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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract . By Braester Yomi . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2010 . xiv + 405 pp. © 2012 by University of Washington 2012 Reviews A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso. By Paul Barolsky. Univer- sity Park...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shuang Shen Hong Kong literary history presents a polemical case study for a contemporary rethinking of national literary history: Is it a local history or a global history? How should we describe the complex connections between the city’s sinophone literature and the literatures of mainland China...
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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 (1968) 29 (3): 365–367.
Published: 01 September 1968
... City of the West: Emerson, America, and Urban Metaphor. By MICHAEL H. COWAN.New Haven and London: Yale University Press, Yale Publi- cations in American Studies, No. IS, 1967. xiv + 284 pp. $6.50; 48s. Michael Cowan’s book falls into a standard academic genre, the thematic study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (4): 402–403.
Published: 01 December 1961
...August Closs Helen Adolf. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1960. Pp. 217. $5.00. Copyright © 1961 by Duke University Press 1961 REVIEWS Visio Pacis: Holy City and Gruil. An Atteinpt at an InnPr History of the Grail I,cycnd...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 203–227.
Published: 01 September 1982
...Lawrence Manley Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 SPENSER AND THE CITY THE MINOR POEMS By LAWRENCEMANLEY The historical significance of Renaissance cities is inseparable from their status as ideas...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (2): 215–217.
Published: 01 June 1983
... The London Muse: Victorian Poelic Responses to the City. By WILLIAMB. THES- ING. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1982. xviii + 230 pp. $20.00. Of the unearthing of “traditions” and “themes” in the literature of earlier periods there is no end. To his credit, William Thesing in The London...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 413–415.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Nelson Hilton Morton D. Paley. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983. xiii + 330 pp. $57.00. Copyright © 1984 by Duke University Press 1984 NELSON HILTON 4 13 The Continuing City: William Blake’s “Jerusalem.”By MORTOND. PALEY.Oxford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (4): 436–441.
Published: 01 December 1986
..., which are a pleasure to explore. JOY HAMBUECHENPOTTER University of Texas at Austin The City Staged: Jacobean Comedy, 1603-1613. By THEODOREB. LEINWAND. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1986. viii + 233 pp. $25.00. Scholarly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 261–265.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Christopher Hill Text and the City: Essays on Japanese Modernity. By Maeda Ai. Edited by James A. Fujii. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004. xv + 391 pp.; Transformations of Sensibility: The Phenomenology of Meiji Literature By Kamei Hideo. Edited by Michael Bourdaghs. Ann Arbor: Center...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (3): 365–382.
Published: 01 September 2002
...John M. Ganim The City in Literature: An Intellectual and Cultural History. By Richard Lehan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xvi + 330 pp;October Cities: The Redevelopment of Urban Literature. By Carlo Rotella. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xii + 358 pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 436–439.
Published: 01 September 2013
... with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and serves as coeditor of the Papers in the Asian Humanities series. His books include Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (2009-11) and Weltliteratur und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung (2012). Cities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 197–215.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as the primary factors that resist the prospects of world literature and short-circuit the interconnected synapses of life and the social imaginary. By examining Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days and A. H. Tanpınar’s Five Cities , Seyhan considers how a critical understanding of texts born at geographic peripheries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 297–311.
Published: 01 September 1968
...Mildred E. Hartsock Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 HENRY JAMES AND THE CITIES OF THE PLAIN By MILDREDE. HARTSOCK More eloquently than any other theorist of fiction, Henry James in- sisted upon the obligation of the novelist to convey...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Scott Saul Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism . By Madhu Dubey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. ix + 284 pp. © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Scott Saul is assistant professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His book Freedom...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 187–205.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the relationship between place, detail, and narrative in Teju Cole’s Open City (2011), which has often been praised for its intimate portrayal of New York. With Open City Cole offers a metanarrative commentary on the detail’s function in previous literary periods and modes, from the nineteenth-century novel’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Robert D. Hume Some 250 English comedies are set in London between circa 1600 and 1737. Three clichés about them remain current. First, “Jacobean city comedy” performs serious sociopolitical work. Second, the social level of the protagonists rises in the “comedy of wit” or “comedy of manners...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Carthage as a slave shortly before that city's destruction. Using as a lens a small body of artifacts called curse tablets, I consider how victims of Rome buried their rage, swallowed their history, to erase their former lives. But the erasure was never complete, and the burying of curses invites the agile...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (1996) 57 (3): 479–504.
Published: 01 September 1996
..., which was subjected in the nation’s cities to “an eliminating agency of enormous efficiency, a present condition that sterilizes and exterminates individuals and lines of descent The American city had become a bastion of “racial”and economic undesirables, a refuge of the uncivilized...