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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the job of a character is to individuate. The comic rather than tragic historiography of the formalist account makes it slightly preferable to the antiformalist one. The essay's archive is intended to be comprehensive and includes representative examples from poems, novels, plays, comic books, and works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of everything that has been lost and forgotten on the earth's surface; and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's 1914 words-in-freedom epic, Zang Tumb Tumb , in which commercial inventories are used as overlays to explode (rather than preserve) memories. Jeffrey T. Schnapp's latest publications are SPEED limits...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 461–492.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to abandon. Yet in the context of the seventeenth century, such gestures were associated with modernity rather than the opposite. This essay reinterprets the significance of authorial modesty by analyzing this disconnect, which calls attention less to the changing strategies of writers than to the evolving...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., or reclaiming it as an intrinsic rather than extrinsic element of modernity. Adam Barrows is assistant professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University. He is author of The Cosmic Time of Empire: Modern Britain and World Literature (2011) and was awarded the 2010...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Rather, these categories constituted different ways of thinking about time, place, and identity. Simon Gikandi is Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University and editor of PMLA . His most recent book is Slavery and the Culture of Taste (2011). © 2012 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 487–504.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Everything is subject to understanding, via dialogue rather than intuition, and with continued alertness to the unthought within each culture. François Jullien holds the Chaire sur l’Altérité at the Collège d’Études Mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. He is author of thirty books...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 505–526.
Published: 01 December 2012
... an account of national literature that was cosmopolitan in scope rather than narrowly chauvinistic. Kevin Pask is associate professor of English at Concordia University, Montreal. He is author of The Emergence of the English Author: Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England (1996). His...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and other sinophone locations? This essay recognizes the significance of the Hong Kong identity discourse constructed around the 1997 “Handover,” but it argues that a historical narration of localness should not be confined by this discourse. Rather, it is important to consider the interactions between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 465–492.
Published: 01 December 2013
... famously claims about freedom: that it is best understood not as sovereignty but as natality, being freed from life’s automatic routines and partaking, in a sense, of a second birth. Rather than conjure free movement—whether through self-control, capable pursuit of self-interest, or unimpeded intellectual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... corollaries to Wilde's, illustrating that contemporary audiences understood Wilde's and Strauss's projects as compatible and complementary rather than divergent, as later scholars have argued. At a time when the relationship between the symbolist-decadent and modernist aesthetics was very much in flux...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
...) is dominated by a sense of inevitability, whereas judgment concerns the things that can be otherwise. A close reading of Joseph Andrews shows that Fielding does not deploy uncritically the methods and assumptions of a nascent social theory. Rather, he teaches us that those methods and assumptions hold only...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 123–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the tradition, but rather than move toward hope, in the manner of most earlier texts, it ends with Seward’s melancholy recognition of her own weakness. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 “Fears in Solitude,” which also retains some features of the tradition, is a sustained reflection on the individual’s limited...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... happens to a literary work when it is read online rather than in print? Copyright © 2018 by University of Washington 2018 theory influence diversity distinctive digital I have read with great admiration the three essays by distinguished scholars from the People’s Republic of China...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 373–396.
Published: 01 December 2018
... novel offers a model of circulation that emphasizes coagulation and stasis rather than liquidity, mobility, and flows. This model explains how texts repeat while altering preexisting forms of circulation, which has consequences for understanding how reading publics arise and reproduce themselves. 2...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the pressure of anticommunism. The 1940s work of Muriel Rukeyser, turning away from an earlier documentary poetics, exemplifies her generation’s concern with the continuity between the Popular Front and World War II rather than a retreat from New Deal reform to patriotic consensus. During this understudied...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Sophus Helle Abstract Premodern sources mainly depict authors as textual transmitters rather than original creators. To treat these figurations of authorship as meaningful in their own right, one has to overcome a series of methodological hurdles. The polarized image of the author as either...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 459–486.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the precariousness of these workers and their outlook. Her theory has a distinctly literary quality. Across a range of social contexts she uses the figure of Cordelia to trope the idea of answering to the world rather than to local authority. Parable, evident throughout her work, especially in Twenty Years at Hull...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... Through multiperspectival writing, knowledge of life may be attainable without being reduced to a single political, medial, cartographical, geocultural, or aesthetic logic. As a laboratory for polylogical thinking, literature does not represent reality, as Erich Auerbach put it. Rather, it represents...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Coleridge’s revisions protect rather than undermine the original interest in unexplained storytelling. References Byron George Gordon . 1982 . Selected Letters and Journals . Edited by Marchand Leslie . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Coleridge Samuel Taylor . 2004...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the activities and insights of textual scholarship and is inherited from, rather than opposed to, the New Criticism and its core method of “close reading.” Literary history requires not new or integrated methods but a new scholarly object capable of managing the documentary record’s complexity, especially...