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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2003) 64 (3): 396–398.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Virgil Nemoianu Imperfect Histories: The Elusive Past and the Legacy of Romantic Historicism . By Ann Rigney. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2001. 209 pp. © 2003 University of Washington 2003 396 MLQ September 2003 and traditional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2004) 65 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2004
... on philologists and national thought in nineteenth-century Europe. Literary Historicism: Romanticism, Philologists, and the Presence of the Past Joep Leerssen Nous entrons dans l’avenir à reculons.—Paul Valéry etween 1780 and 1840 a huge rediscovery of the early medieval ver...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2001) 62 (3): 285–290.
Published: 01 September 2001
...John Plotz Practicing New Historicism . By Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. 234 pp. © 2001 University of Washington 2001 MLQ 62.3-05 Reviews 7/12/01 1:22 PM Page 285 Reviews Practicing New...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1989) 50 (4): 375–392.
Published: 01 December 1989
...BRIAN ROSENBERG Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 HISTORICIZING THE NEW HISTORICISM UNDERSTANDING THE PAST IN CRITICISM AND FICTION By BRIANROSENBERG In certain respects the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 111–120.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Walter Benn Michaels Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Victims of New Historicism Walter Benn Michaels he title of this essay is prompted by a series of recent attacks on Tthe New Historicism, most of which take the form either of sug- gesting, as does...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2013) 74 (3): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Borbein Adolf . Mainz : Zabern . Romanticism, the Temporalization of History, and the Historicization of Form Nicholas Halmi n a letter of 1818 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1956 – 71, 3: 94 – 95) mem- Iorably compared his thoughts to Surinam toads: “As they crawl on, little Toads...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1997) 58 (1): 111–114.
Published: 01 March 1997
... Milton and the Rmolutionary Reader. By Sharon Achinstein. Literature in His- tory. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994. xiv t 272 pp. $37.50. Historicizing Milton: Spectacle, Power, arid Poetry in Restoration England. By Laura Lunger hoppers. Athens: University of Georgia Press...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1997) 58 (1): 111–114.
Published: 01 March 1997
... University Press, 1994. xiv t 272 pp. $37.50. Historicizing Milton: Spectacle, Power, arid Poetry in Restoration England. By Laura Lunger hoppers. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994. xi t 209 pp- $45.00. These books represent the best current criticism of seventeenth-century English...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Paul B. Armstrong Although form and history are joined in reading, the profession of literary studies has regularly regarded formalism and historicism as opposites and even antagonists. When dichotomous terms replicate themselves without mediation, a phenomenological approach to resolving the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Michal Kobialka The “after theory” syndrome silently renounced historiography as radical thought and substituted a closed, retrospective framework to conceptualize the ontology of theater/performance history. In its postmodern/post-utopian universe, historicizing largely contents itself with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
... projects of those who were defeated by history. This ethic of recovery has at times gone by the name “melancholy historicism,” and its paragon text has been Toni Morrison’s Beloved . This essay questions whether recovery predicated on such assumptions is the only way to either have or do slave history, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2019) 80 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... imaginative possibilities associated with the Romantic. However, this apparent tension between romance and the real ought to be seen as the dialectical face of a historicism that sought to master temporality by ending it with the arrival of the modern. The shifting narrative tenses of both realism and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 173–204.
Published: 01 June 2017
... about the poet and his poem than it does about the history of our own disciplinary formation. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 historicism editorial practice The Faerie Queene spelling digital humanities Within the cache of Shakespearean manuscripts, documents, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2017) 78 (3): 395–419.
Published: 01 September 2017
... historicism English Civil War September 2, 1642, the day the English Renaissance died. It is rare to have such a precise moment to divide off our historical periods, but the Long Parliament’s closing of the public theaters has traditionally provided such a convenient date. Like all period breaks, it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... deprovincialize the aesthetics of British realism. In fact, Flaubert (via Lukács) is the hinge that enables her to read from Romola to Daniel Deronda with attention to Eliot’s awareness of historicism as a hedge against the bleakness of naturalism. Romola portrays the negative impact of global capital on...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1978) 39 (3): 315–317.
Published: 01 September 1978
..., Pater. By PETERALLAN DALE. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1977. 295 pp. $13.50. Although it is a word for which the OED has no entry, historicism is by now recognized as one of the most striking features of nineteenth-century thought and indeed as one of the potent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2009
... whether or not history should be construed in the feminine, as T. S. Eliot does in those extraordinary lines from “Gerontion” (perhaps the best he ever wrote). I’ll put that in abeyance, though in our current historicisms it may be a matter of subject position or identity politics. The great...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 March 2009
... championing of presumed historical facticity in “the recent shift in the ‘weathervane of academic fashion’ toward social and cultural his- 1  I speak throughout this essay about history, historicism, and historiogra- phy: unfortunately, these terms elide into one another, and I make little attempt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2001) 62 (4): 317–330.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Reconstructing Contexts: The Aims and Principles of Archaeo-Historicism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 18–25. Modern Language Quarterly 62:4, December 2001. © 2001 University of Washington. MLQ 62.4 02 Berman 10/24/01 5:51 PM Page 318 318...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2001) 62 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 December 2001
... anachronism came on the heels of a sophisticated historicism that investigated errors associ- ated with chronology. While the Italian word anacronismo, meaning a “chronological misplacement,” was coined in the late sixteenth cen- tury, and its French and English...