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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Marc Singer Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 “A Slightly Different Sense of Time”: Palimpsestic Time in Invisible Man Marc Singer I^ .a lp h Ellison once argued, in a panel discussion with William Sty- ron and Robert Penn Warren on “The Uses of History in Fiction,” that...
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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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Rob Doggett Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 H I Writing Out (of) Chaos: Constructions of History in Yeats’s “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen” and “Meditations in Time of Civil War” Rob Doggett The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Hillary Chute Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 B4I “The Shadow of a Past Time”: History and Graphic Representation in Mans Hillary Chute Because I grew up with parents who were always ready to see the world grid crumble, and when it started feeling that that was...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... commitment to the idea that these histories are defined by racial sentiments against blacks and Jews, respectively. This essay considers Styron’s commitment to the economic explanation alongside the fate of that explanation in Robert William Fogel and Stanley Engerman’s controversial history of slavery, Time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... consideration of how the illusion of transparency invites connection to other times, places, and people—and just as readily forecloses it. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Material history Mrs. Dalloway “A Sketch of the Past” Virginia Woolf visual culture Shop windows, car windows, house...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 British novel Friedrich Nietzsche modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ioana Luca The article examines how writers Miroslav Penkov, Lara Vapnyar, and Aleksandar Hemon engage and reconfigure representations of the former Eastern Bloc in US literature, including stereotypes that have been circulating in Western Europe for a long time. These texts transform prevailing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... poems illuminate the historically consequential processes by which a poet is called to her subject, and by which her poetry in turn solicits the reader’s attention. Bishop invokes the imperial violence of her time to suggest that poetic description—and the reader’s collaborative concentration—engage our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... It argues that Woolf’s equation of synchronic time, water, and the landscape of the Scottish Hebrides expresses an important turning point in England’s imperial-oceanic sensibility, including the ways in which “Britishness” was conceived relative to a devolving archipelago. Ultimately, Woolf’s novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., time/space, subject/object, male/female, word/image. These oppositions often seem irresolvable, and they certainly underlie many other rivalries; but Joyce and Marsden ended up in a kind of col­ lusion. Marsden’s writings, including her penultimate book, The Defini­ tion of the Godhead (1928...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Justus Nieland The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, and Information in American Biological Science, 1870–1920 , by Thurtle Phillip , Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2007 . 381 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Justus Nieland Modernity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., according to Duck, discovered the buried ideological consequences of both othering and celebrating Southern difference. Duck shows how responses to the alleged difference between the South and the region have shifted over time, arguing that the 20s serve as important “background to the book’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... is able to make the claim that since the photographic image records and transmits events through time, just as the unconscious mind can do, then “modern subjectivity is like modern technology” (54). Seitler’s chapter “Late Modern Morphologies” examines in further detail the specific role...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... subjectivity is destabilized. As much as she wants the “exhibits” (4)—what her neighbor Mrs. Coral misidentifies as “a small museum” (9)—to demonstrate the specificities of the subjects who have donated them for her large-scale time capsule, they do not express anything particularly human, beyond, perhaps...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and the ways in which the “thing” works on us can only unfold over time, an indication that our orientation toward the world cannot be foreclosed through a given disposition or predetermined attitude. Expressions of character, therefore, depend on a continuously emerging process of self as it relates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... against the inrush of vaster distance, cut the droop of the sky like a glass blade. —Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September (92) Elizabeth Bowen’s prose offers compelling, often perplexing represen- tations of time and space. Syntax, diction, and metaphor almost heavy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... message in which he describes “trying to pick up old habits,”2 from the “Exchequering” (34) quotidian of “The Comedian as the Letter C” to the recurrent daily syllables of“The World as Meditation” (442), ordinary patterns are vital to both his life and his art. Stevens some­ times struggled with...