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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 418–421.
Published: 01 September 1999
...- tinuing relevance both of his scholarship and of the acute issues it raises in American literary studies. Joycelyn K. Moody, University of Washington Neither Black nor White yet Both: ThematicExplorations of Interracial Literature. By Werner Sollors. New York: Oxford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 31–40.
Published: 01 March 1993
... (and/or imagined) ViNemoianu is professor of English and comparative literature at the Catholic University of America. His latest publications include the essay collections TIre Hosftihble Canon (1991) and Hay, Litetuture, Religion (iggz),both edited with Robert Royal. Nemoianu 1 Roads Not (Yet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 341–347.
Published: 01 December 1953
...Allen R. Benham “THINGS UNATTEMPTED YET IN PROSE OR RIME” By ALLENR. BENHAM The first twenty-six lines of the first book of Paradise Lost intro- duce the whole poem. In them Milton states his subject, alludes to his biblical and classical sources...
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. Installments 1–2 (chaps. 1–7) of Bleak House . The longest network diameter connects the four-sided nodes (beginning at Lady Dedlock and ending at Mr. Swallow). The dashed line represents written communication. Bracketed characters have had interactions but not yet been identified More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 461–492.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to abandon. Yet in the context of the seventeenth century, such gestures were associated with modernity rather than the opposite. This essay reinterprets the significance of authorial modesty by analyzing this disconnect, which calls attention less to the changing strategies of writers than to the evolving...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the field has instead borrowed tools, procedures, and standards, immethodically yet retentively, from other fields it has found engaging and adaptable. Notable waves of change that have irrigated the field include, in rough historical sequence, philology, seminary education, psychology, social science...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 499–520.
Published: 01 December 2022
... such as Theosophy. However, the highly relevant concept of global or globalized religion is not yet a part of Victorian literary scholarship. This speculative essay explores why this topic has been relatively invisible in Victorian literary studies and how the field might better encounter globalized religion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 521–537.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Emma Mason Abstract The radicalism of Christianity is often underplayed in literary studies by scholars who perceive its theology as politically suspect and inflexible. Yet an unwillingness to engage with Christian theology and experience produces critical misreadings of literary texts that reveal...
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Modern Language Quarterly 10335742.
Published: 15 March 2023
... of how “exotic” details in Asian American fiction turn Asian American characters and people into objects of entertainment and edification for predominantly white readerships. Yet works of Asian American metafiction such as Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior , Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats , and Nam...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
... by earlier playwrights. Yet in spite of his pacific temper, Rowe's hero must go to war, and such necessity becomes an argument for William III's contemporary war with France. In fashioning a warrior who both hates and wages war, Rowe anticipated a number of eighteenth-century heroic figures. Tamerlane 's...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-century antecedents in Joseph Addison and Adam Smith. Like two of his early protagonists, Guy Mannering the astrologer and Jonathan Oldbuck the antiquary, “the Author of Waverley ” is himself a compromised Stoic, yet Scott's narratives demonstrate repeatedly how, while it may fail on its own terms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to be framed as a choice between symbolic economy (Casanova's “universal” literary capital) and political economy (the focus of many Latin Americanist scholars on hegemonic constructions of modernity). Yet the unique circumstances of Mundial —published in Paris by Spanish America's most famous poet, composed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 453–477.
Published: 01 December 2010
... as erased, is recovered by the novel for history, and produces effects in the world beyond the novel. Yet such recovery fails to affect the world beyond the novel. In the articulation of that contradiction, intertwining fiction and history, invention and reality, the novel proposes an enduring and essential...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2012
... by computer programming. In earlier times theorists wrote of the determination of the intending subject. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari offer us an example. Such elite theory has not disappeared. Programming does empirically what they talked about sociologically, historically, psychologically. Yet we must...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
... devoir de violence (Mali), Les soleils des indépendances (Côte d’Ivoire), and The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ghana). Only Devoir has been particularly important to the conversation about postcolonial literature and form, thanks to Kwame Anthony Appiah. Andrade’s first claim is that the relation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Vivasvan Soni Abstract Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews is often thought to have inaugurated a tradition of sociological observation in the novel, and it also cultivates a practice of judgment in readers. Yet the social theory that informs Fielding’s novel (Thomas Hobbes, Bernard Mandeville...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 373–393.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Marissa Greenberg Abstract Revolution as an act of turning is a crucial yet overlooked feature of Milton’s conception of historical periods. This essay, by examining Milton’s imagery of revolution, seeks to challenge conventional associations of Milton and periodization with teleological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Bernardes’s reputation as brando (gentle), as he was said to demonstrate the brandura of their mother tongue. Yet later in the seventeenth century his fortunes sank. Though he is little esteemed today, his association with the multiple meanings of brando and brandura implicated him in important political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 173–202.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ancient Roman literary heritage, yet he understood that his divided, chaotic, stagnant country needed renewal and change, a recurring subject in his early patriotic odes. His ideas on Italy in the Discorso sopra lo stato presente dei costumi degl’italiani ( Discourse on the Present State of the Customs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 203–226.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Ben Parker Abstract The production of abstract value—not limited to the transformation of labor under the exigencies of capitalism but extending to modes of signification undermined by abstract equivalence—plays an unprecedented yet overlooked role in the major novels of Thomas Hardy: unprecedented...