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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1994) 55 (2): 125–147.
Published: 01 June 1994
... the social, economic, and literary histories of the ancien régime. Reading the Moment and the Moment of Reading in Gdfigny‘s L&tres d9unePh~- Thomas M. Kavanagh ew works reveal more about the convoluted relations between Fexperience and expression, reading and writing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2006) 67 (1): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... book tentatively titled Fictions of Embassy: Literary Diplomacy from Machiavelli to Leibniz . His essay “On the Border: Geography, Gender, and Narrative Form in the Heptaméron ” appeared in the December 1996 issue of MLQ . The Diplomatic Moment: Representing Negotiation in Early Modern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1997) 58 (3): 351–355.
Published: 01 September 1997
...Jane K. Brown E. Wellbery David. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1996. xiii + 467 pp. $55.50 cloth, $18.95 paper. Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Reviews The Specular Moment: Goethe’s Early Lyric and the Begznnings of Romanticism. By David E. Wellbery...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1999) 60 (4): 525–527.
Published: 01 December 1999
... sustain, as contemplated by writers who, at one time or other, suffer the crisis of exile in their own land. Victoria Silver, University of California, Irvine Esthetics of the Moment: Literature and Art in the French Enlightenment. By Thomas M. Kavanagh. Philadelphia...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1972) 33 (4): 382–395.
Published: 01 December 1972
... with the eternal paradox. And it is precisely the density of the present moment that distinguishes the tragedy of Athalie from that of the previous plays. In them the world was no less radically divided, and the desperate attempt to reconcile the unreconcilable formed the essence of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2006) 67 (2): 280–282.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Rita Felski Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of American Naturalism . By Jennifer Fleissner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. xiv + 338 pp. University of Washington 2006 Rita Felski is chair of comparative literature at the University of Virginia. Her most recent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1976) 37 (4): 349–369.
Published: 01 December 1976
...Jeffrey R. Prince Copyright © 1976 by Duke University Press 1976 D. G. ROSSETTI AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITE CONCEPTION OF THE SPECIAL MOMENT By JEFFREYR. PRINCE Walter Pater’s “Conclusion” to The Renaissance is an important...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1997) 58 (3): 269–297.
Published: 01 September 1997
... Tennyson (1993) and the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture . He is currently at work on a study of epic in Britain during the nineteenth century. Of Monuments and Moments: Spacetime in Nineteenth-CenturyPoetry Herbert F. Tucker In crossing a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1958) 19 (3): 272–273.
Published: 01 September 1958
... moving letter. S. K. WINTHER University of Washington Critical Moments: Kenneth Burke’s Categories and Critiques. By GEORGEKNOX. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1957. Pp. xxiii + 131. $3.50. By general consent, Kenneth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2008) 69 (4): 437–459.
Published: 01 December 2008
... imaginative moments, relations with past texts are inspired by verbal signals. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Paul H. Fry is William Lampson Professor of English at Yale University. His most recent books are A Defense of Poetry: Reflections on the Occasion of Writing (1995), Samuel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 (1 June 2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of late capitalism, provides an alternative to the false closure of the decade. Read together, the two novels describe not a presentist eternity but a sense of the present as an ideologically continuous moment in the longue durée of capitalist modernity. University of Washington 2010...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
... historical and literary moments when gender norms, alongside racial and ethnic identities, underwent abrupt and vexed change. In these stories, scenes of domestic drama are transformed into modernist narratives of social and cultural transformation. The article contends that a pragmatic linguistic approach...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Stephen Best A good deal of recent scholarship into the slave past proclaims that the past’s political significance resides in its continuity with our present, finding both ethical moment and critical motivation in a recovery imperative that seeks to continue, reanimate, or complete the political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... Although the pedagogical moment that enshrined this work has passed, its history raises questions regarding the value of relevance in high school reading, the role of teaching aesthetic judgment, and the connections between high school and college teaching of literature. I am grateful to Nancy Henry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2014) 75 (1): 77–101.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and unconscious mind. It follows the history of such criticism through the rise of psychoanalysis in the humanities to the waning of its influence in the early years of the present century. The article argues that our postpsychoanalytic present is the ideal moment to reexamine the parallels and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
... converted to entertainment, a moment whose legacies may be perceived in some contemporary theories of lyric. Milton’s elegy for Edward King, written in 1637, was widely admired and imitated in the eighteenth century. These imitations tend to approach the poem as an ornamental surface, whose decorations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2016) 77 (3): 345–367.
Published: 01 September 2016
... rhetorical elements and uses this model to track the movement of this modernist technique across generic boundaries (from anglophone modernism to more popular genres) and linguistic ones (from English to Japanese). Oscillating between statistical models and moments of close reading, the article shows how a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 243–273.
Published: 01 June 2017
... journalistic articles, authors and studios alike reflected on the importance of preparing fiction for adaptation. The capacity of authors to imagine the afterlives of their prose works at the moment of composition may be called the “transmedial possibility” of fiction. Transmedial possibility, the theoretical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... natural phenomena, and opposed physical and/or ethical sympathies. The copresence of polarized historical periods in Milton’s work remains a distinguishing feature; examples from preceding and succeeding periods make the case for recognizing in Milton a pivotal moment in English literary history and the...