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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 351–372.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the novel’s conception of reality in the Mexican borderlands: first, the Ciudad Juárez femicides as objects of representation; second, the economic conditions underlying the systemic violence perpetrated against female maquiladora workers and the rift between labor and capital; and third, the relation of art...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of individualism with the advancement of civilization. The resulting disenchantment of social reality led Georg Lukács ( 1950 , 1978 , 1983 ) to laud Balzac as capitalism’s first true dissector, a writer who captured “the portrayal of the present as history ” (Lukács 1983 : 83). At the same time, however, La...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 169–189.
Published: 01 June 1994
... literature and of a book in progress, The Culture of Criticism: The Social Roles of Criticism in England, 1662–1835 . Genius versus Capital: Eighteenth-Century Theories of Genius and Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations Zeynep Tenger and Paul Trolander heories of genius have been treated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 321–326.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Bill Readings Guillory John. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. 392 pp. $36.00. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Reviews Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation. By John Guillory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. 392 pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 437–456.
Published: 01 December 1997
... Press. “Pure Poetry”: Cultural Capital and the Rejection of Classicism Trevor Ross Less than a decade after his death, Alexander Pope’s preeminence in the English canon began to be challenged by polemicists hop- ing to rid English poetry of its neoclassical values...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 499–526.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Liam Lanigan Abstract This essay explores how John Lanchester’s Capital adapts classical realism to represent the contemporary global city; it pays particular attention to how London’s position in the world-system disrupts Lukácsian totality. Because the novel attends to the complexity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to be framed as a choice between symbolic economy (Casanova's “universal” literary capital) and political economy (the focus of many Latin Americanist scholars on hegemonic constructions of modernity). Yet the unique circumstances of Mundial —published in Paris by Spanish America's most famous poet, composed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
... between women’s subjectivities and rapid economic modernization. Time and again, characters from this body of literature ask what it means to be part of a spatially and temporally fragmented world as they embody and engage capitalism’s social contradictions. Instead of signifying a coherent nation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the periphery are shaped by complex pasts that they are not well placed to comprehend. For historical reasons, peripheral societies lack the institutions and practices required for an adequate grasp of modernity’s profoundly disruptive effects. The globalizing forms of colonialism and capitalism diverted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ian Baucom Abstract Humanities scholars have given renewed attention to capitalism’s externalizations on our environment. The Anthropocene is a speculative epochal shift proposed by geologists to mark the accumulated effect of human industry on Earth’s future. The Anthropocene adds a layer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 421–441.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Westminster Abbey and the capitol-like Whitehall—is revisited in Milton’s epic. God expels Adam and Eve from Eden and subsequently washes away the garden during the Flood to prevent it from turning into a temple-and-grove along the lines of Pandaemonium or a capital seat like Charles’s London, in either case...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 203–226.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Ben Parker Abstract The production of abstract value—not limited to the transformation of labor under the exigencies of capitalism but extending to modes of signification undermined by abstract equivalence—plays an unprecedented yet overlooked role in the major novels of Thomas Hardy: unprecedented...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... with connecting facticity and rationality under the pressure of global capitalism and U.S. domination. Realpolitik has become a euphemism for Machtpolitik . In a world whose power politics is programmatically infused with a cynical rhetoric of compassion and inevitability, one is often stuck in the terrain...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
...-reflexive adaptations of the sensation genre's most popular paradigms in the following decades. Oliphant's At His Gates (1872) capitalized on the quickly established alignment between finance and sensation not so much to condemn commercial pressures as to turn them to good effect as the shapers of new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of late capitalism, provides an alternative to the false closure of the decade. Read together, the two novels describe not a presentist eternity but a sense of the present as an ideologically continuous moment in the longue durée of capitalist modernity. University of Washington 2010 Theodore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
... , the essay argues that the key to the Cornelian model of literary greatness is the degree to which Corneille identifies his own poetic inspiration with his tragic protagonists, and capitally with the first of them, the eponymous heroine of Médée . When set in dialogue with the ventriloquistic absence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and evanescent. This alternative Ovidian scenario offers a model of lyric that capitalizes on the brief resonance that the female voice acquires at the point of vanishing. By deploying it in her song, Wroth not only rewrites Petrarch through Ovid in order to articulate a gendered lyric voice but shows herself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of a specifically academic form of capitalism, responding to and flourishing in a period of institutional crisis, tend to replicate top-down, marketized models of academic entrepreneurship in the ways we read. Departing from more widely favored models of “collaboration” and “interdisciplinarity” as solutions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
...John Guillory Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. John Guillory is professor of English at Harvard University and author of Cultural Capital: The Problem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 326–329.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Evan Watkins Robbins Bruce. London: Verso, 1993. xii + 263 pp. $18.95 paper. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 326 MLQ I September 1994 vertibility of cultural capital as it works to liquidate cultural differences by producing...