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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Morgan Day Frank Abstract Literary scholars in recent years have endowed institutions with tremendous explanatory power, insisting that these social formations exercise a determining influence on cultural production. The fiction that institutions can impose themselves as coherent subjects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., a form of joint working-through that the collective regards as fundamental to any emancipatory politics. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 collective crisis social formation academic labor solidarity The idea of the collective has been exiled from politics, economics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the social trajectories of the peasant formations of the precapitalist world. According to Naipaul, these deranging effects are precisely what the peripheral artist excavates. Writers born of this historical milieu must, in his view, also note how their work partakes of the order it describes. Those who...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in the work of the social anthropologist Ernest Gellner. The “two cultures” debate of the early 1960s, centrally animated by C. P. Snow and F. R. Leavis, made the anxiety of the literary professoriat a matter of public debate that still inflects literary scholarship and theory. The rhetorical amplification...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 1998
...” forces of change within the institutional system of literature and for “extrinsic”pressures of mode of production, social formation, ideology, and so on. Richter then draws on three methodologies, Marxism, formalism, and reception theory, for the demonstration at the core of The Progress...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 361–364.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... Communities of Care wades into complicated territory, rife with the possibility of misinterpretation. Schaffer is thus precise in delineating her focus. She defines care communities as social formations that articulate people into relations: with each other, with nonhuman animals, and with animate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the place,” the discourse of genius also led to a proliferation of literary landscapes as “sites of memory,” grounding these new social formations and identities in specific physical locations (Nora and Kritzman 1996 ; Watson 2007 , 2009 ). Such genius-centered sites established new networks of literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 351–372.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of multiple genres and modes of realism with irrealist imagery and language in can be understood in this light as correspond- ing to the radical mixtures of residual and modern temporalities, cul- tural formations, and social relations in the peripheries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... It is the tension that keeps MLQ —and us—properly suspended between quasi-religious mystifications about Art and pseudoscientific claims about Fact. The first principle is that the history of literary forms and genres provides a specialized knowledge that the empirical history of social formations cannot provide...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 415–427.
Published: 01 December 1994
...*Structures of feeling are the residues of lived experience and projections of emerging social forma- tions, condensed and stored as forms in dialogue with other forms. His term is useful for thinking about the relation of literature to lived experience and to complex emerging cultural formations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 169–189.
Published: 01 June 1994
... to artists and writers, who were given central roles to play in the formation of cultural and social practices, the discourse itself suffered a loss of pres- tige and was quickly marginalized after reaching its apex in Alexander Gerard’s influential Essay on Genius (1774). No other significant trea...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to view the immanent tendencies of its objects and subjects as they are informed by a multifaceted practice that questions claims to “reality,” “the past,” or “the present”; and, finally, that exists to expose social formations and the production of knowledge by overdetermined practices in our...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 481–497.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to interpret literary texts. Sometimes we have even heeded Asad’s call to analyze religions as cultural formations inextricable from social and political systems. But continuing to call these formations religions , while presuming that everyone knows what religion is, is a problem. Even a pluralistic world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 363–386.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Speaking to Silent Works of Art [Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995], 102) — an elegant summation, but one that keeps the political and social formations at work in the sculpture safely distinct from aesthetic theory. For a corrective to Krieger and Hollander that centers on the visual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 79–106.
Published: 01 March 1994
... a major premise of ideological criticism resulting from Althusser’s claim that a social formation maintains itself by reproducing the conditions of produc- tion Fisher rejects such formulations for “a society whose commit- ment to self-destruction in the name of its own next possibility is far...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 June 2021
... on world history. Dostoevsky’s novels trace the entanglement of religion, which asks how human beings do and should relate to ultimate values, and politics, which asks how people do and should relate to each other. His novels link religion and politics to a distinctive new social formation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 161–176.
Published: 01 March 2004
... objects, to representational failures, to what the political conscious cannot, consciously speaking, fully know. It is this that women’s studies must somehow not only register in its way of administering a relationship to feminism in and for the university (and, through it, to the social formation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 299–322.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of a particular social formation and articulating the ideologies of a particular class in opposition to other classes. In short, one need not disparage the gains of New Historicist practice in placing literature in a wider discursive Želd of cultural prac- tices by simultaneously using the tools...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 183–214.
Published: 01 June 1993
... through which power consolidates itself, in often self-vexing ways, or to imagine his- tory as an excess precipitated by social processes of making and order- ing, a formation necessarily invisible, obscure, or transcendent to those whose world of action and cognition is defined by those...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- ures many issues that I have been examining, and its indisputable embeddedness in contemporary political and social tensions clearly invites an exploration of the relationship between literary forms and social formations. That exploration is, however, complicated by how...