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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 319–322.
Published: 01 September 1978
...: 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- ness. Let me...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 497–508.
Published: 01 December 1997
...) and is 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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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..., history, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and sociology—none of them long dominant yet none ever quite superseded, each leaving its mark on literary scholarship and criticism.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 (2012) 73 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2012
... by 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 (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 427–452.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is, perhaps, the right approach to my real subject—the entanglements of worldwide relation,” the essay argues for an understanding of world poetry as the accumulated philological history of poetic folkways, habits of use, sociological institutions, formations, and conjunctures that group around the term...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
... 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 intense uneasiness among...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... sociology, positing “the Age of Amazon” as “a possible successor-formation to the Program Era,” a new structure for harnessing the impulse to literary creativity on a mass scale. The rearrangements that Amazon is effecting in America’s popular creative culture involve radically new terms of commerce...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 399–418.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Nowhere: The Sociology of Literature after ‘the Sociology of Literature.’ ” In English 2010b: v – xxiii . English James F. , ed. 2010b . “ New Sociologies of Literature .” Special issue, New Literary History 41 , no. 2 . Esty Jed . 2016 . “ Realism Wars .” Novel: A Forum...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 417–436.
Published: 01 December 1997
... for contemporary literary theory. Bourdieu’s Derrida’s Kant: The Aesthetics of Refusing Aesthetics Jonathan Loesberg In the closing pages of Distinction, a sociological analysis of the way in which class membership constitutes both physiological and aesthetic taste and an argument...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 321–326.
Published: 01 September 1994
... in isolation from the cultural systems, through which cultural capital is distributed, Adopting Bourdieu’s theoreti- cal machinery and terminology, though not his sociological methodology, Cultural Capital analyzes the system of literary culture through studies of the canon debate, Gray’s Elegy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1956
..., 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 broadest sense) soci- 86 Reviews ological criteria...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 111–112.
Published: 01 March 1963
... 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 Renaissance concept of honor. It elaborately parallels the first part in showing, point by point, how the various meanings of honor determine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 311–334.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., as DeLillo renders it, then, is to watch the sport’s coordinating mechanisms fall apart, revealing the illusoriness of social order and the fragility of this illusion. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 literary sociology campus fiction Don DeLillo sports institutions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
... this research was popular across disciplines from the 1950s through the 1970s—Martha Davis ( 2001–2 : 46) calls this period “the golden era” of microanalysis—it never seriously threatened the dominance of macrostructural approaches in sociology. Observational research on small social worlds was often understood...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 110–111.
Published: 01 March 1963
... of 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...