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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 231–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Gary Handwerk handwerk@uw.edu The Shortest Way with Defoe: “Robinson Crusoe,” Deism, and the Novel . By Michael B. Prince . Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2020 . x + 336 pp. Copyright © 2022 by University of Washington 2022 A man of genius makes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... between Tolkien and C. S. Lewis that has ramifications for the history of the fairy way of writing more broadly. The difference is not so much that Lewis’s writing is “more Christian” than Tolkien’s; rather, Lewis was more comfortable with allegory. For Tolkien, “any literary practice that reduces...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 44–62.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Lewis Horne 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 is! Somebody’s always dying, or going...
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Modern Language Quarterly 10335715.
Published: 15 March 2023
... Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird (2014). cel235@cornell.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 structuralism narrative theory close reading pedagogy Structures All the Way Down: Literary Methods and the Detail Caroline Levine Abstract This essay makes the case that most methods...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
... that is itselfdivided. Tragedy and comedy thus share an ultimate acceptance of the world in its unchangeability, while melo- drama, perhaps naively, believes in the possibility of improvement. “Melo- drama would do something about [the world], comedy would strive for ways of coming to terms with it” (p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 521–537.
Published: 01 December 2022
... becoming human as a temporary letting go of his divinity; for Rossetti and Hopkins, this models a way of being and thinking in which the subject is untied from an ego desirous of control and power. Both writers consequently embraced the interdependence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Trinity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...), and in a famous passage near the beginning of Karl Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1851–52), a future poetry was greeted as an original poetry. In each of these instances, however, breaking with the past entailed imitating it, which suggests that poetry's future looks much like its past, the way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (2022) 83 (4): 395–410.
Published: 01 December 2022
... approach to the field. It also, however, presents some egregious lapses in basic biblical and theological literacy that mar otherwise meticulous contemporary scholarship. This article hopes to open a conversation on how such glaring errors and misunderstandings have found their way into peer-reviewed work...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the 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 (2010) 71 (1): 15–49.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the 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 (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 (2011) 72 (2): 129–161.
Published: 01 June 2011
... or 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 represented...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...