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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 March 1998
... Studies . Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Race Man, Organization Man, Invisible Man Andrew Hoberek The organization had given the world a new shape, and me a vital role. -Invisible Man Since the 1952 publication of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 March 1966
...Joseph Malof Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 METER AS ORGANIC FORM By JOSEPH MALOF The movement known as Russian Formalism is a useful example of the great literary heave in Europe and America in the second and third...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 123–155.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jerome McGann This essay reconsiders Cooper’s work and its historical position in two salient relations: first, the Euro-American legal representations that organized the seizure and settlement of the American land from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century; second, the canonical ways...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 413–445.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to that basic disorder. Reading the organization of two editions of George Gascoigne’s work, it explores the dynamic exchanges between poems and commercial textual features and finds in those feedback loops an ambitious projection of the larger form of the book. Far from a simple or inherent unity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mark McGurl Abstract What does it mean to think of the rise of Amazon.com as an event in contemporary literary history? This essay analyzes the literary practices and programs “organic” to the Amazon digital ecology, including Kindle Direct Publishing, and then asks how the entrepreneurial logic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 281–313.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... But London’s literary societies were important preprofessional gatherings for the appreciation and research of vernacular literature at a time when universities restricted who could study and what could be studied. Forman contributed to other London societies and organized for them dramatic readings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Chengzhou He Because the theories of Chinese modernity are mainly organized around a masculine norm and pay insufficient attention to the specificity of women's lives and experiences, it is of great significance to carry out research on women's complex and changing relationships to the political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 June 2015
... for desire and action, sin indicates the subject’s splitting by the norms that organize it. Piers Plowman , which explores the medieval split subject through formal experimentation, repeatedly encounters the demands of political, ethical, economic, and spiritual life and repeatedly problematizes all its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to this problem, the essay reflects instead on the history and potential of the collective as a form of self-organized, nonhierarchical knowledge production. It argues that the interlinked crises of how to read in world-literary terms, and on what scale, unavoidably index more general crises of the humanities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 405–412.
Published: 01 December 1967
.... These expectations provide what the Gestalt psychologists would call an “internal force of organization,” a norm, a predisposition toward a certain patterning.l We will discuss meter, then, as a force affecting perception, a force generated by a reader’s expectation of (1) a pattern of alternating weaker...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 March 1990
... by the evolutionists. I DR.MOREAU. Man is the present climax of a long process of organic evolution. All animal life is tending toward the human form.3 For the principal architects of the Modern Synthesis in evolu- tionary theory, which emerged...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that attest to the fascination among writers of the long eighteenth century in the elusive category of “life.” In Romantic studies, books such as Denise Gigante’s ( 2009 ) Life: Organic Form and Romanticism , Sharon Ruston’s ( 2005 ) Shelley and Vitality , and Ross Wilson’s ( 2013 ) Shelley...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 212–215.
Published: 01 June 1985
... matter, or can the burden of the mystery unfold organically through powers that may even guide us, if we believe in them, to a providential or at least a morally just end? The themes are freedom and destiny, covered directly in a brisk opening chapter. Thorslev discusses them (distinguished...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the Aristotelian logic inside out, from a rote form of ‘logical thinking’ into a method for thinking logically about the ‘empirical world’” (20). By the time of Newton, the system had become the preeminent medium for the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Whereas Galileo’s systems organized Jovian moons...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 299–304.
Published: 01 September 1952
... in the Fifth Book-the harmoniousness of the organ. Throughout the narrative this instrument is princeps instrumentorum for Rabelais, and all references to it are tinged with admiration and awe, even when found within an ironic context. But in the last bpok the harmoniousness of the organ becomes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 50–62.
Published: 01 March 1978
... concept of evolution in the nineteenth century was the rejuvenation of the exhausted Romantic metaphor of organicism, the image of the world as a changing, growing, dynamic organism. H. G. Wells, for ex- ample, certainly no Romantic, is basically an organicist, seeing the world through the eyes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 477–480.
Published: 01 September 1965
... or drastically reduced the long, densely packed, and poorly organized first chapter, “History of the Seicento: Politics and War.” Such an omission, or reduction, would have permitted the inclusion of important sections of Coyats Crudities and other travel books. And it would have allowed space...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 371–391.
Published: 01 September 1993
... in Western Literature) reads like a litany of terms now perceived as hopelessly atavistic. By looking more closely at the four key categories organizing Mimesis (representation, reality, Western, literature), however, I shall argue that, far from having been superseded by cultural criticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (1): 37–52.
Published: 01 March 1991
..., to the extent that knowledge of it was dependent on a mind that was itself linguistically organized. Of course, this view does not solve the difficulty outlined by Harding; rather, it shifts the terms of it closer to those used by Heidegger-the language of nature is the nature of language...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 June 1997
... The formation of the WWSL marks a significant point in the pro- fessionalization of British women writers, but it was by no means through sheer chance that the suffrage movement led to the league’s organization.3 The suffrage movement had politicized thousands of women of all classes, and women’s...