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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 578–582.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Donald Wesling The Point Is to Change It: Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing Present . By Jerome McGann. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. xx + 242 pp. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Donald Wesling is emeritus professor of English literature at the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 391–412.
Published: 01 September 2013
... sensibility (as apprehended in Woolf’s 1925 Common Reader essay, “The Russian Point of View”), but this congruence was intensified during extensive final revisions, begun in typescript just after Woolf had viewed a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters in late October 1925. Woolf’s purposeful assimilation of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (1): 30–32.
Published: 01 March 1960
...Pierre Legouis MARVELL’S “NYMPH COMPLAINING FOR THE DEATH OF HER FAUN”: A MlSE AU POINT By PIERRELEGOUIS In a lively and entertaining article (MLQ, XIX, No. 3, September, 1958) Leo Spitzer repeatedly mentions my views on Marvell’s...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 2. Proximity of control corpus titles to SOC. Each point represents the average predicted score for all passages sampled from that title. Titles closest to zero are those with the most SOC-like passages. Figure 2. Proximity of control corpus titles to SOC. Each point represents the More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Thomas DiPiero Beginning in the mid-seventeenth century, thinkers in various disciplines evoked birds and other animals that appeared able to talk to make points about language use and human reason and identity. Talking birds initially allowed philosophers to draw parallels between language and the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 421–441.
Published: 01 September 2017
... a habitation of devils. Milton’s point-by-point response to the antimodel of Waller’s poem reveals specific topicality and political engagement in the motifs of Paradise Lost : in this sense, Milton is a poet of the restoration he opposes. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 517–540.
Published: 01 December 2013
... free indirect discourse and other techniques of point of view registers the contemporary breakdown in labor relations and the crisis for established modes of management. In Ashbery’s mature style of the 1970s, this chaotic play of voices yields to a comparatively measured technology of point of view...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 527–552.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Tim Dean Abstract This essay considers the “descriptive turn” in literary studies from the vantage point of poetics, arguing that the history of Western poetry, from the Greeks to the present, offers through the category of epideixis a theory and practice of description that illuminates some of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 1980s, to the Western source from which the Chinese New Poets learned the techniques of modern Western poetry and introduced them into China by way of adaptation and imitation. At that point a new leaf was turned in the history of Chinese poetry: the mingling of the foreign elements, especially the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Michelle M. Dowd Abstract Virginia Woolf’s account of Shakespeare’s fictional sister, Judith, in A Room of One’s Own offers a productive vantage point for investigating questions of gender, authority, and inheritance in Shakespeare’s late romances. These plays are notable for their formal hybridity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... point of morbidity against that of finding too much pleasure in the cruel and absurd. More broadly, Smith’s allusiveness presents a significant alternative to Harold Bloom’s anxiety of influence. Her attitude toward her predecessors is not agonistic but playful, elusive, and polyvalent. She writes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Liu Kang Abstract This essay takes Fredric Jameson and Chinese Jamesonism as a case in point to illustrate the Chinese anxiety of influence with Western theory and the battle between (Western) universalism and Chinese exceptionalism. Chinese Jamesonism shows how an eclectic American neo-Marxist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 September 2018
... this debate arose. The article points out that the real reason for this debate is not that there are different understandings of Miller’s term the end of literature but that Chinese academics have become dissatisfied with and anxious about the increasingly marginal status of literature. This debate has...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 121–141.
Published: 01 March 2016
... exploitation of bimetricality, is explored from the point of view of such a poetics. 9 Hair ( 2001 : 26) notes the “kinesthetic response” induced by Browning’s prosody. 10 The connection is, however, noted, I discover, by Southwell ( 1980 : 21). 11 For persuasive defenses of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
... bankruptcy of the category of minor literature when one thinks about world literature. Several examples from lusophone writers and others point to the need to rethink the national categorization of literature. Instead of seeing some literatures as minor, Medeiros proposes seeing them as “eccentric...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Djelal Kadir This essay explores three aspects of the phenomenon of world literature in its resurgence in critical discourse: (1) world literature as allophone, or as heteroglossic alterity emanating from discrete geographic points with particular and would-be exclusive traditions; (2) world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 June 2014
... educational levels, and he did so for many decades. Less known are his early work as a Browning scholar and his attempt to steer readers of Browning in a “poetical” direction based on close textual study. The history of Alexander’s 1889 Introduction to the Poetry of Robert Browning provides a point of entry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 541–575.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 1970s and takes as its point of departure the contrasting contents found in two important anthologies with deceptively similar titles: J. M. Castellet’s culturalist Nueve novísimos poetas españoles (1970) and María Victoria Moreno Márquez’s politically inflected Os novísimos da poesía galega (1973...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ottmar Ette Abstract As the world cannot be adequately understood from the vantage point of a single language, the literatures of the world can no longer be trimmed to a single world literature in the Goethean sense. This recognition bodes well for the future of philology and of literary production...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poetics had not yet become an academic subject or a sustained cultural discourse. This essay offers medieval English poetry as a case in point for historical poetics, thereby bringing a different literary archive to bear on methodological debates about the historical study of poetics. Three case studies...