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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Melanie Micir Abstract Reading Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life (2013) in the context of theories of the historical novel (Georg Lukács, Fredric Jameson) and counterfactual fiction (Catherine Gallagher, Andrew Miller, Paul Saint-Amour) sheds light on an overlooked genealogy of the feminist modernist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 542–545.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Patricia Meyer Spacks Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English Emerita at the University of Virginia. She recently edited Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition (2010) and is author of On Rereading . The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650 - 1950...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., marks the horizon of historical consciousness. This article proposes “History 4°” to synthesize History 1–3 into a new totality in which the historical present is defined as internal to an imminent catastrophe. History 4° poses a challenge to the historical novel: somehow it must reveal the intimate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ina Ferris This essay contends that Scott's historical novels respond to the widespread sense of displacement in postrevolutionary Europe by activating and rewriting the figure of the remnant. As remnant tales, his novels are less about the loss of the past or its relationship to the present than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (4): 441–469.
Published: 01 December 2002
... (September 1997). Historical Difference As Immortality in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Novel Ted Underwood remarkable number of mid-nineteenth-century historical novels A open by comparing historical imagination to the reanimation of the dead. Often the comparison is embodied in a frame...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 1967
... as in the transitional periods of the “Scotch novels.” Yet history is involved because continuity is involved; the mediation b&tweenthe claims of tradition and the claims of humanity, the discovery of the hero’s true iden- tity in a fluid historical situation where all expectations are shattered and all new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eleni Coundouriotis Abstract The African novel has had an uneasy relationship with world literature, but a way to locate the historical novel in world literature lies in the emphatic turn of African fiction to the historical novel. Positing a temporality of a decolonization not yet achieved...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 495–525.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Michael Gamer This essay revisits the question of Walter Scott's innovation as a novelist, and Waverley 's status as the first historical novel, by showing the degree to which such markers of reputation were fictions of Scott's own making. The essay begins by examining how Scott's manipulation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Mad Men belongs to a long line of naturalist narratives in which the outsider within (often a Jew or probable Jew) assimilates the myriad impacts of capitalist globalization and thus exemplifies the periodic resurgence of historical realism, which Georg Lukács predicted in The Historical Novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
...” or degraded version of periodization; perhaps for this reason, it is also the perfect narrative mode for the present's historical self-consciousness. Ellis's novels American Psycho and Glamorama expose the contradictory link between the ephemeral details of consumer life and the essence of a single, self...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 419–440.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Patrick M. Bray Abstract This essay looks at Gustave Flaubert’s L’éducation sentimentale as a “literary-historical event,” that is, an event that becomes legible only by a literary text. Flaubert’s novel attempted to turn the ambiguous political events of 1848 and the coup d’état of Napoleon III...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the changes Styron made to the historical and biographical record, his representation of Turner’s yearnings for a white woman, and the novel’s emphasis on the murder of women and children during the insurrection Turner led, members of the audience condemned the white southern novelist, which is why Styron’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 511–539.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Bashir Abu-Manneh This essay offers a materialist reading of the canonical Palestinian novel from the nakba (catastrophe) of 1948 to the early 1980s by adapting a Lukácsian periodization to the Palestinian context. The essay connects praxis and historical developments with changes in aesthetic form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Samuel Baker It is well known that Walter Scott adapted the forms of sentimental fiction for his initial trilogy of novels on Scottish manners and that he drew on philosophical theories of sympathy when conceiving of his characters and placing them in historical relation to one another and to his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
...-skinned” lessness of The Body Artist and Point Omega is more radical as an expression of human and historical finitude. In Point Omega lateness is historical time after 9/11; in The Body Artist it is Lauren Hartke’s experience of living after the suicide of her husband. These slender novels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 533–556.
Published: 01 December 2008
... provenance of the classic English novel; and the third explores contestations around questions of canonicity, fictionality, and the historical embeddedness of postcolonial novels. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Ankhi Mukherjee is CUF Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Oxford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 453–477.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Regina Janes An exercise in rereading, “Revisiting Garc'a Márquez among the Bananas” takes up the case of bananas in One Hundred Years of Solitude to explore the representation, subversion, and prolepsis of literature of memory, literature of witness. A historical episode represented by the novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 396–398.
Published: 01 September 2003
... point for such studies. The formulations of Sidney are, as a matter of fact, more radical than those of either von Lukács or his followers. One other fact that is often overlooked is that any novel is a “historicalnovel. The most realistic and most topically contemporary text is, willy-nilly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 September 1998
... on the construction of time and perspective in fictional narrative. In Realism and Consensus in the English Novel and Sequel to History she develops a historical account of major shifts in the defining cultural values embedded in picaresque, realist, and postmodern temporal assumptions and narratorial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to multiple historical uses. Ngũgĩ makes use of Conrad not by engaging with his historical context but by dehistoricizing his literary forms and themes for anti- and postcolonial purposes. Conrad’s novels are usually assimilated to a narrative of modernist experimentation in which innovative literary form...