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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 413–442.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Paula E. Geyh Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 From. Cities of Things to Cities of Signs: Urban Spaces and Urban Subjects in Sister Carrie and Manhattan Transfer Paula E. Geyh However the city may really be, beneath this thick coating of signs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lee Rozelle Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 w Ecocritical City: Modernist Reactions to Urban Environments in Miss Lonelyhearts and Paterson Lee Rozelle e can no longer dismiss ecocriticism as a marginal mode of literary and cultural practice. Academic presses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Thomas Heise © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes’s Urban Underworld Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes’s Urban Underworld Thomas Heise In a remarkable but largely overlooked 1918 interview with New York City Police Commissioner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Gyllian Phillips Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Imaginary Africa and London’s Wasteland in Sitwell’s “Gold Coast Customs” Imaginary Africa and London’s Urban Wasteland in Edith Sitwell’s “Gold Coast Customs” Gyllian Phillips After reading Edith Sitwell’s Gold Coast...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Specifically, the most characteristic poetic landscape in Eliot’s early poems (the urban cityscape) develops within a tradition dominated by Walt Whitman, the most significant American urban poet prior to Eliot. Rejecting the notion that Eliot was a disconnected and detached cultural observer so immersed in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Andrew P. Hoberek Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism , by Lee James Kyung-Jin , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2004 . 254 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Why Multiculturalism Still Matters Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... letters help reveal how profoundly the relationship with Langston Hughes contributed to the South African writers’ development of an urban, cosmopolitan identity at a time when the apartheid government was determined to “fossilize” Africans into “tribal inventions,” in Can Themba’s phrase (qtd. in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and urban, cosmopolitan modernity. For such characters, the landscape emanates a vibrant, intense strangeness that suggests a heightened awareness of human-nonhuman entanglement. This has an ethical dimension for Butts, insofar as this recognition also entails an understanding of our interdependency...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- collar white male New Englander who has deliberately chosen not to migrate away from his gothic native milieu, as an invitation for deeper reflection on regional decay and the creative reinvention of older literary forms. Arthur describes Banks as productively anti-urban, focused most directly on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... became “the measure of American democracy’s victory over racism” (36), but they also emblematized the nation’s racism, for they were a product of the systematic exclusion of African Americans. Moreover, while suburbs grew, cities became deserted and ghettoized through urban renewal, which made postwar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... literary tradi­ tion at all.6 What is most striking in the mass of critical work on Jean Toomer and Cane is the way in which binary systems of ordering experience—form and content, black and white, rural and urban, bourgeois and peasant, unity and fragmentation, female and male—have come to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., finding in the mysteries of the urban landscape those very connections of interdependence and genealogy that characterize Darwin’s tangled bank” (119). Glendening is working in the same tradition, bring- ing Darwin’s metaphor into conjunction with urban settings (for example, he identifies the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
... signs was perhaps first consciously explored in modernist montage with its attempt to read the over-determined and consumer-saturated landscape of urban signification. The film theorist Miriam Hansen has discussed how the medium of film created an alto- gether new sensorium for the masses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... career. Tracing a direct historical line from the civil rights movement to the LA Riots, his novel underscores the urban dimension and class politics of the movement as they persist into the neoliberal present. Johnson’s fiction thereby encourages us to rethink black freedom struggles not as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) along with Meridel Le Sueur’s mid-twentieth century stories and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906) as texts that “introduce powerful relays between soma and space … under more advanced conditions of pollution, urbanization, and technologization” (5). Here we come to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... heterotopia (alternative physical spaces created by exclusion). Chamoiseau’s novel centers on the efforts of a protagonist named Marie-Sophie Laborieux to convince an urban planner nicknamed Christ not to raze an old oil refinery. Instead, Laborieux wants Christ to recognize the living community, as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and urban) after nineteenth-century romanticism and organicism, but before the environmentalist activism of the late twentieth century. Industrial waste and polluted environs serve as invigorating sources of aesthetic production for many modernist works—a phenomenon Schuster refers to as “toxic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
... its relationship to the real. Focusing on its status as both structurally experimental and deeply engaged with questions of war, urbanism, and gender, I will suggest that Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room illustrates how the modernist English novel interweaves ethical, political, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... interest in studying the conflicting effects of urban existence on modern subjectivity. In Native Son Wright attends to the liberating possibilities of the city as they percolate in a psyche consumed by the unsympathetic realities of urban life. Such psychological focus is explicitly apparent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and the collective. O’Hara’s speaker selects whatever is available along New York City’s commerce-laden boulevards, and in this way O’Hara’s “image of choice as an attunement to an urban environment” imagines “a collective agency behind individual choice” (76). Picking up the fob lying on...