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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 3. Illustration of the progressive development of the vascular system of a goose embryo. Plate 71 of Owen 1840 . “The beautiful drawing here engraved,” writes Owen, illustrates the artful nature as well as the scientific facts of embryogenesis (232). More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Stephanie Newell The Portable Bunyan: A Transnational History of “The Pilgrim's Progress.” By Isabel Hofmeyr. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. xii + 314 pp. © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Stephanie Newell lectures in postcolonial literature at the University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 1998
...Ian Duncan David H. Richter. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996. xii + 242 pp. $39.95. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 276 MLQI June 1998 The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and the Gothic Novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (3): 285–304.
Published: 01 September 1983
... UGLY DUCKLINGS AND SWANS MARGARET DRABBLE’S FABLE OF PROGRESS IN THE MIDDLE YEARS By MARGARETMOKGANKOTH GULLETTE Margaret Drabble’s favorite story has always been the myth of the Ugly Duckling who becomes a Swan...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 407–411.
Published: 01 December 1988
... of Carlyle’s entire career and his several aims-political and ethical as well as literary-in creating literary texts. CHRISR. VANDENBOSSCHE University of Notre Dame Safe at Last in the Middle Years: The Invention of the Midlife Progress Novel: Saul...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 353–356.
Published: 01 September 1966
... had to pledge themselves to attend weekly meetings in London: Sir Thomas was a practicing doctor in Norwich. JOAN BENNETT Cambridge University Rogue’s Progress: Studies in the Picaresque Novel. By ROBERTALTER. Cambridge: Harvard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 222–229.
Published: 01 June 1968
...Eric Rothstein Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 THE MUSE OF SATIRE A HARLOT'S PROGRESS' By ERICROTHSTEIN People can change the products of disease into objects of pleasure: pearls from oysters, fatty...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 431–458.
Published: 01 December 1940
...G. G. Sedgewick Copyright © 1940 by Duke University Press 1940 THE PROGRESS OF CHAUCER’S PARDONER, 1880-1940 By G. G. SEDGEWICK Under date of 12 June, 1880, Jusserand remarked that the pic- ture of Chaucer’s Pardoner was “indeed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 501–502.
Published: 01 December 1951
... be for the writing of social history. JOHN ARTHOS University of Michigan Millennium and Utopia: A Study in the Background of the Idea of Progress. By ERNESTLEE TUVESON.Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of Cali- fornia Press, 1949. Pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 95–98.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud gerard@utk.edu The Fate of Progress in British Romanticism . By Mark Canuel . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2022 . viii + 238 pp. Copyright © 2024 by University of Washington 2024 Perhaps more than any other literary period, British...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
... on cultural activity has its origins in the Progressive Era and persists today across a variety of social contexts beyond literary studies, surfacing even (and especially) in moments of institutional precarity. This essay examines three such moments: the losing football games in Owen Johnson’s early campus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of progress to a higher state of evolution. The task of theater historiography is therefore to perturb the notion of the vitality of the state, the institution, and the professions by attending to and nurturing the now —an ethical life based on historiographical self-examination that will always be in reality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 329–366.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., intersecting continually the larger narrative of twentieth-century print culture: his self-defining agon with mortality may in fact be traced to a concomitant chronicle of American publishing history. Building on the story “Pigeon Feathers” as exemplum, this essay traces the progress of Updike's engagement...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 37–67.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and mentor Edmund Clarence Stedman dubbed the turn of the century an “interval of twilight” for American poetry. Subsequent critics have perhaps read this narrative of decline too literally and regarded the supposed interregnum as a sign of progress toward modernism. This essay takes a different approach...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that would affirm the lived experience of the colonized while also questioning the language of a literary canon closely associated with the culture of colonialism and with colonialist notions about progress, time, and subjectivity. The challenge of early African writers such as Thomas Mofolo and Sol Plaatje...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 373–393.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of periodizing change. The poet dismisses understandings of historical periods as closed cycles or linear progressions that are defined by renowned individuals and monumental events. Milton reveals periods to be open-ended and helical and makes immediately sensible the quotidian events, no less apocalyptic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 2019
... against domestic fiction and its core principle, that, in Armstrong’s words, “the modern individual was first and foremost a woman.” Goethe’s novel elects a male protagonist as the universal subject of a modern developmental logic of human nature and articulates his progress on a succession of sacrificial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Nicholas Carr Abstract This article places the works of American Romantic history in the tradition of the nineteenth-century novel. The result is a reframing of a strand of historiography that, for all its great men and its laws of progress, has at its core a realist negation of the freedoms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the wars, when many writers were implicated in its international network. This moment in literary history provides a missing link in the progression from the more elitist world literature as conceived by Goethe and others in the early nineteenth century to world literature in our postcolonialist present...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... developing ones is refuted by the pluralization of temporality. The simultaneity of these temporalities denies, a priori, the ideology of progress. The essay makes this point through a series of interlaced epiphanies about time, across time, staging an East-West comparison that reflects the creole nature...