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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Yoon Sun Lee This essay examines how the concept of realism applies to minor literature by retrieving and expanding Georg Lukács’s understanding of realism as the deliberate negation of modernism. In Lukács’s view, realism distinctively expresses an aspiration to totality. Its most important device...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Mad Men belongs to a long line of naturalist narratives in which the outsider within (often a Jew or probable Jew) assimilates the myriad impacts of capitalist globalization and thus exemplifies the periodic resurgence of historical realism, which Georg Lukács predicted in The Historical Novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 465–490.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Glyn Salton-Cox Abstract Reading Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories (1935–39) through an important debate in the Marxist aesthetics of the period between Sergei Tretiakov and Georg Lukács, this article argues that Isherwood’s famous statement “I am a camera” should be reimagined...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Melanie Micir Abstract Reading Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life (2013) in the context of theories of the historical novel (Georg Lukács, Fredric Jameson) and counterfactual fiction (Catherine Gallagher, Andrew Miller, Paul Saint-Amour) sheds light on an overlooked genealogy of the feminist modernist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and era of globalization. This article outlines the networks that sought to foster such a world literature and the main aesthetic controversies within the movement. In particular, the article looks at the efforts of such official spokesmen as Andrei Zhdanov, Karl Radek, and Georg Lukács to proscribe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 255–268.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- century crisis of realism that we now call modernism. Georg Lukács’s Historical Novel, rst published in Russian in and Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis, rst published in German in are exemplary works of this kind. Both dwell on the modalities of nineteenth- century classical bourgeois realism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 511–539.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: On Palestinian Cinema . London : Verso . Darraj Faysal . 1979 . “Jurj Lukács wa Nadhariyat al-Riwaya” (“Georg Lukács and the Theory of the Novel”) . Shu’un Filastiniyya (Palestine Affairs) 90 : 200 – 214 . ———. 1989 . al-Waqi‘ wa al-Mithal (The Real and the Ideal) . Beirut : Dar al-Fikr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... toward liberalism and a rising Tory imperialism. Thus The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic , in addition to elaborating Fredric Jameson’s concept of the geopolitical aesthetic, redirects the insights on Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary in Georg Lukács’s Historical Novel toward the British novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 475–485.
Published: 01 September 2012
... dissolution; while the opposition of realism to naturalism de nes Georg Lukács’s canonical approach, with which I would disagree, including naturalism within realism as I tend to do. Even this preliminary discussion, however, often slips impercepti- bly into a historical and chronological mode...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as a historical tradition whose formal complexity has been largely overlooked and as a method of theorizing artistic mediation. For the contributors to a recent volume devoted to recovering Georg Lukács’s theory of critical realism, Lukács is best appreciated for having located a text’s realism in its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
... at a locus of contradiction.1 According to the most influential accounts, Scott “portrayed objectively the ruination of past social formations, despite all his human sympathy for, and artistic sensitivity to, the splen- did, heroic qualities which they contained” (Lukács, 54 – 55); he could...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 203–226.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., 550, 739), are as an appendage to discussions of George Eliot (619, 620). The novel theorists who ignore Hardy entirely include Mikhail Bakhtin, René Girard, Fredric Jameson, Percy Lubbock, and Georg Lukács. Hardy does appear in important books by Alex Woloch ( 2003 : 12) and Franco Moretti ( 2000...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of interpretation. Writing for a nonspecialist literary audience in the London Review of Books, Eagleton addresses the complex question of what constitutes realism, “a term which hovers between fact and value, the descriptive and the normative.”4 He neatly aligns Auerbach with Georg Lukács, pointing out...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... and, in doing so, to recompose our conception of freedom. On the composing capacities of character, I have in mind, as might be predicted, characters of a certain sort, the protagonist characters of the historical novel as (or almost as) Georg Lukács understood them: the characters who serve as summarizing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (1): 181–206.
Published: 01 March 2000
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2015
... England . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Levine George . 1988 . Darwin and the Novelists: Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Lukács Georg . 1970 . “Narrate or Describe.” In Writer and Critic , edited and translated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of individualism with the advancement of civilization. The resulting disenchantment of social reality led Georg Lukács ( 1950 , 1978 , 1983 ) to laud Balzac as capitalism’s first true dissector, a writer who captured “the portrayal of the present as history ” (Lukács 1983 : 83). At the same time, however, La...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 495–525.
Published: 01 December 2009
... from poetry to fiction) before explaining that transformation as the inevitable result of endemic traits or forces (those of Scott’s own character). Hazlitt’s assessment, if not prophetic, has proved fundamental to modern accounts of Scott’s fiction. Georg Lukács notes, for instance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 119–136.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to terms with it. Georg Lukács led the way in arguing that the novel’s unique task was to construct just such a structure for a modern, atomized world in which the organic totality presumed by the classical epic no longer held. The barely perceptible distinction between ordered material contingency...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 396–398.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of intention but, at bottom, the superiority of the former to the latter. Others followed Aristotle’s and Sidney’s example with varying success, in any case long before the otherwise interesting musings of Gyorgy von Lukács that are taken by most of our contemporaries (including Rigney) as the starting...