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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 183–184.
Published: 01 June 1962
... i.e., a reference to the collective edition by Suffridus Petri (Colon. Agripp., 1581 or Colon. Allob., 1612). ARCHERTAYLOR University of California, Berkeley The Word “Irony” and Its Context, 1500-1755. By NORMANKNOX. Durham...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 27–55.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Anthony Ossa-Richardson Abstract A decade ago Rita Felski argued that reliance on context shuts down a text’s meaning by enclosing it in a restrictive historical “box” and alienating its individuality. This essay offers a rebuttal to Felski’s critique, first by delineating the genealogy of her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Wang Ning Rethinking Modern Chinese Literature in a Global Context Wang Ning lthough Chinese and Western comparatists know that modern AChinese literature is an integral part of world literature, its study has been confined mainly to sinological circles.1 Whereas Western...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 346–347.
Published: 01 September 1972
... its scholarship and honesty. ADOLFD. KLARMANN University of Pennsylvania Brecht and Ionesco: Commitment in Context. By JULIAN H. WULBERN.Ur- bana, Chicago, London: University of Illinois Press, 1971. vi + 250 pp. $8.95. Starting...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1. In this experimental diagrammatic apotheosis of “context,” relative distance from the center of the diagram indicates estimated specificity or generality of influence. Figure 1. In this experimental diagrammatic apotheosis of “context,” relative distance from the center of the diagram More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Robert L. Caserio But the merit of Out of Context overrides its lesser aspects. I have left two of its strong points for last. Bronstein rescues from scholarly neglect (no immediate professional context determining her choice) Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion (1964). Involving Kesey, who...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 210–215.
Published: 01 June 1991
..., rather different study. A. S. G. EDWARDS University of Victmk B@we Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-Century English Faction. By J. PAULHUNTER. New York: Norton, 1990. xxv + 421 pp. $25.00. Desire and Tmth: Functions of Plot...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 416–418.
Published: 01 December 1978
...) s’entregloserie. Wade deserves much better. RICHARDL. FRAUTSCHI Pe rz nsy han ia State U n 1 wersity Shuridan’s Comedies: Their Contexts and Achievements. By MARKS. Au- HURIV. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. ix 4...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 373–378.
Published: 01 December 1980
...Bruce Johnson Copyright © 1980 by Duke University Press 1980 CONTEXTS FOR CONRAD’ By BRUCEJOHNSON The publication of William W. Bonney’s book follows by only a few months the appearance of Ian Watt’s long-awaited attempt to provide true...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 301–319.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that periodizing scholarship has been reading his poetry. Readers can approach Milton’s works as he approached his earlier sources: to see what they might offer our understanding of events in our contexts, that is, anachronistically. Reading anachronistically is, after all, one of the principal advantages...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Simon Park Abstract Readers of Diogo Bernardes’s (ca. 1530–ca. 1595) poetry have long praised the brandura (gentleness) of his work. But what brandura meant and how favorably it was viewed depended on context. Brandura was associated with the middle style, with mastery of elocutio...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Michaela Bronstein Criticism has long sought the political significance of literature in its engagement with an immediate historical context. Yet this approach fails to account for one of literature’s most important effects: its interaction with readers distant from its moment of creation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Vincenzo Cuoco's novel Plato in Italy in the local context of the transformation of the publishing industry in Italy and in the European context of Bonapartism. Fiction acquires here a special kind of value: that of reimagining a radical democracy betrayed by Napoleonic restoration. Roberto M...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Melanie Micir Abstract Reading Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life (2013) in the context of theories of the historical novel (Georg Lukács, Fredric Jameson) and counterfactual fiction (Catherine Gallagher, Andrew Miller, Paul Saint-Amour) sheds light on an overlooked genealogy of the feminist modernist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 315–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... plot that emerged amid the population explosion of nineteenth-century Britain to an Irish context marked by demographic decline. This adaptation of Dickens’s plot structure prepared it for a similar use in The Wire . Both Joyce and Simon use a large fictional network to periodically decenter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jaime Hanneken This essay analyzes Mundial Magazine , a little-known Parisian periodical edited by Rubén Darío, in the context of current debates over the large-scale narrative of literary modernity that Pascale Casanova puts forth in The World Republic of Letters . These debates tend...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 271–295.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that nourishes the ideologies sustaining the late British imperial adventure. The essay, which places this rhetorical analysis of South in the context of Britain's decline as an imperial power after World War I, argues that the tradition of internal quest romance operates in the cultural imaginary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 19–48.
Published: 01 March 2011
... not substantiate the claims for a close connection. The miscontextualization of Fielding illustrates a common methodological problem: presuming a context that is only one among many possibilities. We need to see Fielding as he was—a brilliant, experimental Grub Street writer who evolved independently of his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the literary canon responds to changing modes of discourse in foreign literatures. The effects of canon formation reveal the patterns of the canon's manipulation and expansion in the modern Chinese political, cultural, and literary context. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Sun Yifeng...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Ming Dong Gu Although Lu Xun (1881–1936) produced all his literary works in a period that coincided with the heyday of Western modernism (1910–30), scholars both inside and outside China have made few attempts to study them in the international context of the modernist movement. Because of Lu Xun's...