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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 419–440.
Published: 01 December 2020
... events. Similarly, Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte famously uses literary and theatrical tropes to explain the same events as Flaubert as they unfolded. Both Flaubert and Marx show us that literary form (irony, farce, attention to linguistic repetition) participates in the politicization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 369–397.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of quantification (culminating in Karl Marx's famous critique of commodity fetishism), aesthetics founded its theory of value on the cornerstone of subjective and imaginative value attribution. This essay examines two German Romantic thinkers, the economist Johann Georg Schlosser and the writer E. T. A. Hoffmann...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...), and in a famous passage near the beginning of Karl Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1851–52), a future poetry was greeted as an original poetry. In each of these instances, however, breaking with the past entailed imitating it, which suggests that poetry's future looks much like its past, the way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 225–246.
Published: 01 June 2015
... disordered nineteenth-century societies were transformed into superior future worlds. Because this utopian didacticism, inspired by Karl Marx, fell quickly out of fashion and was parodied ruthlessly by twentieth-century dystopias, it is hard to imagine how the form could be revived. However, the TV show...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2020
... notably by Guy de Maupassant, Walter Pater, and Eleanor Marx-Aveling), did his influence on English writers reach its full extent. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 Gustave Flaubert style influence Victorian novel It is a critical commonplace—an idée reçue —that Gustave...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (2): 201–225.
Published: 01 June 1997
... believed in the socialist-Marxist International, in the dicta- torship of the proletariat, in the messiano-eschatological role of the universal union of the proletarians of all lands, continue to be inspired by at least one of the spirits of Marx or of Marxism.-Jacques Derrida...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2009
... retrieving what I’d sometimes rather forget, as a chastening refrain, which might be juxtaposed, however, to the equally chastening view of Karl Marx, that “men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please.”2 If Marx’s view of the matter came with a certain economic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 203–226.
Published: 01 June 2018
... product would appear to measure labor unabstractly (not by time), Marx ( 1977 : 694) demonstrates that the piece wage is only a derivative mode of abstract labor, in which time remains the final measure. 11 Alicia Christoff ( 2015 : 25, 34), drawing on the theorization of solitude in British...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 1999
... Marx calls its existence as a “common, everyday thing”-even as its essence as a “prophecy in reverse” coincides, like Dinesen’s apprehension of its inner mysticism, with the social and semiotic qualities of a commodity that Marx labels “transcendental,” “metaphysical,” and “theological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 270–276.
Published: 01 June 1999
... paraphrase Nietzsche and Marx and Engels, who thus speak, respectively, of nihilism and communism-two great futural ghosts of modernity. The etymologicalconceptual juncture of guest, ghost, and Geisl also gives this history a Hegel-Heidegger-Derrida axis.3 Rabat6 also tries to conjure a few...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 344–345.
Published: 01 June 1965
...Charles Feidelson, Jr. Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 Marx Leo. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964. 392 pp. $6.75. 344 REVIEWS @. 44) should have been italicized also. In the first line on page 42...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 317–330.
Published: 01 December 2001
... forward by Karl Marx in the Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy (1857): the character of Greek art depended on Greek mythology, which in turn resulted from the low level of tech- nological mastery of nature. The period is defined by a shared feature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . Mani B. Venkat . 2011 . “ Breaking Down the Walls: The European Library Project .” In The German Wall: Fall Out in Europe , edited by Silberman Marc , 205 – 25 . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . Marx Karl . 1974 . “ The Manifesto of the Communist Party .” In Political Writings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 363–372.
Published: 01 December 1980
... Democratic Republic in 1956-57.2 In an attempt to trace the roots and expand the boundaries of socialist German literature, Soviet and GDR critics have resurrected Weerth by exaggerating both his occasional associations with Marx and Engels and his youthful concern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in this direction.8 Kaufman himself is eager to mobilize Adorno’s aesthetic as a serious challenge to the stalemate between idealism and materialism and to the Marx- ist critique of the aesthetic as a bourgeois ideology. This challenge is especially welcome because Kaufman pursues it from a left, historicist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (1): 21–54.
Published: 01 March 2005
... dramatically unequal on the sociopo- litical plane; he revisits the Fifth Commandment to recalibrate the fun- damental ratios of political theology—sovereign and subject, parent and child, husband and wife—for liberal philosophy. I then turn to the genesis of the Bill of Rights, using Marx’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Jacques . 1993 . Spectres de Marx: L’état de la dette, le travail du deuil et la Nouvelle Internationale . Paris : Galilée . Dillon Steven . 2004 . Derek Jarman and Lyric Film . Austin : University of Texas Press . Favret Mary . 2009 . War at a Distance: Romanticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of the poetic ori- gins of history reveals a deeper anachronistic displacement that is worth reflecting on as the very stuff of history itself. A stimulating discussion of anachronistic displacement in the texts of Shakespeare and Marx, arguably the two greatest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 250–256.
Published: 01 June 1992
...- tains. In the title essay, Greenblatt considers European attitudes toward native languages as represented in The Tempest and other Renaissance texts. “Mar- lowe, Marx, and Anti-Semitism” focuses upon Barabas as an example of a politically perverse but energizing will to play. “Filthy Rites,” also...