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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1990) 51 (1): 44–62.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Lewis Horne Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 THE WAY OF RESENTMENT IN DOMBEY AND SON BJJ LEWISHORNE “Oh, upon my word and honour, . . . this is a most wretched sort of affair this world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to the fairy way of writing” (121). This poem is the book’s strongest example of the connection between Faerie and sexuality: what facilitates Porphyro’s seduction of Madeline is her participation and belief in a supernatural ritual. Pask defines the Romantic era as a turning point in the status of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1966) 27 (4): 402–417.
Published: 01 December 1966
...Maximillian E. Novak Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 DEFOE’S SHORTEST WAY WITH THE DISSENTERS HOAX, PARODY, PARADOX, FICTION, IRONY, AND SATIRE By MAXIMILLIANE. NOVAK Defoe’s famous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 314–317.
Published: 01 June 1941
...J. H. Groth S. Kierkegaard Walter Lowrie. Princeton University Press, 1940. Pp. 472. $6.00. Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 314 Reviews To single out arbitrarily one passage as illustrating the worth of this translation in the way of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
... for ways of coming to terms with it” (p. 96). Heilman memorably illuminates the distinction by quoting Joseph Conrad’s remark to H. C;. Wells (suggesting that we substi- tute “world” for “humanity “ ‘The difference between us is fundamental. You don’t care for humanity but think they are...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1954) 15 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1954
.... E. E. BOSTETTER Uniuersity of Washington Words and Ways in Americm English. By THOMASPYLES. New York: Ran- dom House, 1952. Pp. vii + 310. $3.50. This is a thoroughly readable sketch of American English in its historical perspective. It differs from that of H. L. Mencken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sanjay Krishnan The consensus that the postcolonial writer must be on the side of the oppressed prevents critics from grasping the original ways in which V. S. Naipaul’s untypical writings are attuned to the historical predicament of the periphery. Naipaul’s premise is that subjects in the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., the way forward indistinguishable from the way back. University of Washington 2010 Andrew Parker is professor of English at Amherst College and, in 2009 – 11, visiting professor of French and comparative literature at Rutgers University. “After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory,” a special...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2012) 73 (2): 123–155.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jerome McGann This essay reconsiders Cooper’s work and its historical position in two salient relations: first, the Euro-American legal representations that organized the seizure and settlement of the American land from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century; second, the canonical ways...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
... projects of those who were defeated by history. This ethic of recovery has at times gone by the name “melancholy historicism,” and its paragon text has been Toni Morrison’s Beloved . This essay questions whether recovery predicated on such assumptions is the only way to either have or do slave history, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2014) 75 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Kent Puckett This essay follows several changes in the dating of “The Darkling Thrush” to ask what the number 1900 might have meant to Thomas Hardy. Although Hardy did not make many edits to the poem itself, he did change the way that it was dated at every opportunity: in manuscript, the date...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... stalemate is typically to reflect on how they interact in lived experience. Refocusing attention in this way, I offer five theses on how history and form are connected in the experience of reading: (1) Literary works are historical entities, but they are not reducible to their origins. (2) The historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 61–79.
Published: 01 March 2008
... relationship with hegemonic discourses by examining the literary practices of three New Humanists who demonstrated, respectively, ideal/academic, political, and transcendental ways of engagement. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Li Tonglu is a doctoral student in the Department of East Asian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 1980s, to the Western source from which the Chinese New Poets learned the techniques of modern Western poetry and introduced them into China by way of adaptation and imitation. At that point a new leaf was turned in the history of Chinese poetry: the mingling of the foreign elements, especially the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2009) 70 (2): 171–194.
Published: 01 June 2009
... a purposeful way that, while unmistakable to the conservative critics who attacked him, has largely escaped contemporary critical notice. Today Darwin's poetry may be viewed as a touchstone for debates over the legitimacy of perfectibilist schemes of political improvement during the period of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2010) 71 (1): 15–49.
Published: 01 March 2010
... boundaries of decency and propriety while inviting censors and the public to hone their understanding of these concepts. In producing increasingly daring versions of Le paysan perverti (1775), Rétif repeatedly forced authorities to redraw the line between the passable and the prohibited. In this way he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2010) 71 (2): 153–174.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-contained decade. They thus demonstrate the incompatibility between the immediate experience of the present and the retrospective gaze of periodization. They also suggest a way to resolve it. The formal continuity between American Psycho and Glamorama , which shows them to be variations of the same allegory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to the history of worldedness as an aesthetic and cultural phenomenon: as a symptom and as a compass for the history, in other words, of totality as a function of the human imagination. Along the way, the essay develops five variables with which to analyze literary worlds, taken to refer to the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 December 2011
... different way of crafting and engaging with history, simultaneously “restoring” the past via reenactment in the present and implying the possibility of future reiterations. Lescarbot's script presents a useful case study of performance's challenges to more traditional configurations of literary and cultural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2012) 73 (2): 175–199.
Published: 01 June 2012
... relation to his reading of Dante’s defense of the vernacular, a question that Pound works through by way of the counterintuitive process of translation, with the goal of defending American usage against the linguistic regulatory norms of England. Through recourse to a lexicon derived from the Scottish poet...