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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 355–372.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Esei Murakishi Abstract In A Dialogue concerning Heresies (1529) and The Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer (1532–33), Thomas More proffers an account of natural language: the writing, speaking collectivity determines the meanings of words, and words picture the contents of the individual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 344–348.
Published: 01 September 1973
... wished for a more aerial view of this crisis, but at any rate we can be thankful for an ac- curate description of the symptoms. KICHARDVERNIER Wayne State University The Prison-House of Language: A Critical Account of Structuralism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 505–526.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Kevin Pask Literary history has largely ignored its own origins in the late Renaissance, and we still lack a full account of how literary history, based in the European vernacular literatures, emerged during the early modern period. Pask attempts to redress this lack by arguing, primarily through...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the job of a character is to individuate. The comic rather than tragic historiography of the formalist account makes it slightly preferable to the antiformalist one. The essay's archive is intended to be comprehensive and includes representative examples from poems, novels, plays, comic books, and works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Janet Sorensen In dominant accounts, the eighteenth-century “ballad revival” brought a dead form back to life by digging up old songs and restoring their force and meaning. It also brought “the people,” as producers or consumers of ballads, to a kind of national public life but relegated them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 15–49.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Amy S. Wyngaard Most critical accounts of the history of pornography note that the term is traceable to Nicolas-Edme Rétif de la Bretonne's Pornographe , which they dismiss in the same breath because of its nonpornographic status. Although Rétif wrote only one pornographic novel, L'Anti-Justine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... for the Hispanic world, Mundial harnessed its prestige as a cultural capital and as a modern publishing center to promote a global, pan-Hispanic culture. Understanding the aesthetic, technological, and commercial transactions undertaken by periodicals like Mundial can lead to a more nuanced account of the uses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
... that the reading methods we bring to born-translated writing are symbiotic with dominant accounts of modernism, and they give us the opportunity to develop new methods and new approaches to literary history. Rebecca L. Walkowitz is associate professor of English at Rutgers University and Walter Jackson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and auctoritas . A crucial prerequisite of this evolution was the shift in the presumed medium of European rhetorical poetics, from orality to writing to print. This argument has consequences for Habermas's general account of communicative rationality and is intended to suggest an alternate theoretical framework...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
...John Richardson Nicholas Rowe's Tamerlane of 1701 marks an important step in the development of literary representations of military heroes. Rowe draws on and adapts seventeenth-century accounts of Timur and other soldiers to create a conqueror more virtuous and peace-loving than those portrayed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2015
...John Plotz Although naturalism shares some features with realism and others with modernism, it has properties that contrast with the realist and modernist prioritization of felt individual experience as the evidentiary matrix on which their accounts of the world are based. Naturalist fiction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... End , a novel best read within its environmental history and contemporaneous reactions to environmental change and together with a work of speculative fiction that helps account for the aura of impending apocalypse that saturates it. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Michelle M. Dowd Abstract Virginia Woolf’s account of Shakespeare’s fictional sister, Judith, in A Room of One’s Own offers a productive vantage point for investigating questions of gender, authority, and inheritance in Shakespeare’s late romances. These plays are notable for their formal hybridity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and then argues that the new time studies—based in nonlinear concepts of time for the study of the contemporary—offers alternatives to the Eurocentric periodization of modernism. These new temporalities were anticipated by early twentieth-century Euro-American modernism, presented in the essay with an account...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Katerina Clark Abstract A major lacuna in Pascale Casanova’s account of world literature in her World Republic of Letters is the Soviet venture into establishing a “world literature” ( mirovaia literatura ) to be centered not in Paris but in Moscow. This aim was most actively pursued between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2013
... incommensurate, a more holistic view of transcendentalism results from acknowledging both: Miller’s preference for accounts of individual struggle, self-doubt, and ambiguity and Nelson’s insistence on the transcendentalists’ embrace of movements for social change. I am grateful to several members...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
... account of the evolution of English studies. This essay builds and tests the theory that literary societies were agents for disseminating not only literature but scholarly practice, spreading productive debate about curricula, relevance, and the public benefit of literature over the English-speaking world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kevin Brazil Abstract The work of Don DeLillo and Philip Roth has been characterized as a turn to writing novels about lateness in a style that for both authors tends toward “less and less.” Their work manifests a relationship between lateness and style that departs both from canonical accounts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Spencer Lee-Lenfield Abstract General accounts of Gustave Flaubert’s influence on English-language writers have tended to assume that the publication of his fiction was enough to change the style of English prose. However, close examination of Flaubert’s reception in the second half...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
... voice and style in order to convey the particularity of historical circumstance, not as reportage but as lived experience. The world making of world literature comes into play as historical becoming revealed in the retrospective account conscious of the conditions of its own telling. Copyright © 2020...