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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 (2017) 78 (4): 543–547.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Alan Rudrum Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England . By Eggert Katherine . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2015 . ix + 368 pp. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 What Katherine Eggert means...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 357–358.
Published: 01 September 1946
... in English and Scots Literature to the End of the Year 1568. By FRANCISLEE UTLEY.Columbus, Ohio: The Graduate School of the Ohio State University, 1944. Pp. xii + 368. $4.00. The Crooked Rib is not the usual popular book about woman’s shortcomings or virtues, nor is it the stereotyped...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 124–126.
Published: 01 March 1940
...: Longmans, Green and Co., 1939. Pp. 303. Figures of Transition: a Study of British Literature at the End of the Nineteenth Cetttury. By GRANVILLEHICKS. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1940. Pp. xv+ 326. As a product of the Neo-Humanist approach to literary schol- arship, Professor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 June 2016
... be more than it is only if it stays aware of the void, of lack, of privation, of the interminable: aware of the end that never is an end. Such a planetary concept of the literatures of the world offers valuable opportunities to all those who do not fall into the trap of contenting themselves...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on the original language of creation and scholarly expertise, the essay proposes a perspective on world literature that is based on borrowing privileges: through translation, reading, and collections in private and public libraries. Mani ends by discussing Hermann Hesse’s essay Eine Bibliothek der Weltliteratur...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “end of literature” essay. “Western Literary Theory in China” ends with a section about something the three Chinese authors do not stress, namely, the major changes in literary theory in every country, including China, brought about willy-nilly by the shift from print media to digital media. What...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Theo D’haen Abstract The articles at the center of this issue of MLQ , Wang Ning’s “French Theories in China and the Chinese Theoretical (Re)construction,” Zhang Jiang’s “On Imposed Interpretation and Chinese Construction of Literary Theory,” and Zhu Liyuan’s “Hillis Miller on the End of Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
... concerned the uses of history in literature. But because it happened just one year after the publication of Styron’s controversial novel about Nat Turner, the debate ended up focusing primarily on the nature and value of biofiction. By analyzing the discussion in relation to contemporary formulations about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2011
... MLQ March 2011 view the ascendancy of exegesis as the end to which all previous work on literature was moving — ­as progress, in short. But another point of received professional wisdom is to reject evolution and similar grands récits, so that option seems closed. This leaves no other way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... meaning of a literary work includes the history of its reception. (3) Reading literature entails a response to value and form. (4) The form of a literary work is integral to its moral, social, and political meaning. (5) Unmasking is not an end in itself but a means to various kinds of revelations. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Christopher Braider This essay explores the origins of the modern French paradigm of literary genius in the dramatic works of Pierre Corneille. Guided by a critical suggestion inscribed in an often-noted allusion to Corneille's first tragedy, Médée , near the end of Jean Racine's Phèdre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to the latter at the end of the nineteenth century. Yet even after standardized tests had replaced it as a key to college admissions, Silas Marner remained in high schools to furnish an idealized image of education, in which a nonbiological parent successfully replaced unsuitable biological ones. Although...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 395–412.
Published: 01 December 2023
...András Kiséry; David Nee Abstract New media played an important but largely understudied role in the formation of literary studies as a discipline. The dominant tradition of literary criticism has implied that literature was superior to and fully distinct from competing media and that the methods...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 227–235.
Published: 01 June 1996
... of literature, widely acknowledged to have arisen in response to an awareness of the expe- rience of modernity toward the end of the eighteenth century.4 Litera- ture may be profoundly antimodern, but as it has devolved it has incor- porated into itself a version of modernity, which becomes evident...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 495–504.
Published: 01 December 2019
... literature at the center of their dreams and expectations of the future. At the same time, especially in the independence period, the institution of literature resisted its recruitment toward nationalist ends and, to quote Simon During ( 1990 : 138), “operated in different social spaces than nationalism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2004
... defines the postmodern situation. The end of temporality—temporality’s urgency, taking its end in the 2 Fredric Jameson, “The End of Temporality,” Critical Inquiry 29 (2003): 695– 718. Brown Literature in Time 3 directional sense that sneaks into Jameson’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
... between women’s subjectivities and rapid economic modernization. Time and again, characters from this body of literature ask what it means to be part of a spatially and temporally fragmented world as they embody and engage capitalism’s social contradictions. Instead of signifying a coherent nation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 247–269.
Published: 01 June 2015
... are “limitless”—governed, he says, by an “endless process” (40). Just follow the bleeping code: capitalism and language are “limitless” and “endless.” The modern text replicates this condition in literature, “denying [the] final word (denying the end as a word)” (52). Capitalism, language, and modernist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (2): 239–254.
Published: 01 June 2003
... was also the hope of the British authors of traditional national literary histories, because their patriotic bent is unmistakable. Indeed, almost all literary histories are histories of the literature of a nation and largely serve patriotic ends: they want to strengthen the past in its af liations...