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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2016) 77 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and gleaned “prestige” from the relentless assertion of “historical contrast.” In the book’s second half Underwood turns to the twentieth century. In the 1940s René Wellek crystallized the case for literary periods as a cornerstone of the “theory of literature” (e.g., Wellek 1949 ). The newer...
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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 (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... all its expansive effect on the texts and topics deemed pertinent to literary studies, New Historicism was in this respect a “nanohistoricism” (Liu 2008 : 5). Focusing on the recent history of the novel, James F. English confronts different obstacles to the quantitative study of prestige and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1959) 20 (2): 204–206.
Published: 01 June 1959
.... 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 of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1959) 20 (4): 385–387.
Published: 01 December 1959
... other hand, were not unaware of the prestige value that arose from present- ing Arnold‘s work to the public, even though the profit to them personally, in many instances, was small. To Arnold and his publishers, the business of presenting books to the public was no light problem. The “look...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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...