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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 400–403.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Jesse Matz The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . By Alex Woloch. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003. ix + 391 pp. © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Jesse Matz is associate professor of English at Kenyon College. He...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (2): 128–132.
Published: 01 June 1959
...J. Burke Severs Copyright © 1959 by Duke University Press 1959 KEATS’S “MANSION OF MANY APARTMENTS,” SLEEP AND POETRY, AND TINTERN ABBEY By J. BURKESEVERS In a rambling letter to John Hamilton Reynolds...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Wang Ning Although the term world literature encompasses texts composed in multiple languages, translation makes possible a body of literature from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds that circulates in international critical discourse and is broadly recognized as world literature. Thus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... an occasional letting go. Johnson uses the proliferation and Austen the suspension of points of view to defend the value of reading materials that solicit relaxation and afford cheap pleasures for the many, or at least the many more. Both the Idler and Mansfield Park advocate for the redistribution of leisure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 187–205.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Shirley Lau Wong Abstract Literary settings are often celebrated for richly representing the many details of a particular place. The close association between detail and setting stems from the realist presumption that detail constitutes what Roland Barthes calls an “index of . . . atmosphere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 319–340.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-Hegelian historiography illuminates the original stakes of early modern periodization and their radical deformation over time. In the process, his work not only facilitates a reassessment of many of the conventional claims made for the Spanish baroque but, more important, establishes a theoretical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 363–386.
Published: 01 September 2009
... many of Hawthorne's early tales first appeared, suggests that to read ekphrasis attentively in Hawthorne is to read the idiom of the interpersonal realm. Ekphrasis thus emerges not as a timeless figure to be cherished only by formalists but as a powerful tool for the historian, a moment that compresses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to be framed as a choice between symbolic economy (Casanova's “universal” literary capital) and political economy (the focus of many Latin Americanist scholars on hegemonic constructions of modernity). Yet the unique circumstances of Mundial —published in Paris by Spanish America's most famous poet, composed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Daniel Javitch This essay challenges the view that the last part of Orlando furioso takes an “epic” turn and abandons many of the “romance” features that characterize its first half. The essay does so by considering (1) the anachronism of projecting onto the Furioso a desire on Ariosto's part...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 19–48.
Published: 01 March 2011
... not substantiate the claims for a close connection. The miscontextualization of Fielding illustrates a common methodological problem: presuming a context that is only one among many possibilities. We need to see Fielding as he was—a brilliant, experimental Grub Street writer who evolved independently of his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
... assumed the power he did in Eliot's thinking because he addressed many of the concerns Eliot had begun to develop from symbolist poetics, particularly its critiques of empiricism and its engagement in the infinite ironies involving the status of subjectivity. Bradley also transformed these concerns...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is typicality, which claims to broaden the significance of what might seem merely particular. This definition of realism illuminates two pioneering works of Asian American literature. Jade Snow Wong and Maxine Hong Kingston, despite their many differences, both engage in the realist project of overcoming...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 527–543.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Michael Modarelli The founding of the United States brought with it many conceptions of Englishness, among them the historical connection to an Anglo-Saxon past. To explain the importance of Anglo-Saxonism in the American nineteenth century, Modarelli argues that the northern American states...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine Many scholars have embraced world literature as a project to understand literature’s role in a large-scale story of global inequality. Yet critics have paid remarkably little attention to one of the most unevenly distributed of the world’s resources: literacy itself. For most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., and literary reasons for the formation of a literary canon, and to a degree literary production is inseparable from cross-cultural (re)production. The literary canon appropriates and is also appropriated by translations. Many modern Chinese literary concepts derive from translations, especially of Western...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ted Howell Abstract Planted throughout E. M. Forster’s Howards End are the seeds of many dramatic forms of climate change that subsequently dominated the twentieth century. Howards End gathers together major strands of its contemporaneous ecological thought, where distressful events (rural decay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Florian Gargaillo Abstract In a review of T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral , Stevie Smith lamented that “so many writers of these times, which need courage and the power of criticism, and coolness, should find their chief delight in terrifying themselves and their readers with past echoes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 233–259.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Robert Hudson Vincent Abstract As many scholars, including the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary , continue to cite false etymologies of the baroque, this article returns to a Scholastic syllogism called baroco to demonstrate the relevance of medieval logic to the history of aesthetics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 453–478.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the state socialist past to a global egalitarian future challenge both Russian and “Western” narratives in our increasingly interconnected world. The Georgian-born Russian-language poet Keti Chukhrov, in particular, theorizes powerlessness in deeply local yet globally familiar ways. Despite the many voices...