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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 497–508.
Published: 01 December 1997
...) and is editor of The Kristeva Reader (1986) and French Feminist Thought (1987). What Is a Woman? and Other Essays , her new collection, is forthcoming. Commentary The Challenge of the Particular Case: Bourdieu’s Sociology of Culture and Literary Criticism Tori1 Moi This essay started...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 491–515.
Published: 01 December 2017
... .” American Literary History 28 , no. 1 : 27 – 45 . Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 sociology Charlotte Perkins Gilman modernism domesticity genre In the last few months of her life, when all her books had passed out of print, Charlotte Perkins Gilman decided...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 495 am interested in how literary texts register the unfixed social relations of modernity. These relations are visible through what Michael Silver- stein calls nonreferential indexicality: those “features of speech inde- pendent of any referential speech event” that point to the “sociological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., history, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and sociology—none of them long dominant yet none ever quite superseded, each leaving its mark on literary scholarship and criticism. Analytic and interpretive practices incubated in English having at times flowed back with a difference into their sponsoring...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 493–497.
Published: 01 December 1951
..., their satirical rather than moral nature and their medieval color, seem to stem from the beast epic. Almost nothing can be done in assessing Henryson until we know this literary context. Though it would have been an ideal starting-point for his sociological interpreta- tion, Stearns gives us...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
... critical attempts to fathom literary history at the scale of the institution. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 literary sociology campus fiction Don DeLillo sports institutions There comes a moment in every college athletics scandal when the stakes dramatically escalate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of interdisciplinary exchange are too various to proceed from any single source. What we would emphasize is the part played in this more fluid configuration of disciplines by sociology and other social sciences. Their increasing significance to literary studies is commonly effaced by popularizing accounts that reduce...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 September 2021
... on literary studies, to the present decade, in which historicist methods have been displaced by scholars impatient with the contextualist paradigm, or rendered more resolutely empirical and institutional by scholars interested in literary sociology, or redefined by scholars eager to loosen the hold of New...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Such an approach might be suited to certain narrow lines of research in the history of authorship, where the most meaningful unit of literary practice is the bare act of writing or publishing. It is much less suitable for a sociology of literary production, where “production” is understood to mean not merely...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 317–325.
Published: 01 June 2014
... 319 Borrowing and extending existing modes of literary sociology, these essays use a variety of broad and focused perspectives to change our minds about places we thought we already knew and to make us think about topics we had ignored. They demonstrate both the impor- tance of tracing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (4): 402–408.
Published: 01 December 1989
..., The American Novel, 1990. ix + 166 pp. $19.95, cloth; $8.95, paper. ‘ Pritchard, William H. Randall Jarrell: A Literary Lfe. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Michael di Capua Books, 1990. xii + 338 pp. $25.00. Scheer, Steven C. Pious Impostures and Unproven Wordr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
... and author of Cultural Capital: The hblemof Literary Canon Fmmation ( 1993). Guillory I Bourdieu’s Refusal 369 Whether Bourdieu’s sociology can be accurately characterized in such terms is not my primary concern here, although I hope to dis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 321–326.
Published: 01 September 1994
... in isolation from the cultural systems, through which cultural capital is distributed, Adopting Bourdieu’s theoreti- cal machinery and terminology, though not his sociological methodology, Cultural Capital analyzes the system of literary culture through studies of the canon debate, Gray’s Elegy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 399–418.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Nowhere: The Sociology of Literature after ‘the Sociology of Literature.’ ” In English 2010b: v – xxiii . English James F. , ed. 2010b . “ New Sociologies of Literature .” Special issue, New Literary History 41 , no. 2 . Esty Jed . 2016 . “ Realism Wars .” Novel: A Forum...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1956
..., was totally self-inflicted and could have been avoided by applying a more rigid principle of selection. Rut Majut has a proclivity for sociology and intel- lectual history; he tries to combine literary with (in the broadest sense) soci- 86 Reviews ological criteria...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 487–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
... discourse, namely, the effort to assert the importance and specificity of the humanities by clarifying not only their object of study but also their methods of inquiry and ethical goals. Thienemann’s conclusion is a call to turn literary scholarship into a sociology of communication. By contrast, Kerényi’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
... group, working and living together. But precisely for that reason their differences from the British working class were as noticeable as their similarities to it. Both sociological and literary texts continually draw attention to the uncertain position of the Irish migrant in the British working...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 239–258.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 2 Schor, “Lanson’s Library,” in Bad Objects: Essays Popular and Unpopular (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995), 82–89. 3 Rand, ed., “Literary History and Sociology,” by Gustave Lanson, PMLA 110, no. 2 (1995): 222. MLQ 62.3-03 Wolff 7/12/01 1:21 PM Page...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is aligned—perhaps permanently—with ethnomethodology and microhistory. Literary studies has often been linked to ethnography and history because of shared investments in narrative, singularity, and detail. It has been more difficult to establish links with sociology, which is more stably identified...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 395–412.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and the sociology of texts in Great Britain, and related strains of anthropology and social history in France—our contributors ask how literary scholarship responded to, and was shaped by, modern technological media and the critical discussion they prompted in academe and well beyond. In the last twenty years...