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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the temptation to regard all lyric poems as first-person expressions of subjective feeling. 1 My title alludes to the Cole Porter song “What Is This Thing Called Love?,” first performed in London in 1929. Stephen Burt’s ( 2016 ) illuminating survey of the historical meanings of lyric addresses the same...
Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 129–139.
Published: 01 June 1996
...John Beverley © 1996 University of Washington 1996 The Real Thing (Our Rigoberta) John Beverley This essay is about Rigoberta Menchii and what she means, or does, for us.1 The title alludes to the advertising slogan “Coke is the real thing” and to the Lacanian notion...
Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 341–347.
Published: 01 December 1953
...Allen R. Benham Copyright © 1953 by Duke University Press 1953 “THINGS UNATTEMPTED YET IN PROSE OR RIME” By ALLENR. BENHAM The first twenty-six lines of the first book of Paradise Lost intro- duce the whole poem. In them Milton states his subject...
Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... (2009) and tunnel RE vision (2010). The Electric Information Age Book (An Inventory of Inventories) is forthcoming. © 2011 by University of Washington 2011 The Chatter of People and Things Jeffrey T. Schnapp nventories of aphorisms; the names of gods, philosophers, and schol- Iars...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... is author of The Poem’s Two Bodies: The Poetics of the 1590 “Faerie Queene” (1988) and Dreams of the Burning Child: Sacrificial Sons and the Father’s Witness (2003). The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations . By Goldberg Jonathan . New York...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 607–609.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Charles LaPorte Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age . By Jager Colin . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2015 . 332 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Colin Jager is one of the finest critics now working on the relationship...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and Criminal Passions: The Evolution of the French Novel, 1569 – 1791 (1992) and White Men Aren't (2002), as well as of numerous essays on early modern fiction and culture. Voltaire’s Parrot; or, How to Do Things with Birds Thomas DiPiero Is it because I speak that you judge me capable...
Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the ladder of Creation. The vision of “things invisible to mortal sight” that the poet asks for in the opening invocation is analogized, in the divine council that the book goes on to depict, to the Son's faith in his triumph over death. False analogy leads the fools of the Limbo of Vanity to understand God...
Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 409–412.
Published: 01 September 1999
...Gordon Braden Grossman Marshall. Durham, N.C. Duke University Press, 1998. xxiii + 347 pp. $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper. Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Reviews The Story of All Things: Writing the Self in English Renaissance Narrative Poetry. By Marshall Grossman...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 299–303.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Christopher Flint The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century. By Cynthia Sundberg Wall. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xiii + 316 pp. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Christopher Flint is associate professor of English at Case...
Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 309–312.
Published: 01 September 1978
... and Joseph Andrews, it may as well be the mode of Humphry Clinker too. THOMASLOCKWOOD University of Washington Dickens on the Romantic Side of Familiar Things: “Bleak House” and the Novel Tradition. By ROBERTNEWSOM. New York...
Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on a desire to regain access to things in themselves—or, in a more recent idiom, to what Quentin Meillassoux calls “the great outdoors ” and Jane Bennett calls “the out-side .” This story does not stand up to scrutiny. A reexamination of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry and philosophy reveals that he...
Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Paulo de Medeiros World literature can be seen as one of Friedrich Nietzsche’s “good things,” a great idealization of the capacities of the human spirit and at the same time a fierce contest for power and dominance. In this contest the question of minor literature invariably surfaces in relation...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 347–365.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Katherine Ibbett This essay examines the figure of the reste —the things or people left behind—in the tragedies of Pierre Corneille, in particular though not only in the late plays, which are themselves a body of work left behind by the canon. These remainders provide a new perspective...
Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
...) is dominated by a sense of inevitability, whereas judgment concerns the things that can be otherwise. A close reading of Joseph Andrews shows that Fielding does not deploy uncritically the methods and assumptions of a nascent social theory. Rather, he teaches us that those methods and assumptions hold only...
Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 197–204.
Published: 01 June 1950
... ring ; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name ; ‘ Each mortal thing does one thing and the same : Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; Selves-goes itself; myself it speaks and spells...
Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 125–131.
Published: 01 June 1957
....” Simultaneous with this diminution of time, however, is a diminish- ing spatial movement. Whereas the first quatrain deals with rather concrete and substantive images (the “pen,” the “brain,” the “books,” the “grain the second quatrain deals only with the “cloudy sym- bols” of things, the “shadows...
Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 204–207.
Published: 01 June 1981
..., that words have never been said by anyone to refer to meanings; rather, they are said to mean by referring to things, which even Wittgenstein allows them to do, since this is how words are routinely employed, not by virtue of linguistic rule but as a matter of social practice. What is wrong here...
Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 320–336.
Published: 01 September 1951
... in these great works it was a means, the only means, of expressing the great “things” he had to sing, in the French poems this cyclic writing seems to indi- cate the almost furtive attempt of a poet who, out of modesty, does not dare to express his deep insights in one condensed poem. Instead...
Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 111–120.
Published: 01 March 1993
... that by talking about a text’s participation in other social phenomena-say, imperialism or the critique of imperialism- we make the text more historical depends on the idea that other things a text might do-say, foreground the materiality of the signifier or call into question the possibility...