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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Yopie Prins Abstract In posing questions about what is “historical” and what counts as “poetics,” historical poetics cannot separate the practice of reading a poem from the histories and theories of reading that mediate our ideas about poetry. While nineteenth-century verse cultures revolved around...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of lyric reading in which it is rooted. The road to the clear, ambitious claims of this argument runs through the transatlantic nineteenth century—which happens to be the shared focus of the American historical poetics group. Is this a problem? Or is it inevitable, as these critics would say, given...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 289–318.
Published: 01 September 2020
... modern lyric theory continues a long tradition. The white male supremacist foundation of those defenses informs definitions of lyric poetry as utterance overheard, as solitary self-address. Fry is right that historical poetics attempts to rock that two-hundred-year-old foundation. The answer to the third...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Linda Orr Philippe Carrard. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. 256 pp. $32.95. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Reviews Poetics of the NmHistory: French Histmkal Discourseclc/om Braudel to Chartiex By Philippe Carrard. Baltimore, Md.: Johns...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 1989
...A. C. GOODSON J. Mcgann Jerome. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1988. xii + 279 pp. $27.50. Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 A. C. GOODSON 197 Social Values and Poetic Acb: The Historical Judgment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Eric Weiskott Abstract Since the sixteenth century, the history of English poetics has had two sides: a history of theory and a history of practice. Contemporary literary scholars are mapping new connections between the history of theory and the history of practice, under the rubric of “historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of historical narration. This recuperation of his persona intervenes in an ongoing dispute in the field of historical poetics about the value of formalism and cognitivism. The essay aims to show that the concept of thinking in verse is valuable where it has been least applied: in reclaiming the value...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 267–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to the “historical poetics” of Virginia Jackson’s Dickinson’s Misery , with its reconsideration of the lyric poem and its place in the canon and reading practices of modern criticism. Neither direct interpretation of a text that lacks focus on its modes of circulation and transmission nor indeed any sort...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
... totality. The essay discusses three exemplary critical concepts that assume a speculative epistemology of literary totality: Alexander Veselovsky’s “historical poetics,” Erich Auerbach’s “ Ansatzpunkt ,” and Edward Said’s “contrapuntal reading.” Each, it is argued, is grounded in the distinctive qualities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 121–141.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., not theme and representation, at the center of the historically material practices of poetry. For superversive poetics, poems are not only representations but also quite singular machines, devices for body modification. Here the verse repertoire of Robert Browning’s Fifine at the Fair , in particular its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 171–194.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Noel Jackson The poetics of Erasmus Darwin's Botanic Garden , its status as an aesthetic as opposed to a purely scientific artifact, and the formal logic of the genre its author popularized have received scant historical attention. Yet in its time Darwin's contribution to the genre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... with the ancient public sphere proceeds from their common origin in the historically continuous intellectual tradition of European rhetoric. Ancient rhetoric, which also constituted the ancient public sphere, entered into ancient, medieval, and Renaissance rhetorical poetics; this last, transformed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 281–313.
Published: 01 September 2021
... translation practices, renewed study of poetic alliteration, and inaugurated the political interpretation of Wagner’s works. tja40@cam.ac.uk Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 Richard Wagner literary societies translation historical poetics decadent literature The first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 March 2016
... values: aesthetic innovation, radical politics, and the particularity of historical experience. To be sure, it is not that critics do not notice repetition: almost all the fundamental elements of literary and cultural studies depend on it. For example, take poetic form: rhythm, a recurrent pattern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and other sinophone locations? This essay recognizes the significance of the Hong Kong identity discourse constructed around the 1997 “Handover,” but it argues that a historical narration of localness should not be confined by this discourse. Rather, it is important to consider the interactions between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 March 2014
....” This essay explores several related problems: the almost occult significance of the publication date 1900; the surprising relevance of calendar debates to “The Darkling Thrush” and other texts, a crisis of temporality characteristic of late Victorian poetry and poetics; and the way that extrinsic historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Liran Razinsky This essay examines Jonathan Littell's novel The Kindly Ones ( Les bienveillantes ) as a project of bearing witness. It turns a critical eye on the role played by the poetics of excess and transgression, on the novel's historical aspects (dates, events, and other details...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 461–480.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Asha Varadharajan Harold Bloom's idiosyncratic poetic history is a perdurable cultural force with implications for our present, not just for Bloom's. His story of influence, his attention to the cultural and historical imaginary of “Europe,” can thus lend itself to postcolonial contexts equally...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 415–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Theories . Edited by Wang Ning and Marshall Brown 2017 Milton and the Politics of Periodization . Edited by Rachel Trubowitz 2016 Historical Poetics . Edited by V. Joshua Adams, Joel Calahan, and Michael Hansen 2016 Scale and Value: New and Digital Approaches to Literary History . Edited...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2016
... offers a fascinating case for “historical poetics.” Does the history of generic form—especially of the two generic dominants of twentieth-century criticism, the lyric and the novel—look different when Byron’s epic is factored in? Jerome McGann ( 1983 : 48), the critic who has worked most assiduously...