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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2009) 70 (3): 390–394.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Kathleen Blake Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain . By Mary Poovey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. x + 511 pp. University of Washington 2009 Kathleen Blake is professor of English at the University of Washington...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1941) 2 (1): 115–122.
Published: 01 March 1941
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Yopie Prins Abstract In posing questions about what is “historical” and what counts as “poetics,” historical poetics cannot separate the practice of reading a poem from the histories and theories of reading that mediate our ideas about poetry. While nineteenth-century verse cultures revolved around...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... read with an eye to authorial mediation. Further, conceptualizing authors as mediators proves a better framework for writing the history of authorship, as it clarifies synchronic tensions and diachronic developments that unfolded within this frame. It also reveals that the modern ideal of authorial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Paul B. Armstrong Although form and history are joined in reading, the profession of literary studies has regularly regarded formalism and historicism as opposites and even antagonists. When dichotomous terms replicate themselves without mediation, a phenomenological approach to resolving the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., the global as the local, the mediatized as the live, and the hyperreal as the real. These formations had profound ramifications for modernist aesthetics, for conceptions of world theater and performance in the twentieth-century academy, and for what ultimately became the global mass-culture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
... a mediating relay between world literature and world-systems but to see if a third analysis, focusing on the ontology of composed works, can bring “world” differently into the picture. The essay also investigates whether such a theory makes any difference to our understanding of world literature or...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
... overcoming reified particulars. They invent techniques to mediate and thereby to connect isolated acts, events, and persons to a total context of social life. Yoon Sun Lee is associate professor of English at Wellesley College. She works in the fields of Asian American literature and British...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 151–170.
Published: 01 June 2013
... at the institutional differences between the Ivy League programs in comparative literature and the world literature programs that were growing rapidly at large midwestern state universities. Damrosch argues that we are now better able to mediate between the demands of elite and mass education and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... decade tumultuous in the outer world but fairly placid in academe, and it mediates the role that discussions of theory play in the attempt to categorize the 1960s as a “very short twentieth century” that can be outflanked by past and future. Nicholas Birns is author, most recently, of Barbarian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1972) 33 (2): 213–217.
Published: 01 June 1972
... of new, unique, suggestive, and even provocative readings of Stevens’s poems-as any good, sensitive critic will do, and he is such a critic-but the readings, I hasten to add, are not the virtue of his theory, or even of his effort, such as it is, to employ a theory to dispel the mediation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the technical mediation of human subjectivity must always be disciplinary or even exploitative. Novel Machines replies by showing that eighteenth-century novelists drew on the “plural, contingent, and ambiguous meanings of machines” during Britain’s Industrial Enlightenment to address “the problem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1986) 47 (1): 68–72.
Published: 01 March 1986
... encounters mediated by po- etry) and aesthetic contemplation,” and a philosophic value in Coleridge’s “aesthetic theory and system of Naturphilosophie” (p. 6). Modiano’s project is an ambitious one, and she illuminates in impressive manner a wide range of topics, including Coleridge’s engagement with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1950) 11 (3): 377.
Published: 01 September 1950
... ; critical articles ; parodies)-and indexed the German writers con- cerned. It is unfortunate that British writers appearing in the individual refer- ences are not indexed, since the study of comparative literature is above all one of mediators, but this is understandable in view of the immense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1967) 28 (1): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 1967
... the transitional periods of the “Scotch novels.” Yet history is involved because continuity is involved; the mediation b&tweenthe claims of tradition and the claims of humanity, the discovery of the hero’s true iden- tity in a fluid historical situation where all expectations are shattered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1973) 34 (2): 200–202.
Published: 01 June 1973
... but from urban centers: it is “mediated provincial,” the other categories being unmediated provincial, and centric, or urban literature, both direct and mediated. (The ballad, dialect poetry, the regional novel, and the nar- ratives of Wordsworth are direct provincial; tragedy and most novels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Christopher Isherwood’s vaunted camera-eye narration, late modernism was shaped by the pointed insistence that “macro-level” historical processes are best mediated by “micro-level” details (15). This choice seems partly a matter of convenience: as Georg Lukács and Fredric Jameson have pointed out, no onlooker...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1998) 59 (4): 514–518.
Published: 01 December 1998
... Romanticism to Critical Theory: The Philosophy of German Literary Theory. By Andrew Bowie. London: Routledge, 1997. ix + 346 pp. $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper. From Romanticism to Critical Theory is the latest in an impressive list of publi- cations with which Andrew Bowie seeks to mediate between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 314–317.
Published: 01 June 1941
... and the mediation of contraries. If William James had read Danish he might have found much grist to his mill in Kierkegaard for his attacks on the Hegelian monism. For Kierkegaard absolute truth was always paradoxical, that is, above and beyond thought and reflection. He rejected the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2007) 68 (2): 331–343.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of production; it stretched and convoluted the mediations connecting the private self to the social world or a particu- 7 Fredric Jameson, Marxism and Form: Twentieth-Century Dialectical Theories of Lit- erature (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1971), xvii. 336...