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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 March 1947
... Otfrid von Weissenburg: Narrator or Coinmentator? A Comparative Study, By DONALDA, MCKENZIE.Stanford : Stanford University Publications, Language and Literature, Volume VI, Number 3, 1946. Pp. 117-96. Paper, $1.00; cloth, $1.75. Whereas the conventional views of the character...
Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 48–64.
Published: 01 March 1981
...Terence McCarthy Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 THE INCOMPETENT NARRATOR OF WUTHERING HEIGHTS By TERENCEMCCARTHY Although in theory Mr. Lockwood is always the narrator in Wuthering Heights-he, as it were, is writing...
Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 579–583.
Published: 01 December 1993
.... Ronald Paulson The Politics of Narration: JamJoyce, William Faulknet; and Virginia Woo& By Richard Pearce. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, igg 1. 187 pp. $37.00. Faulkner’s Subject: A Cosms No One Owns. By Philip M. Weinstein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 181...
Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (4): 347–368.
Published: 01 December 1981
...Bernard A. Hirsch Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 ∗ Much of the work for this study was done with the generous support of the University of Kansas General Research Fund. THE EROSION OF THE NARRATOR’S WORLD VIEW...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of primitive aesthetics identified drama as the primal art form. The definition of drama, in its newly primitivist guise, expanded to include dance, narration with gesture, and indeed ritual itself. The new attention to ritual coincided with larger shifts in anthropological methodology, captured in the turn...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and other sinophone locations? This essay recognizes the significance of the Hong Kong identity discourse constructed around the 1997 “Handover,” but it argues that a historical narration of localness should not be confined by this discourse. Rather, it is important to consider the interactions between...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... by the anonymizing effects of print culture and the philosophy of skepticism, and by the consequent development of the autonomous narrator, produced the discourse of the early modern literary public sphere. The emergence of this discourse derived particularly from transformations in the concepts of ethos...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and the history of ideas. In major fictions and narrations Milton’s poetry apperceives, thematizes, and embodies—prehensively, as it were—a unique occasion of historical change, as if from BC to AD: from John Dee to Robert Boyle, or from occult correspondences and secret world-connecting sympathies, to mechanical...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of historical narration. This recuperation of his persona intervenes in an ongoing dispute in the field of historical poetics about the value of formalism and cognitivism. The essay aims to show that the concept of thinking in verse is valuable where it has been least applied: in reclaiming the value...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., the contemporary African novel returns to the particulars of national histories to explain change that has remained unacknowledged or misrepresented for political reasons. It grapples with the writing of history as a conscious process of what Edward W. Said describes as “textualization”: a narration that stresses...
Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 417–440.
Published: 01 December 2021
... narrates the events of the Revolution through the lens of a Hegelian definition of tragedy. David Scott has championed James’s “tragic mode of history” for political reasons, arguing that it is better suited to address the challenges of the postcolonial present. But a tragic mode of history can be of use...
Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 443–459.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of gentle suasion, private consciousness-raising, influence. Moby-Dick is a novel shouting not into the void of a world abandoned by God—or not only—but into the empty space where the theocratic authority of the pulpit once was, where words fired by the titanic power of Godliness itself narrated, shaped...
Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 299–322.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the psyche’s capacity to think. The concept of containment reveals the continuities between the psychological breakdowns that occur in psychosis, trauma, and ordinary development, as well as the relationship between these breakdowns and the emergence of the ability to represent and narrate experience...
Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 207–238.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... The essay then turns to A. K. Summers’s graphic memoir, Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag (2014), which takes up the character-details of Tintin to expand the narration of gender nonconformity. Finally, the essay traces how character-details focalize bisexual queer eroticism in Carmen Maria...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 345–367.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Hoyt Long; Richard Jean So Abstract This article uses computational modeling and large-scale pattern detection to develop a theory of global textual transmission as a process of turbulent flow. Specifically, it models stream-of-consciousness narration as a discrete set of linguistic features...
Published: 01 June 2023
Figure 2. The accumulation of character-details in a single frame expands the social narration of queerness, transforming group identity into group work. Illustration from A. K. Summers, Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag . Copyright © 2014 by A. K. Summers. Used with the permission More
Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 312–328.
Published: 01 September 1968
... to the identity of a man who, Nar- cissus-like, has been reborn through the process of observing himself reflected in a mirror. This mirror is actually many mirrors, for the narrator gets many flashes of the identity of Sebastian Knight, and of himself, from many sources. A number of these sources...
Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (2): 180–190.
Published: 01 June 1973
... of Vladimir Nabokov’s first publications in English (1941). It has never been a popular novel, perhaps because of its formal complexity. In it, the narrator tells us how he set about to write a biography of his half brother, Sebastian. What he actually writes is the book we read, which is, as Page...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 147–159.
Published: 01 June 1970
..., the purpose of which is to focus the reader’s attention upon the narrator. The point can be made-in two ways: first, by a brief comparison with the structure of the closing of Il Filostrato; and second, by an analysis of the organization of the last seventeen stanzas. Books that can be considered...
Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 1987
..., and the objects and action so readily don symbolic dress. And Tonio Kriiger takes full charge of things. Early in the Novelle, the narrator can be lightly ironic in his comments about the adolescent’s love longings, and in the middle sections Lisaweta can whimsically play against the thirty- year...