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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
... between two genres (novel, nonfiction book) and disciplinary investments (literature, sociology), Gilman wrote within the conventions of a kind of fiction that has fallen out of critical view: the sociological novel. In the early twentieth century, as modernist writers began to reshape the literary field...
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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..., history, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and sociology—none of them long dominant yet none ever quite superseded, each leaving its mark on literary scholarship and criticism.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
... by sociology and other social sciences. Their increasing significance to literary studies is commonly effaced by popularizing accounts that reduce questions of scale to a confrontation between humanists and big data. In gesturing toward computer and information science, such accounts are not entirely wrong...
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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
... 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 histories of curriculum development in academic...
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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
...-is-that-theory-doesn-t-matter.html . English James F. 2010a . “ Everywhere 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...
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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 (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
... their readers to bear with the social world rather than change it. Goffman suggests that the sociological observation of everyday life entails ideological complicity. Insofar as literary realism is also an art of observation, it has been seen as equally complicit. Critics of the novel tend to distinguish...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (1): 79–81.
Published: 01 March 1989
... of Victorian marriage” (p. 209). No doubt all to the point from a sociological perspective. But the literary study that is whimpering to get out of this sociological one is a study of the character of these “mixed-genre” poems, as Edmond tellingly labels them, and whether they are of merit in their own...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (3): 365–382.
Published: 01 September 2002
... studies of the Chicago school of urban sociology, Rotella notes how its models fail to account for the corrosive changes of the 1950s and 1960s. He takes some marginal literary texts as his examples, Nelson Algren’s Man with the Golden Arm for Chicago, for instance, and suggests that their status...