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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zhu Liyuan Abstract In the first decade after 2000, the idea of “the end of literature” proposed by J. Hillis Miller aroused widespread controversy in Chinese academe. This article seeks to reiterate the original meaning of Miller’s statement while tracing the original Chinese context from which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 187–194.
Published: 01 March 2008
...J. Hillis Miller © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 J. Hillis Miller is Distinguished Research Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. In 2001 he received a guest professorship from Tsinghua University. His most recent books...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 268–271.
Published: 01 June 2016
...J. Hillis Miller Spirit Becomes Matter: The Brontës, George Eliot, Nietzsche . By Staten Henry . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2014 . ix + 189 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 This highly original and important book demonstrates that Victorian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
...J. Hillis Miller Abstract The authors of the essays on Western theory in China in this issue of MLQ all favor the development of a distinctively Chinese literary theory. Wang Ning focuses on the influence since 1950 of Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, and Alain Badiou. Zhang Jiang more or less...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 295–306.
Published: 01 June 1993
...Garrett Stewart Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Reuieu Essay Staying Powers Garrett Stewart Theory Now and Then. By J. Hillis Miller. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1991. xv + 405 pp. $50.50. Trqes, Parables, Perfmtiues: Essays on Twentieth-Gmtury...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 517–519.
Published: 01 December 1995
... the fact that the critic to whom he is most indebted for his own conceptual framework, J. Hillis Miller, has moved from a position similar to Halter’s to one much closer to Sayre’s. In terms that Halter himself employs less systematically, he aligns with the early Miller’s phenomenology...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 245–247.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theories in China. Zhu Liyuan’s narrow-angle account of the lively responses to a single lecture by J. Hillis Miller is a case study of the spectrum of views in this cultural field. Zhu gives particular insight into the diversity of Chinese academic life today. Wang’s middle focus surveys three of the most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 339–341.
Published: 01 September 1973
... is clearly following the general outlines of J. Hillis Miller’s analyses of the al- ienation and interpersonal relations themes in Victorian fiction, and certainly her reading of stylistic anti theses in Bronte comes as a particularizing comple- men t to Miller’s critical insights. Peters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 249–267.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Jiang , and Miller J. Hillis . 2016 . “ Exchange of Letters about Literary Theory between Zhang Jiang and J. Hillis Miller .” Comparative Literature Studies 53 , no. 3 : 567 – 610 . To be sure, some orthodox Marxist intellectuals castigated Sartre in those years. But their critiques...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (4): 447–449.
Published: 01 December 1986
... University Press, 1967); J. Hillis Miller, Poets of Reulity: Six Twentieth-Century Writers (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965); and Peter Brooks, Reading for the Plot: Design and fntention in Narrative (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984). 448...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 341–343.
Published: 01 September 1973
... between reason and passion. Instead, she sees the central subject of the fiction as the more general one of “asserting and maintaining one’s identity in a world that functions upon different and chiefly hostile sets of values” (p. 121). She is clearly following the general outlines of J. Hillis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . New York : Doubleday . Bloom Harold de Man Paul Derrida Jacques Hartman Geoffrey H. Miller J. Hillis . 1979 . Deconstruction and Criticism . New York : Seabury . Blumenberg Hans . 1966 . Die Legitimität der Neuzeit . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 416–419.
Published: 01 December 1984
.... But in this book, though he attends to a dozen specific poems, Sayre’s principal interest is to frame Williams’s aesthetic theory. The point of departure is J. Hillis Miller’s seminal essay on Williams in Poets of Reality, in which he wrote that Williams’s work embodied a “leap into things...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and diplomat in China, and J. Hillis Miller, who has visited China frequently and has lectured at most of the leading Chinese universities. In the current age of globalization, modern Chi- nese literature has been more and more colored with the characteristics of world literature in an attempt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 1999
... offered inexact formulations (Drucilla Cornell on the utopic futurity of justice, J. Hillis Miller on the ethics of reading). This chapter and the Marx chapter-a splendid rhetorical reading of the first chapter of Capital-are the strongest essays in the book. There is a touch of irony...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 309–312.
Published: 01 September 1978
... original and perceptive readings of the novel, and of Dickens’s techniques in general, that I have ever encoun- tered, in spite of the fact that the arguments offered are partial, sometimes arbitrary, and on occasion overstrained. With J. Hillis Miller, Steven Marcus, and Taylor Stoehr very much...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 341–344.
Published: 01 September 1991
...” as central to poetry as such? What is it that led T. S. Eliot to write, “Every poem an epi- taph”? Of course, there has been no shortage of theorizing on such questions. On Wordsworth alone, essays and books by Geoffrey Hartman, Frances Fer- guson, and J. Hillis Miller are noted by Scodel. More...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1979
... the Will and the conscious parts of its creation. The Will is, as Roy Morrell has said, “Something that, literally, isn’t there And J. Hillis Miller has written of Thomas Hardy: The Will and the Way (Kuala Lumpur: Ilniversity of Malaya Press, 1965), p. 76. 84...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Interpretation and Chinese Construction of Literary Theory.” Zhu makes the most straightforward case. He traces the vicissitudes of the Chinese reception of J. Hillis Miller’s talk at a 2000 Beijing conference, “Will Literary Study Survive the Age of Globalization?” (see Miller 2000 ). In the controversy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 September 2018
... replacement,” referring to those practices of literary criticism that draw on other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities in an attempt to address issues other than literature per se. Among his culprits are Elaine Showalter, J. Hillis Miller, Fredric Jameson, and Terry Eagleton, whose manifest...