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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 426–432.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Deborah Elise White Wordsworth's Profession: Form, Class, and the Logic of Early Romantic Cultural Production. By Thomas Pfau. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1997. xii + 454 pp. $49.50. © 2000 University of Washington 2000 MLQ 61.2-05Reviews.ak 5/26/00 5:16 PM Page 415...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Martha Banta What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920 – 1960 . By Gordon Hutner. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. xi + 450 pp. University of Washington 2010 Review Essay Middletown, Middle-Class, Middlebrow Martha Banta What America Read...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 397–400.
Published: 01 December 1980
..., speech, class and economic or- ganizations, cultural and philosophical beliefs that constitute the id- iosyncratic, local and inalienable “style” of any given historical period. Woolf‘s project in her pageant is to de-idealize history by minimizing the importance of its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 323–346.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the residual realism of nineteenth-century social-problem fiction attempts to map the world-system. A discussion of Gissing’s style is thus an opportunity to specify the motivating forces at work in his writing and to speculate more broadly about how novelistic prose registers working-class massification...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
...?” (1). The reflex to self-interrogate is admirable, but the freedom to ask such questions in print is itself arguably a marker of class. (For many humanists—those in contingent employment, those in non-English language or area studies departments facing elimination, those subject to philistine boards...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (3): 331–332.
Published: 01 September 1974
...George Woodcock Nigel Gray. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1973. 227 pp. $10.50. Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 C; EOKGE WOODCOCK .YY I The.Silent Majority: A Study of the Working Class in Postwar British Fic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 386–404.
Published: 01 December 1978
...WILFRED STONE Copyright © 1978 by Duke University Press 1978 “OVERLEAPING CLASS” FORSTER’S PROBLEM IN CONNECTION By WILFREDSTONE Forster had a way of seeing double. In writing about Conrad, he re- marked on Conrad’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 1999
...Angela Sorby Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Performing Class: James Whitcomb Riley’s Poetry of Distinction Angela Sorby In 1889 the poet James Whitcomb Riley and the prose humorist Bill Nye appeared at Boston’s Tremont Temple in a show sponsored...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Allen F. Stein Nettels Elsa. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. xi + 236 pp. $23.00. Copyright © 1988 by Duke University Press 1988 80 REVIEWS Language, Race, and Social Class in Howells’s America. By ELSANETTELS. Lex...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 147–161.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Daniel H. Foster This essay focuses on how aural and visual media intersected with class when, in 1843, blackface performers began to call themselves minstrels. Not merely a rebaptism, this new name marked a rebirth. Whereas blackface was originally a working-class theatrical experience passed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
... transnational position, the first conceiving of the Protestant Ascendancy as neofeudal landlords who transform Irish labor into capitalist wealth, the second characterizing the Anglo-Irish as a cosmopolitan class of professional managers. By regarding these socioeconomic roles as affective dispositions between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
... counterpart. Irish fiction registers the ambiguous class position of the Irish in Britain, and narrative strategies common to working-class realist texts, such as the delineation of the relationship between place and community and the representation of social mobility, proved inadequate for articulating lives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to an anterior temporal space. This essay offers a more differentiated history, examining Scottish and northern song collectors who differed from these formulations and provided distinct understandings of “the people” and of class. David Herd, for instance, used Scottish Enlightenment theories of sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 7–12.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Rachel Ablow Abstract Nancy Armstrong famously identifies middle-class white Victorian women writers not just as passive victims of ideology but as possessors of relative privilege in relation to power. Even more radically, she identifies herself as possessing analogous forms of power as a woman...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 517–540.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jasper Bernes The early poems of John Ashbery must be read, in part, as a meditation on the plight of labor, particularly white-collar labor, in the postwar United States. Beginning with a very early poem, “The Instruction Manual” (1956), and its exploration of the ambiguous class position of white...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 169–192.
Published: 01 June 2020
... place in British travel and landscape writing, its rise was contested by Welsh and working-class writers like the antiquarian poet Richard Llwyd (1752–1835). By conspicuously failing to impose picturesque features on a carefully historicized landscape, Llwyd’s poem Beaumaris Bay (1800) lays bare...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in time rather than across classes of persons, thus transforming idling from a characterological deficiency into a periodic respite that is necessary for all and that all are entitled to. ayahav@umn.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 idling leisure irony point of view...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (4): 443–476.
Published: 01 December 2005
... participation in the formation of middle-class domesticity. Primarily built on reca- librated perceptions of aristocratic values, the silver-fork novel helped negotiate new ideals of the domestic by mixing class-climbing emula- tion with a sense of moral superiority. In fact, if Victorian domestic- ity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 267–290.
Published: 01 September 1982
... in the first and last versions of the novel. In the early passage, class conven- tions are insuperable; the notion of overturning them arouses in Par- kin anger and obscenity. “Sir Oliver ParkinISir Oliver Shit the first phrase is as unthinkable as the second is offensive. The body’s func- tions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 417–436.
Published: 01 December 1997
... for contemporary literary theory. Bourdieu’s Derrida’s Kant: The Aesthetics of Refusing Aesthetics Jonathan Loesberg In the closing pages of Distinction, a sociological analysis of the way in which class membership constitutes both physiological and aesthetic taste and an argument...