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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 147–150.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Charles LaPorte Christopher Lane , The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of our Religious Uncertainty ( Yale University Press , 2011 ). Timothy Larsen , A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians ( Oxford University Press , 2011 ). Copyright © 2012 Regents...
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English Language Notes (2023) 61 (2): 143–144.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Nan Goodman If, as these sources suggest, doubt inheres in the telling of stories that #MeToo demands, however, the articles and the “Of Note” pieces presented here also remind us of a vital truth: the only bulwark we have against doubt is to keep on telling the stories of how “it happened again...
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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 150–163.
Published: 01 April 2022
... go but rises to the occasion by seeing to him so Mr. Stevens can attend to the smooth running of Lord Darlington’s 1923 conference. When he recollects this difficult evening, Mr. Stevens marks it as the moment he “came of age as a butler,” proof beyond any doubt that he would not be “shaken out...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2013
... lim p Our title fo r this special issue is a pun. We announce this fact because so many people w ith whom we have corresponded or to whom we have spoken did not get it. The fault is no doubt ours. Good puns do not require explanation. Nonetheless, this failure is surprising, given that our...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 March 2008
... not equally so: it is not quite one but it is de finite ly not the other.This positioning is the basis on which Bohrer w ill claim that the tendency of modern aesthetic fiction to reduce its sig­ nificance to a m om ent can be described as a "sym p to m of d o u b t" (232). He continues, "b u t this doubt...
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English Language Notes (2005) 42 (4): 19–23.
Published: 01 June 2005
... him­ self like true men. No doubt, also, these lines carry the smell of extreme female vanity. The female speaker asserts her position in the place of the soul of h er lover. And like the real soul, she desires to be free. Again, in lines 9 andlO she reminds her male partner of his gender position...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 September 2005
... to cross those chasms of uncertainty, arguments that sustain the careful scrutiny of doubting scholars. In dealing with Anglo-Saxon materials we are engaging with a largely conservative lot, many of whom are more comfortable with careful linguistic examinations and cata­ loguing patristic sources than...
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English Language Notes (2005) 42 (3): 68–70.
Published: 01 March 2005
... central to most of the criticism. In the early history of commentary, a principal concern has been the author Will Langland, as he perhaps names himself, who remains a figure of mystery. Scholars have given him a local habi­ tation as well as a name, but all remains in doubt. Benson gives a careful...
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English Language Notes (2009) 47 (2): 61–73.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., phrenological and physiognomic texts eventually exhibit doubts about the strategies they simultaneously set out to proclaim. This seemingly odd English Language Notes 47.2 Fall / W inter 2009 62 E nglish Lang u ag e N otes 47.2 Fall / W inter 2009 behavior prompts a series of questions: why does the promise...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 29–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... we go so far for an Excuse, as to conclude that Shakespear was him self a Catholick? This some Critics have imagin'd to be true, from the solemn Description of Purgatory given us by his Ghost in Hamlet, yet here, I doubt, the Conjecture is too strong; that Description being rather to be consider'd...
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English Language Notes (2001) 39 (1): 84–87.
Published: 01 September 2001
... his attacks, lay no doubt, his sneaking attraction towards those qualities of brilliance and assertiveness which he officially condem ned (and probably feared) in females (329). Lady Mary lived h er life as a public figure, and G rundy shows how political differences contributed also to P o p e s...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (1): 59–62.
Published: 01 September 2005
... sung by none o th er than Echo in Ben Jo n so n s Cynthia s Revels, in which echo, water, rock, and lam entation for loss all come together. 5 Hollander no doubt takes us very close to Eliot s source, much closer indeed than anyone else who has construed its punning rel­ evance. And yet, there is, I...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 43–57.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that it is possible to resolve paralyzing doubts about how one ought to think and act immediately in a sensory experience that facilitates a leap from matter to spirit. Wollstonecraft’s presentation of natural beauty as a site for metaphysical speculation has an important precedent in “The Profession of Faith...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (2): 139–142.
Published: 01 September 2013
... understood if we are to evaluate the appeal of critique's successors.That there is a narrative of exhaustion w ith in the profession, there can be no doubt. However one chooses to cast it, this narrative fuels an incipient hope that mak­ in g -m im e tic , artistic, diagram m atic can re-orient a critical...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... readers, it is true, read the lines w ith o u t the benefit of Fowler's, Hughes's, or Leonard's notes, but perceptive eighteenth-century readers registered the fluctuation of tone: The words of Horeb o r o f Sinai im ply a doubt of the poet, which name was properestto be given that m ountain, on the top o...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 201.
Published: 01 March 2006
... sim plicity w ith in a refusal to evade the trem endous com plexity of its own position. That the yearning fo r spirit is also the uncertainty o f that yearning makes of doubt an affirm ation and a profound solace, a faith in the approach o f the other that is at the same tim e a radical opening...
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English Language Notes (2003) 40 (4): 84–88.
Published: 01 June 2003
... exorcising personal dem ons. How­ ever, Sophia refused to believe any real-life parallel existed (126). The story s genesis began in Fuller and Flaw thorne s m eeting in the woods seven years earlier (133). Fuller s parallel, H ester Prynne, faced public ridicule, as Fuller no doubt would have, had she...
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English Language Notes (2005) 42 (3): 28–33.
Published: 01 March 2005
... love, Hassan has doubts; T hat which D o n ju á n would seek, Hassan doesn t believe can be found.] Gallet s Haroun, on the other hand, by stressing the commutability of all the bodies processed by sexual appetite, idealizes the experience per se. To that extent, at least, he recalls such neoplatonic...
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English Language Notes (2004) 42 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the literal maze in Woodstock Park into its figurative enlargem ent as a vinculum amoris. Be that as it may, the fact that Belinda should have a hidden fortification of steel in her frontal locks (as Pope, ever interested in the transactions of the toilet, would no doubt have known) makes h er drooping nape...
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English Language Notes (2023) 61 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2023
... much suffering and hardship did not produce the doubt that led to vaccine hesitancy. Rather, it was premised on it. In this issue we maintain a tight focus on the human implications of pandemic storytelling across the lines of race, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and other fictions...