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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nicole Rizzuto Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Ethical Limits and Confession in Conrad’s Under Western Eyes and “Poland Revisited” Ethical Limits and Confession in Conrad’s Under Western Eyes and “Poland Revisited” Nicole Rizzuto Through the framing narrative of an English...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... The novel’s narrator, when his spine is twisted forward by the chemical toxins, adopts the name “Animal.” In contesting Western definitions of what constitutes a human, he helps to reimagine postcolonial activism by broadening its coalition to include nonhuman subjects. Sinha’s version of postcolonial...
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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
... bombardment of a storm and the incantatory “exercise” of poetry are implicitly contrasted with a military exercise, moving us to consider the ethical dimensions of our availability to all types of discourse. During the postwar era of decolonization, Bishop uses Western imperialism’s figures of alterity to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... London and New York in ways that valuably facilitate Qian’s insight into the Western engagement with Chinese art in the early decades of the twentieth century. Similarly, those who are interested in the interplay between verbal and visual representations would enjoy reading part 3, wherein Qian’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
... captivating oil painting by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. 1 Entitled The Snake Charmer , this striking work, which dates from around 1879–1880, has become almost synonymous with Said’s revered inquiry into “the way cultural dominance . . . operated” when Western culture turned its attention—as it did so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... introduces his book with epigraphs concerning modernity, secularism, post-secularism, and the figure Islam plays for Western tradi- tion within the complex of questions that arise from those subjects. Even complimentary representations of Muslims, however, often fall prey to essentialized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... offers one of Radović’s greatest contributions, putting pan-Caribbean postcolonial discourse into dialogue with contemporary spatial theory from Europe. The second chapter illuminates the unique particularities of Caribbean spaces and communities that evade Western (colonial) methods of identification...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
... students can’t appreciate the artistry of traditional “Indian” stories until they un­ derstand their style, because that is so utterly unlike Western print story­ telling. Treuer shows that the style of modern novels by Native American authors is utterly different from the oral storytelling practiced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., therefore, immune to lyricism, on the one hand, or righteous social commentary, on the other. It is not compromise by the market place they fear; on the contrary, they choose the genre most associated with exploi- tation by the mass media: notably, the Western, Science Fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
...). In postwar espionage fiction, for instance, the “alternation between Nazi Germany, Russia, and East Germany as the site of the enemy is arguably less significant . . . than the change of focus to corruption within Western intelligence organizations themselves” (22). Revelations concerning traitors...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... schools of Buddhism within twentieth-century literature. 1 Another approach to understanding Buddhism in Western literature takes Buddhism’s dynamism to its absurd extreme, arguing that we can understand cultural representations of Buddhism in the West as completely separate from Buddhist histories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and viewed their movement to Western countries as a survival strategy ( Crisan 2012 : 172). These “feminized flows of human migration” ( Bonifacio 2012 : 2) and immense changes in the economic, social, and political landscape of postsocialist nations have also contributed to the surge of cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 September 2002
... criticism, Mama Day reveals that the most urgent threat o f relativism is not the resulting tenuousness o f Western ethnography’s “truths” but the veiled power structure that holds them in place and the consequent po­ litical impact they have on non-W estern populations. That power struc­ ture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... people were just awakening to the delights of Western products, such as diapers, tampons, plastic bags, and plastic containers. Keith Gessen (2014) suggests that Russia became attractive because it had always been exotic to the West and was closed to immigration: “Lots of Americans and Brits and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 March 2006
... concludes his chapter with descriptions of performances of The Good Person of Szech­ wan, understood as another example of the referential tension inherent in any Westerner’s depiction of China: “no matter how much one tries to hide the Chineseness of the play, it remains imbricated in the stagework...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... deft interweaving of analysis, summary, personal anecdote, and example. The chapter “Readers,” for example, begins with a brief review of the ways that Don Quixote and Emma Bovary—perhaps the most famous fictional readers in Western literature— embody historically gen­ der...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... religious refugees, or as labor or family migrants. The majority went to Western Europe, and Soviet Jews immigrated to Israel, Germany, the United States, and Canada. While much scholarship has addressed migration to Western Europe and its cultural representations ( Kaneff and Pine 2011 ; Parvulescu 2014...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... community stands, as he sees it, in stark contrast to the canon of European and Euro American modern­ ism: “All in all, African American modernists shunned an elitist attitude which Western modernists at times betrayed” (8). Unfortunately, such a binary claim is too reductive to begin with, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... without journeying to the archives. One can trace Beckett’s reading under his own headings: History of Western Philosophy; Augustine of Hippo and Porphyry on Plotinus; Germany, Europe, and the French Revolution; Rabelais; English Literature; Ger- man Literature; Irish History; University Wits...