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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., and the Ascription of Literary Value . By Mack Edward . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2010 . x + 320 pp . © 2012 by University of Washington 2012 Reviews Animal Characters: Nonhuman Beings in Early Modern Literature. By Bruce Thomas Boehrer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
... is unavoidable: people differ, and so do aesthetic and moral preferences. So if subjectivity is inescapable, we should accept chaotic diversity in a spirit of courteous toleration. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 axiology literary value methods of reading revaluation aesthetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Roberto M. Dainotto It is often assumed that a special function of imaginative and fictional writing and a special aesthetic value as a distinctive feature of literary prose are the fruits of what has been called the “invention of literature” between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 1989
...A. C. GOODSON J. Mcgann Jerome. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1988. xii + 279 pp. $27.50. Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 A. C. GOODSON 197 Social Values and Poetic Acb: The Historical Judgment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Günter Leypoldt Abstract How can we relate the quantitative presence of literary artifacts to their ability to make a difference, and how does the problem of scale define public accounts of what can be considered relevant literary value? The idea of a singular space of reception (one literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Marius Hentea This essay explores the conceptions of the classic, and of literary value more generally, in T. S. Eliot's “What Is a Classic?” and Matthew Arnold's “Study of Poetry.” Eliot's address heavily depends on Arnold's study, but there are significant points of difference, especially when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sharon Marcus Abstract Through a reading of Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis , which readers inside and outside the academy have valued for decades, this essay teases out how literary critical value is often aligned with scale: big claims, minutely close readings, and the ability to move gracefully between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... meaning of a literary work includes the history of its reception. (3) Reading literature entails a response to value and form. (4) The form of a literary work is integral to its moral, social, and political meaning. (5) Unmasking is not an end in itself but a means to various kinds of revelations. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 369–397.
Published: 01 September 2011
... they create and consume, which Marx would demonize as commodity fetishism, as the principal motor behind economic and cultural advancement. E. T. A. Hoffmann’s “Des Vetters Eckfenster”: Visionary Value Known today primarily for his literary creations, E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776 – 1822...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Michael Lackey Abstract Biofiction is literature that names its protagonist after a historical figure, and since the 1990s it has become one of the most dominant literary forms. This is surprising because many prominent scholars, critics, and writers have criticized and even condemned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... contribute to society’s well-being and demonstrates the centrality of empiricist political theory for the modernist novel. Through close readings of The Invisible Man and Love and Mr. Lewisham , and broader discussion of Wells’s oeuvre, his engagement with empiricist values, conflicts, and literary forms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 527–552.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the methodological impasses of contemporary literary studies. Epideixis, a basic mode of pointing or linguistic ostension, confers value, often by way of praise or blame, without trying to persuade its audience with the practical immediacy of political or forensic rhetoric. Drawing on the ordinary language...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... “the vocabulary of value” and its refusal “to speak in the name of any capital T Truth.” In “The Chatter of People and Things,” Schnapp considers the “complex modes of ordering” in the Western literary imagination as “an aversion toward noise” that manifests itself in inventories, catalogs, and other...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... gesture of recording and having been recorded confers value. Data trash is unimaginable before the industrialization of printing. Such is the broad background against which all of the most vener- able Western literary forms adopt listing, cataloging, and inventory- ing as key features of poetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Caroline Levine Abstract This essay seeks to revalue repetition in literary studies. Critics have often treated repetition—clichés, rules, norms, mechanization, monotony—as the painful or oppressive backdrop against which their best values emerge: originality, distinctiveness, resistance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 415–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Theories . Edited by Wang Ning and Marshall Brown 2017 Milton and the Politics of Periodization . Edited by Rachel Trubowitz 2016 Historical Poetics . Edited by V. Joshua Adams, Joel Calahan, and Michael Hansen 2016 Scale and Value: New and Digital Approaches to Literary History . Edited...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 605–609.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to the crass com- mercialism of eighteenth-­century publishing but as instances of the French writer’s “use of literary value as a site of mediation” (8) or, more simply, of his self-fashioning.­ Departing from earlier histories of modern authorship, Turnovsky is skeptical of both the pure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 602–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
... MLQ December 2012 “insatiable despots” who have reduced authors to “ruinous slavery” (164)! Turnovsky interprets such claims not as simple reactions to the crass com- mercialism of eighteenth-­century publishing but as instances of the French writer’s “use of literary value as a site...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 609–612.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to the crass com- mercialism of eighteenth-­century publishing but as instances of the French writer’s “use of literary value as a site of mediation” (8) or, more simply, of his self-fashioning.­ Departing from earlier histories of modern authorship, Turnovsky is skeptical of both the pure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 597–602.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to the crass com- mercialism of eighteenth-­century publishing but as instances of the French writer’s “use of literary value as a site of mediation” (8) or, more simply, of his self-fashioning.­ Departing from earlier histories of modern authorship, Turnovsky is skeptical of both the pure...