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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 142–143.
Published: 01 March 1942
...James T. Hillhouse F. Fiske Christabel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940. Pp. ix + 141. $2.50. Copyright © 1942 by Duke University Press 1942 142 Reviews Epic Suggestion in the Imagery of the Waverley Novels. By CHRISTABELF. FISKE. New Haven: Yale...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of structuralism and poststructuralism on American shores. In charting the happenstance of critical fortune at this pivotal and liminal moment, this essay suggests a new understanding of the institutional and intellectual bases of theory. It also addresses the anomalous status of the 1960s as a decade tumultuous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 465–492.
Published: 01 December 2013
...James Kuzner With emphasis on John Donne, George Herbert, and Henry Vaughan, this essay explores metaphysical poetry’s strange meditations on the theme of freedom. This poetry displays—vividly, idiosyncratically, and with important differences—what Alain Badiou suggests and what Hannah Arendt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 67–93.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Beth Blum This essay uses “self-help” guides to James Joyce as an occasion to illuminate the buried history of modernism’s engagement with popular morality. It suggests that the birth of Joyce’s aesthetic—and, by extension, of modernism more broadly—is attributable to early twentieth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 215–237.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., and George Saintsbury. By treating these “movers and shakers” as a loosely affiliated group whose career trajectories broadly conform to Pierre Bourdieu’s characterization of “losers who win,” the article elicits a number of shared attitudes and aspirations and suggests that, at a time when narrowly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of world-changing power and skeptically suggests that all aspirations to agency entail a leap of faith. Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 fatalism orientalism consumption magic liberalism Fatalist doctrines were a bête noire of Enlightenment thought, as is attested...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
... university: specifically, its reconstitution of purpose in the light of a series of legislative reforms (1855-1921) and its radically changing relation to the established Church of England. Events at Cambridge suggest decidedly unstable notions of public secularity and enduring uncertainty about reconciling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 447–463.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that presume belief, the other encouraging instead a productive doubt—suggests that Cervantes advances a fully engaged fictionality as an alternative to the exemplary text. In particular, “Rinconete y Cortadillo” and the dyad of “El casamiento engañoso/El coloquio de los perros” show that the picaresque allows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 491–514.
Published: 01 December 2015
... culture, while it also suggests the possible critical payoff of taking failed readings seriously. Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 modernism American literature American Century T. S. Eliot periodicals My business is with words; yet the words were beyond my command. —T...
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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 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Patricia Ybarra This essay suggests that the erasure of such nineteenth-century works as Alfredo Chavero's Quetzalcóatl from mainstream Mexican theater histories has diminished the importance of theater as a mode of nation-building historiography even as national textbooks and archaeological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Heather Fielding Henry James often criticizes mass culture for having instrumentalized the novel by conditioning readers to reduce the text to its ending. Yet he also suggests that popular visual technologies—cinema and its predecessor, the magic lantern—are uniquely able to compensate for mass...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 363–386.
Published: 01 September 2009
... many of Hawthorne's early tales first appeared, suggests that to read ekphrasis attentively in Hawthorne is to read the idiom of the interpersonal realm. Ekphrasis thus emerges not as a timeless figure to be cherished only by formalists but as a powerful tool for the historian, a moment that compresses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...), and in a famous passage near the beginning of Karl Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1851–52), a future poetry was greeted as an original poetry. In each of these instances, however, breaking with the past entailed imitating it, which suggests that poetry's future looks much like its past, the way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... almost exclusively of contributions from Hispanic authors and artists, and exported to its readers—suggest a Spanish American literary landscape built on an allegorical appropriation of Paris. By physically and discursively situating Paris as the nodal point for literature and art made in and destined...
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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 (2011) 72 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... figure makes her more dynamic, able to address social questions absent from Nana . The history of the Nana figure suggests that a focus on transformation through movement offers new approaches to the history of naturalism, and by extension realism, on a world scale. © 2011 by University of Washington...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bruce Robbins The critique of theodicy might form part of the rationale for a renewed version of literary study. This hypothesis, suggested by James Wood's New York Times oped on the 2010 Haiti earthquake, leads to an interrogation of the status of literature: Is it a secular concept, as Richard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and auctoritas . A crucial prerequisite of this evolution was the shift in the presumed medium of European rhetorical poetics, from orality to writing to print. This argument has consequences for Habermas's general account of communicative rationality and is intended to suggest an alternate theoretical framework...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
... lasting popularity suggests that he provided the century with one of its best-known and most resonant versions of the martial ideal. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 John Richardson is associate professor of English language and literature at the National University of Singapore. His most...