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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 341–347.
Published: 01 December 1953
...Allen R. Benham Copyright © 1953 by Duke University Press 1953 “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...
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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 (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...
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 (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Michaela Bronstein Criticism has long sought the political significance of literature in its engagement with an immediate historical context. Yet this approach fails to account for one of literature’s most important effects: its interaction with readers distant from its moment of creation...
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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 (2013) 74 (2): 197–215.
Published: 01 June 2013
... or peripheral literary sites, yet outside provincial borders, endorses a vital engagement with world literature(s). A renewed reading of such works highlights their appointment with history and their reflection on the specificities of cultural variables that invest them with universal appeal. Azade...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine Many scholars have embraced world literature as a project to understand literature’s role in a large-scale story of global inequality. Yet critics have paid remarkably little attention to one of the most unevenly distributed of the world’s resources: literacy itself. For most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to the latter at the end of the nineteenth century. Yet even after standardized tests had replaced it as a key to college admissions, Silas Marner remained in high schools to furnish an idealized image of education, in which a nonbiological parent successfully replaced unsuitable biological ones. Although...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poetics had not yet become an academic subject or a sustained cultural discourse. This essay offers medieval English poetry as a case in point for historical poetics, thereby bringing a different literary archive to bear on methodological debates about the historical study of poetics. Three case studies...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
... cognition. Yet constructing Chinese literary theoretical discourse should discriminate among and examine various contemporary Western literary theories, actively draw on its useful achievements and experiences, and return to Chinese literary practice in an overall way. It is also necessary to adhere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 21–27.
Published: 01 March 2019
... from Samuel Richardson and Jane Austen—is to better apprehend how in the early eighteenth century the marriage plot’s ideal of heterosexual complementarity had not yet become the only game in town. Haywood arranges for her two heroines to use the materials of literacy, the pens and paper...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 453–478.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the state socialist past to a global egalitarian future challenge both Russian and “Western” narratives in our increasingly interconnected world. The Georgian-born Russian-language poet Keti Chukhrov, in particular, theorizes powerlessness in deeply local yet globally familiar ways. Despite the many voices...