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Published: 01 March 2016
Figure 4. George Saintsbury, footnote on “A Musical Instrument.” From A History of English Prosody ( 1910 ) Figure 4. George Saintsbury, footnote on “A Musical Instrument.” From A History of English Prosody (1910) More
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Patricia Ybarra This essay suggests that the erasure of such nineteenth-century works as Alfredo Chavero's Quetzalcóatl from mainstream Mexican theater histories has diminished the importance of theater as a mode of nation-building historiography even as national textbooks and archaeological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1940) 1 (2): 262–265.
Published: 01 June 1940
...Lurline V. Simpson Edward Nobel Stone. Three Old French Chronicles of the Crusades (The History of the Holy War, The History of them that took Constantinople, The Chronicle of Reims) . Seattle: University of Washington Publications in Social Sciences, X, 1939. Pp. 377. $3.50. Copyright 1940 by...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2004) 65 (2): 316–319.
Published: 01 June 2004
...María Soledad Barbón How to Write the History of the New World: Histories,Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World . By Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press,2001. xviii + 450 pp. © 2004 University of Washington 2004 María Soledad...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... geological time to human history, challenging traditional theories of historical change. Drawing on this notion, Dipesh Chakrabarty outlines three theories of history. History 1 and 2 refer to liberalism and its postcolonial and postmodern critique, respectively. History 3, or post-Anthropocene history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1952) 13 (3): 307–309.
Published: 01 September 1952
...Roland M. Smith J. S. P. Tatlock. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1950. Pp. xi + 545. $7.50. Copyright 1952 by Duke University Press 1952 REVIEWS The Legendary History of Britain: Geoflrey of Monmouth‘s “Historia Regum Britanniae” and Its Early Vernacular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 75–97.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Zsolt Komáromy Abstract The conversational style of William Cowper’s poetry owes much to the influence of Charles Churchill. Despite this connection, the two poets occupy different niches in literary history: Churchill is remembered as a practitioner of the declining tradition of satirical poetry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1991) 52 (4): 423–453.
Published: 01 December 1991
...Paul Schacht Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 JANE EYRE AND THE HISTORY OF SELF-RESPECT By PAUL SCHACHT The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” -Jane...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1991) 52 (4): 456–460.
Published: 01 December 1991
... (p. 186), or ambiguating (p. 221). Superlatives are very freely dispensed, as upon that love story by Cervantes. Certain corners of literary history are occasionally cut. Marlowe did not invent the Mephistophelean dialogues in DoctorFaustus, they came from his German source (p. 35). Troilus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 105–110.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Jonathan Arac Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 What Is the History of Literature? Jonathan Arac he history of literature is part of history “proper” and therefore is Tdefined by two crucial features. The first is referential falsifiability. Unlike some other...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1992) 53 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 1992
... words are seriously overused: ostensive, bespeak,just, in fact, and others. I appre- ciate what this book attempts to do; I wish it were done more carefully and more persuasively. SHEILADELANY Simon Fraser University A History of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1992) 53 (2): 257–259.
Published: 01 June 1992
...Vincent P. Pecora Marianne Dekoven. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991. xiii + 248 pp. $39.50 cloth, $12.95 paper. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 EDWARD PECHTER 257 Rich and Strange: Gendq History, Modernism. By...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 133–139.
Published: 01 March 1993
...David Perkins Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Some Prospects for Literary History David Perkins here are approximately sixteen thousand professors of English in Tthe United States. Their deans, chairs, colleagues, conscience, and vanity, their needs for tenure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 31–40.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Virgil Nemoianu Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literary History: Some Roads Not vet) Taken Virgil Nemoianu It is more frightening than amusing to observe the relentless schol- arly stampede once a theoretical paradigm has been erected, along with the blind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1993) 54 (2): 215–235.
Published: 01 June 1993
...Anne Mack; J. J. Rome; Georg Mannejc Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literary History, Romanticism, and Felicia Mernans Anne Mack, J. J. Rome, and Georg Mannejc AM. How agreeably “historical” we’ve all become in thinking about literature. But have we “returned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1993) 54 (3): 371–391.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Michael Holquist Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Last European: Erich Auerbach as Precursor in the History of Cultural Criticism Michael Holquist In 1948 Renk Wellek and Austin Warren devoted many pages of their Theory of Literature to problems of literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1993) 54 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 1993
... with suspension points. If history is the problem, continuity perhaps lies forever just around the corner. And yet . . . a few essays really are studies in historical change and not in historical fixity or instability. My compliment sandwich (as the fourth- grade English teacher calls it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1994) 55 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1994
... University Press, 1992. 256 PP- $32.95. Philippe Carrard’s book studies the narrative forms and rhetorical features of the French New History, which extends from Braudel’s work of the late 1940s to present-day historians. Taking into account readers, ideology, and professional institutions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1994) 55 (4): 383–414.
Published: 01 December 1994
... History, and the Auto-Affection of God Eric Rothstein In what does [philosophical activity today] consist, if not in the endeavor to know how and to what extent it might be possible to think differently, instead of legitimating what is already known?-Michel Foucault, The Use...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1994) 55 (4): 415–427.
Published: 01 December 1994
...Ruth Perry Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Ruth Perry is professor of literature at MIT. She has written widely on eighteenth-century English letters and culture and is currently working on a history of kinship and the family in relation to the novel in England from 1750 to 1810...