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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 (2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Saintsbury’s History of English Prosody .” Essays in Criticism 60 , no. 4 : 336 – 60 . Hurst Isobel . 2015 . “ Elizabeth Barrett Browning .” In The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature , edited by Vance Norman and Wallace Jennifer , 449 – 70 . Oxford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
... references and its monodic form. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 elegy pastoral leisure reception history John Milton Milton’s elegy for Edward King, written in 1637, was widely admired and imitated in the eighteenth century. These imitations tend to approach the poem...
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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 (2022) 83 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and reception histories. In the close readings of these figures, often across several novels and languages, the force of Hill’s argument can best be sensed. In fact, told in this way, the impressive diversity of the spread of naturalism resists reception history as we know it, which is to say that Hill...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 133–139.
Published: 01 March 1993
... is said against my own work also, for I dabbled in literary history for twenty years. Moreover, though I convinced myself of its limitations, I am still content to par- ticipate in the gold rush in one way. The complaints voiced above apply to the history of reception, but with a diminished...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 381–385.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Lucretius, or Thomson’s borrowings from Milton, signify differently in the subsequent poet’s changed ecological circumstances. Menely’s mastery of the very extensive critical traditions and reception histories of these poets is one of the great strengths of this study: if there is a deep time in literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 55–80.
Published: 01 March 2021
... translation reception history Abraham Cowley is known for his endnotes. 1 They serve him in many ways: they contextualize work written decades before publication; explicate images, allusions, and metaphors; explain and defend his theories of genre and form; and negotiate his relation to literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 June 2021
... for publishing and distributing books. The study thus straddles literary criticism, book history, and reception studies, in particular the modern history of publishing and reading. It is held together by a personal enthusiasm that makes it an exciting read. The detailed account of the research experience...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 376–378.
Published: 01 September 2021
... This book is partly a reception history of The Faerie Queene and partly a reading of the poem. Catherine Nicholson defamiliarizes Spenser’s work by describing what readers have done with it: how they have glossed it, excerpted it, edited it, discussed it, quarreled over it, reviewed it, deplored...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 115–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... well imagine nonmedievalist readers being drawn into this work through their interest in modern fantasies of Babylon. The underlying opposition of the “Western eyes” of the title and the “Eastern” object of study is not fully contextualized here. Instead, Scheil provides a “reception history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 197–215.
Published: 01 June 2013
... from their sites of origin and follow certain trajectories has helped us map histories of reception and understand not only their predictable and measurable courses but also their chance encounters with other texts. Translation is the indispensable intermediary of these encounters. Apter (2005...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 119–127.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and moral challenges, like George Eliot, George Meredith, and Browning, should find support among scholars, Dale and McDonell Lessons from the Past? 123 or that academics should emphasize the complexity of that work. The reception history of Browning’s poetry is dominated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 263–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... there are nice nuances to the affinities model. Each chapter of this exuberant book offers a reception history of the British author under consideration. Thus we discover that Alexander Gilchrist’s ( 1863 ) biography initiated Blake’s celebrity. It was the “‘most influential book about Blake ever written...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 426–428.
Published: 01 September 1999
... haunted a reception history that (wrongly) tends to segregate the form into symbolic (Ciceronian) and allegorical (Quintilian) modes, Kelley conflates their conflict with allegory’s tendency to disrupt our “ordinary expectations that outward appearances might accurately convey meaning” (22...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 449–451.
Published: 01 December 2018
...., Lutwin’s Eva und Adam and La vie de Sainte Modwenne ). The corpus is mostly French, with the addition of Latin, German, and Old Norse texts. To explore aspects of the reception history and add nuances to her textual analyses, McCracken presents a set of well-chosen manuscript illustrations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and interpretations recovered from history more than their own readings. This is a coherent position, philosophically speaking, and a modest one, since it marks these critics’ sense of their work (and their reading group) as only one chapter in a reception history. But even if this position might satisfy worries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 381–384.
Published: 01 September 1995
... narrative tradition. For many critics (and even more classroom syllabi), this left Frankenstein as a curiously soli- tary instance of genuine romantic fiction in England. Such recent revisions of this reception history as have occurred can be credited largely to feminist critics, whose excavatory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 March 1993
... be understood as the loci of presentness and pastness. Texts, for example, like the readings of the texts, are invariably multiple. When criticism constructs a “textual history” or a “reception history,” the differential of the here and now is forced to confront a host of ear- lier, analogous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 393–396.
Published: 01 September 2003
... practices. Looser directs much of her discussion against the former understanding of gender and genre, Žrst manifested by those Victorian scholars (cited in her book’s many passages of reception history) who regretted, for instance, that Montagu never “wrote novels à la Thack- eray” (87...