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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Jeffrey T. Nealon Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 HI Disastrous Aesthetics: Irony, Ethics, and Gender in Barthelme s Snow White Jeffrey T. Nealon The observer ought to be an amorist. —Kierkegaard (47) F ro m the opening...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Catherine Gunther Kodat Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 To “Flash White Light from Ebony”: The Problem of Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane Catherine Gunther Kodat The mirror stage is a drama whose internal thrust is precipitated from insufficiency...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mollie Godfrey Abandoning the Black Hero: Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel , by Charles John , Rutgers University Press , 2012 . 280 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Reviews “White-Life” Literature Reconsidered Abandoning the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... publications, white-collar masochists styled themselves as revolutionary suicides or self-destructive saboteurs squandering the human capital of the organizations in which they worked. Nevertheless, this imaginative solution failed to overcome the press’s own class contradictions, which came to a head during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adrienne Brown Beginning with a comparison of Virginia Woolf ’s vision of passing a “fine negress” in “A Room of One’s Own” (1929) to Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to allow white women to pass her without some roughhousing in her 1928 essay, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” this essay grapples with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Steve Vine Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Steve Vine Sublime Anamnesis: Hysteria and Temporality in Thomas’s The White Hotel Steve Vine Hysterics suffer mainly from reminiscences. —Sigmund Freud (Breuer and Freud 58) In his author’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Matthew Elliott Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Matthew Elliott John Fante’s Ask the Dust and Fictions of  Whiteness Matthew Elliott “I could never become one of them,” Arturo Bandini declares at the end of Robert Towne’s 2006 film version of John Fante’s 1939 novel Ask the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Heather Cass White Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 HI Elizabeth Bishop s Calling Heather Cass White Call evidently marks a distance. Unlike a whisper or a murmur, or even plain speaking, it puts space between the calling one and the called not merely to emphasize what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Leslie White Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Vital Disconnection in Howards End Leslie White I n the final scenes of Howards End, Schlegels are ascendant and Wilcoxes shamed and acquiescent. For many readers, however, the novel’s compet­ ing impulses are resolved not in marriage...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gillian White © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Gillian White Readerly Contingency in Bishop’s Journals and Early Prose Gillian White The poet may mean more than he knew. —William Empson (Letters 215) In 1938 Marianne Moore criticized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 377–384.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White; Fiona Green Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 The impetus for this special issue on Marianne Moore was the March 2015 “21st Century Moore” conference at the University of Houston. The theme of that conference, at which forty-one scholars and poets from across Europe and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White This essay presents the textual history of Moore’s “lost” poem “Pigeons” and argues for the poem’s importance in unifying two major strains of Moore criticism: that pertaining to her Protestant faith, and that pertaining to her careful reading of Darwin. The essay suggests that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 341–370.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Luke Carson; Heather Cass White Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Marianne Moore’s “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks” Difficult Ground: Poetic Renunciation in Marianne Moore’s “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks” Luke Carson and Heather Cass White Even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... her early writing about ethnic women, through her more recondite grammatical experiments, to her public emergence at the outset of the Depression. And I argue that Stein’s move from literary experiments rooted in the question of identity to her conservative rhetoric about white masculinity in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by critics, African Americans are crucial to Roth’s critique of the sixties and America as a whole. By drawing attention to the black voices represented through and circumscribed in the protagonist’s white victim narrative, I examine how Roth unmasks American society’s deep-rooted but still often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Anthony Dawahare Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 The Gold Standard of Racial Identity in Nella Larsen s Quicksand and Passing Anthony Dawahare Gold? yellow, glittering, precious gold? Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair, Wrong right, base noble, old...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... constantly forcing an unascertain- able number of fair-complexioned colored people over into the white race” (xxxiv).1 Unless, that is, a social space is created in which African Americans can lead meaningful lives free from oppression, they will “invade” the white world and in the process collapse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... He expresses frustration with his own classed and acculturated white self, and he imag- ines that the visceral power of the black man will disrupt him and force him towards a new beginning. Without wishing to remove the lines from the realms of the racist, a qualification might be ventured...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... or, more precisely, the structure of thought em- bedded in this scene (that whiteness and blackness are mutually defined through perpetual, antagonistic struggle) renders blackness “perhaps the most tradition-bound product that [this] country manufactures” (3). Reid-Pharr casts a...