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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and Other Essays , translated by Sherman Belle , 1 – 54 . New York : Haskell House . Speculative Naturalism and the Problem of Scale: Richard Jefferies’s After London, after Darwin John Plotz Abstract Although naturalism shares some features with realism and others with modernism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sharon Marcus Abstract Through a reading of Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis , which readers inside and outside the academy have valued for decades, this essay teases out how literary critical value is often aligned with scale: big claims, minutely close readings, and the ability to move gracefully between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 489–490.
Published: 01 December 1967
...Morton W. Bloomfield Joseph E. Milosh. Madison, Milwaukee, and London: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966. viii + 216 pp. $6.50; 49 s . Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 “The Scale of Perfection” and the English Mystical Tradition. By JOSEPH E. MILOSH.Madison...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
...James F. English; Ted Underwood Scale , from the Latin scala (ladder) via Old French escaler (climb), refers to valuation (“a graduated range of values forming a standard system for measuring or grading”) as well as to dimensionality (“the relative size or extent of something”) ( Concise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 169–185.
Published: 01 June 2023
...: they are always in motion, zooming in and zooming out, demanding close observation while also enlarging the frame to the global impact of war or the marginalization of women. Woolf uses details dynamically to move between material objects and human minds, and also to move across scales , and thus produces...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Heather Love Abstract In recent debates about reading methods, in the field of microsociology, and in the history of the novel, small-scale observations of everyday life tend to be understood as conservative, reinforcing the status quo. Through a reading of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 345–367.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Hoyt Long; Richard Jean So Abstract This article uses computational modeling and large-scale pattern detection to develop a theory of global textual transmission as a process of turbulent flow. Specifically, it models stream-of-consciousness narration as a discrete set of linguistic features...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jaime Hanneken This essay analyzes Mundial Magazine , a little-known Parisian periodical edited by Rubén Darío, in the context of current debates over the large-scale narrative of literary modernity that Pascale Casanova puts forth in The World Republic of Letters . These debates tend...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... figure makes her more dynamic, able to address social questions absent from Nana . The history of the Nana figure suggests that a focus on transformation through movement offers new approaches to the history of naturalism, and by extension realism, on a world scale. © 2011 by University of Washington...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine Many scholars have embraced world literature as a project to understand literature’s role in a large-scale story of global inequality. Yet critics have paid remarkably little attention to one of the most unevenly distributed of the world’s resources: literacy itself. For most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., deforestation) are perceived; nostalgia for a pastoral past is honestly felt but recognized as impractical; devastation on a national, imperial, and even global scale is foretold; and hope for the earth’s future comes in a form largely symbolic or mythical—as vision more than prediction. Forster’s awareness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
... critical attempts to fathom literary history at the scale of the institution. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 literary sociology campus fiction Don DeLillo sports institutions There comes a moment in every college athletics scandal when the stakes dramatically escalate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., exemplified by Mir Amman’s Bāġh-o Bahār ( The Garden and the Spring , 1804), among other works, began the process of the large-scale and nearly irreversible reorganization of North Indian literary traditions. The rise of a colonial nexus of educational institutions for natives codified the Fort William works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to this problem, the essay reflects instead on the history and potential of the collective as a form of self-organized, nonhierarchical knowledge production. It argues that the interlinked crises of how to read in world-literary terms, and on what scale, unavoidably index more general crises of the humanities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 491–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lauren M. E. Goodlad Abstract This essay explores “distant reading,” first, as a project of studying genre at supratextual scales of analysis (from early conceptions to computationalist successors) and, second, through the prescient late Victorian literary persona with which the latter practices...
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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 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
...James F. English Abstract Scholars of contemporary fiction face special challenges in making the turn toward digitized corpora and empirical method. Their field is one of exceptionally large and uncertain scale, subject to ongoing transformation and dispute and shrouded in copyright. It is, however...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 June 2023
... belonging, and reciprocity. Jennifer Spitzer finds something like that more positive vision realized in Virginia Woolf’s novels and essays, whose details trigger shifts in register and scale that can lead to expanded networks of interconnection and to surprising, potentially emancipatory attachments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 298–307.
Published: 01 September 1970
... of glory; to his left, the damned-herded by demons anxious to usher their prey into the mouth of Hell. Often in their midst-and of special importance to our purposes in this paper-we see the figure of an angel with scales in hand weighing the virtues and vices of a trem- bling soul in the balance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 March 1975
... the author of the line ‘Would that strife might be de- stroyed from among gods and men’: for there would be no musical scale unless high and low existed, nor living creatures without female and male, which are opposites” (p. 196). The separateness implied by oppo- sites exists, however, only for man...