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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1997) 58 (4): 497–508.
Published: 01 December 1997
... editor of The Kristeva Reader (1986) and French Feminist Thought (1987). What Is a Woman? and Other Essays , her new collection, is forthcoming. Commentary The Challenge of the Particular Case: Bourdieu’s Sociology of Culture and Literary Criticism Tori1 Moi This essay started...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1978) 39 (3): 319–322.
Published: 01 September 1978
... Modern Society: Studies in the Sociology of the Modern Novel. By JOHN ORR.Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1978. x + 202 pp. $14.95. John Orr’s Tragic Realism and Modern Society is an interesting and at times a very good book that is marred by lapses of extraordinary careless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2017) 78 (4): 491–515.
Published: 01 December 2017
... literature in its years of transition between realism, naturalism, and modernism and that characterized the subgenre of sociological fiction. Gilman’s 1910 novel What Diantha Did models the social rigor that sociological novelists considered essential to the art of fiction. What Diantha Did tracks the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2012) 73 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2012
... computer programming. In earlier times theorists wrote of the determination of the intending subject. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari offer us an example. Such elite theory has not disappeared. Programming does empirically what they talked about sociologically, historically, psychologically. Yet we must...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Allison Schachter By focusing on what Michael Silverstein calls nonreferential indexicality—those “features of speech independent of any referential speech event” that point to the “sociological relations of personae in the speech situation” and “accomplish socially constituted ends”—this essay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
... lived within the Irish community in Britain. Focusing on the figure of the male laborer as represented in contemporary sociological texts and in the work of Donall Mac Amhlaigh and Tom Murphy, the essay examines the development of contrasting narratives of class and community informed both by...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., history, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and sociology—none of them long dominant yet none ever quite superseded, each leaving its mark on literary scholarship and criticism. Analytic and interpretive practices incubated in English having at times flowed back with a difference into their sponsoring...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Vivasvan Soni Abstract Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews is often thought to have inaugurated a tradition of sociological observation in the novel, and it also cultivates a practice of judgment in readers. Yet the social theory that informs Fielding’s novel (Thomas Hobbes, Bernard Mandeville) is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud Abstract The magical orientalism that saturates Honoré de Balzac’s Peau de chagrin (1831), seemingly at odds with its author’s reputation for sociological realism, indicts the capitalist ambitions ushered in by France’s bourgeois July Monarchy. Balzac’s ironic orientalization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
..., should have occasioned so different a response to Bourdieu. Wacquant observes in concluding his study that the severity of Bourdieu’s “reflex- ive sociology,” which spares neither itself nor any other intellectual project exposure to the cold illumination of its analysis, provokes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1963) 24 (1): 111–112.
Published: 01 March 1963
... the concept of honor from Plato to the Renaissance and of the conflict between Christianity and pagan-humanistic ethics. It is also a sociological study of how these two systems of ethics provide the climate of moral opinion in the Renais- sance. Part I1 illustrates Shakespeare’s use of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... least—we need to build quantitative sociological models on a “‘middling’ scale,” large enough to capture statistically meaningful tendencies of the field as a whole but small enough to be constructed without heavy reliance on computation. Heather Love steers toward a still finer scale of analysis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1997) 58 (2): 238–239.
Published: 01 June 1997
... and the broader sociological trends. (In 1923-33 what took place was a “crisis,”not a “collapse” [ 1881 .) Instead, hapless answers to legitimate questions are suggested (“The Modernists replicate in their own practices that. . . relentless technical innovation and constant upgrading of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1946) 7 (1): 111.
Published: 01 March 1946
... autumn of 1944 by Gilbert0 Freyre, foremost contemporary sociologist of Brazil. At once concise and penetrating, this study is an analysis of Brazilian life in all of its most significant aspects. The author’s un- derstanding of the varied and distinctive sociological factors that have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1951) 12 (3): 361.
Published: 01 September 1951
... which all literary scholars will find full of suggestion for future work, whether checking the validity of a proposed hierarchy of figures of speech or reading some new sociological theories. ALEXANDERC. KERN University of Iowa...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1953) 14 (3): 317.
Published: 01 September 1953
... title, “This Was Goethe.” Claude Shaver, active and productive in theater work and speech literature, discussed “Goethe as a Theater Director,” and Eric Voegelin, professcr of government, subtly analyzed “Goethe’s Utopia” ; Rudolf Heberle, the ethnographer, spoke about “Sociological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1956) 17 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1956
... enough the pathologist) ; what must have been misery at times, how- ever, was totally self-inflicted and could have been avoided by applying a more rigid principle of selection. Rut Majut has a proclivity for sociology and intel- lectual history; he tries to combine literary with (in the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1954) 15 (2): 187.
Published: 01 June 1954
... influential work, but thus takes Stephen’s measure in the area where his thinking was most securely tethered to the unexamined assumptions of his age. Stephen gets better marks as a critic than as an ethical theorist. He did for the novel what Arnold did for poetry : he introduced sociological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1971) 32 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1971
... often was) conducted. On the otber hand, it need be no more than a game-it could be as serious or as frivolous as you wanted. (pp. 66-67) ‘I’he third essay introduces psychological and sociological considerations of a different sort, speculating on the alba, the pastourelle, and the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1961) 22 (4): 408–409.
Published: 01 December 1961
... treatises even before them, credit for the first basic survey usually goes to the much over- praised essay of Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl, “Die Volkskunde als Wissenschaft” (1858). Riehl’s sociological approach to folklore is later overshadowed by the work of the Durkheim school, and sociological...