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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Stephen Best A good deal of recent scholarship into the slave past proclaims that the past’s political significance resides in its continuity with our present, finding both ethical moment and critical motivation in a recovery imperative that seeks to continue, reanimate, or complete the political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
... By ahistorical evaluation I mean anachronistic application of present-day aesthetic or moral or ideological standards to works of the past (e.g., denouncing Alexander Pope for holding sexist views). In both cases we need to be attentive to the motive behind the enterprise as well as to the basis of judgment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 578–582.
Published: 01 December 2008
... discourse and a sensitivity to metrical heart effects to Tennyson’s narratives and prosody. Here the contradictions of the literary heart — figurative but literal, crucial but clichéd, present in meter but eschewed in content — get their clearest and most compelling articula- tion. In a brief...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 243.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Copyright © 2022 by University of Washington 2022 The editors and editorial board of MLQ invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan Abstract This brief essay outlines the case for a postcolonial presentism arising at the intersection of two urgent areas of inquiry: the literary and linguistic study of global Anglophonism, on the one hand, and the humanistic and social-scientific study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 236–238.
Published: 01 June 1943
... Present Fame and a Bibliography. By ARTINEARTINIAN. New York : King’s Crown Press (a branch of the Columbia Uni- versity Press), 1941. Pp. viii + 228. $2.50. As the title indicates, Dr. Artinian has accomplished three tasks : first, he has examined how Maupassant fared at the hands...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 481–483.
Published: 01 December 1992
... MOODY University of Washington The Presence of the Present: T@ks of the Day in the Victorian Novel. By RICHARD D. &TICK. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1991. Viii + 854 pp. $45.00. How good to witness a celebration of mimesis, so theoretically incorrect. In response...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 307–309.
Published: 01 September 1979
...Robert J. Ellrich John Lough. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. vi + 435 pp. $36.00. Copyright © 1979 by Duke University Press 1979 REVIEWS Wriler and Public in‘ France: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day. By JOHN LOUCH.Oxford: Clarendon Press...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 119–129.
Published: 01 June 1972
...John Alexander Alford Copyright © 1972 by Duke University Press 1972 WORDSWORTH’S USE OF THE PRESENT PERFECT By JOHN ALEXANDERALFORD A paper on the subject of Wordsworth’s use of “I” with the present perfect, as in the line “Strange fits...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 106.
Published: 01 March 1952
... critical apparatus, it must prove a vexatiously difficult volume to work with to the scholar and specialist. CLARENCEL. KULISHECK Baker University The Writing of Past and Present: A Study of Carlyle’s Manwm‘pts. By GRACEJ. CALDER.New Haven...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 281.
Published: 01 September 1955
... by Grosch and Statkus, who replaced Tieck’s dated satirical allusions with contemporaneous ones. EDWINH. ZEYDEL University of ‘Cincinnati Language and Literature of the Anglo-Saxon Nations as Presented in German Doctoral Dissertations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (1): 85–86.
Published: 01 March 1954
.... HIRSCHBACR Yale University German Studies Presented to Leonard Ashley Willoughby by Pupils, Colleagues and Fried on his Retiremmt. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1952. Pp. xii + 249. f2. 25. Fifty Yeurs with Goetke, 1901-1951. Collected Studies by A. R. HOHLFELD. Madison: University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 472–475.
Published: 01 September 1942
...Norman E. Eliason Nathaniel M. Caffee and Thomas A. Kirby. University, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1940. Pp. x + 338. $4.50. Copyright © 1942 by Duke University Press 1942 472 Reviews Studies for William A. Read, A Miscellany Presented by Some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 99–112.
Published: 01 June 1972
...F. Xavier Baron Copyright © 1972 by Duke University Press 1972 VISUAL PRESENTATION IN B~ROULSSTRZSTAN By F. XAVIERBARON Biiroul’s twelfth-century Tristan has received considerable atten tion, but little has been said about its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 September 1944
... often obtained in biased considerations of German prose. AUGUSTCLOSS University of Bristol, England Scandinavian Studies Presented to George T. Flom by Colleagues and Friends. Edited by HENNINGLARSEN and C. A. WILLIAMS. Urbana : University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 515–517.
Published: 01 December 1950
... balanced but far less effective picture of his era. PAULJ. KANN Simmons College Studies in Fretuh Language, Literature, and History: 23 Essays Presented to R. L. Graeme Ritchie. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1949. Pp. xvi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 134–136.
Published: 01 June 1951
...Arthur Brown Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 A NOTE ON SEBASTIAN WESTCOTT AND THE PLAYS PRESENTED BY THE CHILDREN OF PAUL’S By ARTHURBROWN An article by James Paul Brawner in 1943 discusses some of the plays presented...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 1947
...Louis I. Bredvold Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1945. Pp. vii + 288. $6.50. Copyright © 1945 by Duke University Press 1947 Lauis I. Bredvatd 127 Essays on the Eighteenth Century. Presented to David Nichol Smith in Honour of His Seventieth...
Published: 01 June 2017
Figure 1. Elliott Service Company advertisement, presenting Warner Brothers’ “Screen Classics” campaign (featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald). Film Daily , October 1, 1922 More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ina Ferris This essay contends that Scott's historical novels respond to the widespread sense of displacement in postrevolutionary Europe by activating and rewriting the figure of the remnant. As remnant tales, his novels are less about the loss of the past or its relationship to the present than...