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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 September 2018
... academic discourse has been invented in China on selected themes of postmodernism and Third World “national allegory.” However, as a “shadowy but central presence” in Jameson and other Western left theories, Maoism is nearly absent from China’s appropriation of Western theories. A vigorous critique...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to explore Lu Xun's relationship to the modernist movement that swept the West in the early twentieth century and the extent to which his writings anticipated postmodernism. I argue that his work should be viewed as a contribution to the international modernist movement from a non-Western, Third World...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
... a mediating relay between world literature and world-systems but to see if a third analysis, focusing on the ontology of composed works, can bring “world” differently into the picture. The essay also investigates whether such a theory makes any difference to our understanding of world literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 351–372.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the novel’s conception of reality in the Mexican borderlands: first, the Ciudad Juárez femicides as objects of representation; second, the economic conditions underlying the systemic violence perpetrated against female maquiladora workers and the rift between labor and capital; and third, the relation of art...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
... geographically and socially far beyond its original scope and audience. We might dub this phenomenon “world music lit- erature.” This term implies that three domains are essential for it: first, creating a literary text; second, setting it to music; and third, having access to both and enabling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 305–331.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 1953a : 145; 1977 [1975]: 87). cosmopolitanism world literature autobiography colored cosmopolitanism Third World Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in founding the Society for Novel Studies, which has now held four biennial conferences. Yet from our later perspective, we can see a missed opportunity. Jameson’s ( 1986 : 69) controversial essay “Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism” speculatively contrasts Third World national...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 255–268.
Published: 01 September 2012
... raged in the “hot war” conditions of the s and s, it also released new forces. The freezing of the political world into Soviet and American zones may have temporarily arrested history in the First and Second Worlds, but, as Frantz Fanon observed, it also allowed Third World liberation movements...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2012
... literatures: it masked their diversity by partitioning a liberal modernism from a socialist realism and thus inclining post- colonial critics based in metropolitan institutions toward modernist criteria. Yet political nonalignment for the Third World writer in fact entailed an agnostic stance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . Hamner Robert D. , ed. 1990 . Joseph Conrad: Third World Perspectives . Washington, DC : Three Continents . James Henry . 1984 . Letters , edited by Edel Leon , vol. 4 . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press . Jameson Fredric . 1981...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (3): 443–456.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... 6 Susantha Goonatilake, Aborted Discovery: Science and Creativity in the Third World (London: Zed, 1984), 8. 448 MLQ September 2004 Digestion Goonatilake’s arguments pointed toward a now familiar view of Euro- pean exceptionalism: that it was the product...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . . . reasserts the aesthetic range of non-Euro-American literary practice beyond that of conformity to an international modernist style and its offshoots (fabulism, oral literature, metahistorical allegory, magical realism). It seeks to restore to view the agency of the Third World writer freed from the role...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (3): 481–504.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., although he ungenerously singles out South Asian critics for their intellectual opportunism, although he is thus willfully blind to the role of critics from Canada and Australia in the rise of postcolonial studies, although he romanticizes the Third World as a repository of ideological diversity, he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 460–462.
Published: 01 December 2018
... project under consideration here, which introduced Chinese readers to writers from the Soviet Union, other socialist nations, and countries of the Third World, as well as works from approved progressive writers in the First World. The grand project of socialist culture was the production of citizens...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 78–81.
Published: 01 March 1974
... that exploits frivolity, between Cavalier and Koundhead, Hellene and Hebrew, no third world seems to have emerged in modernity. The Middle Ages, however, successfully resolved this dilemma. “Back, then, to the dark age before the new learning came up and with it the exalting of utility...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
... that Third World literature is not necessarily allegorical, second in noting that First World literature is full of national allegory itself (he mentions Pynchon, Ellison, Rich) (Ahmad 1987 : 15; Jameson 1986 ). The larger point to be made is that the capacity to represent the most relevant polity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., the child’s sense of apartness and her emergence into self-recogni- tion, depends here on the Third World, on both a recognition of conti- nuity with these women and an exoticizing, primitivizing warding off of the cultural other as different from her own, discrete, insular self-iden- tity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 475–485.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that in the Third World, whose intellectual perspectives are generally left- wing ones, the term has much the same positive value. Yet the Third World is also (tradition- ally) a modernizing place, and the imported form which is the novel is fully as much a component of modernization as the importation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
... was beyond the organizers’ cognitive map, which mostly extended to continental Asia, Europe, North America, and, at a stretch, Latin America. Africa was incorporated into a literary international after World War II when, during the Soviet Union’s big push for dominance in the Third World, the Afro-Asian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 71–74.
Published: 01 March 2001
... shared with an influ- ential manifesto of postcolonial feminism by Chandra Talpade Mohanty, who argues that the category of the Third World woman is a fictive con- struct of First World discourses of dominance.1 It could be said, as a matter of analytic...