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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1947) 8 (3): 379–381.
Published: 01 September 1947
..., Difficulties and Hardships I Met for Several Years As also the Deliverances which I have Cause to Give The Glory to God Forever. Foreword by H. M. TOMLINSON.Edited by E. H. W. MEYERSTEIN.New York and London : Oxford University Press, 1946. Pp. xxxviii + 190. $2.50. The seafaring...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Douwe Fokkema The title of this essay implies that there is a Chinese postmodernism that differs from American or European postmodernism. But the different postmodernisms also have a common basis, which can be found at the level of unstable signification. First the author briefly sketches how the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 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 to an...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2010) 71 (2): 107–127.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Marc Bizer It had been the dream of the sixteenth-century Pléiade poets to glorify their country and literature by composing a “long French poem,” a term that designated a genre resembling epic but that also included romance. In the 1550s, not only Pierre de Ronsard, who had received an official...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
... degraded version of periodization; perhaps for this reason, it is also the perfect narrative mode for the present's historical self-consciousness. Ellis's novels American Psycho and Glamorama expose the contradictory link between the ephemeral details of consumer life and the essence of a single, self...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2011) 72 (3): 341–367.
Published: 01 September 2011
... background and foreground and between text and New World context, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: A Royal Slave exploits these tensions between the economic and political domains to reveal the market not only as an ethical framework for political freedom but also as a tyrant ruling over those it dispossesses. Taken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
... social trajectories of the peasant formations of the precapitalist world. According to Naipaul, these deranging effects are precisely what the peripheral artist excavates. Writers born of this historical milieu must, in his view, also note how their work partakes of the order it describes. Those who...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
... heterogeneity were intrinsically related to its political critique. His objections to “Lycidas” also reflected his view that pastoral depicted an idealized life of rural leisure to distract and entertain city men. This ancient association between pastoral and leisure may have informed eighteenth-century readers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Vivasvan Soni Abstract Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews is often thought to have inaugurated a tradition of sociological observation in the novel, and it also cultivates a practice of judgment in readers. Yet the social theory that informs Fielding’s novel (Thomas Hobbes, Bernard Mandeville) is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the ancient public sphere proceeds from their common origin in the historically continuous intellectual tradition of European rhetoric. Ancient rhetoric, which also constituted the ancient public sphere, entered into ancient, medieval, and Renaissance rhetorical poetics; this last, transformed by the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2008
... imitates the Tantalus scene from Seneca's Thyestes and that his engagement with Seneca constitutes what critics of intertextuality call a “systematic” or “critical” allusion. As such, this scene not only provides an intertext for the controversial fruit episode of book 10 but also reveals larger thematic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
... literary reasons for the formation of a literary canon, and to a degree literary production is inseparable from cross-cultural (re)production. The literary canon appropriates and is also appropriated by translations. Many modern Chinese literary concepts derive from translations, especially of Western...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... unchanged. However, Lu Xun's vision of literature and his writing techniques also draw on features common to symbolism, surrealism, supernatural realism, grotesque realism, magic realism, and other experimental forms. Since these are modernist, even postmodern, features, it would be of great interest to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2008
... She's representation of Dr. Mao and Dr. Wen also pose challenging questions for his contemporaries and for twenty-first-century readers alike: Can one ever refuse to be defined by the local, either by birth or by acculturation? What are the implications and consequences if one so chooses? © 2008 by...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... produced a politically motivated typology. The examination of campaigns as genrelike offers an opportunity to rethink the connection not only between Maoism and its cultural manifestations but also between ideology and form in general. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Yomi Braester is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2008) 69 (3): 391–413.
Published: 01 September 2008
... one of a number of topological signatures of cultural practices and products also datable to 1966, among them the rediscovery of meta (self-reflection, recursiveness, strange loops) and the opening of paraworld spaces. These topological signatures constitute the building blocks of a postmodernist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2008) 69 (4): 509–531.
Published: 01 December 2008
... present, they inspire creative adaptation and forgetful recombination. This revision of influence also challenges viral theories of cultural transmission by positing a more active role for the artist. More important than Harold Bloom's anxiety of influence is an anxiety of significance emerging from the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 March 2009
... developments have come to the fore. It also claims that reimagining theater as a form of performance pedagogy is an important step for scholars in the field to take. Ultimately, this essay reveals not merely that Mexican politics are theatrical, or that the theater has served the Mexican state, but that the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 147–161.
Published: 01 March 2009
... tried to establish themselves as part of the growing concert tradition in the United States by showcasing their performances as more presentational and less representational. Because blackface relied increasingly on the publishing industry and the visual medium of sheet music, it also began to rely more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Heather Fielding Henry James often criticizes mass culture for having instrumentalized the novel by conditioning readers to reduce the text to its ending. Yet he also suggests that popular visual technologies—cinema and its predecessor, the magic lantern—are uniquely able to compensate for mass...