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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... causal linkages between human and nonhuman across time, while remaining within the bounds of literary realism. David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is read as a contemporary historical novel adequate to this task. The character Sonmi-451’s encounter with a natural landscape ravaged by human industry encapsulates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 315–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... thinking” in the novel. salexand@endicott.edu Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 population network theory theory of literary character James Joyce The Wire (TV series) The year 2022 will mark the centenary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the twentieth anniversary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 400–403.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is she just a func- tion in a formal structure. Singling out either reference or function gets her wrong. Can you have both at once? Theories of literary character have never said how—never explained how a character is at once an implied person and a structural dynamic. Of course, critical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 September 2005
... transformative study The One vs. the Many. For Woloch, this theoretical deadlock is but a bad imitation of the literary dialectic that is itself the essence of characterization. “The literary character is itself divided, always emerging at the juncture between structure and ref- erence” (17): literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 393–396.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is she just a func- tion in a formal structure. Singling out either reference or function gets her wrong. Can you have both at once? Theories of literary character have never said how—never explained how a character is at once an implied person and a structural dynamic. Of course, critical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 396–399.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is she just a func- tion in a formal structure. Singling out either reference or function gets her wrong. Can you have both at once? Theories of literary character have never said how—never explained how a character is at once an implied person and a structural dynamic. Of course, critical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 404–406.
Published: 01 September 2005
... transformative study The One vs. the Many. For Woloch, this theoretical deadlock is but a bad imitation of the literary dialectic that is itself the essence of characterization. “The literary character is itself divided, always emerging at the juncture between structure and ref- erence” (17): literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 406–410.
Published: 01 September 2005
... transformative study The One vs. the Many. For Woloch, this theoretical deadlock is but a bad imitation of the literary dialectic that is itself the essence of characterization. “The literary character is itself divided, always emerging at the juncture between structure and ref- erence” (17): literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 605–609.
Published: 01 December 2012
... something like the symbolic associations attached to different animals, the promise of Boehrer’s introduction — to give a theory of literary character, reshaped by animal life — remains to be fulfilled. In Boehrer’s account, the demise of animal character involves both the substitution of one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 December 2012
... something like the symbolic associations attached to different animals, the promise of Boehrer’s introduction — to give a theory of literary character, reshaped by animal life — remains to be fulfilled. In Boehrer’s account, the demise of animal character involves both the substitution of one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 602–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to different animals, the promise of Boehrer’s introduction — to give a theory of literary character, reshaped by animal life — remains to be fulfilled. In Boehrer’s account, the demise of animal character involves both the substitution of one model of character for another (Cartesian and Aristote...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 609–612.
Published: 01 December 2012
... something like the symbolic associations attached to different animals, the promise of Boehrer’s introduction — to give a theory of literary character, reshaped by animal life — remains to be fulfilled. In Boehrer’s account, the demise of animal character involves both the substitution of one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 597–602.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of inquiry, like posthumanism or thing theory, that might shift our focus beyond human beings? New works by Bruce Thomas Boehrer and Laura Brown bring such questions into view and intriguingly suggest how we in literary studies might begin to address them. Animal Characters in some sense combines...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 612–615.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to different animals, the promise of Boehrer’s introduction — to give a theory of literary character, reshaped by animal life — remains to be fulfilled. In Boehrer’s account, the demise of animal character involves both the substitution of one model of character for another (Cartesian and Aristote...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eric Hayot Is it possible to come up with a better theory of the world than the ones governing contemporary debates on world literature and world-systems, to invent one more closely connected to the literary itself? This essay rethinks the relationship between “world” and literature, not to produce...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... affiliations with Western Marxism, it was distinctive in its synthesis of ingredients. Here Anderson’s ( 1992 : 97) characterization of literary studies and philosophy in both Britain and France during the Leavisite heyday establishes useful terms for the achievement of American Theory: The peculiar status...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
...David Randall In Habermasian theory, the bourgeois public sphere was preceded by a literary public sphere whose favored genres revealed the interiority of the self and emphasized an audience-oriented subjectivity. This essay argues that the association of this early modern literary discourse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
... generalizes the controversial statements about the “comic strip business” to include the “character business” of the literary novel (3). The same characterological theory is reproduced in Woloch’s account of the formation of hierarchical, centralized communities of characters in The One vs. the Many...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 1998
..., “regressive”character. Richter’s turn to the reception theory of Hans Robert Jauss yields the most original and persuasive chapter, an analytic survey of the reception of gothic fiction in the 1790s. Richter argues that the reviews of the gothic track a historical shift in the ideology of fiction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 308–310.
Published: 01 September 1963
... meant most to the proper development of characterization. By bringing the novelist closer to his characters and permitting him to immerse himself in their consciousness, it has achieved a greater sense of realism than ever before. The “shift [as Shiv K. Kumar suggests in this study] from...