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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 369–397.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Richard T. Gray Economics and aesthetics emerged in the mid-eighteenth century as scientific enterprises concerned fundamentally with questions of value. But whereas economics sought to jettison imaginary and subjective investments from its theory of value and to insist on principles...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., and the Ascription of Literary Value . By Mack Edward . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2010 . x + 320 pp . © 2012 by University of Washington 2012 Reviews Animal Characters: Nonhuman Beings in Early Modern Literature. By Bruce Thomas Boehrer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
... is unavoidable: people differ, and so do aesthetic and moral preferences. So if subjectivity is inescapable, we should accept chaotic diversity in a spirit of courteous toleration. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 axiology literary value methods of reading revaluation aesthetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 390–394.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Kathleen Blake Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain . By Mary Poovey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. x + 511 pp. University of Washington 2009 Kathleen Blake is professor of English at the University of Washington...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Marius Hentea This essay explores the conceptions of the classic, and of literary value more generally, in T. S. Eliot's “What Is a Classic?” and Matthew Arnold's “Study of Poetry.” Eliot's address heavily depends on Arnold's study, but there are significant points of difference, especially when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Roberto M. Dainotto It is often assumed that a special function of imaginative and fictional writing and a special aesthetic value as a distinctive feature of literary prose are the fruits of what has been called the “invention of literature” between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sharon Marcus Abstract Through a reading of Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis , which readers inside and outside the academy have valued for decades, this essay teases out how literary critical value is often aligned with scale: big claims, minutely close readings, and the ability to move gracefully between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 203–226.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Ben Parker Abstract The production of abstract value—not limited to the transformation of labor under the exigencies of capitalism but extending to modes of signification undermined by abstract equivalence—plays an unprecedented yet overlooked role in the major novels of Thomas Hardy: unprecedented...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 March 1979
...JOHN M. HILL © 1979 University of Washington 1979 BE0 WULF, VALUE, AND THE FRAME OF TIME By JOHN M. HILL For .J. R. R. Tolkien the Beowulfpoet-that consistent voice that narrates the story-surveys a doomed world from an enlightened pres...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 37–52.
Published: 01 March 1979
...CHARLES PALLISER © 1979 University of Washington 1979 “A CONSCIOUS PRIZE” MORAL AND AESTHETIC VALUE IN THE SPOILS OF POYNTON By CHARLESPALLISER The somewhat notorious critical controversy over...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 September 1940
... with it. MYRAR. JESSEN Bryn Mawr College The Genius of the German Lyric. An Historic Survey of its Foriqzal and Metaphysical Values. By A. CLOSS. London : George Allen and Unwin, 1938. Pp. 478. 18 s. An authoritative work of almost five hundred pages, in English...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 372–383.
Published: 01 December 1973
...F. Xavier Baron LOVE IN CHRETIEN'S CHARRETY'E REVERSED VALUES AND ISOLATION* By F. XAVIERBARON For all the attention which Chrktien's Chevalier de la...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 1989
...A. C. GOODSON A. C. GOODSON 197 Social Values and Poetic Acb: The Historical Judgment of Literary Work. By JE- ROME J. MCGAIVN.Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1988. xii + 279 pp. $27.50. Jerome McGann’s new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of historical narration. This recuperation of his persona intervenes in an ongoing dispute in the field of historical poetics about the value of formalism and cognitivism. The essay aims to show that the concept of thinking in verse is valuable where it has been least applied: in reclaiming the value...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Günter Leypoldt Abstract How can we relate the quantitative presence of literary artifacts to their ability to make a difference, and how does the problem of scale define public accounts of what can be considered relevant literary value? The idea of a singular space of reception (one literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Wife ), ideological argumentation ( The Country Gentleman ), and ambivalent or ironic presentation of conflicted or unstable values ( The Man of Mode ). London can be fun ( The Shoemaker’s Holiday ), glamorous ( The Lady of Pleasure ), wicked ( Friendship in Fashion ), low ( The Roaring Girl ), ugly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., and the university — all of which have valued writing at the expense of meaningful attention to oral works. Levine explores the serious political implications of effacing orality and proposes specific ways to incorporate orature into the institutions of world literature. Caroline Levine is professor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the pedagogical moment that enshrined this work has passed, its history raises questions regarding the value of relevance in high school reading, the role of teaching aesthetic judgment, and the connections between high school and college teaching of literature. I am grateful to Nancy Henry for her comments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 June 2014
... divide. The difficulty and startling effects of Browning’s poetry distinguished him from poets whose reputations had been made before the war—poets admired by the parents and teachers of these readers. Although he was valued specifically for being his readers’ contemporary, interpreting the difficulties...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of Browning—his difficulty—into an argument for the value of interpretative labor that not only continued a tradition in nineteenth-century Browning criticism of emphasizing the active cooperation of reader and interpreter but also transferred the idea of “discipline,” formerly associated with the classics...