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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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- Bnacular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (2019) 80 (3): 335–339.
Published: 01 September 2019
... produces sentences and phrasings that one tarries over in a bracingly generative manner. My own desire would be for an elaboration—an unpacking and tarrying—of the vectors in Romantic Historicism that would consider its own moment, the thought experiment characterizing the historicism of Jacques Khalip’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., 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 vegetate out from back & side, grow quickly, and draw off attention from the mother Toad.” Insofar as he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... and 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 81–116.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Max Cavitch Abstract This essay historicizes the emergence of the term autotheory as the signifier of a mode of autobiographical writing and reading based primarily on intersubjective histories and relational ontologies. Instead of trying to define autotheory as a neatly circumscribed “subgenre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 169–192.
Published: 01 June 2020
... place in British travel and landscape writing, its rise was contested by Welsh and working-class writers like the antiquarian poet Richard Llwyd (1752–1835). By conspicuously failing to impose picturesque features on a carefully historicized landscape, Llwyd’s poem Beaumaris Bay (1800) lays bare...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 to maintain distinctions among...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 317–330.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: 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 (2009) 70 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 liability of writing history today is the immanent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (4): 505–525.
Published: 01 December 2006
... neither directly mentions the His- torical School nor uses the term historicism in “Utility.” Nonetheless, Karl Heussi has described this essay as the work “in which one most of all senses it [the term histori- cism]” (Die Krisis des Historismus [Tübingen: Mohr, 1932], 2). Georg Gottfried Gervi...