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From:Twentieth Century Literature (Vol. 68, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedMost of the time, we think of the radio feature as a vehicle for news and information. Recently, however, with the popularity of podcasts like Serial, there has been a revival of interest in the narrative potential of...
From:Twentieth Century Literature (Vol. 68, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedThe winner of this year's prize is Aaron Chandler's "Slum Simulacra: Jack Kerouac, Oscar Lewis, and Cultures of Poverty." The judge is Anne Anlin Cheng, professor of English at Princeton University and an affiliated...
From:Twentieth Century Literature (Vol. 68, Issue 3) Peer-Reviewed
Perverse Attention(s): Djuna Barnes, John Rechy, and the Queer Modernist Aesthetics of Entrancement.In 1870, Carl Friedrich Otto Westphal published the first scientific account of sexual inversion, "Die contrare Sexualempfindung" ("Contrary Sexual Feeling"). In it, he tells the story of "Miss N.," a young woman who has...
From:Twentieth Century Literature (Vol. 68, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedThe danger is in the neatness of identifications. --Samuel Beckett, "Dante ... Bruno. Vico.. Joyce" J. M. Coetzee's writing on Samuel Beckett is prefigured by the Beckett's own writings on James Joyce. Indeed, like...
From:Twentieth Century Literature (Vol. 68, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedBurrows: You see, sir, rich people and theorists---who are usually rich people--think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches--as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn't, sir. Poverty is not...
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