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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 393–396.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Deidre Lynch British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820 . By Devoney Looser. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. 272 pp. © 2003 University of Washington 2003 Lynch Review 393 British Women Writers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Robert C. Spires A New History of Spanish Writing, 1939 to the 1990s . By Chris Perriam, Michael Thompson, Susan Frenk, and Vanessa Knights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ix + 240 pp. © 2002 University of Washington 2002 Reviews The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 415–427.
Published: 01 December 1994
... to 1810, called Novel Relation . De-Familiarizing the Family; or, Writing Family History from Literary Sources Ruth Perry In some tragedies and romances we meet with many beautiful and interesting scenes, founded upon what is called the force of blood, or upon the wonder...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (1): 31–53.
Published: 01 March 1995
...Joel Reed Nationalism and Geoculture in Defoe’s History of Writing Joel Reed In An Essay Upon Literature; or; An Enquiry into the Antiquity and Origi- nal of Letters (1726), Daniel Defoe tells two stories at once: first, a history of the alphabet and of writing itself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 234–237.
Published: 01 June 1995
... very attempts to preserve and ccle- brate women’s writings” (38). In an analysis of selection and canonization processes iinderlying twcn- tiethcentury writing of wornen’s literary history, Ezell attacks “the model of women’s literary history put forward by Virginia Woolf and her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 213–225.
Published: 01 June 1996
...Mary M. Gaylord © 1996 University of Washington 1996 The True History of Early Modern Writing in Spanish: Some American Reflections Mary M. Gaylord This essay’s scene of writing is a morning walk along the Charles River. I thread my way through narrow streets and set...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 421–423.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Patricia Meyer Spacks A Literary History of Women's Writing in Britain, 1660–1789 . By Susan Staves. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xi + 536 pp. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Patricia Meyer Spacks, Edgar F. Shannon Professor Emerita at the University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 September 1998
...Marilyn R. Farwell Julie Abraham. New York: Routledge, 1996. xi + 213 pp. $59.95 cloth, $17.95 paper. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 394 MLQ I September 1998 Are Girls Necessary? Lesbian Writing and Modern Histories...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Naomi Levine Abstract Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s imperfect rhymes, criticized since the nineteenth century, strangely resemble her blank verse. This essay argues that her experiments in poetic form should be viewed in relation to her reading and writing of literary history, particularly her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 June 2021
... reveals and counteracts the Anglocentrism of insular literary history. daviesd@sas.upenn.edu Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 history writing Scottish literature Britain nation imperialism Great Britain” as a confederated political entity was a creation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., and it ponders the possibility that the unforthcomingness of the past may be the fount of its deepest political (if not human) significance. The essay seeks to make the case for the writing of a history of discontinuity, the model for which is again provided by Morrison, in A Mercy , which by way of its ungenial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... at the University of Texas at Dallas. Author of two books, Chinese Theories of Reading and Writing and Chinese Theories of Fiction , he has also published articles in New Literary History , Diacritics , Poetics Today , and many other journals. He is writing a book on Lu Xun. Lu Xun and Modernism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., the contemporary African novel returns to the particulars of national histories to explain change that has remained unacknowledged or misrepresented for political reasons. It grapples with the writing of history as a conscious process of what Edward W. Said describes as “textualization”: a narration that stresses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 239–257.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Leigh Dale Nobody wants an embarrassing ancestor. What to do, then, with the Victorians in writing the history of the teaching of English in universities? Many have solved this problem by mounting arguments that propel the reader swiftly past the second half of the century—“nothing to see here...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and the history of writing about Pan (Boardman 1998 ), but “A Musical Instrument” marks a turning point in Victorian readings of this figure: the poem by EBB “not only says a great deal about Pan that had scarcely been said before, but does so in vivid phrasing and a compulsively memorable meter that have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
... appeared, New Writing (1936–50). These two journals, together with the Left Book Club (1936–48), were critical in establishing a left literature in Britain, but they have received scant coverage in most literary histories. Most egregiously, Benjamin Kohlmann ( 2014 : 3, 67n48, 107, 138, 139), who titled...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... they are read with an eye to authorial mediation. Further, conceptualizing authors as mediators proves a better framework for writing the history of authorship, as it clarifies synchronic tensions and diachronic developments that unfolded within this frame. It also reveals that the modern ideal of authorial...
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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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