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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...)socialist knowledge. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Central and Eastern Europe immigrant theater postsocialism transnational theater women in the theater Through theatricality, the other is positioned and understood. —Jon D. Rossini, Theater in the Americas Saviana...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 and in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... domestic and public in nature—Hurston describes the value she finds in continually making herself public, of putting her body out in the world and on the line. As with Woolf’s essay, the act of passing plays a pivotal role in Hurston’s framing of the relationship between black and white women. But Hurston...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... European background constitutes a new object of inquiry and theory, which we call postsocialist literatures in the United States. The new representations—fiction, poetry, and theater—connect the United States to key events in the former Eastern Bloc. They emphasize the importance of state socialism and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... anthropological, heritage—when she represents characters’ undeserved, uncompensated pains. Woolf’s thinking aligns her with Charles Darwin in the natural sciences. Like Darwin, Woolf makes tragic chance inseparable from the theater of life. This essay reads Woolf’s oft-cited rejection of teleological form and her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... a pre-traumatic moment. As this list of beautiful dead women harks back to the decadent fascination with la femme morte as an aesthetic object, it effaces their physical suffering and abjection in the camps: Yvonne Picard who had such lovely breasts died. Yvonne Blech who had almond-shaped...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
...’ juxtaposition of violence against women and (returning again to Vietnam, so central a place in the national imaginary at this time and, arguably, still) the violence of the war. Putting the raped woman and the traumatized soldier together impels us to confront the different registers in which violence can be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... radical politics and culture in the United States. 1 A major translator of late modernism and the avant-garde, Grove introduced US audiences to the theater of the absurd and the nouveau roman , publishing authors as important and far ranging as Samuel Beckett and Jorge Luis Borges. During the same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a cat” (13). This lineage begins with the soldier in the short story “Speed the Plough” (1923), who loves the theater and beautiful fabrics, “crêpe velours, crêpe de Chine, organdie, aerophane, georgette” (1991b, 10); his outlook is provocative in its challenge to norms of masculinity. This is also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Mark David Kaufman Espionage in British Fiction and Film since 1900: The Changing Enemy , by Buckton Oliver S. . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2015 . 351 pages. Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film , by Lassner Phyllis . Edinburgh...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of both the Harlem Writers Guild and the black theater scene in the early 1950s, to a novelist and journalist based in Puerto Rico in the mid-1950s, to an increasingly radical intellectual who by 1960 had traveled to revolutionary Cuba and run guns for Robert F. Williams, the NAACP leader...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... its final scene, a V-2 rocket launched in the final days of World War II has transformed into an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) descending on a crowded movie theater run by night manager “Richard M. Zhlubb,” sealing Pynchon’s furious history of the continuity, from Nazi Germany to Nixon’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Cheryl Alison In 1952, Ralph Ellison published Invisible Man to acclaim, though the novel’s subterranean ending has inspired critical debate. For over forty years afterward, he worked on his second novel, unfinished when he died in 1994. This article considers what was at stake for Ellison both in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... benefits—were theoretically available to all veterans, but in actuality were denied to African Americans and women by way of a variety of unfair practices and loopholes.14 In contrast, ethnic American males of European origin were now extended membership in the new order, but as whites, not as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Laura Otis Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Monkey in the Mirror: The Science of Professor Higgins and Doctor Moreau Monkey in the Mirror: The Science of Professor Higgins and Doctor Moreau Laura Otis In 1916, when George Bernard Shaw published Pygmalion in book form, he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... women and the female body. . . . Particularly problematic from a feminist perspective are narratorial insinuations that female characters take a masochistic pleasure in sexual degradation” ( Freer 2014 , 151). While literary criticism has tended to become more sex-positive since the rise of queer theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... frightens Lois with his sexually suggestive leering, leads nightly raids on the countryside targeted at women in their beds on the pretext that rebels are hiding there. When Lois asks Michael about his son, Michael abruptly turns “expressionless” and “his face resumed its repose. The sum of detachment and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the grounds for its interruption or transformation. The poem overlays the construction of two voices: the voices of indigenous women who are, like the man asleep in a boat, partially obscured at the poem’s interior—and the voice of the poet, which, in its capacity to respond, also stands for the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... dumb sucker. . . . Damn me, this Shelton! I hated this place ever since!” (19). “The Pacific” here presumably refers not to the coast but to the Pacific theater, with the train in question one of the thousands that carried some six million servicemen and women through Nebraska on their way to or from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the same effect ” (188). I find Pasquier’s essay particularly useful as a resource for students who dismiss Stein’s writing as untranslatable. Andrzej Wirth, founding director of the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen, Germany, argues for an understanding of Stein’s most difficult texts...