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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
... challenges received understandings of the linguistic purchase of modernist innovation. The author examines Hebrew and Yiddish modernist literary texts by Devorah Baron and Dovid Bergelson that employ nonreferential indexicality in order to chart the ruptures in two textual communities, in two particular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 562–566.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., and Manifestos (2008); and coeditor of Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity (2005). She is working on a book about the modern epic. Race and the Modernist Imagination . By Seshagiri Urmila . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2010 . xiii + 251 pp. © 2011 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 651–682.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Anita Patterson © 2000 University of Washington 2000 MLQ 61.4-04Patterson.final 11/13/00 2:08 PM Page 651 Jazz, Realism, and the Modernist Lyric: The Poetry of Langston Hughes Anita Patterson n 1940 Richard Wright, praising Langston...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (3): 331–334.
Published: 01 September 1986
... during the flowering of women’s literature in English in the nineteenth century. In a postscript on Virginia Woolf, Homans holds out wistful faith in a modernist, nonrepresentational art that fully figures forth the feminine. But her book shows that nineteenth-cen- tury women writers did...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 82–87.
Published: 01 March 1988
.... But this is a relatively minor criticism. Her thesis is convincing, is argued clearly and gracefully, and is a valuable addition to Howells studies. ALLENF. STEIN North Carolina State University Modernist Poetics of History: Pound, Eliot, and the Sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 583–588.
Published: 01 December 1993
.... Robert H. Bell Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry: The Contemporaneity of Mod- ernism. By Charles Altieri. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. viii + 529 PP. $49.50- Charles Altieri’s book still waits to be recognized as the best recent inter- vention in literary...
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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 (2020) 81 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Robert L. Caserio Out of Context: The Uses of Modernist Fiction . By Michaela Bronstein . New York : Oxford University Press , 2018 . xv + 268 pp. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 “Reading” is a mode of criticism, as recent trends—distant reading, surface...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Nicholas Birns Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture . By Paul Giles . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 . vi + 310 pp. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 Fifty years ago one of the truisms of academic studies of literary modernism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 177–200.
Published: 01 June 2021
... these elaborate acts of figuration also sheds light on two features of modernist poetry that I can only mention here: the idealization of felt thought in metaphysical poetry and the turn to constructivist aspects of painting rather than to the elegance of lyrical song as models for the work of imagination. 2...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 509–531.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Katherine Elkins This essay explores a modernist revision of influence distinct from a Bloomsian model of struggle and misprision. Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf articulate new representations of composite memory that suggest an alternative. When memories of past works collide with a changed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 535–554.
Published: 01 December 1990
...Mary Ann Gillies Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 THOMAS HARDY MODERNIST POET By MARY ANN GILLIES In 1972 Donald Davie claimed that “in British poetry of the last fifty years (as not in American) the most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 333–368.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Peter Kalliney Abstract Modernist concepts, especially aesthetic autonomy, were fundamental to the literature of decolonization in anglophone Africa. An archival examination of Black Orpheus , Transition , the Transcription Centre, and the African Writers of English Expression conference...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Ming Dong Gu Although Lu Xun (1881–1936) produced all his literary works in a period that coincided with the heyday of Western modernism (1910–30), scholars both inside and outside China have made few attempts to study them in the international context of the modernist movement. Because of Lu Xun's...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 175–199.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Gavin Douglas in the later translations of Arnaut, Pound’s practice enters into dialogue with broader modernist questions concerning vernacular, regional, or nonstandard usage: what Robert Crawford calls the “provincial” modernist assault on England as cultural and linguistic center of the anglophone...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 329–349.
Published: 01 September 2012
... fictional movement against casteism, atrocity, and historical elision has effectively embraced the ideologies of realism while developing a strident critique of modernist aesthetics. This essay deconstructs that realist turn by tracing it through the question of caste. Gajarawala reads the present embrace...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Petra Dierkes-Thrun The familiar scholarly view of Richard Strauss's modernist opera Salome is that it overturns the original aesthetics of its libretto source, Oscar Wilde's 1891 symbolist-decadent drama. A close reconsideration of the presumed opposition between the two works, however, shows...
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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 (2012) 73 (2): 123–155.
Published: 01 June 2012
... reveal the limits of traditional modernist aesthetic criteria. I owe an unpayable scholarly debt to Myra Jehlen, whose conversation has helped me clarify the argument of this essay. I am deeply grateful as well to Marshall Brown for his patience and encouragement. Finally, I must point out that my...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Petrus Liu Reconstructing modernist fiction from 1970s Taiwan as a critical realism, this essay proposes that the historical creation of two Chinas (the Republic of China on Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China) provided a formative stage for vibrant literary ruminations on the dissonance...