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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jason de Stefano Abstract This essay shows how Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ideas of mental and artistic creativity emerged from debates about the creation of living form. Emerson came to believe that “creating nature” and “creative intellect” manifested the same “creative force,” a belief instilled...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., the ancient philosophy of apathy creates the conditions of possibility for modern romance. University of Washington 2009 Samuel Baker , associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, is author of Written on the Water: British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 429–451.
Published: 01 December 2010
... with strangers, transforming her ethics into an illiberal form of internationalist expansionism. By entwining these incompatible phenomena, Baum creates a lasting metaphor for U.S. foreign policy: Dorothy as the reluctant traveler who selflessly intervenes in the affairs of strangers with the intention...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
... which her class vacillated, Bowen creates a cyclical history in which the deficiencies of gothic hysteria and detached professionalism supplement each other in a dialectical exchange. Understanding the socioeconomic circumstances underlying Bowen’s Court provides an important insight into how Bowen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Adam Barrows The fantasy of turning back the clock by journeying eastward across what we today call the International Date Line appears in the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Rudyard Kipling, and James Joyce, all of whom create characters who make, or contemplate making, such time-defying...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
...John Richardson Nicholas Rowe's Tamerlane of 1701 marks an important step in the development of literary representations of military heroes. Rowe draws on and adapts seventeenth-century accounts of Timur and other soldiers to create a conqueror more virtuous and peace-loving than those portrayed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... operations, controlled and repeatable experiments, and measurement-based, post-Baconian science. Milton’s Eve sins as the world’s first experimentalist and in effect breaks the World-Soul’s cosmic heart: even as Spenser’s Agape had previously re-created it allegorically, Neoplatonically, and metaphysically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 395–419.
Published: 01 September 2017
...John D. Staines Abstract This essay explores the political implications of the periodization divides created by the closing of the public theaters in 1642 at the start of the English Civil War and their reopening in 1660 at the restoration of Charles II. The meaning of the theater, and the meanings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 373–396.
Published: 01 December 2018
...James Mulholland Abstract For decades scholars have relied on the concept of circulation to explain the operation of texts and to animate the significance of literary studies. Its overuse has elided differences in the virtual relationships created by reading and has blurred empirical details about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
... music literature,” it implies that three domains are essential for it: first, creating a literary text; second, setting the text to music; and third, having access to both and enabling the composition to circulate within large networks and groups around the globe. Within this context Schiller’s text...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and assumptions of the sentimental novel. Ellison thereby creates a modernist and masculinist sentimental rhetoric that reinforces his novel’s articulation of the ethical and political ideal of e pluribus unum . I would like to thank Marshall Brown and Louis Chude-Sokei for their helpful editorial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 491–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
... intersect. A Study in Scarlet , the novella that introduced Sherlock Holmes, offers the first meditation on distant reading. A split double plot that anticipates generic fissures within crime fiction broadly conceived, A Study in Scarlet creates a data-centric detective intelligence in dialogue with late...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 481–497.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and self-definition, then illustrates this point by demonstrating how Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Oldtown Folks (1869) creates a bildungsroman-like narrative to shape the story of Protestantism’s Anglican-Puritan branch from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Although this representation is political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 187–205.
Published: 01 June 2023
... harnessing of detail to create plush, seemingly real worlds to modernist and postmodern fiction’s interrogation of the detail’s supposed referentiality. Engaging with the detail’s many legacies, Cole underscores the latent violence of detail in the global novel, namely, its capacity to draw something...
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Modern Language Quarterly 11196167.
Published: 03 June 2024
... of oneself as other than one is.” Chinese writers actively engaged with translated love stories to create their own literary works, some of them autobiographical, while others parodied the perceived romantic love found in translated love stories. Qian.Liu.1@warwick.ac.uk Copyright © 2024...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 202–204.
Published: 01 June 1981
.... To create his answers, Moser must re- create his subject, giving us Ford as the son-lover-friend-novelist-critic-histo- rian, such a complex organism that one is tempted to add to Moser’s title, “The Life in the Fiction,” the complementary echo, “and Fiction in the Life,” in order to acknowledge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 64–77.
Published: 01 March 1973
... 65 he bases his first love affair. Radiguet underlines throughout the inade- quacies and false imaginings in which these two modes are rooted. Yet his sympathies remain much more clearly with the hero, who at least yearns to create beauty, than with the aesthetically blind bourgeois so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 March 1975
..., and hearing with being heard, and tasting with being tasted, and touching with being touched, and speaking with hearing, and creating with speaking. Thou, then, 0 God, art the Opposition of opposites, because Thou art infinite, and because Thou art infinite Thou art infinity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (4): 348–366.
Published: 01 December 1977
... in relation to my creation. But this time it is the created object which escapes me; I can not reveal and produce at the same time? It is impossible, Sartre concludes, for one to consider one’s own work finished, for that demands “considering one’s work with someone else’s eyes’’ (p. 34...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 254–262.
Published: 01 September 1962
... then, conclusions based on the present text must allow for the possibility that Mark Twain’s intentions for the story had not yet jelled. The presumed final chapter, which proposes to explain all that pre- cedes it, raises more problems. It and it alone creates the solipsism; it alone establishes...