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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 315–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... thinking” in the novel. salexand@endicott.edu Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 population network theory theory of literary character James Joyce The Wire (TV series) The year 2022 will mark the centenary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the twentieth anniversary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... models of cultural transformation, evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, network theory. Perhaps no figure has been associated with these developments more than Franco Moretti, who has made the spectacular translation of the historical materialism of his Marxist formation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 399–418.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Fact to Matters of Concern .” Critical Inquiry 30 , no. 2 : 225 – 48 . Latour Bruno . 2005 . Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Lesjak Carolyn . 2013 . “ Reading Dialectically .” Criticism 55 , no. 2...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 581–589.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and theorist who has been concerned for much of the past two decades with world literature, he’s deliberately retrenching. Moretti also makes a shift in method from his recent works. He has been concerned with abstract models for literary history (“graphs, maps, trees”) and with network theory as a means...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to Actor-Network-Theory . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Leask Nigel . 2010 . Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Liu Alan . 2011 . “ Friending the Past: The Sense of History and Social...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Ronald L. 2015 . “ Toward a Computational Hermeneutics .” Big Data and Society , July–December , 1 – 8 . bds.sagepub.com/content/2/2/2053951715613809 . Moretti Franco . 2011 . Network Theory, Plot Analysis . May 1 . Stanford Literary Lab Pamphlet Series . litlab.stanford.edu...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... realizations of recent humanities scholarship, informing the overall shift of emphasis from absence to presence, is that even apparently empty signifiers can do real work—a realization that emerges not only from Latourian actor-network theory but also from Deweyan and Wittgensteinian pragmatism, among other...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 542–545.
Published: 01 December 2021
... commonalities between the cultural work done by nineteenth-century and later serial forms. A more recent expression of the second approach is the actor-network theory practiced by Frank Kelleter ( 2017a , 2017b ), Ruth Mayer ( 2014 ), Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis ( 2012 ), and others on serials...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 491–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
... explores boundary cases. Although Underwood ( 2016 : 18) makes clear that Newgate and sensation fiction weaken the accuracy of his model, he does not, as So might, closely read specific texts that “induce error.” 9 In his network theory approach to Hamlet , Moretti ( 2011 : 102) concludes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 527–552.
Published: 01 December 2020
... connections with affect theory, actor-network-theory, object-oriented ontology, new materialisms, and the digital humanities. Moreover, descriptive reading as method claims kinship with the proliferating trial-balloon approaches known as “surface reading,” “just reading,” “postcritical reading,” “reparative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 373–396.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-scale structure, and wide vision. These emphases have influenced a variety of disciplines and conceptual discourses, including public-sphere theories, the history of science and medicine, book history, assemblage and actor-network theory, and “the social life of things” (Appadurai 1986 ). Circulation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2019
... comparison,” by which she means “relational studies of literature in integrated world historical contexts,” that is, a nonlinear history across space. Inspired by the network theory of Édouard Glissant, Shih uses as her example what she calls the “plantation arc” of literatures in the Caribbean, the American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 359–377.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., but her goal is to make us more alert to texts that speak across temporal and geographic boundaries. Borrowing from Bruno Latour’s actor-network theory, Felski contends that “standard ways of thinking about historical context are unable to explain how works of art move across time. We need models...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
... scholars were keen to think across literary cultures within the most encompassing framework. As tools for thinking on this scale had already been fashioned in the social sciences, they went about familiarizing themselves with world-systems analysis, field theory, network theory, and so forth. 1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of the curriculum. 4  This Shakespearean discussion, originally published in 2011 in New Left Review, appears in the chapter “Network Theory, Plot Analysis” from Moretti 2013: 212 – 30. Hamlet is the chief exhibit, but the chapter maps as well the character systems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Latour’s (2007) actor-­networktheory. In the present instance, however, Conrad’s techniques and themes in the text are passive tools at Ng ˜ugs disposal. Though tools are considered agents in actor-­ networktheory, the terminology of agency obscures...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Bruno . 2005 . Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory . New York : Oxford University Press . Lehman David . 1986 . “ May the Best Novel Win—Fat Chance: A Flap over Book Prizes .” Newsweek , April 21 , 86 . Lukács Georg . 1978 . The Historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 407–424.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in contemporary Marxism was especially congenial in these early days of British cultural studies. Though the decision to focus on particular years is presented as a “historical turn” for the conferences,3 the 3 Francis Barker et al., eds., Literature, Politics, and Theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . New York : Holt . Lamoreaux David . 1977 . “ Stover at Yale and the Gridiron Metaphor .” Journal of Popular Culture 11 , no. 2 : 330 – 44 . Latour Bruno . 2007 . Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory . Oxford : Oxford University Press...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
... an integrated, uniform undertaking and more like what John Marx calls “the new dream of a decentered network of peoples described, analyzed, and managed by a cosmopolitan cast of English- speaking experts.”9 World- systems theory offers literary studies new insight into the transnational networks...