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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 (1 September 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 it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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: the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2012) 73 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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 “The...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 1989) 50 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 1989
...A. C. GOODSON J. Mcgann Jerome. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1988. xii + 279 pp. $27.50. Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 A. C. GOODSON 197 Social Values and Poetic Acb: The Historical Judgment of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1973) 34 (4): 372–383.
Published: 01 December 1973
... CHARRETY'E REVERSED VALUES AND ISOLATION* By F. XAVIERBARON For all the attention which Chrktien's Chevalier de la Charrette has received in recent years, too little has been said...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1940) 1 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 September 1940
... Values. By A. CLOSS. London : George Allen and Unwin, 1938. Pp. 478. 18 s. An authoritative work of almost five hundred pages, in English, on the genius of German lyric poetry in the nature of a historical survey of its formal and metaphysical values, written during one of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... meaning of a literary work includes the history of its reception. (3) Reading literature entails a response to value and form. (4) The form of a literary work is integral to its moral, social, and political meaning. (5) Unmasking is not an end in itself but a means to various kinds of revelations. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... surplus (within which information has no a priori value). Three examples are analyzed in depth: the heroscopía from book 6 of Virgil's Aeneid , in which Roman history is portrayed as a triumphal procession; Astolfo's voyage to the moon in canto 34 of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso , with its inventory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2011) 72 (3): 419–438.
Published: 01 September 2011
... writer Elizabeth Akers Allen against an unhinged upstart, Alexander M. W. Ball, who claimed to have written her poem “Rock Me to Sleep.” A close examination of their dispute raises broad questions about the value of poetry, both in the rapidly professionalizing world of later nineteenth-century America...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
... journeys. Uneasily yoking together the past and the present in the same physical space, the date line served as a flashpoint for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates over whether time was productively rooted in local and regional values and experiences or was universally abstract and placeless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 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 (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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 of...