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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 March 1999
... in trying to pinpoint one intellectual arena as the single (or even the principal) source of manifestly different develop- ments with varied effects in every arena of thought and experience. Timothy J. Reiss, New York University Home Fronts: Domesticity and Its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
... historical and literary moments when gender norms, alongside racial and ethnic identities, underwent abrupt and vexed change. In these stories, scenes of domestic drama are transformed into modernist narratives of social and cultural transformation. The article contends that a pragmatic linguistic approach...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (4): 495–498.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Richard Helgerson Staging Domesticity: Household Work and English Identity in Early Modern Drama . By Wendy Wall. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xiii + 292 pp. © 2003 University of Washington 2003 Reviews Staging Domesticity: Household Work and English Identity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 167–188.
Published: 01 June 1995
...Tamar Katz Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Tamar Katz is assistant professor of English at Brown University. She is writing a book on gender and subjectivity in modernist fiction. “In the House and Garden of His Dream”: Pater’s Domestic Subject Tamar Katz...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 241–245.
Published: 01 June 1995
... to African American lit- erature, any black woman who would writc in this vein, she opined, was hardly a principled author. My friend’s exasperation revealed her belief that sentimental conventions, including tropes of domestic bliss and (inter)racial harmony, proved not merely frivolous when late...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 102–104.
Published: 01 March 1945
... solution of the peculiar edi- torial task with which he was confronted. RICHARDH. PERKINSON Fordhain University English Domestic Or, Homiletic Tragedy, 1575 to 1642. By HENRY HITCHADAMS. New York : Columbia University Press, 1943. Pp. x + 191 + 37...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2019
... at the 2018 Modern Language Association annual meeting. These pieces vividly demonstrate that Nancy Armstrong’s first book, Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel , published by Oxford University Press in 1987, continues to inspire live thought. Armstrong’s book has provoked ongoing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 7–12.
Published: 01 March 2019
... writer and a feminist critic. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 Nancy Armstrong Michel Foucault feminist criticism D esire and Domestic Fiction took Jane Eyre away from me. That was disappointing. In the wake of Nancy Armstrong’s anatomization of that novel’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 441–472.
Published: 01 December 2021
... reviews and a publisher’s archive, the essay sheds light on the novels’ invisible translators and reveals the fiscal and legal viability of “domesticated decadence.” Doing so models how translation studies and book-historical methods can revise deep-set tenets of literary history. These “poisonous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the political dimensions of Austen’s fictions were fading to obscurity, Gaskell drew on Austen’s portrayal of domestic relationships to underscore their relevance to “public” problems. On this view, the Austenian courtship plot does not contain political anxieties so much as animate them, with the logic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (4): 395–397.
Published: 01 December 1981
...Lawrence Poston S. HAIR DONALD. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1981. viii + 251 pp. $25.00. Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 LAWRENCE POSTON 3 9 5 Domestic and Heroic in Tenriyson’s Poet By L...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (1): 79–81.
Published: 01 March 1989
.... MATTHEWROWLI NSON Dartmoulh College Affairs of the Hearth: Victorian Poetry and Domestic Narrative. By ROD EDMOND. London and New York: Routledge, 1988. ix + 262 pp. $39.00. It has long been the practice of social historians to advert to literary texts to illustrate or indeed to “prove...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (4): 443–476.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of the Olden Time”: Revisions of the Regency in the Construction of Victorian Domestic Fiction Tamara S. Wagner roliferating from the mid-1820s to the mid-1840s and then rapidly Pdeclining, the “silver-fork” or “fashionable” novel has often been dismissed as a mere bridge between early...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 205–242.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., recognized as domestic: Afterwards he came to think of those poor, home-returning ghosts, which all men have fancied to themselves—the revenants —pathetically, as crying, or beating with vain hands at the doors, as the wind came, their cries distinguishable in it as a wilder inner note. But, always making...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ian Duncan Abstract Trained on the history of the novel in English, Nancy Armstrong’s Desire and Domestic Fiction also illuminates continental European developments. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship , the prototype of the nineteenth-century “novel of development” (bildungsroman), forms itself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 491–515.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the creation of a system of kitchenless homes in California and the subsequent emancipation of women from forced domesticity. Gilman’s prose reflects on, and even formally replicates, the drudgery and repetition she associates with household labor. Gilman proposes an analogy between novels and kitchens...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the former and domesticate the latter. Terrible events are described comically, and everyday matters are treated as portents. The echoes of Ulysses in magic realism amplify its irony and dispel the primitivist tendency to interpret the fantasy in later texts as evidence of indigenous belief in supernatural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
... or interest of empire and global commerce. This essay explores how authors have used the fantasy of the eastward journey across the date line to manage the temporal deviancy bound up with the date line’s paradoxical character by domesticating it, projecting it onto vilified spaces and populations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 123–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
...John Richardson Abstract In the eighteenth century Britannia became a vehicle for poets and other writers to reflect on the difficult place of the individual in the emerging public sphere. Writers of the first half of the century characteristically imagined the goddess in a domestic political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2019
...—both practical and abstract—on which criticism depends. Desire and Domestic Fiction , which focuses on the rewriting of the political and economic as the personal, offers a powerful lens for examining this process. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 criticism institutions...