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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Council of Teachers of English . ———. 2012 . “ Negative Inheritances: Articulating Postcolonial Critique and Cultural Memory .” In Itinerâncias: Percursos e Representações da Pós-Colonialidade/Journeys: Postcolonial Trajectories and Representations , edited by Brugioni E. , 49 – 62 . Braga...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 March 1965
...Rachel Bromwich Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 THE CELTIC INHERITANCE OF MEDIEVAL LITERATURE By RACHELBROMWICH Each language, as it has become the medium for artistic expression, has evolved an individual tradition in prose and verse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... was the book’s animating question: “Who shall inherit England?” Trilling’s question calls attention to the novel’s engagement with class conflicts, nationalism, and Edwardian New Liberalism, but by posing it Trilling skips past the more explicit question that frames the novel’s inheritance plot and opens up...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Michelle M. Dowd Abstract Virginia Woolf’s account of Shakespeare’s fictional sister, Judith, in A Room of One’s Own offers a productive vantage point for investigating questions of gender, authority, and inheritance in Shakespeare’s late romances. These plays are notable for their formal hybridity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the activities and insights of textual scholarship and is inherited from, rather than opposed to, the New Criticism and its core method of “close reading.” Literary history requires not new or integrated methods but a new scholarly object capable of managing the documentary record’s complexity, especially...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Simon Gikandi The argument of this essay is that colonized writers, always limited by their conditions of production as citizens and subjects, had no choice but to deploy inherited European forms in their own literary projects. Using the example of some foundational African novels, Gikandi contends...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christopher G. Diller Although recent scholarship has shown how many twentieth-century African American writers appraised the mixed literary inheritance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Ralph Ellison has been neglected in this regard. This essay excavates Ellison’s critique...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
... historical novel. Atkinson’s novels are often cited as examples of postmodern metafiction, but in fact her work is more directly indebted to modernist experiments in counterfactual historical writing by figures like Virginia Woolf. Moreover, this inheritance, inasmuch as it informs Atkinson’s focus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2018
... ballads but in nonnarrative songs, both popular and elite—especially the songs of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. For poets writing in the nineteenth and well into the twentieth century, song, in the literary sense, was an inherited tradition exercising a strong countering pressure against...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... ground for poetry to occupy vis-à-vis the New Science, a poetry skeptical of its own inherited fictions based on the old cosmology, a poetry whose own formal patterns and unity intimate order against a more sweeping empirical doubt. University of Washington 2010 David Quint is Sterling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 545–557.
Published: 01 December 1965
... on society and the individual of “the dead hand of the past.” More particularly, the novel condemns as pestilential many analogues of parental irresponsibility which devolve from an undue reliance on inheritance-especially the idea that the institutions of the past may be counted on to serve...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (2): 201–225.
Published: 01 June 1997
... contradiction.1 Through a ritual inheritance of Marx’s legacy Specters stakes out an identification with Marxism whose peculiarity lies not primarily in the rhetoric of conjur- ing or being “inspired by” Marx’s ghost but in the fact that Derrida’s claim to this ghostly heritage seems to entail...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 September 1979
... but he WILFRED STONE 329 was superstitious about success-a superstition that connects, Furbank thinks, to other superstitious fears inherited from childhood, the inheritance of “one who, having been especially and royally favoured as a child...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (1): 37–49.
Published: 01 March 1996
... con- struction of the romantic. The romantic epic, more so even than the romantic lyric, stands behind much contemporary anxiety over our inherited cultural norms 3 For Marjorie Levinson, the historicizing of our reading is our last chance for what seems a moral wakefulness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 257–259.
Published: 01 June 1992
.... It is a book both blessed and cursed by its inheritance, as it carefully maps a theoretical terrain that by now also harbors interpretive limitations. DeKoven argues, with important feminist qualifications, what she calls a Marxist promodernist position: “that at least some types of modernist formal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 389–407.
Published: 01 September 1990
..., and they thus raise questions about the effect of inherited tales and traditions, as well as the motivations of the “auctoritees”who have passed them on. The Merchant’s Tale is a particularly vivid ex- ample of Chaucer’s ability to “envision the place of the Other” as he investigates “the difficult...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 583–604.
Published: 01 December 2004
...- netic echo is the turning over of grammatical subsoil, and sometimes of its etymological roots, as Ricks’s syntax plows deftly forward. “Almost every line of Mac Flecknoe bears upon—and is borne upon by—the con- siderations of inheritance” (39). It’s hard not to think that writing like...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 March 1943
... monosyllabic nouns, including those that have inherited or assumed final 4sduring the period preceding Chaucer’s day or show only occasional examples of the -e in Chaucer’s poetry. This study is not an attempt to help in the pronunciation of Chaucer’s lines, but rather to throw light...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 465–472.
Published: 01 December 1943
... of independent means,ll but though he came into an inheritance on the death of his father in 169212 and achieved literary success early in life, he does not seem to have been really easy in his circumstances until the accession of George I in 1714 brought him the series of offices...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (2): 205–217.
Published: 01 June 1946
... his mother for her cheerfulness and poetic feeling. Goethe felt that he was ultimately the product of inheritance, environment, and tradi- tion. In an attempt at self-analysis he wrote the short familiar poem : Vom Vater hab’ ich die Statur, Des Lebens ernstes...