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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 314–317.
Published: 01 June 1941
...J. H. Groth 314 Reviews To single out arbitrarily one passage as illustrating the worth of this translation in the way of stylistic adaptability, knowing that the excerpt might well be contested as being typical, is no proper procedure for a reviewer, but I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jessica Campbell The Fairy Way of Writing: Shakespeare to Tolkien . By Pask Kevin . Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 . 192 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Literary scholarship frequently bewails the tyranny of periodization...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Katherine Bode Abstract The approaches to data-rich literary history that dominate academic and public debate—Franco Moretti’s “distant reading” and Matthew Jockers’s “macroanalysis”—model literary systems in limited, abstract, and often ahistorical ways. This problem arises from neglect...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 175–199.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Rather, these categories constituted different ways of thinking about time, place, and identity. Simon Gikandi is Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University and editor of PMLA . His most recent book is Slavery and the Culture of Taste (2011). © 2012 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of nescience, or unknowing, as a way to confront uncertain futures. Drawing on the work of William Cowper and Derek Jarman, it considers the discursive relationship between AIDS activism in the 1980s and the nature poetry of the Romantic period and finds in that relationship a philosophical bond between past...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
... or nearly at once, and artworks address the world in different ways and in different temporalities. This essay approaches these concerns by turning to the born-translated oeuvre of the collaborative web artists known as Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge’s works are born...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
....” Third, “low” and “satirical” forms of comedy gradually gives way to “sentimental” and even “exemplary” comedy. None of these claims is more than very partly true. Throughout this span of time we find topical ( City Politiques ) and topographical ( Covent Garden ) comedy, social satire ( The Provok’d...
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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 (2013) 74 (4): 465–492.
Published: 01 December 2013
... subjects into states to which they contribute virtually nothing, states of such intensity as to be hardly recognizable as human. Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan engage with concepts of liberty predictably, given their contexts and ours, but also in ways that are unpredictable and occasionally even startling...