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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 1960) 21 (1): 30–32.
Published: 01 March 1960
...Pierre Legouis Copyright © 1960 by Duke University Press 1960 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...
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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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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. Waller portrays the return under Charles of the national...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 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 (1 March 2010) 71 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Tamara S. Wagner Examining the impact of mid-Victorian sensationalism on the shaping of the nineteenth-century novel, this essay calls renewed attention to the intricacies of genre formation. Taking as its point of departure the notorious “sensational sixties,” it tracks the increasingly self...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... almost exclusively of contributions from Hispanic authors and artists, and exported to its readers—suggest a Spanish American literary landscape built on an allegorical appropriation of Paris. By physically and discursively situating Paris as the nodal point for literature and art made in and destined...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Marius Hentea This essay explores the conceptions of the classic, and of literary value more generally, in T. S. Eliot's “What Is a Classic?” and Matthew Arnold's “Study of Poetry.” Eliot's address heavily depends on Arnold's study, but there are significant points of difference, especially when it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2010) 71 (4): 407–427.
Published: 01 December 2010
... on which they are printed. Although they use the case in point of paper quite differently, James Beattie, David Hume, Paul de Man, and Jacques Derrida all end up in terrain on which paper shows the connection of high theory to the common sense of material cultural studies. They all demonstrate, in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Allison Schachter By focusing on what Michael Silverstein calls nonreferential indexicality—those “features of speech independent of any referential speech event” that point to the “sociological relations of personae in the speech situation” and “accomplish socially constituted ends”—this essay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Robert D. Hume Abstract Verdicts concerning a work’s worth, “good,” “bad,” or “great,” vary wildly at any point and change radically over time. Much depends on what didactic or aesthetic rules are imposed and what modes of reading hold sway. Many critics see the purpose of literature as didactic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 205–242.
Published: 01 June 2017
... surprising presence of Pater in texts shaped by brutal military conflict not only demonstrates the power of models of cultural transmission he developed at a point when his reputation was at a far lower ebb in the English-speaking world than it was on a war-ravaged continent, but also opens up the...