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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2015
... is committed to microscopic description, below the level of experiential subjectivity, and to macroscopic abstraction. Some of the odder fictional experiments of the era are best understood with reference to the morphology of naturalism, including what might be called the speculative naturalism of Richard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... End , a novel best read within its environmental history and contemporaneous reactions to environmental change and together with a work of speculative fiction that helps account for the aura of impending apocalypse that saturates it. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 December 2009
... heroes like Edgar Ravenswood and Henry Morton as remnants, the essay traces the implications of their untimeliness, arguing that the remnant's awkward lingering moves into the foreground the problem of obsolescence and releases in the fictions a meditative-speculative mood answering to the question...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Charles 33  Ellen Wood, “Out in the Streets,” Argosy 10 (1870): 498. 34  Tamara S. Wagner, “Speculators at Home in the Victorian Novel: Making Stock-Market Villains and New Paper Fictions,” Victorian Literature and Culture 36 (2008): 43. Analyzing “the idea of the stock...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 81–83.
Published: 01 March 2023
... as a means of documenting “this-ness.” Some juxtapositions are suggestive but leave the reader wanting a more extended discussion. For instance, Samuel Butler’s late nineteenth-century speculative fiction about notebooks as technology presents an intriguing thematic extension of the idea of notes as media...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 27–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
... writing that blurred the boundaries between science fact and science fiction. Not only did prominent literary figures such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, and Olaf Stapledon write works that occupied the fuzzy space between fictional speculation and speculative science, but renowned scientists...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2017
...) acknowledges Lukács’s incapacity to “assess the possibilities of anything like a modernist historical novel,” but he can scarcely improve on it as he skips directly to what he sees as the postmodern transformation of the historical novel into the “Science-Fictional” novel of speculative history. 4 Yet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2022
... argument in this way, Ghosh does not have to deal with the extensive archives of science fiction, climate fiction, and speculative fiction that grapple with these issues. 8 For an extended reading of Sinha, James, and Tharoor, see Srinivasan 2020 . 9 Sumana Roy ( 2021 : 3) dubs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (4): 443–476.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: Colonial and Postcolonial Literary Style (2005). Her current project is a study of financial speculation in Victorian literature. Her essay “`Overpowering Vitality': Nostalgia and Men of Sensibility in the Fiction of Wilkie Collins” appeared in the December 2002 issue of MLQ . “A Strange Chronicle...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Clint Wilson, III clint.e.wilson@rice.edu New Ecological Realisms: Post-apocalyptic Fiction and Contemporary Theory . By Monika Kaup . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2021 . xiii + 332 pp. Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 Monika Kaup’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 200–203.
Published: 01 June 1977
... presentation of the self; and theoretical speculation centering on the ancient and perpetually thorny problem of the relationship between fact and fiction. The readings are generally of pairs of works, one autobiographical and one “Poetry as Fiction,” NLH, 2 (1971). 274. FREDRIC V. BOGEL...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 1996
.... Moreover, it projects the anxieties of the times and allows individuals to speculate on the identities and to pub- licize the secrets of their neighbors. At the same time, gossip confuses reality and fiction; it disables the registers with which we earlier viewed modern culture and expands...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 145–166.
Published: 01 June 1995
... ticism, republican ism and politeness, his- tory and fiction, genre and politics, necessity and contingency, moder- nity and its critics. In January 1797 the author of Caleb Williams drafted an essay on narrative genre theory, “Of History and Romance,” for a projected sec- ond volume...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 1972
... of Caltfornia, Berkeley Cf. “Weltbild und Dichtung im deutschen Barock.” Aus der Welt des Earock (Stuttgart, 1957), pp. 1-35. Defoe and Casuistry. By G. A. STARR.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971. xiii -t 217 pp. $7.50. Were I to speculate on what went wrong...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Joan DeJean © 2004 University of Washington 2004 Joan DeJean is Trustee Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937(1989) and, most recently, The Reinvention of Obscenity: Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern France...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 344–348.
Published: 01 September 1991
... wish to situate Scodel’s book in the more speculative field that surrounds the poetics of the genre, particularly in relation to poetry at large. After all, why is it that Wordsworth (whose Essays on Eetaphs does open up a more speculative domain) regarded the “tender fiction” of the “speaking...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (3): 292–294.
Published: 01 September 1988
... playtime. She uses Freud in great part to psychologize Bakhtin’s model: carnival time-and, by extension, the fabliau fictions that inhabit it-is “regressive,” a childish Oedipal mockery of the authoritative father. In fact all Chaucer’s work is abreactive in her view: Fiction must do...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 433–456.
Published: 01 December 1995
.... Armstrong, “kiow- iiig in James: The Impression and the Art of Fiction,” in The I’henornmology of Henry James hapel Hill: University of North (:arolina Press, i98:3), 37-68; for an overview of’ the question of Pater’s impressionistic style see Paul Zietlow, “Pater’s Impressiori- ism Reconsidered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 66–68.
Published: 01 March 1986
... of Chaucer’s principal narratives. The book is in- tended chiefly for Chaucerians and students interested in how meaning arises in Chaucer’s narratives, but it will appeal also to those interested in narrative form and early modes of fiction. In chapters on the Book of the Duchess (ch. 2), the House...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 208–215.
Published: 01 June 1948
.... This belligerent approach to the criticism of serious fiction must arise in part from the critic’s narrowly hedonistic, or palate, test for awarding approval, in part from his uncertainty in the presence of ideas relating to social conditions or psychological truths, but rudi- mentarily from his failing...