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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... and imaginative possibilities associated with the Romantic. However, this apparent tension between romance and the real ought to be seen as the dialectical face of a historicism that sought to master temporality by ending it with the arrival of the modern. The shifting narrative tenses of both realism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Nicholas Halmi Since the beginning of its academic study around 1870, Romanticism has been defined simultaneously as a historical period (chronologically restricted) and as a stylistic type (chronologically open). This paradox, consisting in the difficulty of reconciling historical temporality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and then argues that the new time studies—based in nonlinear concepts of time for the study of the contemporary—offers alternatives to the Eurocentric periodization of modernism. These new temporalities were anticipated by early twentieth-century Euro-American modernism, presented in the essay with an account...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Shaj Mathew Abstract This essay proposes the theory of multiple simultaneous temporalities as a constitutive feature of global modernism. It spotlights varieties of heterogeneous time—outside but alongside the homogeneous empty time of clocks and calendars—in modernist literature. These overlapping...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 158–167.
Published: 01 June 1971
...William F. Scherer Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 TEMPORAL AND ETERNAL REALITIES IN GERMAN BAROQUE HOMILETICS By WILLIAMF. SCHERER Recent scholars...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 338–345.
Published: 01 September 1964
...E. Kerrigan Prescott Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 PAUL CLAUDEL THE TRANSCENDENCE OF TEMPORAL FLUX By E. KERRIGANPRESCOTT One of the most notable characteristics of twentieth-century Euro- pean...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 2. Temporal settings of best sellers, 1960–2015 More
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1. Temporal settings of prize-nominated novels, 1960–2013 More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of late style and from Theodor W. Adorno’s and Edward Said’s theories of late style as ironic anachronism. By conveying in prose style the relative decline and the contingent reduction that for Roth and DeLillo define lateness as a temporality, their novels find in lessness a motivated style for lateness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jesse Molesworth The manipulation of local time, or clock time, constitutes a vital aspect of gothic storytelling, as seen in Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto , Matthew Lewis’s Monk , and Ann Radcliffe’s novels. Several concepts emerge: the importance of the hour as a temporal unit...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to an anterior temporal space. This essay offers a more differentiated history, examining Scottish and northern song collectors who differed from these formulations and provided distinct understandings of “the people” and of class. David Herd, for instance, used Scottish Enlightenment theories of sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 December 2009
... about a disconnection in the present itself. Belonging neither to the past nor to the present, the remnant draws attention to modernity's temporality as that of the time lag: a suspension of connection and continuity that generates a curiously insubstantial existence in the present. Rereading Scott...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
... or interest of empire and global commerce. This essay explores how authors have used the fantasy of the eastward journey across the date line to manage the temporal deviancy bound up with the date line’s paradoxical character by domesticating it, projecting it onto vilified spaces and populations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
... . Serial forms synchronize naturalist representation through a slow temporality that enables viewers and characters to share a deferred longing for the social transformations once symbolized by the 1960s. Mad Men ’s objective situation is today’s neoliberal condition, connected to the longue durée...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
... between women’s subjectivities and rapid economic modernization. Time and again, characters from this body of literature ask what it means to be part of a spatially and temporally fragmented world as they embody and engage capitalism’s social contradictions. Instead of signifying a coherent nation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
... or nearly at once, and artworks address the world in different ways and in different temporalities. This essay approaches these concerns by turning to the born-translated oeuvre of the collaborative web artists known as Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge’s works are born...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Peter Höyng In Beethoven’s last symphony one encounters a prototype in which music serves as a powerful catalyst for literature. It is his music that transported Schiller’s poem “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) beyond its temporal, linguistic, and geographic origin. If one dubs this phenomenon “world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 March 2014
....” This essay explores several related problems: the almost occult significance of the publication date 1900; the surprising relevance of calendar debates to “The Darkling Thrush” and other texts, a crisis of temporality characteristic of late Victorian poetry and poetics; and the way that extrinsic historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 349–375.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a metaphysical statement, this temporal model of tragicomedy offers a Beckettian ethics insistent on both the resigned compassion of tragedy and comedy’s power to critique. In outlining Godot ’s tragicomic philosophy, the essay charts Beckett’s deployment of the various figures who inspire his play but also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eleni Coundouriotis Abstract The African novel has had an uneasy relationship with world literature, but a way to locate the historical novel in world literature lies in the emphatic turn of African fiction to the historical novel. Positing a temporality of a decolonization not yet achieved...