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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1957) 18 (3): 215–224.
Published: 01 September 1957
... OVER POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARACTERS IN SOVIET LITERATURE‘ By IVARSPECTOR The controversy that raged prior to the death of Stalin (March 5, 1953), over the creation and delineation of positive and negative characters in Soviet literature, was...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
... transnational position, the first conceiving of the Protestant Ascendancy as neofeudal landlords who transform Irish labor into capitalist wealth, the second characterizing the Anglo-Irish as a cosmopolitan class of professional managers. By regarding these socioeconomic roles as affective dispositions between...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2008) 69 (4): 509–531.
Published: 01 December 2008
... present, they inspire creative adaptation and forgetful recombination. This revision of influence also challenges viral theories of cultural transmission by positing a more active role for the artist. More important than Harold Bloom's anxiety of influence is an anxiety of significance emerging from the...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2009) 70 (2): 195–221.
Published: 01 June 2009
... ) reveals the shortcomings of any interpretive desire to fix the text, not simply because the story delights in Romantic instability but because it posits phenomena of music and their effects as forces that frustrate every effort to localize. What Eichendorff presents to the reader is itself a “marble...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
... instrumentalization. James's theories of technology and modernism recast familiar debates about the relationship among the early-twentieth-century novel, mass culture, and commodification. He neither posits the novel as a work of art that is exempt from economic pressures nor embraces the commodity as a model for a...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Charles Altieri This essay asks how T. S. Eliot's dissertation work on F. H. Bradley influenced changes in his poetry: negatively from the self-consciousness attitudinizing of Laforguian analysis and positively to what a Bradleyan sense of “degrees of reality” might be said to sponsor. Bradley...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
... counterpart. Irish fiction registers the ambiguous class position of the Irish in Britain, and narrative strategies common to working-class realist texts, such as the delineation of the relationship between place and community and the representation of social mobility, proved inadequate for articulating lives...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2015) 76 (4): 491–514.
Published: 01 December 2015
... figure literary modernism as part of the “vital center” of Cold War politics but, improbably, position postwar nationalist anxiety as a version of modernist ennui. This unlikely picture of an American Eliot exposes a momentary reinterpretation of modernism as inherently nationalist in postwar periodical...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
... positively invested in a poetic praxis of skeptical ignorance derived from David Hume and that this praxis allowed him to vacate the question of the way things really are. Eschewing the masculinist quest to penetrate the secrets of the natural world, this skeptical praxis offers a quiet solution to the mind...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., however, falls into a conventional love story and is sacrificed to a marriage plot, which here and elsewhere Staël identifies with the distinctively English genre of domestic fiction. Refusing to naturalize the arrangements analyzed in Desire and Domestic Fiction from its position outside the English...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2013) 74 (4): 517–540.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jasper Bernes The early poems of John Ashbery must be read, in part, as a meditation on the plight of labor, particularly white-collar labor, in the postwar United States. Beginning with a very early poem, “The Instruction Manual” (1956), and its exploration of the ambiguous class position of white...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Heather Murray W. J. Alexander, trained at London and Johns Hopkins and appointed in 1889 by the University of Toronto as one of the first dedicated professors of English literature in Canada, was well positioned to direct the new discipline of English literary studies across the country and at all...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1959) 20 (4): 383–384.
Published: 01 December 1959
... trace the delicate line by which Swift threads his way through a maze of extreme positions is a complex business. And since from age to age our awareness of the possible extreme positions varies, so our tracings will require constant refinement. For some time now the romantic...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1940) 1 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 March 1940
.... Thus, in early Old French, the Vulgar Latin open o (Q), under the accent in an open syllable, breaks to the diphthong t&. This shows for the 14 high back position of the tongue and for the a mid back position, while rounding of the lips or labialisation occurs for both. It is obvious...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1993) 54 (3): 414–418.
Published: 01 September 1993
... Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 414 MLQ 0 September 1993 Literary scholars are not given to reverse positions that have taken years, sometimes even decades, of research and reflection to build, but if one is to judge by the review...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1959) 20 (4): 381–383.
Published: 01 December 1959
... contend, because Swift’s genius is for compromise, and compromise is often a complicated maneuver. To trace the delicate line by which Swift threads his way through a maze of extreme positions is a complex business. And since from age to age our awareness of the possible extreme positions...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1944) 5 (4): 500–501.
Published: 01 December 1944
.... Since these are the only chapters in which the author attempts to interpret or evaluate Hume’s position, they are the only ones open to serious criticism. In effect, he accepts the common eighteenth-century notion that faith must be rationally demonstrable, just as he assumes that death-bed...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1942) 3 (2): 354–355.
Published: 01 June 1942
... on Life’s Way, and a number of other of the smaller writings. In the Concluding Unscientific Postscript Kierke- gaard comes down out of the clouds of the ironical presentations and informs his readers how he arrived at his irrational position. What Kierkegaard sets out to do in the...
Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
... participates in a new form of power: capitalist commodification. Chapter 3, a highlight of the book, finds a similar role for Hamlet in the transition “from a social system authorized by known positions to a social system authorized by unknowable, disinterested positions” (71). Here the literal changing of...