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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tatjana Bijelić Although massive (post)socialist migration from Eastern Europe to the West is becoming increasingly represented in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav writing, contemporary novels on women’s experiences of immigration have received scant attention, both in their host countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Peter Murray Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890–1945 , by Snaith Anna , Cambridge University Press , 2014 . 278 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Anna Snaith’s Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London , 1890–1945 , is a timely study...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jennifer Gilchrist 2012 Jennifer Gilchrist Women, Slavery, and the Problem of Freedom in Wide Sargasso Sea Jennifer Gilchrist because I’m really a Savage Individualist. —Rhys (Letters 275) Jean Rhys’s presentation of the post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Lara Vetter Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture , by Bryant Marsha , Palgrave Macmillan , 2011 . 235 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Lara Vetter Rebranding Women’s Poetry Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture by Marsha Bryant Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 235 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Europe (CEE) and the United States. Staging these discourses predominately by way of the embodied performances of US migrant women from Eastern Europe, Stănescu’s plays raise questions about the relationship between (post)socialist nations and the United States, and about the attendant ideologies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Frank Capogna This article argues that the modern museum offered modernist writer H.D. an institutional context through which she negotiated the possibilities for women’s experiences of—and participation in—otherwise exclusionary narratives of cultural history. In the novel Asphodel and the epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Sarah E. Cornish The World War II diary A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City (2005) documents one woman’s story of survival in the spring of 1945 in Berlin, during which upward of 130,000 women were raped by soldiers of the Red Army. First, this essay introduces the politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of representation by which the state monitors and assesses, through a rhetoric of uplifted subjectivity, the behaviors of the women who depend on state relief programs. In The Girl , homeless women’s discovery of forms of being within precarious living conditions constitutes an ontological repossession through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of Wicomb’s narrative experiment. That experiment aims at recovering the residues of female subjectivity repressed by the antiapartheid struggle, while also refusing to reincorporate women as “subjects” of homogeneous history. By explicitly naming and engaging the experiments of Joseph Conrad and James Joyce...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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. Works cited Aristarkhova Irina . 2012 . Hospitality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with topics like racialized obsession, the role of community in a black artist’s self-concept, and the best avenues for interracial solidarity across planes of difference. Understanding mature women’s legitimacy as sexual subjects and the persistence of queer loneliness (despite class and race privilege) also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. 250 pages Jill Kress Karn An engaging and comprehensive study of Whartons representation of women as well as the representation of women by male contemporaries in the visual arts, Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts marks a distinguished contribution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mitchum Huehls Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright , by Irr Caren , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2010 . 220 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Review Feminism, Copyright, and the Paradox of Rights Pink Pirates: Contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
... desire and affections for both men and women in the same individual in literary work of the early twentieth century. Yet the fact that bisexuality is not an identity category indicating a type of person in Woolf’s time is precisely what makes an investigation of her use of bisexual desire...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Patricia P. Chu Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech , by Duncan Patti , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2004 . 274 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Untold Stories, Old and New Tell This Silence: Asian American Women...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
...; and the search for language in African American fiction is often simultaneously a search for identity and an affirmation of individual selfhood.2 Much the same can be said for women’s fiction and feminist literary concerns. Women have historically been constructed as women by silencing their access...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Speak-Out On March 21, 1969, the women’s liberation group the Redstockings organized the first public abortion speak-out, “Abortion: Tell It Like It Is,” for a crowd of 300 people in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square 663Twentieth-Century Literature 58.4 Winter 2012 663 Meg...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 495–503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... to Woolf, one of Southworth’s achievements is to suggest ways in which Colette’s work radically extends Woolf’s feminist project announced in A Room of One’s Own. Laying the foundation for the rest of the book, chapter 1 traces the complex social network of women in England and France...