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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jeffrey Lawrence This essay argues that Katherine Anne Porter’s Mexico writings of the 1920s and 1930s played a prominent role in the turn toward a transnationalliterature of experience” in the interwar US literary field. Reading the stories “Flowering Judas,” “That Tree,” and “Hacienda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... from India, discuss their utter incomprehension of terms such as “subject position,” “deconstruction,” and “sexual politics,” even though “in New York, [Ann] knew what those words meant” (24). Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Nadja Tesich Natasha Radojčić transnational literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and Salman Rushdie as exemplars of transnational literature. While she does not directly cite Stanley Fish’s notion of an interpretive reader,2 she posits a reconfigured version of this notion in order to examine the transnational experience as a primarily fictional and imaginative enterprise. What...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ( Senderovich 2015b ). While the articles collected here open a dialogue between postsocialist writing and critical approaches to contemporary US multiethnic immigrant literature, Aleksandar Hemon, Miroslav Penkov, Saviana Stănescu, and Gary Shteyngart also develop explicitly cross-ethnic and transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
...; the transnational is a precondition for the national, one could say. Literary scholar Stefan Helgesson sees transnationalism in Southern Africa, but we could also add in many places, including Aus- tralia, as “a condition, a predicament of literature . . . not a programme or an ideology. It is a predicament...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
... unexplained omission risks replaying its own set of dated assumptions about women’s remove from geopolitical concerns. The opening chapter positions Between Two Fires in relation to recent work in world literature, Cold War cultural studies, and transnational literary studies. By Quinn’s reckoning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... primarily been discussed in the context of either Canadian or Jamaican literature, subordinating each writer’s cosmopolitanism to her national origins. Snaith’s remapping of London is compelling, but her emphasis on the sea as a facilitator of a distinctly feminist transnational modernism proves her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the need for rigorous analyses that can link diverse but historically related contexts and archives to one another, challeng- ing the organizing rubrics and ideas (about history, literature, national identity, transnational connections, the role of artistic production, etc.) that often define what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... immigrant artists. Stănescu’s work represents a diverse range of immigrant characters, not all of whom are Romanian or even Eastern European. Her plays thus move beyond the autobiographical bildungsroman, which has dominated much US ethnic literature, and into the realm of transnational and multiethnic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... depicts a transnational, multicultural, and morally ambivalent world in which his protagonists travel between Russia and the United States, bringing US American culture and consumerist artifacts to Russia. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 David Bezmozgis deterritorialization Ellen Litman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 461–472.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and transnational literature. Addressing debates about world literature and reading modernism in a variety of global contexts, from Bandung to Afro-Caribbean modernism, the book encourages “a more uneasy, a more expansive understanding of what modernism does when it is on the move” (24). Taken as a whole...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Cosmopolitanism with an acknowledgment of the paradox embedded in his title: how can we speak of a particular, national variety of cosmopolitanism when cosmopolitanism makes claims for the affiliation of human beings as an inclusive, transnational community? What makes it possible for Pearson to speak or write...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialist Europe and the United States. Eastern Europe immigrant literature postsocialism postsocialist memory Soviet Union transnational US literature Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 As a young boy, the narrator needed “the right identity” (164) for engaging in play fighting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... on the basis of a national tradition, black South African writers were eager to enter into an already emergent transnational literary space created by black writers from America, Europe, the Caribbean, and the rest of Africa—the space of black Atlantic literature. Yet forging anything like a unified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Michael Soto The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the, Rise of Black Internationalism , by Edwards Brent Hayes , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2003 . 397 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI Reviews The Négritude Renaissance The Practice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 June 2004
... book called Transnational Modernism: Contact and Travel Zones in the New Modernist Studies. Professor Friedman writes: Judging the Kappel Prize for Twentieth-Century Literature is a great honor that brought home to me forcefully the vital role that journals play on the landscape...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... transition in Paris with a distinctly transnational and avant-garde agenda. According to Frederick Hoffman, Jolas intended a systematic overhaul of contemporary literature: “To Anglo-American literature was to be brought the spirit of French modernism; to the Continent, young American rebels were...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
...). If the “ends of America” can be said to mark the “ends of postmodernism,” then it is because what Adams characterizes as “creative remapping” (268) in Americanist literary study successfully locates US literature within transnational networks of cul- tural exchange, so that the particular kind...