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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 77–89.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Meredith Anne Skura Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 I want to thank Martin Wiener for his advice and suggestions about the material in this essay. Understanding the Living and Talking to the Dead: The Historicity of Psychoanalysis Meredith Anne Skura...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2023
...John Owen Havard jhavard@binghamton.edu Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645–1742 . By Mowry Melissa . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2021 . viii + 250 pp. Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 Where did the Levellers go...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (4): 404–406.
Published: 01 December 1981
... Understanding. By CHARLESALTIERI. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 198 1. viii + 344 pp. $27.50. To justify the traditional claim that literature can be a basis of communal understanding, without dodging the challenges posed by deconstruction, reader-response criticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 192–195.
Published: 01 June 1987
... University of Alabama The Restoration Rake-Hero: Transformations in Sexual Understanding in Seven- teenth-Century England. By HAROLDWEBER. Madison: University of Wis- consin Press, 1986. x + 253 pp. $27.50. The central part of Harold Weber’s book analyzes ten Restoration plays...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 386–395.
Published: 01 December 1988
...Paul A. Olson Lee Patterson. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987. xiv + 239 pp. $35.00 cloth; $15.95 paper. Copyright © 1988 by Duke University Press 1988 REVIEWS Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 1968
...Edmund Reiss Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 TROILUS AND THE FAILURE OF UNDERSTANDING By EDMUNDREISS At the end of Troilus and Criseyde, when Troilus, having ascended to the heavens, looks down at “This litel spot of erthe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 5–21.
Published: 01 March 1964
...W. B. Carnochan Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 GULLZVER’S TRAVELS; AN ESSAY ON THE HUMAN UNDERSTANDING? By W.B. CARNOCHAN The final book of Gulliver‘s Travels has so compelled the attention of Swift’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (4): 375–392.
Published: 01 December 1989
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 491–514.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to an author’s intentions. The content of this line—present from the beginning of Time ’s long and complex relationship with this poem—ensures that The Waste Land is “not mere poetic journalism,” but for different reasons than Time puts forward in 1948. The magazine’s understanding of The Waste Land...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 79–93.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Allison K. Deutermann allison.deutermann@baruch.cuny.edu Entertaining Uncertainty in the Early Modern Theater: Stage Spectacle and Audience Response . By Lauren Robertson . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2023 . x + 258 pp. Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 96–99.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Francesca T. Royster froyster@depaul.edu Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature . By Farah Jasmine Griffin . New York : Norton , 2021 . xii + 257 pp. Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 Farah Jasmine Griffin’s literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 77–101.
Published: 01 March 2014
... between Proust’s and Freud’s understandings of consciousness and to measure them against the rival philosophical and psychological theories developed during the twentieth century. The current pluralism in the humanities’ approach to analyzing representations of the mind allows the literary author’s...
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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 (2010) 71 (1): 15–49.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the boundaries of decency and propriety while inviting censors and the public to hone their understanding of these concepts. In producing increasingly daring versions of Le paysan perverti (1775), Rétif repeatedly forced authorities to redraw the line between the passable and the prohibited. In this way he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... for the Hispanic world, Mundial harnessed its prestige as a cultural capital and as a modern publishing center to promote a global, pan-Hispanic culture. Understanding the aesthetic, technological, and commercial transactions undertaken by periodicals like Mundial can lead to a more nuanced account of the uses...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
... a mediating relay between world literature and world-systems but to see if a third analysis, focusing on the ontology of composed works, can bring “world” differently into the picture. The essay also investigates whether such a theory makes any difference to our understanding of world literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of several theorists, including Elaine Scarry, Martha C. Nussbaum, and John Guillory, and through two more earthquakes, each seeming to delegitimize theodicy and replace it with secular understanding, but inconclusively: the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, which Adam Smith used (in displaced form) in his Theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 493–520.
Published: 01 December 2011
... challenges received understandings of the linguistic purchase of modernist innovation. The author examines Hebrew and Yiddish modernist literary texts by Devorah Baron and Dovid Bergelson that employ nonreferential indexicality in order to chart the ruptures in two textual communities, in two particular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 37–67.
Published: 01 March 2012
...: understanding narratives of poetry’s twilight as strategic fictions that idealize, preserve, and recirculate the poetry of an earlier period. It views Monroe and Walden as productive symptoms of a critical tendency to incorporate narratives about Victorian poetry into narratives about modernism. Considered...