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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 566–569.
Published: 01 December 2013
... since the 1970s. The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium . By Elam Michele . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2011 . viii + 277 pp. © 2013 by University of Washington 2013 Reviews Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 329–349.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of an aesthetics and politics of realism via the seminal text on caste, Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable (1935), which sets a literary precedent for the representation of untouchability. In it modernist form allows for a particular reading of untouchability; through the abstractions of both Marxism and metaphor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 171–194.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of “philosophical poetry” was thought dangerously radical not solely because of its content but because of the compound logic of its form. Effecting a more perfect union of scientific reason and the poetic imagination, Darwin's philosophical poetry conjoins as poetry the aesthetic and political aims of his work...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Lukas Moe Abstract From the late 1930s through midcentury, poets in the United States reckoned with the decline of the political Left through a practice of elegy. The debates of interwar modernism shifted toward those of a postwar culture in which Depression-era aesthetics and politics came under...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of African novels to realism is not simply naive. What happens when readers shift their attention away from the question of resistance that has so defined the field and ask instead: How does the novel produce its effects? Where does realism lie in this constellation of aesthetics and politics? Andrade’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 219–246.
Published: 01 June 2016
... effects that not only belong to the political but also come under the aesthetic sphere of arts and letters. 27 This emerging demarcation distinguishes the stage from the theatricality of politics and thus promotes the idea of a dual regime of theatricality in so-called classical France. Twentieth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., aesthetic and political — all of which are invoked in Mun- dial’s discursive and physical movement through Paris. To sift through this entanglement, and by way of conclusion, I want to return to the conflict between Casanova’s republic of letters and Latin Americanist critiques of hegemony. Given...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Sun Yifeng Translation has played a critical role in forming the modern Chinese literary canon and continues to stimulate its change and expansion. It is instrumental to the exchange and synthesis of foreign narrative modes and aesthetic paradigms. There are obvious political, cultural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... The transhistorical travels of literature are usually seen as antihistorical aesthetic transcendence, as a flight from political relevance. This essay argues, using Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s repurposing of Joseph Conrad as a case study, that the literary aspiration to write for the future is instead an invitation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 March 2021
... on reportage artists and the Society for Creative Aesthetic Education, making these sections of the book especially valuable. Members of all the groups both “made their art political” and “made their politics artful” (14–15). Reportage art, by painters mainly affiliated with the Japanese Communist Party...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Constance Spreen © 2003 University of Washington 2003 Constance Spreen is Harper-Schmidt Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. Her research engages issues of aesthetics and politics in France. She is preparing a book on the political dimensions of literary escapism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 511–539.
Published: 01 December 2014
... , 17 – 34 . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . ———. 1980 . “ Commitment .” In Aesthetics and Politics , by Bloch Ernst ., 177 – 95 . London : Verso . Ahmad Aijaz . 2010 . “ ‘Show Me the Zulu Proust’: Some Thoughts on World Literature .” Revista brasileira de literatura comparada...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Bernardes’s reputation as brando (gentle), as he was said to demonstrate the brandura of their mother tongue. Yet later in the seventeenth century his fortunes sank. Though he is little esteemed today, his association with the multiple meanings of brando and brandura implicated him in important political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 173–202.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the Italians , ca. 1824) and in the “Palinodia al marchese Gino Capponi” (“Recantation for Marchese Gino Capponi,” 1835) are intertwined with his powerful defense of the social function of poetry. Leopardi exploits the aesthetic tensions resulting from the historical rift between ancient and modern literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as “sites of memory.” This discourse of genius played a keystone role in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s aesthetic and social criticism, or “genial criticism,” which exerted a deep influence on Anglophone culture. The essay concludes by assessing the overall cultural politics of genius in relation to various...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 67–93.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that the birth of Joyce’s aesthetic — and, by exten- sion, of modernism more broadly — is attributable to early twentieth-­ century debates over “common readers,” debates that had far-­reaching political and national implications.1 As a corollary, this essay under...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... Through multiperspectival writing, knowledge of life may be attainable without being reduced to a single political, medial, cartographical, geocultural, or aesthetic logic. As a laboratory for polylogical thinking, literature does not represent reality, as Erich Auerbach put it. Rather, it represents...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 331–343.
Published: 01 June 2007
... between aesthetics and politics, between cul- ture and imperialism. This lesson seemed to have been learned once and for all and to have been confirmed by the more recent breakdown of academic disciplines together with the manic celebration of inter- disciplinarity in today’s university...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... September 2011 first to use the term economy in literary theory in his Poetics (384  –  322 BCE), which draws on aesthetic and political theory in determining whether works of the imagination involve natural or unnatural modes of production (poiesis). Aristotle’s theory of imaginative labor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 583–588.
Published: 01 December 1993
... capacious narrative: Shelley, whose aesthetics and politics predict modernism more than Wordsworth’s. The omission results perhaps from Altieri’s desire to show that a kind of Wordsworthian duty, what Altieri calls “taking responsibility,” persists in 586...