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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and in their countries of origin. This essay contributes to emerging research on Eastern European women’s migrant writing by juxtaposing two semiautobiographical novels that belong to post-Yugoslav diasporic women’s literature: Nadja Tesich’s Native Land (1998) and Natasha Radojčić’s You Don’t Have to Live Here (2005...
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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 (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... countries ( Antoszek 2009 ; Bollobás 2002 ; Luca 2013 ; Mihăilă 2003 ). In “Between Homeland and Hostland: Women Migrants’ Agency in US Post-Yugoslav Novels,” Tatjana Bijelić examines representations of North American women migrants in the work of two understudied post-Yugoslav writers. She analyzes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Karen Leick Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction , by Spiro Mia , Northwestern University Press , 2013 . 308 pages. Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel , by Brown J. Dillon , University of Virginia Press , 2013 . 246...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to their labor. It grounds them in a collectivity that owes less to familial ties than to the shared experience of migrant farmworkers. 19 For Fredric Jameson (2011 : 25), capital requires that workers’ “qualities must be repressed from the quantitative” and that “they must fall out of its frame...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of migrant hostels, A Bed Called Home, and Fatima Dike’s play So What’s New? in order to highlight Tlali’s reclamation of space within a tyranny of place. Barnard ends with a chapter on two Zakes Mda novels: Ways of Dying and The Heart of Redness map out the location of culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Migration refers not only to the dis­ placements of people in history but to a state of displacement that be­ falls humankind in general. In his essay on Gunter Grass, Rushdie proclaims, “We all cross frontiers; in that sense, we are all migrant peo­ ples” (279). While that may be true...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., other than the abstract designa- tion which may be disputed? The temporary solution Nash adopts is to link these representa- tions based on four common narrative tropes that he explores in four separate chapters: the trope of Muslims as a migrant minority in Brit- ain, that of Muslims...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... as an introduction to the film, page 9). On the other hand, Scyllan gre­ nades, rifles, pistols, land mines, and nuclear bombs—harnessed to un­ stable, witchy people (mostly women, naturally)—shatter the lives and identities of protagonists in Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath. The Moor’s Last Sigh has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- reers. Each had won fame and accolades for their Florida-set fiction. Each had a powerful command of the language of ordinary people: for Rawl- ings, the state’s poor whites: for Hurston, its black sharecroppers, turpen- tine workers, and migrant pickers. Although she was born in Washington, D.C...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... (as in McWilliams’s work), into highway roadhouses, or into suburban developments. There, most famously in the bungalows of Southern California, women were indeed both objects of desire and often quite fatal to those around them. But as with the heroine of James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce (1941) or his Double...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... crowds crazed in the streets, kids carrying off radios and lamps and television sets, men toting armfuls of clothing, women pushing baby carriages heavily loaded with cartons of liquor and cases of beer, people pushing pieces of new furniture right down the center of the street, stealing sofas, cribs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the dangers of downtown glitter” (19). It is a world of violent men, at home with their mothers and knife-wielding friends in the tough outskirts of the ever-expanding city of migrants. Their harmony is destabilized by women who seduce and then abandon, who leave their humble origins and head...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... o f these authors—Jhum pa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, Chang R ae Lee, Junot Diaz, R u th Ozecki, Jessica Hagerdorn, Gish Jen, Bharati M ukheijee, Susan Choi, Oscar Hijuelos, Edwidge Danticat, and many others— were either the children o f migrants or were themselves migrants who had...
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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 (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... coalition would be masculinist; echoing priorities established in the New Deal era, most War on Poverty 457 Stephen Schryer programs targeted unemployed young men. In practice, many of the War on Poverty’s meager benefits accrued to poor women; one of the Great Society’s chief effects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... don’t put a Jew who comes to synagogue in the street. Homosexuals, murderers, liars, and thieves—I take them all. Without them we would never have a minyan” (147). Other stories feature post-Soviet women in North America to symbolize the author’s critical attitude toward the former USSR...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., or at whose expense? Naipaul has earned his share of wrath and praise for the many volumes in which he pursues this question; Gurnah, as far as I know, has received only praise. 9 The migrant intellectual and the native informant can be cohorts as well as adversaries, within the widening postcolonial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... hotel evokes that primal moment of arrival on American shores. In this case, Arturo, who is not an Italian immigrant but an Italian American migrant, encounters a different kind of gatekeeper than the conventional Ellis Island immigration officer. Mrs. Hargraves, a skeptical hotel manager who...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to the dictates of a capitalism that assigns black women the role of domestic service worker. Thadious Davis notes that the federal census for 1900 reported that 90 percent of black women were employed in personal and domestic services. In the 1910 census for New York—that Northern locus putative...