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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 (2015) 76 (4): 491–514.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and selection bias. What looks like a failed attempt to Americanize Eliot by Time Inc. could be the statistical idiosyncrasy of a small sample. Even so, Time Inc. and Time strike me as ideal sites to study the popular, midcentury understanding of Eliot and modernism—which he and his poetry often...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (4): 375–392.
Published: 01 December 1989
...BRIAN ROSENBERG Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 HISTORICIZING THE NEW HISTORICISM UNDERSTANDING THE PAST IN CRITICISM AND FICTION By BRIANROSENBERG In certain respects...
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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 (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 (1968) 29 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 1968
...Edmund Reiss 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 . . . / . . .and fully gan despise / This wrecched world...
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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 (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 (2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of structuralism and poststructuralism on American shores. In charting the happenstance of critical fortune at this pivotal and liminal moment, this essay suggests a new understanding of the institutional and intellectual bases of theory. It also addresses the anomalous status of the 1960s as a decade tumultuous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 355–383.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Carmen Nocentelli English “Hollandophobia” is usually understood as a function or reflection of the rivalries that characterized Anglo-Dutch relations during the seventeenth century. Working against such a circumscribed understanding, this essay contends that Hollandophobia is best thought...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
... which her class vacillated, Bowen creates a cyclical history in which the deficiencies of gothic hysteria and detached professionalism supplement each other in a dialectical exchange. Understanding the socioeconomic circumstances underlying Bowen’s Court provides an important insight into how Bowen...
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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 (2012) 73 (4): 487–504.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Everything is subject to understanding, via dialogue rather than intuition, and with continued alertness to the unthought within each culture. François Jullien holds the Chaire sur l’Altérité at the Collège d’Études Mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. He is author of thirty books...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Anahid Nersessian Recent calls to understand eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry as a response to deteriorating environmental conditions insist on a problematic continuity between our own time and the time of Romanticism. This essay explores the aesthetic and ethical possibilities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Rebecca L. Walkowitz Walkowitz argues in this essay that we need to understand more flexibly both the production and the circulation of world literature, inasmuch as some literary works begin comparatively and collaboratively, in multiple language editions and in several geographies at once...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 197–215.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as the primary factors that resist the prospects of world literature and short-circuit the interconnected synapses of life and the social imaginary. By examining Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days and A. H. Tanpınar’s Five Cities , Seyhan considers how a critical understanding of texts born at geographic peripheries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine Many scholars have embraced world literature as a project to understand literature’s role in a large-scale story of global inequality. Yet critics have paid remarkably little attention to one of the most unevenly distributed of the world’s resources: literacy itself. For most...