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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 219–246.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sylvaine Guyot Abstract Emphasizing the crucial role played by the bodily medium in Racinian theater, this essay challenges the long critical tradition that has reduced Jean Racine’s dramaturgy to the poetic effects of its language, and French neoclassical tragedy to a transcoding of royal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 349–375.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., stages the interplay of his wide-ranging literary and philosophical influences. Drawing on figures such as Arthur Schopenhauer, Jean Racine, Henri Bergson, Arnold Geulincx, and Fritz Mauthner, the play bends toward tragedy but undercuts any sense of finality with its slow unrolling. More than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Christopher Braider This essay explores the origins of the modern French paradigm of literary genius in the dramatic works of Pierre Corneille. Guided by a critical suggestion inscribed in an often-noted allusion to Corneille's first tragedy, Médée , near the end of Jean Racine's Phèdre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 June 2018
... codified by explicit rules, set out most famously (albeit a bit late in the game) by Nicolas Boileau’s 1674 Art poétique and best exemplified by the tragedies of Jean Racine. Hélène Bilis aligns Passing Judgment with the well-established body of scholarship that has questioned how closely tragedians...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 152–164.
Published: 01 June 1948
..., Les Ennemis de Racine au XVIIJme sihcle (Paris: Hachette, 1869), pp. 230-33, et J. Lemaitre, Jean Racine (Paris: Calmann-LCvy, 1908), pp. 202-03. 154 La Gendse de ‘Bujuaet’ remarquer ici que Racine ne dit mot d’aucune de ces deux sources et en reconnait une...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 374–376.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in politics writ large, via readings of two plays by Jean Racine, Esther (1689) and Athalie (1691). At the same time, Rosensweig explores the tensions and ambiguities inherent in the concept of affective evidence, asking whether popular affection or admiration is really a sufficient marker of political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 1983
... Polemic. Saratoga, Calif.: Anma Libri, Stanford French and Italian Studies, 26, 1982. 268 pp. $20.00. Zinimermann, Elkonore M. La Libertt et le destin duns le thtiitre de Jean Racine, suivi de deux essais sur le thtiitre de Jean Racine. Saratoga, Calif.: Anma Libri, Stanford French...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 June 2020
... some anti-imperial undercurrents. It would have been interesting for Kontje to compare their works with Jean Racine’s and Pierre Corneille’s tragedies at the court of Louis XIV. This is one of the most exciting and original as well as solidly researched new books on German literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 347–365.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that is present from the beginning of Corneille’s work and that is not merely a symptom of or reflection on old age. I use the term remain- der to encompass a range of vocabularies of things left behind, includ- ing a material that awkwardly persists past its prime. Though in Jean Racine’s Andromaque (1667...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 382–395.
Published: 01 December 1972
..., Vous-meme de l’autel vous faisant arracher, ‘Quotations from Racine are from (Euvres de Jean Racine, ed. Paul Mesnard, 111 (Paris, 1865). 384 A THALIE N’achkve enfin sur vous ses vengeances funestes, Et d’un...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 169–179.
Published: 01 June 1950
...Frank W. Lindsay Copyright © 1950 by Duke University Press 1950 NERON AND NAKCISSE : A DUALITY RESOLVED By FRANKW. LINDSAY When Jean Racine, in his tragedy Britannicus, made Narcisse the confidant of NCron, he resurrected a dead man to play a role...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., both in the composition and in 19 Quoted in François Parfaict and Claude Parfaict, Histoire du théâtre françois depuis son origine jusqu’à présent, 15 vols. (Paris: Mercier, 1745 – 49), 12:124 – 25. 20 Jean Racine, Théâtre complet, ed. Jacques Morel and Alain Viala (Paris: Dunod, 1995...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 333–341.
Published: 01 December 1963
... of Florida THE ART OF JEAN RACINE Bermrd Weinberg. In this analysis of all of Racine’s tragedies, Mr. Weinberg never lets it be forgotten that the plays were meant to be enjoyed in performance rather than read. His objective is to show how Racine progressively...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 512–517.
Published: 01 December 1968
...., and Alan Batson (compilers). Concordance du thddtre et des podsics de Jean Racine. Two volumes. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1968. xxx + 736 pp.; pp. 737-1481. $20.00, the set. Gossman, Lionel. Medieualism and the Ideologies of the Enlightenment: The World and Work of LU Curne dc...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 1970
... French Humanist. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Romance Series, No. 16, 1970. 204 pp. $10.00. Forcione, Alban K. Ceroantes, Arzstotle, and the “Persiles.” Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970. x 4- 365 pp. $1 1.50. Gutwirth, Marcel. Jean Racine: Un itintraire...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 March 2006
... is the rule of the people and the city.11 9 Quotations of Phèdre are taken from Jean Racine, Oeuvres complètes (Paris: Seuil, 1962). 10 That the behavior of Hippolyte requires some explanation is suggested by the way that Dryden singles it out as an example of the excessive politeness of French...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 122–127.
Published: 01 March 1964
..., Bernard. The Art of Jean Racine. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1963. Pp. xiv + 355. $7.50. GENERAL Allen, Don Cameron. Doubt’s Boundless Sea: Skepticism and Faith in the Renais- sance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1964. Pp. xi + 272...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 March 1952
..., Rivaudeau, Jean de la Taille, Harsy, Larivey, Beaubreuil, and Vauquelin. Al- though they are not prefaces, the Muniere de bim traduire of Dolet and the Abbregl de PArt Poetique Fruncois of Ronsard are included. In the case of Ronsard Mr. Weinberg has made an exception to his policy of not including...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... for in sacrificial blood. Meanwhile, in the early modern world of William Shakespeare or Jean Racine, humans discover what later comes to be called History, with an emphatically capital H . Tragedy marks the moment when the providential intent once seen to guide human destinies vanishes, revealing the senseless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Like Jean Racine, he composes a tragedy officially modeled on the Greeks, and only slips Seneca’s name into the preface.5 Milton describes Samson Agonistes as something written for those “who are not unacquainted with Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides” and men- tions in passing that “Seneca...