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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 biofiction William Styron Ralph Ellison Robert Penn Warren autonomy of art On November 6, 1968, in New Orleans, the Southern Historical Association hosted its thirty-fourth annual convention, during which there was a forum titled “The Uses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 374–393.
Published: 01 December 1983
... encapsula- tion of all art. Bringing to her aesthetics a post-Kantian desire to safeguard the autonomy of art by separating it from more prag- matic behaviors, Langer is uncompromising about the separation of art from discursive modes of consciousness. She speaks for a wide spectrum...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 March 1958
... achievements of De Sanctis was his insistence on the essential autonomy of art and the critic’s need to rid himself of ideas and prejudices that are harmful to the understanding of a work of art. However, after quoting our critic on p. xxii of their introduction (“Man also expresses all of himself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 22–47.
Published: 01 March 1984
... relation to myself and contemplate it as something brought forth entirely for its own sake, in order that it be something com- plete in itself” (p. 5).In its origins, the theory of the autonomy of art is clearly a displaced theology.17 How is this remarkable displace- ment to be accounted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 399–415.
Published: 01 December 1997
... twentieth century. In contrast, The Ruks of Art emphasizes acts of ideological opposition to a particularly crass and obnoxious bourgeois order, that of mid-nineteenth-century France, and thereby suggests that the autonomy then wrested from hostile conditions will retain its pertinence and moral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 333–368.
Published: 01 September 2015
... their public support of Dreyfus. In The Rules of Art Bourdieu ( 1995 : 129) suggests that Zola attempted to preserve his status as a disinterested intellectual by intervening “ in the name of autonomy ,” or as an objective intellectual who was defending universal values of truth against narrow political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
... diminished art’s “sacred island Bourdieu’s interest- this word should be emphasized in all its senses now-has always been in a cer- tain construction of the aesthetic that finds its origin in the romantic period, is definitively theorized in Kant, and achieves autonomy in aes- theticism, which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Samuels(Berkeley:UniversityofCaliforniaPressSamuels (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001), xiv, xiii; hereafter cited as A. 88 MLQ March 2005 assumptions and conventions of their art but to justify its continuation in any form: to formulate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 409–425.
Published: 01 December 1992
... expressed reservations during a debate on the postmodern at the Institute for Con- temporary Arts in London. See Lisa Appignanesi, ed., Postmodernism: ICA Documents (Lon- don: Free Association Books, 1989). 2 A more sophisticated analysis of the historical inscription of sublimity in the eighteenth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Production: Essays on Art and Literature, ed. Randal Johnson (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993), 33. 5  In one of her more recent essays, this objective introduces a veritable misread- ing of the notion of relative autonomy: “Issues posed in the political domain can- not be superimposed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 141–153.
Published: 01 March 1993
... that decisions in reading literature are necessarily oppressive, totalitarian, and unethical. From a narrow reading of Kant, and then of Nietzsche, New Critics insist on the autonomy of art and then of language, free from considerations of intentionality. For them, society and art are opposing terms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 437–456.
Published: 01 December 1997
... the cultural field’s autonomy as a source of its own distinctive, noneconomic capital. The return to a genre’s origi- nating essence is a common strategy within the cultural “game,” since it signals a disavowal of naked economic interest on behalf of refining one’s art to its seemingly purest form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 533–556.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Africa to the Caribbean, “in order to transform the despair of postcolonial history into an appeal for the autonomy of art” (Bhabha, 107). This practice is related to Naipaul’s invention of himself as an English writer, nowhere more poignantly documented than in the autobiographical Enigma...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2007
...- torian sage. In an address before the Royal Institution in 1869, Ruskin argues that the “higher arts . . . tell the story of the entire national character” and that therefore Titian’s 1544 portrait of Andrea Gritti “tells you everything essential to be known about the power of Ven- ice in his day...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 302–304.
Published: 01 September 1982
... to comprehend the creature provide many varied readings of the ‘text’of the whale” (p. 159). LAWRENCEWILLSON University of California, Santa Barbara The Autonomy of the Self from Richardson to Huysmans. By FREDERICKGARBER. Princeton: Princeton...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 71–97.
Published: 01 March 1998
... in a world determined by marketplace relations: “From Romanticism to modernism, art strives to turn to advantage the autonomy which its commodity status has forced upon it” (370). 96 MLQI March 1998 of simplistic social commentary, and his later, popular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 March 2022
... exemplify the themes laid out in the preceding chapters, Caserio’s Cambridge Introduction is both authoritative and inclusive. He argues for the autonomy of fiction as its own form of imaginative representation, its treatment of particular themes never to be confused with the themes themselves, and he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 March 1998
...Andrew Hoberek Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Andrew Hoberek is Assistant Director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. His essay “The ‘Work’ of Science Fiction: Philip K. Dick and Occupational Masculinity in the Post-World War II...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 287–288.
Published: 01 September 1959
... is, after all, a work of art, and deserves more attention to its literary form than it has hitherto received. DAVIDC. FOWLER University of Wmhington Samuel Johnson: Diaries, Prayers and Annals. Edited by E. L. MCADAM,JR...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and conventions that make possible narratives of every sort. Structuralism freed narrative from such things as authorial intention and historical context; it asserted literature’s autonomy, its self-sufficiency, that is, its dependence on nothing outside itself for its intelligibility. Modern Language...