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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jed Esty esty@sas.upenn.edu Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 Without prejudice concerning what qualifies as literature,” Marshall Brown ( 1992 : 18) writes, literary history “reminds us that the life after texts is, finally, the life within them.” Apt and brief...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 586–600.
Published: 01 December 1965
...Arnold Stein Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 THE PARADISE WITHIN AND THE PARADISE WITHOUT’ By ARNOLDSTEIN The Paradise Within contains an appendix commenting briefly on a new manuscript...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 448–461.
Published: 01 December 1973
...U. C. Knoepflmacher Copyright © 1973 by Duke University Press 1973 1 John E. Sitter. The Poetry of Pope's “Dunciad.” Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1971. 136 pp. $5.75. IMPERSONATIONS OF ALEXANDER POPE CURRENT VIEWS WITHIN...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
... music literature,” it implies that three domains are essential for it: first, creating a literary text; second, setting the text to music; and third, having access to both and enabling the composition to circulate within large networks and groups around the globe. Within this context Schiller’s text...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jeffrey T. Schnapp The essay explores how literary practices of listing, cataloging, and inventorying are altered by the shift from classical, premodern, and early modern regimes of data scarcity (within which every piece of information is considered valuable a priori) to modern regimes of data...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 March 2011
...-racial encounters with an Islamic diaspora. By restoring West Africa as a contact zone within overlapping nineteenth-century Black Atlantic and Islamic diasporic histories, this essay traces a complex, ambivalent “islamicism” (or specific Islamic orientalism) within early pan-African or “back-to-Africa...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Christopher Braider Abstract Students of seventeenth-century French drama offer oddly truncated readings of Jean Rotrou’s Véritable Saint Genest . Fascinated by the play within a play in which the eponymous saint is converted to a Christian martyr’s faith by performing a Christian martyr’s role...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
... approaches, this essay argues that it is precisely the hermeneutic attention to particular works that has allowed critical humanists to think about literary practice within the most encompassing purview. For those in this tradition, “world literature” can never be a stable object but is a speculative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Daniel Davies Abstract Scholars often claim that medieval writers use Britain and England interchangeably, but Britain was a contested term throughout the period. One persistent issue was how Scotland fit within Anglocentric visions of the island it shared with England and Wales. This article...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Elizabeth Bowen’s text within the context of an international cultural and economic world-system. It argues that two historical narratives inform Bowen’s Court : a gothic chronicle of decline and a protoprofessional story of detached expertise. These narratives correspond to two visions of Anglo-Ireland’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 201–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Mad Men belongs to a long line of naturalist narratives in which the outsider within (often a Jew or probable Jew) assimilates the myriad impacts of capitalist globalization and thus exemplifies the periodic resurgence of historical realism, which Georg Lukács predicted in The Historical Novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
... lived within the Irish community in Britain. Focusing on the figure of the male laborer as represented in contemporary sociological texts and in the work of Donall Mac Amhlaigh and Tom Murphy, the essay examines the development of contrasting narratives of class and community informed both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 487–504.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Everything is subject to understanding, via dialogue rather than intuition, and with continued alertness to the unthought within each culture. François Jullien holds the Chaire sur l’Altérité at the Collège d’Études Mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. He is author of thirty books...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michael B. Prince This essay reopens the case of two identically titled works that appeared within twelve months of each other, a preface and poem by John Dryden (1682) and a philosophical treatise by Charles Blount (1683). It argues that the latter was written before the former and not by Blount...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... causal linkages between human and nonhuman across time, while remaining within the bounds of literary realism. David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is read as a contemporary historical novel adequate to this task. The character Sonmi-451’s encounter with a natural landscape ravaged by human industry encapsulates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 239–257.
Published: 01 June 2014
... intellectual circle, which included Algernon Swinburne, Walter Pater, and John Addington Symonds, the essay opens up the sometimes surprising ways in which intellectually innovative discussions about literature might occur within the walls of the university, albeit outside the strictures of the curriculum...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
... (and comparatively late) appointment of Arthur Verrall to the King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature in 1911, ideology and institution had collided brilliantly. The drawn-out process of formalizing literature as a discipline occurred within broader discussions about the nature of the new, secularized...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 219–246.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of the body. In resonance with the period’s debates in the visual arts, and within the overlapping contexts of the developing culture of galanterie and the quarrel of the ancients and the moderns, Racinian drama calls attention in a striking and unprecedented reflexive manner to the opacity of the theatrical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
... End , a novel best read within its environmental history and contemporaneous reactions to environmental change and together with a work of speculative fiction that helps account for the aura of impending apocalypse that saturates it. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 195–221.
Published: 01 June 2009
...John T. Hamilton Literary history's persistent attempts to locate the work of Joseph von Eichendorff within German Romanticism aim at a stabilization that contradicts the very dynamism associated with this movement. A study of Eichendorff's exemplary novella Das Marmorbild ( The Marble Statue...