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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 153–169.
Published: 01 June 1991
... am indebted to Patricia Bruckmann, Margaret Doody, F. T. Flahiff, Jill Hambly, and S. P. Zitner for their encouragement and advice in revising the article for publication. “OUR VlEWS MUST NOW BE DIFFERENT”: IMPRISONMENT AND FRIENDSHIP IN CWSM* By HELENM...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Why study the past? Because we must. The computer seems to offer us access to simultaneity. We must therefore study the past “broadly.” Primo Levi offers us an example. But the access to simultaneity is a simulacrum, for the computing (intending) subject is determined...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sanjay Krishnan The consensus that the postcolonial writer must be on the side of the oppressed prevents critics from grasping the original ways in which V. S. Naipaul’s untypical writings are attuned to the historical predicament of the periphery. Naipaul’s premise is that subjects...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 487–504.
Published: 01 December 2012
...François Jullien Comparison of Chinese and Western civilizations cannot proceed on the basis of influences but only of originary distinctions. Even the most general categories remain unassimilable and must be understood in terms of contrasts. An exterior, “utopic” or “atopic” perspective that takes...
Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 517–540.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jasper Bernes The early poems of John Ashbery must be read, in part, as a meditation on the plight of labor, particularly white-collar labor, in the postwar United States. Beginning with a very early poem, “The Instruction Manual” (1956), and its exploration of the ambiguous class position of white...
Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., marks the horizon of historical consciousness. This article proposes “History 4°” to synthesize History 1–3 into a new totality in which the historical present is defined as internal to an imminent catastrophe. History 4° poses a challenge to the historical novel: somehow it must reveal the intimate...
Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 465–490.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., Isherwood’s place in the leftist and queer canons must be reconstituted, as should the relationship between certain strains of Soviet Marxism and queer writing of the period. Far from a lukewarm socialist in his youth who later became a middlebrow bourgeois figure in gay literature, Isherwood offers a queer...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 301–319.
Published: 01 September 2017
... is dated, even antiquated, because it is treated as a period. It seems as if a generation has learned to read Restoration poetry through Dryden, and from Dryden to assume that poetry published during the Restoration must be poetry about the Restoration. Milton does not read his sources the way...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 491–515.
Published: 01 December 2017
... as genres of modern social life: both must be collectivized and liberated from the archaic, the personal, and the masculine. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 sociology Charlotte Perkins Gilman modernism domesticity genre In the last few months of her life, when all her...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... creative God or passive scribe must be replaced by a focus on the middle ranges of literary agency, which in turn requires theoretical elaboration. Premodern tropes of authorial activity, such as the metaphor of authorship as textile labor, gain a much fuller range of complexity and nuance when...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 453–478.
Published: 01 December 2019
... rumbling through her work, Chukhrov’s theses are consistent: art must be communist; all desire, even faked, is political eros; and the post-Soviet subject is not even dead. Chukhrov embeds her politics in institutional critique, lends her labor to collectives and collaborations, and refracts her poetic...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
... by earlier playwrights. Yet in spite of his pacific temper, Rowe's hero must go to war, and such necessity becomes an argument for William III's contemporary war with France. In fashioning a warrior who both hates and wages war, Rowe anticipated a number of eighteenth-century heroic figures. Tamerlane 's...
Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 March 1993
..., however, I cannot take up the ethical questions as such. Instead I will reverse the valences by treating the ethical issues as instruments indicating the complex tensions that historians must con- Modern Language Quarterlj 54: 1, March 1993. @ 1993 University of Washington. 42...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 June 1967
...Carlos Baker John M. Muste. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1966. xi + 208 pp. $5.95; 45 s . Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 FRITZ MARTINI 257 wusst- bzw. Sprachwerdungen aus diesem ubergeordneten...
Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 308–321.
Published: 01 September 1964
... of illusion coincide in a great many details with those of his predecessors. Aesthetic theory, however, is more than an aggregate of particulars, and the context in which these par- ticulars are elaborated is so radically different that all parallels must be constantly qualified. In the later...
Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 185–198.
Published: 01 June 1948
..., there was very little difference between wit and sublimity. Or if that conclusion be not granted, it must be admitted that Cowley’s notion of what wit was and was not closely corresponds with Lon- ginus’ definition of the sublime. If the ode is considered only as a discourse on good style...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1963
... the incoherency that must result when one tunes in on the private thoughts of another. A brief consideration of the nature of stream of consciousness, however, should convince us that the very opposite of all this is true. No other method has been so severely restricted to the intellectual area...
Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 3–20.
Published: 01 March 1975
... that we must recognize that ethical choices are no longer vital to work out the st~ryMore, recently Hal Gelb has expressed a long- standing dissatisfaction with the pivotal episode, the Substituted Bed- mate, by pointing out that although this trick “may resolve the action,” it “does...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 115–119.
Published: 01 March 1940
... of the teachings of the Puritan pul- pit. I therefore turned to the sermons, popular expositions of doctrine, spiritual biographies and manuals of godly behavior in which Puritan preachers ever since the early days of Elizabeth had been telling the people what they must do to be saved. The result...
Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 133–139.
Published: 01 March 1993
... in historical representation.1 But in a material sense, the prospects for literary history are of the brightest. To the six- teen thousand professors of English we must, of course, add those of comparative literature, foreign languages, and other academic literary disciplines, professors in other...