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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 249–267.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Wang Ning Abstract Of all the Western critical theories received in China, French theories have exerted the greatest influence on China’s literary theory and criticism. Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist philosophy and literary theory have had tremendous influence not only on China’s contemporary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Theo D’haen Abstract The articles at the center of this issue of MLQ , Wang Ning’s “French Theories in China and the Chinese Theoretical (Re)construction,” Zhang Jiang’s “On Imposed Interpretation and Chinese Construction of Literary Theory,” and Zhu Liyuan’s “Hillis Miller on the End of Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 219–246.
Published: 01 June 2016
... . 25 On the importance in seventeenth-century French dramatic theory of “making an impression” (faire impression) on the spectators, see Forestier 2003 : 119–60 and Lyons 1999 : 43–82. On the role of the quarrel of the ancients and the moderns in the promotion of an aesthetic emotion, see Norman...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 419–440.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of, and the resistance to, historical events. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 event French theory Gustave Flaubert Karl Marx 1848 How do we engage critically with a novel’s efforts to represent historical events and make them legible? In this essay I will approach this familiar...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Cusset François . 2008 . French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States , translated by Fort Jeff . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Dickstein Morris . 1977...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 270–276.
Published: 01 June 1999
..., it appears that, while the book’s literary subjects and ghosts are mixed-American, English, Irish, French, German, or other-its theoretical, in particular its philosophical and psychoanalytic, ghosts are French. “By ‘theory’ I mean,” says Rabati, “essentially, the combination of discourses borrowed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 553–566.
Published: 01 December 2020
... lost. So along comes Latour, the ailing yet defiant general, who is convinced that dealing with matters of fact is no longer possible, since fact has been discursively co-opted and bears no relationship to truth. Living in his small French village, he is appalled by conspiracy theories regarding acts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (4): 514–518.
Published: 01 December 1998
... turned to writing texts explaining “Frenchtheories, claim- ing a German romantic ancestry for the problems raised in them (undecid- ability, the primacy of language over intention, the problem of alterity, etc From Schleiermacher Frank drew the premise of a primordial, prereflexive familiarity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... an attempt to “close-read” them, but only to make some observations about what seems important in each. Wang’s “French Theories in China and the Chinese Theoretical (Re)construction” is, like much of his other work, expansive and panoramic rather than highly focused. Wang’s summary near the beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 1986
... of the Self-. German Writers and French Theory. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986. xiv + 279 pp. $28.50. Ester, Hans, and Guillaume van Gmert (editors). Anntiherungen: Studien zur deutschen Literatur und Literatunuissenschafi im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert. Ams ter- 86...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 1995
... those explicitly articulated byJay and draw quite different conclusions from his, debates about “the French” will now have to consider Jay’s perspective on the problem of vision in contemporary French theory and criticism. Critics and theorists will now have to keep an eye on the problem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 399–418.
Published: 01 December 2020
... issue, Eleni Coundouriotis makes untranslatability a condition for the incommensurability of contemporary African historical fiction and the dominant paradigm of world literature today. Patrick M. Bray, in foregrounding a French theory of the historical event whose literary counterpart is Gustave...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2006
...: Stanford University Press, 2002), 1 – 54. Late in life Derrida confirmed his allegiance to deconstruction as distinct from poststructuralism, which he saw as an American notion, in “Deconstructions: The Im-possible,” in French Theory in America, ed. Sylvère Lotringer and Sande Cohen (New York...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 295–306.
Published: 01 June 1993
..., Miller was assimilating French theory and its American diffu- sions. Then, drawing on the incremental assumptions of the essays in Fiction and wetition and more aggressively testing and extending their premises in The Linguistic Moment, he increasingly stressed the verbal event that defines...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 21–29.
Published: 01 March 1993
... in “Pierre Minard author of the Quixote”implies that Don Quixotecould exist in French as well as in Spanish, that Don Quixote does not belong to a specific national language. Two books marked a threshold, at least in the French context. Their titles had the status of a manifesto: Theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 77–101.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the poststructuralist theories that dominated the humanities in the century’s final decades, buoyed by a strong vein of psychoanalytic influ- ence in twentieth-­century French literature itself, among writers such as Michel Leiris or Marie Cardinal. The status of the Recherche as the undisputed masterpiece...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 448–456.
Published: 01 December 1953
... geographical borders. Such an attitude as this on the part of the French must of necessity lead to an impoverishment of the materials on which theory was to be based and of theory itself. The whole of the literary world remained small and restricted. In Italy, on the contrary, the literary world had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 101–114.
Published: 01 March 1940
... his sympathetic analysis of the poetry and theories of the French dkcadents and symbolistes indi- cated the course that was to be taken by Modernismo. What, then, is Modernismo? If space permitted, a complete exposition of Modernismo could be made from the many literary essays...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 374–376.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of Anna Rosensweig’s book is the role of affect in political resistance theory in early modern France. The book emphasizes the degree to which both sixteenth-century French resistance treatises and sixteenth-century French tragic theater predicate political resistance to a monarch on communal affect...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (2): 217–227.
Published: 01 June 1947
... did the French intelligentsia succumb to this form of muddled thinking-certain issues of Resistance pub- lications even went out of their way to print passages from the more enlightened German writers, using them to stress the depths to which Fascist tyranny had brought a once cultured nation...