf, Antisemitism, and “The Duchess and the Jeweller” The most influential of these ethnographic studies was Charles Booth’s Life and Labour of the People in London.25 Booth began researching economic and social conditions in London in response to “a survey of working-class...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
... survey of public policy, educational practice, and media imagery between the wars, finds tremendous cultural pressure on women to return to the home even as legislation opened public life to them.4 For example, the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 granted women entry into the...