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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (2): 219–237.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and New Zealand film, culture, and literature. The Same People Living in Different Places: Allen Curnow s Anthology and New Zealand Literary History Hugh Roberts N ew Zealand has produced few literary histories, and only one of those, E. H. McCormick s 1940 Letters and Art in New Zealand, is suf...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... (2009) and tunnel RE vision (2010). The Electric Information Age Book (An Inventory of Inventories) is forthcoming. © 2011 by University of Washington 2011 The Chatter of People and Things Jeffrey T. Schnapp nventories of aphorisms; the names of gods, philosophers, and schol- Iars...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 442–445.
Published: 01 September 2014
... intellectuals to dodge this threat of barbarism and assert the civilized nature of their people: imitation of the Ancients, differentiation from the Ancients, and a third identity, enabled by the new reference point provided by New World inhabitants and located...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Janet Sorensen In dominant accounts, the eighteenth-century “ballad revival” brought a dead form back to life by digging up old songs and restoring their force and meaning. It also brought “the people,” as producers or consumers of ballads, to a kind of national public life but relegated them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Petrus Liu Reconstructing modernist fiction from 1970s Taiwan as a critical realism, this essay proposes that the historical creation of two Chinas (the Republic of China on Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China) provided a formative stage for vibrant literary ruminations on the dissonance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 347–365.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Katherine Ibbett This essay examines the figure of the reste —the things or people left behind—in the tragedies of Pierre Corneille, in particular though not only in the late plays, which are themselves a body of work left behind by the canon. These remainders provide a new perspective...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
... is unavoidable: people differ, and so do aesthetic and moral preferences. So if subjectivity is inescapable, we should accept chaotic diversity in a spirit of courteous toleration. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 axiology literary value methods of reading revaluation aesthetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 239–259.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of how “exotic” details in Asian American fiction turn Asian American characters and people into objects of entertainment and edification for predominantly white readerships. Yet works of Asian American metafiction such as Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior , Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats , and Nam...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 559–600.
Published: 01 December 1941
...Samuel L. Wolff Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 ∗ Deceased August 16, 1941. MILTON’S “ADVOCATUM NESCIO QUEM” : MILTON, SALMASIUS, AND JOHN COOK By SAMUELL. WOLFF* Milton’s (First) Defence of the English People...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 March 1949
... strength and courage of the French people, and a refutation of the conviction so often expressed after 1940 that France is effete and doomed to inevitable decline. As one to whom French culture and the French people have always been dear, the author was deeply distressed by his fellow...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 June 1943
... as their sole purpose the aim of advising people who wished to make America their new home and were anxious to gain an accurate pic- ture of conditions there. We shall begin with the latter approach. Large numbers of Germans came to the United States about the middle of the past century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 207–220.
Published: 01 June 1995
..., movements, or epochs; they have to account for what certain kinds of writing did to the people who used it and the things and people thereby represented. The imperative to historicize the very category of literature places editors and contributors in something of a dilemma. The poststructuralist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 86–111.
Published: 01 March 1969
... by relating the literary works to cultural contexts. Since Achebe uses so many customary proverbs along with those of his own invention or adaptation (a minimum of 29 in Things Fall Afiart, 42 in No Longer at Ease, 129 in Arrow of God, 27 in Man of the People, and 11 in his short stories), I have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 50–59.
Published: 01 March 1956
... audience on the structure of A Letter to the Whole People of Ireland. It will be necessary, incidentally, to examine a question frequently ignored : Who were “the Whole People of Ireland” ? Largely discounting the Drupier’s Letters as outside Swift’s general literary and rhetorical practice...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 June 1965
... is without any cast the first stone. Some tensions dramatized in the poem are aesthetically fruitful exactly because of such universality. Are they warm people or cold people? Are they confused people or sure people? Are they com- mitted people or hesitant and diffident people? Are they people...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 507.
Published: 01 December 1950
...; Part Two, The Middle Ages of Immigration, 1790-1865; Part Three, The Last Generations, 1865-1940. The most noticeable impulse behind all German immi- gration seems to have been the search for freedom. A desperate longing for political, religious, and economic freedom drove people to risk...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 1949
... the depths, never disturbs the inner truths by means of which nice people maintain their self-respect. He conforms with prevailing moral convictions. His scheme of Moral Justice is popularly satisfying. So, besides a pleasurable moral re- sponse, the wise, the comfortable, and the frugal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (3): 224–241.
Published: 01 September 1987
... of this magnitude, it is natural for humans to ask: what does the plague mean? Literature has reflected the tendency to make plague a vehicle for allegory, and the interpretive bent is usually religious: plague is the punishment of a sinful people by an angry god. Such is the meaning of plague in Book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 41–44.
Published: 01 March 1942
... and last item of which was “The right of the People over Tyrants, printed lately in qu [ arto] .” This title, although ignored by sub- sequent biographers (including Milton’s nephew, Edward Phillips), was noticed by the indefatigable William Oldys, who added it in manuscript to Phillips...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (3): 335–348.
Published: 01 September 2022
... perspective. I am amazed to find these texts and concepts cited on social media and championed at city council meetings. But I am deeply troubled by the views of the people doing this citing and championing. How can resistance theory be both mine and theirs? • • • Many popular invocations of early...