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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 125–147.
Published: 01 June 1994
... to 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, reception...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 525–527.
Published: 01 December 1999
... and to 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 (2006) 67 (1): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... on a 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 tragedy. Roland...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (3): 272–273.
Published: 01 September 1958
... 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 Burke...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
... on cultural activity has its origins in the Progressive Era and persists today across a variety of social contexts beyond literary studies, surfacing even (and especially) in moments of institutional precarity. This essay examines three such moments: the losing football games in Owen Johnson’s early campus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 Theodore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (2008) 69 (4): 437–459.
Published: 01 December 2008
... that overrides conditions imposed by broader historical or even literary change. The essay argues that Bloom's theory does in fact accommodate change just insofar as it belies his own claim that he is not interested in narrowly verbal allusion. It shows that even in Bloom's most broadly imaginative moments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 225–246.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Portlandia , which premiered in 2011, avoids the future-oriented “inevitability effect” of the fin de siècle utopias by returning to an earlier moment in the utopian genre: the satirizing of a society somewhere on Earth. Portlandia presents a lightly fictionalized version of Portland, Oregon, as a happy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , and, by extension, with poetry’s ability to move those who listened to or read it. Therefore it could at one moment provoke moral anxiety and at another signal the height of poetic accomplishment. In quarrels over the relative merits of the European vernaculars, apologists for the Portuguese language invested...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the wars, when many writers were implicated in its international network. This moment in literary history provides a missing link in the progression from the more elitist world literature as conceived by Goethe and others in the early nineteenth century to world literature in our postcolonialist present...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
... 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 for her comments...