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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
... account of the evolution of English studies. This essay builds and tests the theory that literary societies were agents for disseminating not only literature but scholarly practice, spreading productive debate about curricula, relevance, and the public benefit of literature over the English-speaking world...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... concern with the fate of the Chinese nation and his professed intention to be its spiritual physician, critical opinion holds that his writings are primarily political and cultural in thematics and realistic in formal representation. The scholarly consensus that he is a master of critical realism remains...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Petra Dierkes-Thrun The familiar scholarly view of Richard Strauss's modernist opera Salome is that it overturns the original aesthetics of its libretto source, Oscar Wilde's 1891 symbolist-decadent drama. A close reconsideration of the presumed opposition between the two works, however, shows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 173–204.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-eighteenth century as it is of the late sixteenth—and that its relation to Spenser’s intentions is less clear than the role it has played in securing norms of scholarly rigor, historical accuracy, and textual precision. Despite what most modern editions imply, attending to “Spenser’s spelling” tells us less...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on the original language of creation and scholarly expertise, the essay proposes a perspective on world literature that is based on borrowing privileges: through translation, reading, and collections in private and public libraries. Mani ends by discussing Hermann Hesse’s essay Eine Bibliothek der Weltliteratur...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 369–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Heidi Yu Huang Abstract For more than three decades there have been calls for a “locally produced” history of Hong Kong literature by scholars born in Hong Kong or long resident there. Following an overview of the “Hong Kong dilemma” and of scholarly endeavors to meet the three challenges...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 September 2018
... coincided historically with scholarly concerns over visual culture, the aestheticization of everyday life, cultural studies, and globalization. Each of these discussions contains related insights into the future development and transformation of literary theory and its disciplinary boundaries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
... television, film, and video games, and now that those genres dominate not only markets but the forms of representativity that used to belong almost exclusively to literature—what is the future for literary studies, either as a scholarly discipline or as an institutional field? Copyright © 2019...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
... into poetry, Lowth—with much ambivalence—also ushered more passion, enthusiasm, and subjectivity into neoclassical English poetry. Despite his attempts to minimize the formal and theological weaknesses he found in the prophetic text, his scholarly project also transmitted them into English literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 95–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., political, institutional, and other practices, conventions, and discourses, whereas the literary system has simply been scholarly shorthand for the operations of these practices, conventions, and discourses in particular times and places. Now that digital resources and methods suggest possibilities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 186–188.
Published: 01 June 1987
... Press, 1986. xi1 + 269 pp. $24.95. There are no doubt many scholarly readers who will welcome the publi- cation of English Renaissance Tragedy, the companion volume to Thomas McAlindon’s earlier treatment of five Shakespearean tragedies in Shake- speare and Decorum (1973). There are also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 188–190.
Published: 01 June 1987
... that invokes a familiar, rather conservative intellec- tual context is automatically outdated. The problem is rather that English Renaissance Tragedy does not represent its own critical position with sufficient theoretical self-consciousness in relation to other, newer kinds of scholarly discourse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 119–127.
Published: 01 June 2014
... those tensions that James English diagnoses as character- istic of our discipline, that beset the first generation of professors who Dale and McDonell Lessons from the Past? 121 argued for the centrality of vernacular literature to the educational and scholarly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 271–279.
Published: 01 June 2021
... as the standard for tenure evaluation (Waters 2000a , 2000b , 2001 ). In 1999 (perhaps with the foreknowledge of Waters’s call to disarm), the Modern Language Association established an Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Scholarly Publishing, chaired by Judith Ryan, professor of German and comparative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2004
... (2002). The Time of Commitment: Reading “Sapho 1900” Reading Sappho Joan DeJean To the memory of Jack Winkler, who set an example by taking a political stand without sacrificing scholarly standards hose of us who work on the first manifestations of what is now Tknown...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 479–480.
Published: 01 September 1942
..., but the editor has supplied a slightly longer introduction than is usual in that series, and has added twenty pages of explanatory notes on the text. The introduction and notes, though valuable, are not sufficiently comprehensive to meet the standards expected in a modern scholarly edition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 1993
... of Chaucer’s poetry,” he notes, “has been and remains an open question” (47).In line with what has emerged as a new scholarly consciousness of Chaucer’s social and historical Lerer I Review 423 environments-a consciousness raised, in large part...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 101–103.
Published: 01 March 1952
... of the ShuRespeare Survey fully lives up to the promise of the original volume issued in 1948. Here are ten principal articles, some scholarly, others critical, still others historical-an altogether varied offering and of uniform excellence. Admirably written and well-informed is Miss Muriel St...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 87–89.
Published: 01 March 1961
... supernatural episode when the OyCresu descend to the manor house of St. Anne’s. In this reviewer’s opinion, the chapter on Eliot, though a serious and scholarly labor, is bound, by the very nature of the material, to be disappointing. At first glance, it would seem quite in the stream...