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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jon Klancher Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies . By Underwood Ted . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2013 . viii + 199 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 One of many questions raised by the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 321–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ted Underwood; Jordan Sellers Abstract A history of literary prestige needs to study both works that achieved distinction and the mass of volumes from which they were distinguished. To understand how those patterns of preference changed across a century, we gathered two samples of English-language...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1. A model of literary prestige from 1820 to 1919 Figure 1. A model of literary prestige from 1820 to 1919 More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... for the Hispanic world, Mundial harnessed its prestige as a cultural capital and as a modern publishing center to promote a global, pan-Hispanic culture. Understanding the aesthetic, technological, and commercial transactions undertaken by periodicals like Mundial can lead to a more nuanced account of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., possible to produce an illuminating map of the field through statistical analysis of midsize, handmade data sets. On such a map one sees a striking shift in the typical temporal setting of the novel, a shift that corresponds to major rearrangements of the relation of literary commerce to literary prestige...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 150–151.
Published: 01 March 1942
... which irony is al- ways easy? However, the Abb6 Le Blanc emerges from this study as a living person. We realize that he draws much of his prestige from his numerous and important acquaintances : the Abb6 Du Bos, Melon, Buffon, the Duchesse du Maine and Madame de Tencin, but in spite of this...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 March 1940
... Mark Twain, 1920. This leads me to take a single exception to the arrangement of Hemminghaus’ work. Part one is called the “Pre-war reception” and contains four chapters : I, “Early reception 1874-1921” ;. 11, “Extension of Mark Twain’s prestige, 1892-1904” ; 111, “Seventieth birthday...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... intrinsically literary, for managing difficult but necessary relays between the small scales of description and the extended scales of interpretation. Several essays also address the question of who acquires prestige in the literary world and how this fundamental form of value is adjudicated and distributed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (3): 362–363.
Published: 01 September 1944
... pattern of great variety” (pages 105-6), he credits, I am afraid, the mediocre craftsman of the novel with improvements which actually were merely new performances of the neat prose writer. This last qualification carried prestige between 1630 and 1640, but cannot blind us today. How unfair...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 March 1960
... del Encina: Prometheus in Search of Prestige. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Publications in Modern Philology, Vol. 53, 1959. Pp. viii + 188. $4.00. Bonno, Gabriel (editor). Lettres inCdites de Le Clerc A Locke. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 321–326.
Published: 01 September 1994
... national bound- aries that are assumed to be absolute. There it is measured in terms of rela- tive distance from the intersection point of two axes: that of institutional- social prestige and that of intellectual-scientific prestige. Guillory appeals to Bourdieu, but does not discuss his study of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
... production, distort it, and contribute generally to the circulation of both individual and national prestige. Writers like James F. English ( 2005 ) and Pascale Casanova ( 2007 ) have shown how the recognition systems affect not only the circulation of texts but even their production. Any number of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 505–526.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of antiq- uity. During the Renaissance visual art often seemed to synthesize the classical past and the present, but literature remained more painfully aware of its distance from the prestige of past achievements. Literary history was in part an attempt to overcome the perceived disadvantages...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 497–508.
Published: 01 December 1997
...: 11 I analyze Beauvoir’s lack of distinction in the French intellectual field in chapter 2 of Simone de Beauvoir. In my view, she has greater prestige in the American academic field, yet even in the United States existentialism is hardly theoretically prestigious at the moment. 12...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 255–268.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Robinson Crusoe in the history of the English novel or the many English novels that took, say, matters such as the abolition of slavery or the Indian Mutiny as subjects. But Robinson Crusoe excepted, novels of empire failed to attain the institutional prestige of the major works of domestic English...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 326–329.
Published: 01 September 1994
... a universal currency. Only when analyses are entirely restricted within national frontiers can cultural capital seem fungible. Translatability is not a given: instead of describing cultural capital as the currency of a national totality, one has to ask “prestige for whom?” Since culture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 530–533.
Published: 01 December 1999
..., professed hatred of the bourgeoisie, and hostility to the professionalization of writers, they “coveted the prestige accorded to writers recognized by the intelligentsia and larger reading public” ( 14). In their “search for authenticity and independence,” Breton’s open suggestion that ‘’writers are...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 June 1950
... the answer lies m a desire to exploit quickly and profitably Damon’s prestige and the present interest in Blake. However, it is the first half of the book-the critical study of Blake and his work-which is most important, and the reissue offers an excellent opportunity to revaluate it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 360–362.
Published: 01 December 1955
... use was highly unpopular in in-ofessional circles. Humanistic scholars, proud of the classical heritage which \\as theirs (and perhaps also conscious of the prestige which their knowledge gave them), were almost universally opposed to publication in the English language. Professional men...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (2): 202–204.
Published: 01 June 1959
..., 1956. Pp. 143. $4.75. Shaftesbury has long enjoyed great prestige in England and on the Continent, and this from several points of view. He has been hailed as an aesthetic fore- runner of romanticism, a philosophical opponent of Hobbes and of Locke, an ardent defender of enthusiasm, and one...