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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 87–110.
Published: 01 March 2007
... French Fiction (2006) and coeditor of a special issue of Yale French Studies , “Crime Fictions” (2005). Legacies of the Rue Morgue: Street Names and Private-Public Violence in Modern French Crime Fiction Andrea Goulet dgar Allan Poe’s inaugural detective story “The Murders...
Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 March 1995
...Michel-André Bossy Haidu Peter. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. x + 257 pp. $39.95. Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Reviews The Subject of Violence: The “Song of Roland * and the Birth of the State. By Peter Haidu. Bloomington: Indiana University...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (4): 519–521.
Published: 01 December 1998
...Mark Patterson Shirley Samuels. Romances of the Republic: Women, the Family, and Violence an the Literature of the Early American Nation . New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. viii + 198 pp. $39.95. © 1998 University of Washington 1998 Patterson I Review...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 1998
..., University of Oregon Allegory and Violence. By Gordon Teskey. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1996. xiv + 195 pp. $35.00. This remarkable essay calls for an extended critique of its important claim, that allegory is implicated in a ‘tiolent” subversion of the signifying process...
Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 421–426.
Published: 01 September 1999
...- vently discussed. Carla Kaplan, University of Southern California After the Lovedeath: Sexual Violence and the Making of Culture. By Lawrence Kramer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. ix t 281 pp. $30.00. This beautifully written, fragmentary essay...
Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Limits: Human, Animal, Violence . By LaCapra Dominick . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2009 . ix + 230 pp. © 2011 by University of Washington 2011 Reviews History and Its Limits: Human, Animal, Violence. By Dominick LaCapra. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009...
Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 262–265.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of Victorian Fiction (2007). His current project is a study of the chapter, from manuscript Bibles to the modern novel. Novel Violence: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction . By Stewart Garrett . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 268 pp. © 2011 by University of Washington...
Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Cynthia Nazarian This essay examines images of violence in the first French sonnet sequence, Joachim Du Bellay’s Olive , alongside his protonationalist manifesto, the Deffence et illustration de la langue françoyse . Through the omnipresent imagery of violence that links these texts, Nazarian...
Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 481–497.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in that it reinforces Protestantism as integral to American identity, Oldtown Folks prioritizes the vibrancy and longevity of Anglo-American Puritanism and Episcopalianism as relatively autonomous, family- and community-based institutions that maintain complex relationships to state violence and imperialism...
Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 187–205.
Published: 01 June 2023
... harnessing of detail to create plush, seemingly real worlds to modernist and postmodern fiction’s interrogation of the detail’s supposed referentiality. Engaging with the detail’s many legacies, Cole underscores the latent violence of detail in the global novel, namely, its capacity to draw something...
Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
...David Wilson-Okamura Abstract Epics modeled on the Odyssey typically include a version of Homer’s Circe episode. Edmund Spenser’s variant, the Bower of Bliss, is unusual for ending in physical violence so pronounced that many readers have taken against its putative hero, Sir Guyon. This essay...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., who adopted Joyce's strategies because they faced the same problem he did: how to represent the unimaginable violence of their times. Joyce taught them how to bear witness to contemporary events while impugning their own testimony. In Ulysses and its successors, an ironic combination of symbolism...
Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 453–477.
Published: 01 December 2010
... myth for our time: that recovering violence from oblivion is useful to the present. University of Washington 2010 Regina Janes is professor of English at Skidmore College. Her books include Gabriel Garc'a Márquez: Revolutions in Wonderland (1981), “One Hundred Years of Solitude”: Modes...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
... devoir de violence (Mali), Les soleils des indépendances (Côte d’Ivoire), and The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ghana). Only Devoir has been particularly important to the conversation about postcolonial literature and form, thanks to Kwame Anthony Appiah. Andrade’s first claim is that the relation...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 351–372.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the novel’s conception of reality in the Mexican borderlands: first, the Ciudad Juárez femicides as objects of representation; second, the economic conditions underlying the systemic violence perpetrated against female maquiladora workers and the rift between labor and capital; and third, the relation of art...
Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2018
... intractable violence in the Caucasus—but create and influence actors and actions in real history. Her interdisciplinary approach is essential to a more nuanced understanding of the cultures—Chechen and Daghestani, in particular—that tend to get tossed into a single Caucasus basket. Focusing...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 33–70.
Published: 01 March 1998
... prohibited from holding public office.’ Its writers sought ways to keep their former country, now a nebulous depoliticized thing, from disappearing altogether. Accord- ing to early-nineteenth-century British and AngleIrish accounts, Ire- land faced a choice between political violence and cultural...
Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 213–217.
Published: 01 June 1972
... one might call the imaginative in the idealistic sense) were what man left behind when he fell into language, when he was violently expelled into Being by what one might call the original violence of bodying forth or coming to be. For Heidegger is an instructive counter to Croce’s neo...
Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 84–86.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to the emerging field of postcolonial memory studies. A theoretically sophisticated intervention in debates about the representation of violence and collective trauma in colonial and postcolonial settings, Jill Jarvis’s book zooms in on both canonical and less well-known writings about French Algeria (1830–1962...
Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (4): 461–491.
Published: 01 December 2007
... on it. Then there are the fictionalizations — narrative poems, dramas, prose works — which either tell similar or parallel tales about political violence or else embroider the real story with allegory and imaginary incidents. Both Macbeth (first performed in 1606) and Jonson’sCatiline (1611) have the plot in mind, though they deal...