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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2010) 71 (3): 374–376.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Peter Coviello Interior States: Institutional Consciousness and the Inner Life of Democracy in the Antebellum United States .By Christopher Castiglia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. x + 366 pp. University of Washington 2010 Reviews Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2010) 71 (4): 489–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Lawrence Rainey Modernism, the Market, and the Institution of the New .By Rod Rosenquist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ix + 210 pp. University of Washington 2010 Reviews Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions. By Jody Enders...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1990) 51 (2): 224–248.
Published: 01 June 1990
... removed from the early seventeenth-century England of Sir Edward Coke suggest the main issues of my paper and the continued importance of its cen- tral text, Coke’s First Institute, his exhaustive and sometimes ex- hausting commentary on Sir Thomas Littleton’s Tenures. I take the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1943) 4 (1): 118–120.
Published: 01 March 1943
... intellectual life of the period was also of the highest significance for some of the most important changes that overtook the novel in the late eighteenth century. ALAN D. MCKILLOP The Rice Institute The Mind of a Poet. A Study of Wordsworth‘s Thought with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
... human history, the written word has been the province of a privileged minority. This essay argues that current discussions of world literature have taken their shape from three print-based institutions — the mass literacy movements of the late nineteenth century, the publishing industry, and the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... progress to a higher state of evolution. The task of theater historiography is therefore to perturb the notion of the vitality of the state, the institution, and the professions by attending to and nurturing the now —an ethical life based on historiographical self-examination that will always be in reality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2011) 72 (3): 341–367.
Published: 01 September 2011
...-Roman political slave to tyranny as it collides with the institution of African slavery in early modern political debates over property and in pamphlets protesting injustices in the trades in sugar, slaves, and indentured servants. Using narrative digressions to stage a struggle for primacy between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
... periphery are shaped by complex pasts that they are not well placed to comprehend. For historical reasons, peripheral societies lack the institutions and practices required for an adequate grasp of modernity’s profoundly disruptive effects. The globalizing forms of colonialism and capitalism diverted the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 151–170.
Published: 01 June 2013
... at the institutional differences between the Ivy League programs in comparative literature and the world literature programs that were growing rapidly at large midwestern state universities. Damrosch argues that we are now better able to mediate between the demands of elite and mass education and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
...B. Venkat Mani This essay addresses a major gap in the recent scholarship on world literature: the neglect of libraries and print cultural institutions to determine world-literary circulation and reception. Mani makes a case for the dual role of libraries as instrumental to and as instruments of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2015) 76 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2015
... pragmatic options. At the beginning of the seventeenth century cultural momentum turned from an imprecise system of relationships toward a monolithic, homogenizing institution of marriage and strict distinctions, which began to exclude homoeroticism. This sexual re-formation is critiqued in Shakespeare’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., especially Latin, to the study of literature in the vernacular. By examining the complex reticulations of disciplinarity and publicness over a contested author in an institutional site at the periphery of the global network that was the British Empire, this essay questions prevailing periodizations and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
... comparatively late) appointment of Arthur Verrall to the King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature in 1911, ideology and institution had collided brilliantly. The drawn-out process of formalizing literature as a discipline occurred within broader discussions about the nature of the new, secularized...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Angela Dunstan This essay examines the contribution of the Shelley Society to the rise of English studies in the late nineteenth century. It reconstructs what “studying English literature” signified outside the university at the time, offering a parallel history to the well-documented institutional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Herbert F. Tucker Amid undeniable institutional pressures, one more strictly intellectual aspect of the chronic crisis in English studies is its perennial state of emergence toward a disciplinarity that, in Thomas S. Kuhn’s sense, it never achieves. Since its early nineteenth-century inception the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2015) 76 (3): 333–368.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Makerere in 1962 shows that many African writers were drawn to modernist principles of intellectual freedom and writerly detachment. Figures such as Rajat Neogy, Christopher Okigbo, and Wole Soyinka, all strongly associated with these emerging cultural institutions, repurposed modernist versions of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... This correspondence between formal and institutional developments in turn lends empirical support to the argument that, where anglophone fiction is concerned, the “contemporary” period begins around 1980. contemporary prestige periodization temporality quantitative How large is the field...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 243–273.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Jordan Brower Abstract In the early 1910s the extension of copyright protection to moving-picture adaptations of literary works resulted in the emergence of film rights, altering the economic and institutional constitution of the American literary field. In letters, industry documents, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of structuralism and poststructuralism on American shores. In charting the happenstance of critical fortune at this pivotal and liminal moment, this essay suggests a new understanding of the institutional and intellectual bases of theory. It also addresses the anomalous status of the 1960s as a...