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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 3. Detail showing the Clyde and the Forth dividing Britain (left) and Hadrian’s Wall (right). Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Gough Gen. Top. 16. Courtesy of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University. More
Published: 01 June 2017
Figure 13. Giuseppe Molteni, An Old Man Showing a Little Girl a Bust of the Duchess Marie Louise , 1830 (Praz 1971 : 223) More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 81–117.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Jarrell’s underestimated and enduring creative debt to T. S. Eliot by reconstructing, for the first time, a book-length essay that he planned to write about Eliot but abandoned. The article shows that Jarrell regarded Eliot’s work as the result of a psychological struggle with “obsessional neurosis...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 1. Vertebrate endoskeletons. Plate 1 of Owen 1849 : 120. Owen’s vertebrate archetype is illustrated at the top right; the rest of the plate shows, Owen explains, “the modifications of [the archetype] characteristic of the four great divisions of the vertebrate subkingdom, viz. fishes More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 March 2009
... readings of texts show signs of this scientific longing for material meanings in the world, a longing that art itself, especially theater, has refused to sanction. We are living, it seems, in a postmaterial world, whose very impossibility suggests infinite possibilities of meaning. © 2009 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 495–525.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Michael Gamer This essay revisits the question of Walter Scott's innovation as a novelist, and Waverley 's status as the first historical novel, by showing the degree to which such markers of reputation were fictions of Scott's own making. The essay begins by examining how Scott's manipulation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-contained decade. They thus demonstrate the incompatibility between the immediate experience of the present and the retrospective gaze of periodization. They also suggest a way to resolve it. The formal continuity between American Psycho and Glamorama , which shows them to be variations of the same allegory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... These qualities have not been sufficiently understood, but taking them seriously shows why the current defense of the classic is dubious. University of Washington 2010 Marius Hentea is completing a PhD in English at the University of Warwick, with a dissertation on Henry Green. His work has appeared...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 407–427.
Published: 01 December 2010
... on which they are printed. Although they use the case in point of paper quite differently, James Beattie, David Hume, Paul de Man, and Jacques Derrida all end up in terrain on which paper shows the connection of high theory to the common sense of material cultural studies. They all demonstrate, in other...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... unchanged by their movement. The protagonists of the Japanese writer Kosugi Tengai's New Year's Finery and the American Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie (both 1900) show Zola's character reduced to a cluster of minimal qualities: performance, mobility, and contagion. Paradoxically, flattening the Nana...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
... by constructing the isolated subject so that its associations with the social order become manifest. Because Eliot could show through Bradley that the world of relations is the actual substance that one lives for, he could derive concepts of humility and faith that had no place in his earlier poetics. The essay's...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 37–67.
Published: 01 March 2012
... together, Monroe and Walden demonstrate how the Victorian had complex afterlives in twentieth-century America. Their works show how the tension between the Victorian and the modern reemerged during the twentieth century, playing out on different levels of culture. Sarah Ehlers is a PhD candidate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 123–155.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of reading fiction that emerged in the context of modernism. The first relation exposes how and why Cooper’s fiction both matures and darkens between The Pioneers (1823) and The Ways of the Hour (1850). The second shows how the strange and arresting works that marked the thirty years of Cooper’s career...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... condition with the experiences of the show’s “mad women.” Like Emma Bovary, Don is a “madwoman in the attic,” for whom aestheticism and adultery are the sole consolations for the experience of singing for one’s captors. Of the many early readers of this essay to whom I am grateful, I wish especially...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the local and the nonlocal and to examine how knowledge is made in and transacted between specific places. Taking I City , a 1975 nationalist allegory of Hong Kong, as an example, the essay shows that the principle of modernist collage enables Xi Xi to construct a narrative of the local that retains myriad...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
...-translated, first, because they appear simultaneously in multiple languages and, second, because they engage formally, thematically, and typographically with the theory and practice of translation. Chang and Voge help us think about the relationship between modernism and world literature. They show...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 441–463.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... The “double blessing” that Polonius gives Laertes shows this ritual comically, as do those of earlier sons Launce and Launcelot in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merchant of Venice ; All’s Well That Ends Well renders it confusingly in feudal transition into a new age. King Lear offers it in the peaceful...
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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 (2008) 69 (4): 437–459.
Published: 01 December 2008
... that overrides conditions imposed by broader historical or even literary change. The essay argues that Bloom's theory does in fact accommodate change just insofar as it belies his own claim that he is not interested in narrowly verbal allusion. It shows that even in Bloom's most broadly imaginative moments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
...) is dominated by a sense of inevitability, whereas judgment concerns the things that can be otherwise. A close reading of Joseph Andrews shows that Fielding does not deploy uncritically the methods and assumptions of a nascent social theory. Rather, he teaches us that those methods and assumptions hold only...