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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 115–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... anchored in the medieval context. The book’s conclusion turns to an evocative reading of the ancient Akkadian poem Erra and Ishum , whose “moving verses” provide “the authentic voice of the real ancient Babylon, rather than Babylon as seen under Western eyes” (297). Considering the preceding account...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 490–491.
Published: 01 December 1967
... and an unexciting interpretation of the Scale. MORTONW. BLOOMFIELD Haroard University Spain and the Western Tradition: The Castilian Mind in Literature from “El Cid” to Calderdn. By OTIS H. GREEN.Madison and Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin Press. Vol...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (3): 302–316.
Published: 01 September 1974
...Donald G. Daviau; Harvey I. Dunkle Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 FRIEDRICH DURRENMATTS DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME A PARABLE OF WESTERN SOCIETY IN TRANSITION By DONALDG. DAVIAUand HARVEYI. DUNKLE...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 306–309.
Published: 01 September 1978
... yoking of Smollett with a history of the concept of luxury in Western thought can lx made somehow to seem plausible (it never seems necessary), and even if it were possible to believe that Tobias Smollett could be the crowning expression of any tradition that begins in the Garden of Eden...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Srinivas Aravamudan Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay . By Balachandra Rajan. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999. 267 pp. © 2001 University of Washington 2001 MLQ 62.1-05 Reviews 2/9/01 2:08 PM Page 71 Reviews Tropicopolitans...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 290–293.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Gregory Mechacek The Full-Knowing Reader: Allusion and the Power of the Reader in the Western Literary Tradition . By Joseph Pucci. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1998. xxii + 263 pp. © 2001 University of Washington 2001 MLQ 62.3-05 Reviews 7/12/01 1:22 PM Page 285...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (1): 130–135.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Srinivas Aravamudan Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature . By Ruth Bernard Yeazell. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000. xii + 314 pp. © 2003 University of Washington 2003 Reviews Tradition and the Individual Poem: An Inquiry into Anthologies. By Anne...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Gerald L. Bruns Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty, and Western Culture . By Russell A. Berman. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007. xxi + 238 pp. University of Washington 2009 Gerald L. Bruns is William P. and Hazel B. White Emeritus Professor at the University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
...J. Hillis Miller Abstract The authors of the essays on Western theory in China in this issue of MLQ all favor the development of a distinctively Chinese literary theory. Wang Ning focuses on the influence since 1950 of Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, and Alain Badiou. Zhang Jiang more or less...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Liu Kang Abstract This essay takes Fredric Jameson and Chinese Jamesonism as a case in point to illustrate the Chinese anxiety of influence with Western theory and the battle between (Western) universalism and Chinese exceptionalism. Chinese Jamesonism shows how an eclectic American neo-Marxist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 388–390.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Susan Jeffords Klein Marcus. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1994. xi + 216 pp. $40.00 cloth, $17.95 paper. Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 388 MLQ I September 1995 Easterns, Westerns, and Private Eyes: American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 March 1943
... of this reviewer, indispensable. GEORGE WILBUR MEYER Western Reserve University ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 487–504.
Published: 01 December 2012
...François Jullien Comparison of Chinese and Western civilizations cannot proceed on the basis of influences but only of originary distinctions. Even the most general categories remain unassimilable and must be understood in terms of contrasts. An exterior, “utopic” or “atopic” perspective that takes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
...,” address the interchange between Chinese and Western literary theories. What transpires from these essays is that all Western theories, when “traveling” to China, assume “Chinese characteristics,” reflecting changing historical and ideological conditions but also the vector of influence running...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 249–267.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Wang Ning Abstract Of all the Western critical theories received in China, French theories have exerted the greatest influence on China’s literary theory and criticism. Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist philosophy and literary theory have had tremendous influence not only on China’s contemporary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Ming Dong Gu Although Lu Xun (1881–1936) produced all his literary works in a period that coincided with the heyday of Western modernism (1910–30), scholars both inside and outside China have made few attempts to study them in the international context of the modernist movement. Because of Lu Xun's...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zhang Jiang Abstract No doubt twentieth-century Western literary theory has achieved remarkable results and historical advances. But the so-called imposed interpretation is one of its fundamental shortcomings. Imposed interpretation here refers to the practices that deviate from the text and dispel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., and literary reasons for the formation of a literary canon, and to a degree literary production is inseparable from cross-cultural (re)production. The literary canon appropriates and is also appropriated by translations. Many modern Chinese literary concepts derive from translations, especially of Western...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2008
... (1934) and Dr. Wen (1936–37) question the viability of global cultural membership. For Lao She, cultural hotchpotch—as suggested by Salman Rushdie—is not an option. These novellas dramatize the dialectic between the global and the local at a crossroads of Chinese nationalism and Western imperialism. Lao...