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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 277–297.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Laura Green Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Hall of Mirrors: Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Modernist Fictions of Identity Laura Green I n 1928, as she was preparing to appear as a defense witness in the pros­ ecution of Radclyffe Hall’s novel The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Lisa Fluet Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Ml Modernism and Disciplinary History: On H. G. Wells andT. S. Eliot Lisa Fluet Gutman stopped whispering. His sleek dark eyes examined Spade’s face, which was placid. The fat man asked: “Well, sir, what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel Jacob’s Room . To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, this account contrasts a “compositionist” ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of modernist ethics. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... unsanctioned by military authority. This reframing of A Farewell to Arms as Catherine’s war story rather than as her love story also reveals a Hemingway sensitive to how the trauma of World War I rewrote identity for women as well as men. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Ernest Hemingway World War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... published novels, The Hit (1957), The Long Night (1958), and The Grand Parade (1961), as well as some of his essays, plays, and other unpublished work written in the 1960s and 1970s after his move from Harlem to Ghana, I describe an “alternative civil rights literature” not set in the South or primarily...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... connections and cultural practices, and some link the Cold War and military conflicts in the former Yugoslavia to the ongoing “war on terror,” as well as portray cross-ethnic linkages between immigrants of different national backgrounds. As it creates new transnational imaginaries, this work reconfigures US...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism in the post-9/11 moment. These female characters drive change as well as navigate it, showing that gender is central to the creation, embodiment, and performance of knowledge. The focus on women protagonists as primary producers of a transnational knowledge—one that bridges US and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... humanism and antihumanism, publishing many of the major literary works cited by poststructuralist thinkers. This editorial sensibility found its roots in the class character of the press, which was headed by affluent radical Barney Rosset. Drawing on close readings of key publications, as well as of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... included a sequel describing Eliza’s life after she left Higgins’s labora- tory.1 To the two painful transformations depicted in the play, he now added a third. After reading the novels of H. G. Wells, Freddy’s snobby sister Clara undergoes changes almost as drastic as Eliza’s or her father’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... well the feeling of ushering that child of our labor, heart, and intellect into an abyss populated only by other unnoticed monographs. And the problem is not just injured vanity, nor is it some unreasonable glut of publications by the university presses. The university presses, in fact, are now...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 260Twentieth-Century Literature 56.2 Summer 2010 260 Review with reference to Zadie Smith’s defense of her “first love fiction-wise” (“Zadie Well, for one thing, any time a writer thought major in prior times, though no longer, becomes the subject of renewed attention by two people...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Nielsen, William J. Harris, and Kimberly W. Benston, whose research informs his conceptualization of 1960s African American poetry. He cites as well the recent research of Meta DuEwa Jones (2011) and Amy Abugo Ongiri (2010) that coincides with his study. Concentrating on four exemplary figures...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... world as well as the social structures that define their relations to each other. As is already obvious from this short summary, New World Poetics situ- ates itself in one of the most interesting recent developments in ecocriti- cism, the attempt to link ecocritical and postcolonial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
... bit righter.” This sense of augmented rightness is absent from the brave new world because standards have been lowered. Proof sheets substitute “All’s well with the world” (PS 50) for “All’s right,” which is quoted correctly in typescript. The brave new world trivializes Browning’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... neocybernetics through careful readings of several literary texts, from the well known (Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) to the less familiar (Damon Knight’s Beyond the Barrier), as part of his focused effort to revamp the field of narratology through a neocy- bernetic idiom. Even as it quickly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... close nor distant, deep nor surface, they simply engage with a writer’s work in order to pursue a particular well-formulated question of larger import. This approach indeed characterizes the essay I chose as the winner— and, though the choice was not an easy one, “Sebald’s Apparitional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... explored by several previous scholars. None of them, however, has been able to base his exploration on such concrete evidence of Zen influence as Qian has supplied. By identifying the “precise Oriental or Chan elements” in a number of Stevens’s well-known poems (87), like “The Snow Man...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 97–104.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that surveys the reconstruction of chivalry in the nineteenth century by figures including Stacey Grimaldi, Kenelm Henry Digby, Thomas Carlyle, and Samuel Smiles, the second half of the book focuses on pictorial media from England, France, Germany, and Russia as well as lyrics, letters...