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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 120–121.
Published: 01 March 1953
...Akkeb R. Benham Copyright © 1953 by Duke University Press 1953 Russell Ames. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949. Pp. viii + 230. $3.50. REVIEWS Citi2en Thomas More and His Utopia By RUSSELLAMES. Princeton: Prince- ton University Press, 1949. Pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 106–109.
Published: 01 March 1980
...<lol- ogy, is thorough (chapter 8 alone has sixty-seven fi)otnotes), accurate in ii spot chick, and often suggests additional reading. The study is supported by thirty- six black-and-white illustrations, most of which are put to good use in the text; like the footnotes, they are grouped together at the end of’ the \wlume. Strangely, there is not one example of’ landscape painting among the illust ra- tions, although Witemeyer devotes an entire chapter to “Landscape and the Beholder.” And, although Witemeyer does niention photography briefly in the text, the book contains no substantive discussion or examples of‘the early Brit- ish masters of the new discipline, such as Fox ‘I’albot, Hill, Adamson, (:anieron, or Carroll, who shared and reflected many of Eliot’s notions of’the importance of the visual arts. A chapter concerning the influence of photography would have been a welcome addition. Witerneyer’s survey is nevertheless an important contribution to George Eliot studies precisely because it assesses and revalues the relation between literature and the visual arts in her work. His reluctance to draw glib or general parallels between the sister arts and his careful identification of‘exact points of’compari- son and influence provide a solid model for future interdisciplinary studies. But the best justification for the book comes in a statement by Witemeyer of‘ Eliot’s own attitude: “She knew that art can help one see and feel, and indeed she valued art chiefly because it can” (p. 156). George Eliot aiid the Visriul Arts should help us also to “see and feel” both the sensitive complexity of her fiction and the creative reciprocity of the Victorian arts. S.I.E:I>HE.N (;AN HAM University oj.Hn wnii :’ InflurUPnrrUP inArt and Lztemtitru (Princeton: Princeton University Pres5, I Y7.5), p. 262. Towards Utopia: A Sludy of Brecht. By KEITHA. DICKSON.Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. x + 332 pp. $26.00. Keith A. Dickson, a leading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 331–343.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Eric Cazdyn Anti-anti: Utopia, Globalization, Jameson Eric Cazdyn redric Jameson’s most recent book, Archaeologies of the Future, is Fmany things: a sustained essay on the role and necessity of utopian thinking today that makes up the book’s first half, a collection of pre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 319–324.
Published: 01 December 1958
...Edward Surtz, S.J. Copyright © 1958 by Duke University Press 1958 MORE’S APOLOGIA PRO UTOPIA SUA By EDWARDSURTZ, S.J. The first Utopian letter of Thomas More to Peter Gilles is well known. It was published in the first edition of Utopia (1516...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 501–502.
Published: 01 December 1951
... be for the writing of social history. JOHN ARTHOS University of Michigan Millennium and Utopia: A Study in the Background of the Idea of Progress. By ERNESTLEE TUVESON.Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of Cali- fornia Press, 1949. Pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 225–246.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Eleanor Courtemanche Abstract In the late nineteenth century the literary genre of utopia enjoyed a boom inspired by the success of Edward Bellamy’s 1888 Looking Backward, 2000–1887 . These stories, including novels by William Morris and H. G. Wells, often featured a cicerone who explained how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 573–580.
Published: 01 December 2016
... , 2015 . xiv + 131 pp. Utopia, Limited: Romanticism and Adjustment . By Nersessian Anahid . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2015 . iv + 273 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Posthumanism is poised to arrive full force in eighteenth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 185–186.
Published: 01 June 1962
... treatment of an extremely interesting literary genre, the utopia, and its negative counterpart, the antiutopia. More than a hundred examples are included in the author’s presentation, most of them from English literature. Hubertus Schulte Herbriiggen identifies the rise of the genre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 186–187.
Published: 01 June 1962
... HERBRUGCEN.Bochum-Langendreer : Heinrich Popping- haus, Beitrage zur englischen Philologie, 43. Heft, 1960. Pp. 235. DM 25. This book is a well-documented treatment of an extremely interesting literary genre, the utopia, and its negative counterpart, the antiutopia. More than a hundred examples...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 137–143.
Published: 01 June 2007
... so, as Eric Cazdyn shows, in a more mixed, dialectically tensed tone. Globalism is a utopian dream. Like any dream, it subli- mates infinite conflicts, and like any utopia, it remains out of reach, a 7 Fredric Jameson, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (Ithaca...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 538–541.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., not pejoratively—that art performs in feeling what it doesn’t know. Nersessian’s first book, Utopia, Limited , explored a distinctly moderated or contracted Romanticism that, by attaching limits to our “imaginative and appetitive powers,” was broadly reparative, both in recognizing harm and in postulating...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . ———. 1998 (1897) . The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance , edited by Stover Leon . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . ———. 2005 (1899) . Love and Mr. Lewisham , edited by James Simon J. . London : Penguin . ———. 2005 (1905) . A Modern Utopia , edited by Claeys Gregory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 March 1953
... of Birkenhead, wrote Utopias. And neither Bacon’s New Atlantis nor Birkenhead‘s The World in 2030 is out of step with the world in which each appeared. The middle class (an entity which Mr. Ames has some trouble in defining) and its interests were running strong in 1516; More was a middle...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
...), Bust Down the Doors! (2000), Traveling to Utopia (2005), Morning of the Mongoloids (2007). 9  Dillon’s (n.d.: n.p.) observation is helpful, since it allows us to imagine orga- nizing the works by “scores” or musical tracks and to regard the differences among national languages as one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Chapter 1 unpacks the studied utopianism of the book’s thesis using No Place (Spiral) , a 2006 installation in Norwich in which the artist, Rory Macbeth, painted the text of Thomas More’s Utopia around the exterior of a decommissioned power station. Through intimations of Theodor Adorno, Jacques...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
... capable of restoring our capacity for judgment. Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 judgment Henry Fielding modernity sociology utopia In Joseph Andrews , which inaugurates a countertradition to the claustrophobic, sentimental, domestic novel of Samuel Richardson, Henry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 June 1996
... and wise and just governance. Garcilaso’s Incan utopia represents a New World translation, not so much of Thomas More’s Utopia (1516), already somewhat out-of-date by 1609, as of EZ$m’ncipe m’stiano, by the Jesuit Pedro de Rivadeneira, and of DeZ rey y de la institun’dn de la dig- nidad real...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 September 2015
... instance is Raphael Hythloday in Thomas More’s Utopia , who yearns after the possibility that outer identity will be all that matters: Hythloday’s Utopia implies that the private self, if indeed such a thing exists, is utterly irrelevant to the creation of a just and ordered society. Fast-forward to Locke...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 1990
...- * I wish to thank Ellen Meiksins Wood for so helpfully commenting on a draft of this essay. I See C. J. Nederman, “Nature, Sin and the Origins of Society: The Ciceronian Tradition in Medieval Political Thought,” JHI, 49 (1988): 326; Quentin Skinner, “Sir Thomas More’s Utopia...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 119–136.
Published: 01 June 2015
... contradiction, no matter how radical it promises to be (including Langland’s attempt to grapple with the problems of his social world), is to betray the essential utopian desire that animates all such efforts. Today’s fantasies of utopia and apocalypse—“totalizing” narratives marked by the teleological...