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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (2): 213–244.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of Decadence (1999) and author of Mimesis (2006). Decadence, Nationalism, and the Logic of Canon Formation Matthew Potolsky How dare I identify myself with Germany, how dare I embrace its war? Do I have the right to this patriotic enthusiasm? Can it be genuine coming from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Richard A. Kaye Decadence and the Reinvention of Modernism . By Sherry Vincent . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . xi + 333 pp. The Decadent Republic of Letters: Taste, Politics, and Cosmopolitan Community from Baudelaire to Beardsley . By Potolsky Matthew...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 441–472.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Colton Valentine Abstract Decadence eludes definition, but critics tend to concur on the movement’s transgressive and uncommercial status in the British literary field. This essay questions those associations by exploring a current of archetypal decadent French novels translated by and marketed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 282–285.
Published: 01 September 1954
... and then examines Grillparzer’s life and works com- pletely and convincingly against the background of his age. WALTERA. REICHART University of Michigan Decadence fn German Fiction. By WILLIAMEICKHORST. Denver: Alan Swal- low, 1953. Pp. 179...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 296–298.
Published: 01 September 1959
...Henri Peyre A. E. Carter. The Idea of Decadence in French Literature, 1830-1900 . Toronto: University of Toronto Romance Series, No. 3, 1958. Pp. ix + 154. $4.50. © 1959 University of Washington 1959 Ziegler, Sophie Schrijder, Agnes Sorma, and Agnes Straub, among the ac- tresses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Theodore Martin Is there a literary genre uniquely suited to grasping the history of the present? This essay proposes the “decade novel” and explores how the genre is elaborated in the work of Bret Easton Ellis. As a form of compressed history, the decade is the preeminently “stereotypical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 1943
...Benjamin T. Spencer Copyright © 1943 by Duke University Press 1943 A NATIONAL LITERATURE : POST-CIVIL WAR DECADE By BENJAMIN T. SPENCER That after each demonstration of national power in the early decades of the Republic a demand arose for a national literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 535–544.
Published: 01 December 1969
...Philip Stephan Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 DECADENT POETRY IN LE CHAT NOIR BEFORE VERLAINE’S “LANGUEUR’’ By PHILIPSTEPHAN According to the traditional view held by historians of French sym- bolism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 211–213.
Published: 01 June 1963
....” It also includes an appendix on various minor characters, a substantial bibliography, and an index of proper names and topics. JOHN M. STEADMAN Hunting ton Library O’Neill and His Plays: Four Decades of Criticism. Edited by OSCARCARCILL...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 1965
...Willard Thorp Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 EXODUS: FOUR DECADES OF AMERICAN LITERARY SCHOLARSHIP By WILLARDTHORP Before we can turn to present trends and recent achievements in the field of American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Petra Dierkes-Thrun The familiar scholarly view of Richard Strauss's modernist opera Salome is that it overturns the original aesthetics of its libretto source, Oscar Wilde's 1891 symbolist-decadent drama. A close reconsideration of the presumed opposition between the two works, however, shows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sharon Marcus Abstract Through a reading of Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis , which readers inside and outside the academy have valued for decades, this essay teases out how literary critical value is often aligned with scale: big claims, minutely close readings, and the ability to move gracefully between...
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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 (2011) 72 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Christopher L. Hill In the decades following the publication of Emile Zola's novel Nana (1880), “Nana figures” resembling Zola's heroine appeared in fiction around the world. The history of the Nana figure contradicts current models for the study of world literature, based on the diffusion of forms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 329–349.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Toral Jatin Gajarawala A product of the last two decades, Dalit (“untouchable caste”) literature in Hindi has fashioned itself as a modern protest literature, drawing on the cultural and political traditions of other Indian languages and literatures. But Hindi Dalit literature is unique in that its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zhu Liyuan Abstract In the first decade after 2000, the idea of “the end of literature” proposed by J. Hillis Miller aroused widespread controversy in Chinese academe. This article seeks to reiterate the original meaning of Miller’s statement while tracing the original Chinese context from which...
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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 (2014) 75 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 June 2014
... educational levels, and he did so for many decades. Less known are his early work as a Browning scholar and his attempt to steer readers of Browning in a “poetical” direction based on close textual study. The history of Alexander’s 1889 Introduction to the Poetry of Robert Browning provides a point of entry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 239–257.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and colleagues in the humanities in Britain and its colonies during the last two decades of the nineteenth century and the first two of the twentieth. But the decline in idealism’s credibility and visibility has led to its erasure from histories of the discipline of English. In considering Green and his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Alison Wood “Cambridge English” and the uses of literature it implies proffer, still, an image central to our sense of the history of literary study. This essay explores the percolation of the discipline at a religiously reforming Cambridge. In the three decades before the inaugural...