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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
... articles and by the length of entries in the Dictionary of National Biography (Algee-Hewitt et al. 2016 ). This establishes Jane Austen as far more prestigious than Walter Scott, obviously an inversion of the hierarchy that obtained in their lifetimes and for some decades after. 12 For now we...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of progress to a higher state of evolution. The task of theater historiography is therefore to perturb the notion of the vitality of the state, the institution, and the professions by attending to and nurturing the now —an ethical life based on historiographical self-examination that will always be in reality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2012
... available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Peripheral Realisms Now Jed Esty and Colleen Lye oe Cleary’s foreword to this issue in part tells the story of how the JCold War skewed the aesthetic valuation of twentieth- century non- Euro- American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 347–360.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to the present. In contrast, he identifies aesthetic historicism as a prevailing feature of German Romanticism, which discovered a new source of artistic significance in the cultural productions of folk cultures that had previously been dismissed, and which were now taken to be expressions of national life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 429–439.
Published: 01 December 1985
... Thought and Literature: Patterns, Antecedents and Repercussions . Manchester, Eng., and Dover, N. H.: Manchester University Press, 1984. viii + 452 pp. $$37.50. APOCALYPSE NOW AND THEN] By RICHARDKENNETH EMMERSON “Who does not cry out at the sight...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
... history is the position of literature itself. The discipline of literary study (whether one thinks of it as literary history or literary criticism) institutionalized itself during a period of literary dominance. Now that that dominance is over—now that the field of narrative aesthetic culture includes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
... models locating “the people” out of time, Herd and Ritson offered alternative models through which to figure “the people,” rendering them as diverse, only contingently consolidated, but full participants in the here and now. University of Washington 2009 Janet Sorensen is associate professor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2011
... as contributory to “reading.” There is almost no precedent for this pattern of activity in anything now recognized as the history of criticism. If these claims are at all correct, then studying literature differently would likely mean a redistribution of status among the subdisciplines, with such traditional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 151–170.
Published: 01 June 2013
... at the institutional differences between the Ivy League programs in comparative literature and the world literature programs that were growing rapidly at large midwestern state universities. Damrosch argues that we are now better able to mediate between the demands of elite and mass education and between work...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
... are characterized by an unabashed, unprecedented foregrounding of female sexuality. While their novels were censored by the state now and then, they circulate on the Internet and contribute to the formation of China's booming Internet literature. The initial core group of beauty writers has made a large impact...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 285–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... (1772–82; rev. and exp. 1789–94), because of its precise geographic grounding of literary phenomena, its conceptual proximity to what is now considered cultural studies, and its attention to minority writers, represents a more compelling model for contemporary Italian literary historiography than De...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 June 2014
... disciplines, it is incumbent on English studies now to see that these practices flourish in the field of media studies that seems likely to succeed it during the century ahead. Herbert F. Tucker is John C. Coleman Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Virginia, where he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 175–191.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that the vital processes of ingestion and appropriation give flesh and blood to art and to life in general. Reformulating ethical questions, scholars now ask about levels of collaboration and mutual admiration. Interest need not disappear when love arrives. That’s why teachers today (through Pre-Texts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Danila Sokolov Abstract The language of arboreal metamorphosis in Lady Mary Wroth’s pastoral song “The Spring Now Come att Last” from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus (1621) may invoke the myth of Apollo and Daphne. However, the Ovidian narrative so central to Petrarchan poetics celebrates the male poet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
... it. This essay hypothesizes that postmodern theories of truth and concomitant transformations in reader sensibilities partly account for the legitimization and now dominance of biofiction. The essay analyzes a 1968 literary debate among Ralph Ellison, William Styron, and Robert Penn Warren, which on the surface...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 411–426.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Jan-Melissa Schramm Abstract This essay traces the intense interrelatedness of the three discourses that we now consider distinct but that ask similar questions about the existential value of life and the relationship between spiritual and temporal matters. Law, literature, and theology address...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 129–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., for a method that keeps structures in view, even while focusing on details. Suggesting that structuralist methods could usefully reshape the teaching of literature now, the essay reads two novels that both depend on and depart from traditional fairy-tale patterns: Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose (1992) and Helen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 487–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
...András Kiséry Abstract Karl Kerényi is now mostly remembered for his monographs on Greek mythological figures in the Bollingen Series and for his collaboration with Carl Gustav Jung from the 1940s on. The radical approach to mythology reflected in this work was Kerényi’s solution to what he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 1985
...Lucy McDiarmid Copyright © 1985 by Duke University Press 1985 AUDEN’S 193 1 EPITHALAMION AND OTHER GENEROUS HOURS By LUCYMCDIARMID . . . few now applaud a play that ends with warmth and pardon...