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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of the free imperial cities that were part of the emperor’s power base, the Holy Roman Empire was glorified. In the late fifteenth century the Nuremberg Chronicle exemplified the illusions and the anti-Semitic tendencies in the empire. The chapter about the Silesian patriots and the allusions...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 169–192.
Published: 01 June 2020
... searching critique of picturesque aesthetic praxis, this essay argues that the picturesque must be understood as a technique of colonial control that evolved to maximize imperial profit by subjugating Welsh cultural and social difference. Wales proved an especially pliable country throughout...
Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 563–586.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Henry Schwarz © 2000 University of Washington 2000 MLQ 61.4-01Schwarz.cs 11/13/00 2:06 PM Page 563 Aesthetic Imperialism: Literature and the Conquest of India Henry Schwarz It has been estimated that around 60,000 books dealing...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 345–361.
Published: 01 September 1998
..., Modernity, and Belief (1998) . Milton, Imperialism, and Education Gauri Viswanathan And perhaps then other nations will be glad to visit us for their breeding, or else to imitate us in their own country.-John Milton, Of Education lthough commerce was the means by which...
Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 218–221.
Published: 01 June 1985
... written one of the best books on James in recent years. ELSANETTELS College of William and Mary Conrad and Imperialism: Ideologzcal Boundaries and Visionary Frontiers. By BENITA PARRY.London: Macmillan, 1983. vii + 162 pp. $28.00. What...
Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 271–295.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that nourishes the ideologies sustaining the late British imperial adventure. The essay, which places this rhetorical analysis of South in the context of Britain's decline as an imperial power after World War I, argues that the tradition of internal quest romance operates in the cultural imaginary...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Seo Hee Im Abstract Readers of Paradise Lost have argued that the epic registers England’s nascent imperialism negatively through its associations of trade with Satan. This essay rethinks Paradise Lost’ s relation to empire by tracing its involvement in the making of an early modern subjectivity...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., deforestation) are perceived; nostalgia for a pastoral past is honestly felt but recognized as impractical; devastation on a national, imperial, and even global scale is foretold; and hope for the earth’s future comes in a form largely symbolic or mythical—as vision more than prediction. Forster’s awareness...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2008
... (1934) and Dr. Wen (1936–37) question the viability of global cultural membership. For Lao She, cultural hotchpotch—as suggested by Salman Rushdie—is not an option. These novellas dramatize the dialectic between the global and the local at a crossroads of Chinese nationalism and Western imperialism. Lao...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of capitalist and imperial unfolding through the recurrence of Judaized otherness and virtualized Jewishness. Don Draper is a virtual Jew in whom the minority subject’s aberrant particularity and the majority subject’s universalist status collide, but serial forms like montage synchronize Don’s virtual...
Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the Holy Roman Empire of Charles V through shared metaphors of imperial conquest, looting, and war. For their insights and suggestions I wish to thank François Rigolot, Leonard Barkan, Bonnie Honig, Louisa Mackenzie, and the editor of MLQ , Marshall Brown. Cynthia Nazarian is assistant...
Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 305–331.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to color world literature by crafting a transnational literary canon grounded in the idea of colored solidarity and explicitly opposed to racism and imperialism. His commitment to colored cosmopolitanism led him, however, to a stale ventriloquism that was itself a form of colonization. Claiming dominion...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of colonial institutions such as Fort William College, Calcutta (1800), inaugurated the standardization of the fluid North Indian language complex into the religiously demarcated vernaculars Urdu and Hindi. The imperially patronized production of the Oriental tale as both a literary and a pedagogical form...
Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., in particular the religious civil wars of the preceding century. Albeit in the discreetly displaced form of a martyr story set in imperial Rome, the play enacts the violent disorders associated with religion itself and so, by extension, the virtues of the new secular order that theater embodies. All...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 453–478.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Marijeta Bozovic Abstract The newest Russian poetic avant-garde wields highly aware appropriations and remediations in stark opposition to mainstream cultural phenomena, including nostalgia for the imperial and militant aestheticized politics of the Soviet Union. Efforts to think leftward beyond...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 427–452.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Harris Feinsod Abstract This essay offers a philological career of the term world poetry as poets and scholars employed it and close cognates across the twentieth century (the century in which it first appeared). This career emphasizes trajectories in three of the West’s imperial language...
Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (1): 64–80.
Published: 01 March 1985
... signals orderly and bugler) who comprise a properly constituted riot squad. Scott is concerned, however, not so much with events, statistics, and factions as with forces and motives. He deals with the imperial relationship that bound Britain and India by using love as a metaphor. By love Scott...
Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the nineteenth century and before is changing critics’ understanding of how that literature mediates nationhood and belonging to empire. Anticolonial literary readings have tended to overlook the prevalent imperial orientation of West Indians’ political imaginaries in the nineteenth century. In Empire...
Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 1994
... gentry- fall under suspicion. Eventually the thief is revealed and punished, but agents of the cult carry the Moonstone back to India. Despite its concern with an imperial dispossession of national character, Collins’s best-known novel fails to appear in any of the pow- erful...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Ercilla writes as a combatant, a direct participant in the conflict that he recounts; he praises the integrity and heroism of the indigenous warriors in defending their homeland; he stresses the challenges to imperial authority and military force that Spanish commanders and soldiers encountered during...