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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 319–347.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that foregrounds mediation of classical resources through vernacular authors and offers a corrective to the intellectual stasis that renders source studies, in Stephen Greenblatt’s ( 1985 : 163) notorious characterization, an “elephant’s graveyard.” 1 Maguire and Smith’s ( 2015 : 19) work should stimulate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (1941) 2 (1): 115–122.
Published: 01 March 1941
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... they are 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 (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 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 romanticism. Her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2020
... exert a qualified influence on the relatively few English-language writers who read and responded to it, including Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Henry James. However, not until the 1883 publication of his correspondence with George Sand, as well as significant critical mediation and translation (most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 267–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
... interpretations. If poetry is understood as statement embedded in language, and if it is still both important and difficult, perhaps we can reserve a place for interpretations that are not wholly dependent on the mediatic circumstances of which Jackson and others have taught us to be more fully aware. Copyright...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 between work...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., 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 entertainment industry. © 2009 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 Memory: The Legacy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 147–168.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and typicality, the essay considers how these unmarked texts mediate between individual and type, as well as their approaches to the representation of difference. dyzhang@berkeley.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 type gender race Anne F. Garréta Toni Morrison At least...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 335–339.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the problem of mediation in history, as well as the mediation of history, whereby empirical objects, mediums, mediate the real of history, which necessarily involves its idea—its form and shape. If such a real brings together the material and ideal, Crimmins reminds us that the same is true of the physical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 213–217.
Published: 01 June 1972
..., 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 of theories...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 308–321.
Published: 01 September 1964
... is actually to occur in the work and utilizes the support of his mediate or immediate experience by keeping the entire fiction on a “typical” plane. The latter guarantees a bond of familiarity between the audience and the fiction, while at the same time minimizing the clash between the individuality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 1967
... as in 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 and all new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 68–72.
Published: 01 March 1986
...- ulative concerns.” In this perspective “nature” signifies not just the world of physical reality or phenomenal appearances but “the external world as an object of imaginative experience (either in immediate encounters by direct observation of the appearances of nature or encounters mediated by po...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 407–427.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of ideas it generates. Rather than the circle of friends Locke conjures up as his first audi- ence, Hume envisages individual readers holding a certain edition of a book.8 This mediated setting is central to his later argument for the gen- eral phenomenon of a relationship between impressions...