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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Ben Etherington Abstract This essay revisits critical-humanist approaches to literary totality that have largely been sidelined during the recent revival of world literature studies. While there has been no shortage of defenses of close reading in the face of distant reading and other positivist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Yoon Sun Lee This essay examines how the concept of realism applies to minor literature by retrieving and expanding Georg Lukács’s understanding of realism as the deliberate negation of modernism. In Lukács’s view, realism distinctively expresses an aspiration to totality. Its most important device...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
... or to the history of worldedness as an aesthetic and cultural phenomenon: as a symptom and as a compass for the history, in other words, of totality as a function of the human imagination. Along the way, the essay develops five variables with which to analyze literary worlds, taken to refer to the represented...
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Published: 01 September 2016
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... totally rejects Western literary-critical theorists as guilty of what he calls “imposed interpretation.” Zhang eschews formulas or models in literary criticism in favor of reading each work as something unique and sui generis. Zhu Liyuan discusses in detail the influence in China of the present author’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 175–199.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in a regionally and socially marked vernacular capable of resisting nostalgic claims to cultural totality and the concomitant policing of authenticity. Daniel Katz is associate professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He is author of Saying I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., marks the horizon of historical consciousness. This article proposes “History 4°” to synthesize History 1–3 into a new totality in which the historical present is defined as internal to an imminent catastrophe. History 4° poses a challenge to the historical novel: somehow it must reveal the intimate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 351–372.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the spectral or supernatural to narrate a totality experienced as irreal. Michael Löwy usefully argues that while the ideal type of realism may be a “pure” epistemological construction, most literary texts are “impure” mixtures of realism and irrealism.11 In Löwy’s intermediary category...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 377.
Published: 01 September 1950
... which the editing of the manuscript and the typing of it for photolith reproduction de- manded of Morgan. His tables showing fluctuations in interest in German litera- ture only confirm what is already known from earlier studies. Since the number of total pages in the magazines covered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 238–241.
Published: 01 June 1968
...,” or sometimes a “totality,” “organized in view of attaining a total effect.” This effect is the arousing in the reader of an “appropriate emo- tion.” Or, alternatively, a poem is a structure of verbal stimuli which oper- ate on the reader. And since any part of a structure must stand in some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 60–76.
Published: 01 March 1967
... succumb to a part be- fore it had perused the whole, the total reality of the thing perceived: “[Poetry] is an illumination of a surface, the movement of a self in the The poet’s theoretical interest in observation must be duly noted, for, above all, an examination of Stevens’ imaginative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 375–377.
Published: 01 September 1950
... cannot he solved through evolution, scientific analysis or the rivalries of intcllectual ambition. The only hope of re-birth lies in a recognition of the spiritual realities of beauty and a reverence for the mystery of nature, creative activity, the totality of life, and last, not least...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 419–422.
Published: 01 December 1983
... experi- ence it narrates: the quest for the ineffable. In contrast, Ihle sees Malory’s Tale as having the solidity and comprehen- sibility of the Romanesque style of “Totality” (Frankl’s term for the architec- tural style opposing “Partiality “The style of Totality,” she explains...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 377–378.
Published: 01 September 1950
... of Morgan. His tables showing fluctuations in interest in German litera- ture only confirm what is already known from earlier studies. Since the number of total pages in the magazines covered is determinable, it should have been possible to reduce page totals to percentages of total magazine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 221–231.
Published: 01 June 1995
... confidence of a totalizing justice. Soci- ety was gemeinschaft, a shared commonality of values and visions, and even revolutionary traditions shucking off the poisoned gift (G$, in German, meaning both poison and gift) of religion can appeal nostalgically to its sup posed commonality as against...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 356–369.
Published: 01 September 1969
... “poetical ornament,” like Christmas tree decorations, to a fsamework of abstract argument. Thus it may be that Pope wrote better than he knew. Some oE the images and paradoxes in the Essay may play a larger part in the poem’s total meaning than is sometimes believed; moreover, some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2012
... aspiration to totality, with “totality” de ned not as something out there but as the demand to consider interrelations and interactions between disparate phenomena.16 (Thus for Lukács natu- ralism fails to be a critical — that is, a true — realism precisely insofar as it seeks a photographic record...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 255–268.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., the crucial issue is less the lack of mimetic depic- tion of imperial atrocity in terms of novelistic content than whether European realism could ever intellectually grasp the totality of capital- ist social relations without intellectually addressing imperialism in both its domestic and geographically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 378–385.
Published: 01 December 1988
... to coincide. In the real world evaluation has to compete with individual and communal economies of various kinds: “our experience of ‘the value of the work’ is equivalent to our experience of the work in relation to the total economy of our existence” (p. 16). It has to compete with other de...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 313–314.
Published: 01 September 1963
..., Hinterhauser, when considering the totality of the Episodios, has not always kept in mind their full development. True, this “totality,” with indisputable singleness of intention, can be separated only with great difficulty from the rest of Gald6s’ work. The first episode within the group...