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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . Urbana, IL : National 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 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 (1 December 2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 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 (1 December 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 of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 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 on the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... middle 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 as...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1944) 5 (2): 240.
Published: 01 June 1944
... the modern. Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Englishmen were abun- dantly equipped ’ with manuals and handbooks which prescribed the proper forms for letters and often suggested matter as well as meth- od. From the classical tradition, the Renaissance inherited, as Miss Robertson points...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1943) 4 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 March 1943
... restricted to modern 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1965) 26 (4): 545–557.
Published: 01 December 1965
... 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 the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1992) 53 (2): 257–259.
Published: 01 June 1992
... 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1945) 6 (4): 421–422.
Published: 01 December 1945
... Rising. Mackreth, who had inherited White’s in 1761 on the death of the original owner, Robert Arthur, soon turned the management of the club over to ar, agent and devoted his energies to bookmaking and usury.3 George Walpole, third Earl of Orford, became indebted to him and in October, 1774...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1992) 53 (2): 259–261.
Published: 01 June 1992
..., whose room is “figured as a cohabitation of the masculine and the feminine” (p. 158). DeKoven continues: Stein attained his preeminent trading position in the Celebes by inherit- ing the fruits of a productive union between a Scotsman ’kith a patriar- chal white beard” and “the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1979) 40 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 September 1979
... inherited from childhood, the inheritance of “one who, having been especially and royally favoured as a child, had magical feel- ings about his own life” (p. 131). Forster’s “refusal to be great” is well known, but it arises not so much from humility as from a fear of internalizing feelings that...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 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 (1 December 1998) 59 (4): 519–521.
Published: 01 December 1998
..., and, finally, Lydia Maria Child, Samuels demonstrates the mutual definitions of revolution and family. Although she principally points out the ambivalent representations of a rev- olutionary legacy, the domestic violence and sibling rivalries inherited by the second and third generations of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1971) 32 (4): 431–433.
Published: 01 December 1971
... the “metaphysical” love of far-fetched analogy, says Schleiner; not a love of clever paradox; not a parade of learning or ingenuity: rather, awareness of exegetical practice inherited from medieval method. A single uox may designate more than one res, and the resulting pun may surprise a...