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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
... was guest editor of a special double issue of Novel devoted to comparative African fictions. This essay is part of a project on realism and novels in Africa and South Asia. © 2012 by University of Washington 2012 Realism, Reception, 1968, and West Africa Susan Z. Andrade f the title...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Jennifer Brady Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Collaborating with the Forebear: Dryden’s Reception of Ben Jonson Jennifer Brady Gramercie, good HORACE. Nay, we are new turn’d Poet too, which is more; and a Satyrist too, which is more then that: I write...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Günter Leypoldt Abstract How can we relate the quantitative presence of literary artifacts to their ability to make a difference, and how does the problem of scale define public accounts of what can be considered relevant literary value? The idea of a singular space of reception (one literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Luna” as a poem about reading other poems about Pan, among them “A Musical Instrument,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In the composition and reception of her poem, we see how Victorian poetry foregrounds its multiple mediations, including the mediation of voice by meter as a musical instrument...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Sharon Achinstein Achinstein explores how lyric embarrassment becomes a figure for forms of obligation newly emergent, and under emergency, in historical conditions where uncontrolled reception and political uncertainty give rise to a new reflexiveness about the medium of lyric. The essay focuses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 301–319.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lee Morrissey Abstract Periodized “modernity” unnecessarily polarizes Milton’s reception. His experience of modernity in the seventeenth century confounds the Enlightenment distinctions usually made about modernity. The periodized idea of modernity that continues to shape the study of Milton...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 249–267.
Published: 01 September 2018
... literature but also on its literary theory and criticism; Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive critical theory has helped form a unique version of Chinese postmodernism; and Alain Badiou’s Maoist passion and his critical reception in China’s cultural and intellectual circles have spurred Chinese intellectuals...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... In their counterintuitive figures of address, meter, and rhyme, Rukeyser’s wartime poems offer a revisionary perspective on modern elegy and, in the context of their reception by the critic M. L. Rosenthal, an alternative to the milieus and politics of late modernism in American postwar literary culture. Copyright © 2019...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and arduous song. Monody was both a collective song, performed during work to relieve its strains, and an individual utterance. This form reasserts the labor idealized by pastoral as a spiritual necessity. The eighteenth-century reception of “Lycidas” reveals how the revolutionary potential of lyric...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 143–173.
Published: 01 June 2016
... multiple lived, experienced, or relivable realities. Whoever is open to a polylogical reception of the literatures of the world can perceive and experience how life knowledge transforms into lived knowledge and how knowledge for survival turns into knowledge for living together. However, literature can...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Spencer Lee-Lenfield Abstract General accounts of Gustave Flaubert’s influence on English-language writers have tended to assume that the publication of his fiction was enough to change the style of English prose. However, close examination of Flaubert’s reception in the second half...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
...B. Venkat Mani This essay addresses a major gap in the recent scholarship on world literature: the neglect of libraries and print cultural institutions to determine world-literary circulation and reception. Mani makes a case for the dual role of libraries as instrumental to and as instruments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... meaning of a literary work includes the history of its reception. (3) Reading literature entails a response to value and form. (4) The form of a literary work is integral to its moral, social, and political meaning. (5) Unmasking is not an end in itself but a means to various kinds of revelations. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the concept of postmodernism traveled from the United States to western Europe and Russia, with key roles for American critics such as John Barth, Leslie Fiedler, Ihab Hassan, and Matei Calinescu and, in Europe, writers such as Umberto Eco and the reception of Jorge Luis Borges and Vladimir Nabokov...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in different contexts, a nationalist thread runs through Bernardes’s reception and its association with this word. In following this thread, one discerns a surprising link between brandura as a quality of the Portuguese language in the seventeenth century and the so-called brandos constumes (gentle ways...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 233–236.
Published: 01 June 2018
... was almost entirely a masculine activity pursued in Oxford’s Bodleian Library and other institutions, if indeed the gendered nature of classical reception was considered at all. 1 In the first half of the nineteenth century, when women were still excluded from higher education and formal training...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 321–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
...,” which might paint Whitman as somehow specifically Keatsian). One advantage of distant reading is that it can be more patient with historicism, revealing even slow changes as historical phenomena. The criteria of judgment revealed by a model of reception cannot be interpreted as “an objective means...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 1998
...” forces of change within the institutional system of literature and for “extrinsic”pressures of mode of production, social formation, ideology, and so on. Richter then draws on three methodologies, Marxism, formalism, and reception theory, for the demonstration at the core of The Progress...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 June 1991
... receptions of Frankfurt school theory. On the one hand, he reminds us of the heterogeneity of the German discussion, which is often not acknowledged as such in the United States, where the debate about critical theory mostly focuses on Habermas (Hohendahl reinscribes the names of Karl Heinz Bohrer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 403–413.
Published: 01 December 2009
...” appeared in the September 1994 issue of MLQ . Barnaby, Paul. “Another Tale of Old Mortality: The Translations of Auguste-Jean-Baptiste Defauconpret in the French Reception of Scott,” in Pittock, Reception , 31 -44. Brown, Ian, ed. The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature , 3 vols...