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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 515–517.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jeffrey Todd Knight Recursive Origins: Writing at the Transition to Modernity . By Kuskin William . Notre Dame, IN : University of Notre Dame Press , 2013 . xv + 278 pp. Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 Recursive Origins tells a compelling story with a clear...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 391–413.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of a number of topological signatures of cultural practices and products also datable to 1966, among them the rediscovery of meta (self-reflection, recursiveness, strange loops) and the opening of paraworld spaces. These topological signatures constitute the building blocks of a postmodernist poetics. ©...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 373–393.
Published: 01 September 2017
... revolving functions like meanwhile , which Judith Scherer Herz ( 2012 : 86) describes as “the perfect temporal marker for a text whose uncertainties are in part a function of its endlessly recursive structure.” 2 Much revolving is a more physical term. However, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 169–185.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and narrative closure, but modernist narratives are known for resisting closure and complicating teleological impetus. Such narratives are often distinguished by their nonlinear, digressive, or recursive structures, and such structures are central to the pleasures and difficulties of modernist narrative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 321–352.
Published: 01 September 1999
... narratives, or a temporalized set of morphological differences emerg- ing in Darwin’s analyses of the geological record. In all of these cases, a listening, reading, or otherwise observing intelligence reflects on the imitative, differential, and recursive relationships of these minimal units so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 509–527.
Published: 01 December 2023
... stanza fell down a hole and climbed back out again. More likely, the form of the stanza was intended to embody a recursive process of reflection, with the central line functioning like a surface, or screen, throwing the reflection back to the perceiver. This is the sort of studied effect one finds...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of unlikely figures and by attention to “the significant twists and turns, the recursive loops and dead-end forays of textual practices that never fully align with the straightforward chronology of literary periodization” (217). At the same time, I think that Heffernan’s narrative exaggerates the radical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Pleasure”) and knowledge of the world (cf. Pound: “Literature is news that stays news”). In his introduction Jaussen explains that “the emergent text” is characterized by iteration , which is the deployment of single, repeatable, and yet variable structures, and recursion , wherein elements from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to Derridean supplementation, in which the dilation of the process of addition also replaces the valences of the original. For Johnson, this procedure is encapsulated in the translators’ fascination with the techniques of oral storytelling, repetition and recursion, which in some ways reactivate the medieval...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 390–393.
Published: 01 September 2023
... chapters Trettien follows the cycles of decay, fragmentation, repair, and re-collection that shape early modern books and assesses how this recursive “bookwork” can inform our own use of texts across today’s media landscape. Cut/Copy/Paste lingers on objects that are “densely intermedial” (9). From...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 413–415.
Published: 01 December 1984
... into the larger aspects of humanity’s sexual or divided (sectum)condition (as may the insectlike avatars of Jerusalem). The “imaginative myth” includes Los’s building of Golgonooza, Blake’s version of “the ultimate city” (p. 136), and here, then, would be the place to discuss recursion or self...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 542–545.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Review 47 , no. 1 : 1 – 30 . Hughes Linda , and Lund Michael . 1999 . The Victorian Serial . Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press . Kelleter Frank . 2017a . “ From Recursive Progression to Systemic Self-Observation: Elements of a Theory of Seriality .” Velvet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
... lantern show. Indeed, the novel becomes a recursive document that need communicate only to the author.23 James’s magic lantern devalues the novel’s communicative function — precisely what H.D.’s magic lantern stresses. 21  Connor contends that “spectatorship is at once private and public...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 December 2001
... panics that bypassed all the puta- tively major actors. In Lefebvre’s history from below, the jacqueries operated according to a cyclical time that recursively reasserted itself despite protestations from above that the elite were making history. Reflecting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of modernity was complicated because the tendency to emphasize transnational contexts as sources of cultural renewal coexisted with a recursion to the nation — a crystallized “Chi- nese” tradition — as the ultimate defense against the Western moder- nity forcing itself on China. Approaches to negotiating...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 183–214.
Published: 01 June 1993
... it is reembodied. Maturana and Varela challenge the tradi- tional distinction between context and organism by defining cognition not as “a grasping of an external reality, but as the specification of one.” They conceive systems within and between organisms as autonomous but recursive, triggered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
...,” calling “incessantly”) and obsession with the past reflect instead a recursive temporality. Even when the Heliades’ words describe change, the result is an image of “immobility” and “fixation” (Salzman-Mitchell 2005 : 103–4). In a revealing pun, Phaethusa complains that “hir feete were nom” (“deriguisse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 583–604.
Published: 01 December 2004
... relaxes his intelligence but Stewart Metallusion 587 always has a relaxed intelligence” (170). Is this itself too relaxed or too cranked up? It grows hard to say. I leave aside from this litany of phrasal recursions the throwaway one-liners of this renowned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 349–372.
Published: 01 September 2017
...). The pianissimo of the hymn is rudely interrupted by      a horrid clang As on Mount Sinai rang While the red fire, and smould’ring clouds out brake. (157–59) This recursive golden-age option is deftly rejected in the pivotal stanza 16, where all this beauty proves to be a fiction: “But wisest fate says...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2002
... in nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholarship and criticism. The methodological and historical eclecticism follows from our central contention, that Chatterton is synonymous with tem- poral recursion for early Romantic culture and its belated readers alike. Beginning, therefore, with a reading...