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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
... dominated by a sense of inevitability, whereas judgment concerns the things that can be otherwise. A close reading of Joseph Andrews shows that Fielding does not deploy uncritically the methods and assumptions of a nascent social theory. Rather, he teaches us that those methods and assumptions hold only for...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 225–246.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Portlandia , which premiered in 2011, avoids the future-oriented “inevitability effect” of the fin de siècle utopias by returning to an earlier moment in the utopian genre: the satirizing of a society somewhere on Earth. Portlandia presents a lightly fictionalized version of Portland, Oregon, as a happy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 271–284.
Published: 01 June 2015
... social behavior. Inevitability, one of the many areas of potential overlap between literature and law, always conjures up the sense of inexorable social forces bordering on logical certainty, and not of contingent propositions that admit of empirical doubt. Questions of inevitability, commercial practice...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 2019
... tradition, Corinne shows that the hegemony of domestic realism was neither absolute nor inevitable. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 domestic fiction bildungsroman Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre Corinne Thirty years on Desire and Domestic Fiction remains a vital resource for students...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Mark Miller Abstract The inevitable emerges in this issue as a name for the troubled intersection of agency and structural necessity. The most prominent medieval name for that intersection is sin. Far from grounding the medieval subject in a set of theological norms that give it stable coordinates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2016) 77 (2): 175–191.
Published: 01 June 2016
... charming than alarming. Inevitably, interrogations led to lessons in sociability and wit to derail some missions promoted by private and public Cold Warriors. Ethical quandaries would soon turn new North American lovers of Latin America toward ironies related to the metaphor of cannibalism that Brazil’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... connecting facticity and rationality under the pressure of global capitalism and U.S. domination. Realpolitik has become a euphemism for Machtpolitik . In a world whose power politics is programmatically infused with a cynical rhetoric of compassion and inevitability, one is often stuck in the terrain of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2010) 71 (4): 407–427.
Published: 01 December 2010
... other words, how paper and the ink it holds offer evidence of an irrefutable reality even as their example introduces an inevitable slipperiness to the field of example. University of Washington 2010 Christina Lupton is assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan. She is completing a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2010) 71 (4): 429–451.
Published: 01 December 2010
...John Funchion In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), L. Frank Baum imagines Dorothy's nostalgia for Kansas as a desire that compels her to develop a cosmopolitan ethics only as a means of returning home. But this psychic fantasy of cosmopolitan nostalgia inevitably compromises her engagement with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
... issues of canonicity and to world literature in general. References to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s work on Franz Kafka inevitably misread its revolutionary potential and become reductive. In the different European literatures, issues stemming from the aftermath of colonialism reveal the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 119–136.
Published: 01 June 2015
... existential threats is climate change, as continued political inaction shifts the probability of its direst consequences within range of the inevitable. Pop-culture fictions rehearsing our apocalyptic expectations find their counterpart in fantasies of what we might call the inevitability of the unexpected...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1977) 38 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 1977
... of the Romantic imagination. Bloom believes that “it could be argued that a form of Gnosticism is endemic in Romantic tradition without, however, dominating that tradition, or even that Gnosticism is the implicit, inevitable religion that frequently informs aspects of post-Enlightenment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1964) 25 (2): 227–228.
Published: 01 June 1964
... double perspective. His principal characters pursue private actions which inevitably bring them into conflict with incompatible public forces; their psychological needs clash with their political commitments. Conrad’s dual vision is largely explained by his having left his Polish homeland...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1945) 6 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 March 1945
... belated Elizabethan with an aristo- cratic outlook, Ross then argues it inevitable that the poet should early adopt this “bright and sensuous metaphor by which political, moral, and aesthetic virtues could be suggested.” Taken by itself, the simple complimentary reference to an...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1945) 6 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 March 1945
... powerful metaphor in Elizabethan literature. Developing the now familiar concept of Milton as a belated Elizabethan with an aristo- cratic outlook, Ross then argues it inevitable that the poet should early adopt this “bright and sensuous metaphor by which political, moral, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1983) 44 (4): 394–409.
Published: 01 December 1983
... experienced not only by David, but by the adults who attempt to define themselves as separate individuals but inevitably participate in a more malign, powerful form of merging. David’s dissatisfaction with childish lack of boundaries is indi- cated by his fear “of never being able to be a real...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1952) 13 (4): 421.
Published: 01 December 1952
... loss he has gained freedom of expression. It is the modern mode. What can one do, technically, with poems, La verdecilla, Lo espada (Nos. 1 and 13) in which each line ends in an e-e assonance? Nothing, obviously, in an English version, except to omit rhyme entirely. The loss is inevitable, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1942) 3 (1): 3–4.
Published: 01 March 1942
... the age of nineteen, and his master’s degree four years later. He then proceeded at once to The Johns Hopltins Uni- versity to study under Edwin Greenlaw who had left the deanship of the graduate school at North Carolina for a chair at The Hopkins. It was inevitable that the young...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1946) 7 (2): 253–254.
Published: 01 June 1946
... to impose an artificial pattern on it. Perhaps inevitably, therefore, the volume consists of a large number of separate reviews of different points of view toward aesthetic experience and the teaching of the humanities in American schools and colleges. Mr. Shoemaker’s contribution has been...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1948) 9 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1948
... places where a man of God should not have been seen. He did all these things and more-and he wrote some of the most fascinating and moving poetry and short stories in the Danish language. His best known story is “The Parson at Vejlbye.” Its very atmos- phere and tragic inevitability...