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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 March 1984
...David Grylls Copyright © 1984 by Duke University Press 1984 DETERMINISM AND DETERMINATION IN GISSING By DAVIDGRYLLS George Gissing was a pessimist who believed in will power. His fiction asserts the futility...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 1989
....” -Ezra Pound’ DETERMINING FRONTIERS T. S. ELIOT’S FRAMING OF THE LI7ERARY ESSAYS OF EZRA POUND BJ MICHAEL COYLE Few examples of literary collaboration have been so celebrated as that of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of experience reorients the demands of justice from a desire for immunity from these orders and forces them toward a determination to refashion the biographical and nomological orders of our lives (our habits of dwelling, consuming, legislating) in relation to these other forces and forcings of planetary life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Why study the past? Because we must. The computer seems to offer us access to simultaneity. We must therefore study the past “broadly.” Primo Levi offers us an example. But the access to simultaneity is a simulacrum, for the computing (intending) subject is determined...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and realism locates multiple secular meanings in specific historical events. Secular excess replaces divine plenitude. The absence of a consistent authorial voice prevents readers from determining a hierarchy of significance. Exaggerated correlations between individual lives and public events aggrandize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
...B. Venkat Mani This essay addresses a major gap in the recent scholarship on world literature: the neglect of libraries and print cultural institutions to determine world-literary circulation and reception. Mani makes a case for the dual role of libraries as instrumental to and as instruments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of the potentially global significance of local environmental change emerged in concert with the environmental philosophy of his era, specifically the “back to the land” movement and theories of climatic determinism, and was developed in a 1909 short story, “The Machine Stops,” that he wrote while beginning Howards...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 355–372.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Esei Murakishi Abstract In A Dialogue concerning Heresies (1529) and The Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer (1532–33), Thomas More proffers an account of natural language: the writing, speaking collectivity determines the meanings of words, and words picture the contents of the individual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Morgan Day Frank Abstract Literary scholars in recent years have endowed institutions with tremendous explanatory power, insisting that these social formations exercise a determining influence on cultural production. The fiction that institutions can impose themselves as coherent subjects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David L. Sedley This article interprets Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves as a response to Blaise Pascal’s arithmetic triangle. Pascal used the numbers of the triangle to determine how to divide fairly the stakes of an interrupted game of chance. He called his method “the geometry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 541–575.
Published: 01 December 2014
... under study wrote in Galician, continued to identify with their homeland’s right of self-determination, and insisted on foregrounding its areas of socioeconomic exclusion and underdevelopment. This discussion centers on Manuel María’s use of his poetry to mobilize popular-democratic politics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of Paris demystifies the bildungsroman’s typically self-made protagonist by foregrounding how the probabilistic attribution of causal force to the human will resembles predestinarian belief in divine determination. The Eastern wish-fulfilling skin of Balzac’s title at once hyperbolizes the liberal fantasy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
... of Literary Canon Formation (1993). Bourdieu’s Refusal John Guillory And this is that famous human freedom which everyone brags of having, and which consish only in this: that men are conscious of their appetite and igno- rant of the causes by which they are determined...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 184–187.
Published: 01 June 1955
... the Re‘futation d’Helvhtius where Diderot come closest to rejecting materialism ; where, in effect, he does reject what Crocker calls mechanistic determinism. But Crocker, quoting Urban (Fundamentals of Ethics) and White- head (Science and the Modern World), is convinced that mechanistic deter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
... reading, reparative reading, neoformalist reading—affirm. Michaela Bronstein adds reading “out of context” to the list. But whereas the other methods stay close to historical, political, or theoretical frameworks, Bronstein’s approach aims to free the study of fiction from such determinants. She respects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 283–293.
Published: 01 December 1958
... conventions was to imprison experience in a pre- determined mold which did violence to the rich variety and com- plexity of man’s actual existence. According to him, the average reader runs the risk of identifying the artificiality of certain art-forms with the reality they purport to represent, just...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 164–168.
Published: 01 June 1950
..., using three argu- ments which are exactly the same as those which theologians and philosophers of idealism, defenders of the thesis of man’s freedom, have traditionally used against determinists. As everyone knows, the controversy of free-will versus determinism is almost as old...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 409–425.
Published: 01 December 1992
... may have been a little too hasty. On the other side, a number of French critics have turned their attention to the sublime as a way to refuse the possibility of a bridge between the aesthetic and the political, and to deny the existence of either a beautiful society or a socially determined...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 252–258.
Published: 01 September 1959
...Stanley Cooperman © 1959 University of Washington 1959 FRANK NORRIS AND THE WEREWOLF OF GUILT By STANLEYCOOPERMAN The naturalist novel has been too qasily and too often associated with scientific determinism. It is, of course, quite true...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 381–386.
Published: 01 December 1954
... ; and the later completion of the theory by the addition of sensibilite‘ to matter stemmed from experiment. Dr. Vartanian shows how experimental discoveries were crucial and determining. The doctrine of transformism was revitalized by experimenta- tion to a greater extent perhaps than he allows; he...