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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the potentially global significance of local environmental change emerged in concert with the environmental philosophy of his era, specifically theback to the land” movement and theories of climatic determinism, and was developed in a 1909 short story, “The Machine Stops,” that he wrote while...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Linda Woodbridge Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance . By Robert N. Watson. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. viii + 436 pp. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Linda Woodbridge is Weiss Chair in the Humanities and professor of English at...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2011) 72 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 March 2011
...: University of North Carolina Press, 2004 the desti- nations envisioned for resettlement after Reconstruction shifted from foreign lands Knadler Back to “Oriental” Africa 53 In this essay I begin to trace the role of islamicism as it defined, influenced, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2006) 67 (3): 408–411.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jennifer Rae Greeson To Hell and Back: Race and Betrayal in the Southern Novel . By Jeff Abernathy. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003. xii + 225 pp. University of Washington 2006 Jennifer Rae Greeson is assistant professor of English at Princeton University. Her first book, Our South...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 215–237.
Published: 01 June 2014
... South Wales. His most recent publication is “‘The Contrary Direction to Milcote’: Jane Eyre and the ‘Condition of England’ Novel,” in Brontë Studies (2012). He has edited George Augustus Sala’s Land of the Golden Fleece (1995) and, with Alan Sandison, Histories of the Future: Studies in Fact...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1996) 57 (3): 512–515.
Published: 01 September 1996
... and energy: “The problem with displacing the supernatural ‘back’ into the realm of psychology. . . is that it remains precisely that: only a displacement. The unearthliness, the charisma, the devastating nournenon of the supernatural is conserved” (169). Castle teaches us to recognize the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2006) 67 (3): 333–361.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in The Waste Land, a client arriving at Mrs. Porter’s brothel with mock fanfare: But at my back from time to time I hear The sound of horns and motors, which shall bring Sweeney to Mrs. Porter in the spring. (ll. 196 – 98)21  Here and in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1976) 37 (4): 392–393.
Published: 01 December 1976
... Holy Land. By FRANKLINWALKER. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1974. xii + 234 pp. $9.95. For most Americans of the nineteenth century as for most Englishmen, the European Grand Tour normally did not extend beyond Italy to the eastern Mediterranean-Greece...
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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 2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
... wall, The dying man straightens his old back and creeps 232 MLQ June 2011 Slyly from bed, less to warm his carcass Than to see the sunlight on the stones, To press his white hair and the bones of this thin face Against the windows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2012) 73 (4): 527–543.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., mostly under the influence of German Romanticism, looked back to the northern Saxons as a mythical origin of American culture, while the southern states, spurred in part by Walter Scott’s popular reversal of the Norman-Saxon equation, followed a more cavalier mythology. As nineteenth-century historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., and disinterested rationality. “All countries are being drawn into one neighbourhood,” the Canadian standard time advocate Sandford Fleming insisted, with “men of all races, in all lands” being brought “face to face” only to #29;nd the hands of the world’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2012) 73 (2): 123–155.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and #31;nishes with the land’s white inheritors moving from America back to England. Most important, the book grounds its #31;ction of the memory and the promise of American violence in an explicit framework of historical facts and critical re#26;ections. Indeed, the tale rises like a ghost from doc...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... 11:14).5 Each part concludes as it begins. The first section in heaven begins with the poet’s hymnic invocation of Light — “Hail, holy Light” — and ends with the angels’ hymn of praise to the Son: “Hail, Son of God” (3.412).6 The second, Satanic section begins when the flying devil lands...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2018) 79 (2): 123–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... with Sall and, more important, whether to go back to sea and “ bang Mounseer.” In answer to the first dilemma, the sailor opts to take Sall to the theater, certain (having seen Britannia on a playbill) that “Tom coxen , and the crew ” will be there. The first tableau of the masque proper has the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
... readership. Scott's adaptations of sentimentalism and of theories of sympathy come into sharper focus, however, once one takes seriously his claim that Stoicism is his proper philosophy and traces his ironic treatment of the figure of the sympathetic Stoic undermined by sentiment back to its eighteenth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... mythic one. While such works preserved the underpinnings of stadial historiography, they moved not systematically from one nation or civilization to another but back and forth through time and space, fluidly, without regard for historical or geographic borders. They focused on persistent myths...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2015) 76 (4): 491–514.
Published: 01 December 2015
... widely circulated Eliot’s prewar poetry, especially The Waste Land , as an allegory of the crisis in national and nationalist culture during the “American Century,” a term coined by Henry Luce in 1941. The articles about and reproductions of Eliot’s work leading up to his Nobel Prize in 1948 not only...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
... a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.22 God...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2013) 74 (3): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the systematization of knowledge, can be traced back to the “temporalization” of history in the second half of the eighteenth century, when transhistorical aesthetic classification was destabilized and literary history developed as a distinct critical practice. But the troubled historical...