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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 519–543.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Robert Pasnau Abstract The Middle Ages developed a rigorous semantic account of how thought mediates between words and things. Modern literary theory, in contrast, has been characteristically skeptical about whether anything is gained by attempting to discover the thoughts of the author that lie...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in print. Specifically, Whitney restructures humanist notions of reading-as-gathering around “huswifely” textile work by drawing on the rich semantic context of the word slip . Situating Whitney's A Sweet Nosgay in the material culture from which she drew her metaphors illuminates its relationship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 213–231.
Published: 01 May 2016
... terms, by its distinctive set of verb endings. Within this formal grouping, our Latin grammars distinguish between dependent and independent applications of the subjunctive. Among the independent uses, we distinguish various semantic strains, such as the potential, optative, deliberative...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 453–467.
Published: 01 September 2007
... sim- ply recent or current. It carried no semantic weight. Like its Latin root mod- ernus, it functioned as what linguists have termed a deictic, an empty variable whose content derived from the conditions of its enunciation: when it was uttered, as well as where, by and to whom. The term...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 September 2023
... or incidentally, how the world of human action was positively transformed in various branches of twelfth- and thirteenth-century theory (i.e., law, hermeneutics, semantics) by ethical appeal to intention: the same act can be interpreted in opposite ways according to how the intention of the agent is understood...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2008
... at a Printed Flower,” I described the specific aesthetic allure of type ornament as its mechanical beauties were displayed, for the first time, in the middle of the sixteenth century.3 In another essay, “Changed Opinion as to Flowers,” I discuss the most fundamental semantic purpose of sixteenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 573–594.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., subject to constant physical change and semantic reappropriation. This dia- lectic of architectural addition and subtraction, of disassembly and reassem- bly, is imprinted into the visual structure of Fortifications’ illustrated pages. Setting Perret’s collage against this precise historical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... If the pathways that might have been used for reading and writing were not so trained, they will have been used for speech process- ing and in associating visual forms with semantic representations.22 Among older learners, ideological pressures may have provided the expectation of gratification that would...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... vulnerabilities the Franciscan may have found in the semantic theories of Aquinas and Henry of Ghent as he took part in a living tradition constituted by ongoing inquiry and disputation. Gregory asserts that Scotus undermined the traditional Christian doctrine of creation by developing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 347–377.
Published: 01 May 2023
... floral motif that seems to recall foliage. 18 However, more commonly these doodles take the form of what has become known as “flourish work”: asemantic or almost-semantic coils knitted into the fabric of the musical notation, used to mark its beginning or its end, or added as a subsequent affirmation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 117–147.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of the semantically rich, polyvalent Hebrew text. The translators of the Authorized Version, who had supplied alternative readings and translations in the margin, served Pococke as a model. The decision as to which of two English translations to prefer could be left to “the prudent Reader.” But ultimately both could...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2022
... states (organized or in disarray), catastrophe/ survival points to eventfulness, particularly in view of the long semantic history of the term “catastrophe”: a cataclysmic happening or the culmination of happenings. Moreover, as a pair, chaos and order are discontinuous to one another insofar as order...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 215–239.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., points to that area of meaning beyond the reach of semantics. “Where’s Bill?” someone might ask, to which the response might be “There’s a yellow VW outside Sue’s house.”16 The semantic con- tent of the reply offers no response to the question; on the face of it, and by a positivist reading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 159–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the Chopped-­Up Baby, from the Saint Vincent Ferrer Altarpiece (ca. 1456 – 65), Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples. Photo courtesy of Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, New York. The Modena panel, in contrast, embraces the semantic messiness of the story...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of feeling enough, the possibility that an external action directed toward a sacred other could result in an internal disposition related to the self. John Bossy sees these two possibilities as semantically and historically sepa- rate, explaining that the first meaning (making amends to God) “emerged...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of bodies. 77 Other word senses show that blind people grope, where reliance on touch is total. 78 Groping ranges semantically from penetrating, expert inquiry to rude fumbling of flesh. For medieval England, the greatest groper of all was Doubting Thomas as he pokes Christ's side wound...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 143–177.
Published: 01 January 2003
... with form and structure. As Stewart reminds us, “Making a garden, like making other works of art and unlike practicing agriculture, involves producing form for its own sake,” just as in the garden “all space . . . has been made semantic space.”60 Citing Sir Thomas Browne’s obsession with the discovery...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 373–405.
Published: 01 May 2014
... characterized instants of perceptual insight as Erleuchtung. It is a semantically impacted German term — an intensified form of “illumination” or “lighting-­up” that translates most directly to “inspiration” or “insight.” With this word, Wittgenstein referred to the suddenness and immediacy of visual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 511–529.
Published: 01 September 2007
... observers faced wild forms of perspec- tivism; one can make analogous observations regarding wild literacy. “Wild” should be understood as the proliferation of these technologies beyond the semantic and semiotic supervision of Spanish religious and secular authori- ties. Wild forms of perspective...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 39–56.
Published: 01 January 2001
... as descent groups. Others, such as populus, do not. The actual semantic field of such terms can only be mapped by detailed investigation of individual usage. As an example of one medieval writer’s mental and verbal habits and also of the problem in rendering those medieval...