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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
... was to produce a literature with an African referent in a language that deconstructed the mimetic contract as one of the operating signatures of colonial governmentality. In their literary ideologies and formal preferences, these writers did not consider romance, realism, and modernism separate categories...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 261–286.
Published: 01 September 2019
... summary of liberal governmentality illuminates this passage point by point. The liberal art of “how not to govern too much,” he writes (Foucault 2008 : 13), entails the image, idea, or theme-program of a society in which there is an optimization of systems of difference, in which the field is left...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2006
... a Romanticism inflected by theory, philoso- phy, or psychoanalysis. As Martin Heidegger presciently saw in 1938, publishing is a form of governmentality: through the “prearranged and limited publication of books,” publishers “bring the world into the pic- ture for the public and confirm it publicly.”7...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 563–586.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., a term strongly revised in Michel Foucault’s concept of “governmental- ity.” Foucault famously proposed that the evolution of kings into parlia- ments in Europe was accompanied by the devolution of state power from its functionaries to its citizens.1 Power became diffused...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 1999
... describes a “politics concerned with subjects as members of a population, in which issues of individual sexual and reproductive conduct intercon- nect with issues of national policy and power” (Colin Cordon, “Governmental Ratio- nality: An Introduction,” in TheFoucault Eflect: Studies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 239–260.
Published: 01 September 1975
...” by Puritan animosity or by governmental regu1ations.l Others claim that “The attack on the stage began quite suddenly, in 1577; before that time no appreciable antagonism to the drama was evident in England, nor was the slight antagonism that did exist in- creasing.”2 A main, problem has been...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 150–151.
Published: 01 March 1942
... ktait trop timork, disons le mot, trop liche intellec- tuellement, pour suivre Voltaire et Diderot bien loin sur les chemins qui men6rent A quatre-vingt neuf, et il resta toute sa vie fid6le ?ila foi catholique.” Is it so easy to decide where courage is found? Were governmental sanctions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
... : Droz . Foucault Michel . 1991 . “ Governmentality .” In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality , edited by Burchell Graham Gordon Colin Miller Peter , 87 – 104 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Reviews Homer and the Politics of Authority...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 June 2020
... that is neither desultory nor trendy but boldly astute and often ingenious. His reflections on Troilus and Cressida fruitfully engage with the Platonic dialogue Alcibiades I , which in turn leads to a consideration of Michel Foucault’s lectures on governmentality and the care of the self. The examination...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2018
... state’s coercive governmentality, as well as to demonstrate its continuity with colonial rule” (199). Addressing, again, a region that has seen its share of bloodshed, Gould’s final chapter and epilogue are worthy of a book unto themselves, as she offers an ethnography of the contemporary Caucasus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2019
... history) was itself well established in the first half of the eighteenth century, most influentially in Montesquieu’s De l’esprit des lois (1748), which explained governmental systems as the products of different combinations within a finite and constant set of causes. If The Poetics of Decline...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 1989
... of the civil wars and of governmental censorship. He is most interesting on the campaign for linguistic reform spearheaded by the Royal Society. The writings of Thomas Sprat, Joseph Glanvill, and other reformers on this subject, Markley dem- onstrates, simply cannot be accepted uncritically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 1955
... unfavorable propaganda, and that The FdZ of Mortimer was itself forced off the stage. By December of this same year (1731), moreover, the persecution of the government forced Fielding to give up the theater in the Haymarket and to make a new contract with Drury Lane. The evidence for governmental...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 353–355.
Published: 01 December 1960
... of the direct warnings that had already been issued by the auth0rities.l One notes, even in a casual reading of L'Essay des filles, that it possesses nearly all the qualities that a governmental censor, however dull his perception, would be quick to condemn. It is indeed difficult to see how, even...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 393–396.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to collect evidence of egregious governmental failings and to proselytize either for or against greater security measures. Instead, he unearths the history of assumptions and thought complexes underlying modern uses and abuses of the term. In fact, the book makes a compelling case for philology as the best...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 June 1955
..., and others, not to forget that active Maecenas, Frederic I1 of Sicily, who translated the Almagest of Pt01emy Junius records that the Emperor Julian was able to divide his time nicely between his humanistic and his governmental dutiesY4lor be- tween the plectrum and the scepter, in the words...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 329–333.
Published: 01 September 1994
... to show that “the 332 MLQ I September 1994 meaner sort of people” (to quote one of the chroniclers) indeed developed their own means of political protest against governmental control. The dis- cussion of the Chronicles and its representation of popular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 1990
... constitutionally, united by laws and governmental offices, he uses the less emotive and value-laden civitas. For our purposes the key ideas of the definition are justice and the common interest. In On Duties, as we shall see, he appears to be on the threshold of differentiating state from society...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 217–224.
Published: 01 September 1962
... of the “nouveau roman” is Alain Robbe-Grillet. Born at Brest in 1922, he trained to be an agricultural engineer and statistician; he has held governmental posts in several parts of the French Community. Since 1953 he has published a novel every two years through Les Editions de Minuit, a firm which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Moreover, dramatic authors were afflicted by governmental regu- lations that did not apply to novelists: from 1737 until 1968 all plays intended for London theaters had to be licensed for performance by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office. The Theatre Act of 1843 attempted...