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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Robert T. Tally, Jr. Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History . By Franco Moretti. London: Verso, 2005. 119 pp. University of Washington 2007 Robert T. Tally Jr. is lecturer in English at Texas State University. He is working on a book tentatively titled...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 583–588.
Published: 01 December 1993
.... Robert H. Bell Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry: The Contemporaneity of Mod- ernism. By Charles Altieri. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. viii + 529 PP. $49.50- Charles Altieri’s book still waits to be recognized as the best recent inter- vention in literary...
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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 (1995) 56 (2): 167–188.
Published: 01 June 1995
... of the sub- ject as essentially permeable. For in the “Conclusion,” the subject’s openness to all sensations becomes a susceptibility to sensations imag- ined as abstract qualities. Susceptibility, that is, because it is here absolute, does not enable 11s to distinguish between specific iinpres...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 173.
Published: 01 June 1955
... Greenough, the sculptor. As philosophical criticism it is thoughtful, original, and sometimes brilliant. But it is also abstract, difficult, and sometimes obscure. The reader interested in the history and logical interrelations of ideas will find here a rich mine of interpretation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 163–179.
Published: 01 June 1952
.... A. Abbey.” Abstract in BBSIA, 111 (1951), 102. 3313a. Carney, James. “Suibne Geilt.” Eisge, VI (1950), 83-110. Rev. by A. 0. H. Jarman in Llin Cymru, I(1951), 201. 3071. Casson, L. F. The Romance of Sir Degrevant. 1949. Rev. by G. L. Brook in Med. E.,XIX (1950) ; by Angus McIntosh...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 227–239.
Published: 01 September 1972
...: An Exercise in Abstraction,” PMLA, 74 (l959), 585-98. 22 7 228 TIMEKS, STKESSEKS, LINGUISTS In time the illusion of rapid progress ceased, and the study of prosody slipped again into its peaceful gait-with very little happening...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (2): 160–182.
Published: 01 June 1958
... Sprache und Literatur ( Tubingen) ( Tubingen) BHR BibliothGque d’Humanisme et Renaissance CE College English CL Comparative Literature CN Cultura Neolatina DA Dissertation Abstracts DAEM Deutsches Archiv fur...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 272–292.
Published: 01 September 1975
... moment to the idea of death. The Duke’s speech is intensely abstract. Although charged with the mimed passion of the preacher-a rhetorical passion originating in the beat and twist of a period rather than in any involuntary movement of the heart-the tone is fundamen tally calm, advisory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 1947
... in vain (3-6). The use of personified abstractions to achieve effects that are vast yet vivid and the slowing down of the tempo to the organ-like music of the last line are characteristic of Johnson’s style at its best. Also characteristic is his manner of registering disapproval...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 499–526.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Liam Lanigan Abstract This essay explores how John Lanchester’s Capital adapts classical realism to represent the contemporary global city; it pays particular attention to how London’s position in the world-system disrupts Lukácsian totality. Because the novel attends to the complexity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 55–66.
Published: 01 March 1993
... the correct application of abstract principle” (Talking the Good Life from Free Speech to Democratic Dialogue,” YaleJournal of Law and Liberation 1 [ 19891 : 2 1) . Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (New York: Ran- dom House, i gg i ). Annabel Patterson is professor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 1954
.... On the other hand, it is wrong to demand that “lit- erary criticism should always be biographical” ( MacNeice, Modern Portry) . There still remains given to us, as the primary source of knowledge, the poetic word. The IVord can fulfil several functions froni the abstract to the most tender...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 356–369.
Published: 01 September 1969
...,” is it not possible that Pope-like most poets-did not fully understand his own poetic intuitions and the processes by which these intuitions found expression? While Pope seems to have believed that he was able to translate freely and completely from the language of judgment (abstraction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 149–169.
Published: 01 June 1955
....” BBSIA, 6 (1954)’ 20-30. 3435. Adler, Alfred. “A Structural Comparison of the two ‘Folies Tristan.’ ’’ Symposium, VI ( 1952), 349-358. Brief notice by A. E[wart] in Fr. St., VIII (1954), 93. 3744. Adolf, Helen. “Tristan aux enfers.” Abstract in BBSIA, 6 (1954), 100-101. 3745. Ageno...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 171–173.
Published: 01 June 1955
..., original, and sometimes brilliant. But it is also abstract, difficult, and sometimes obscure. The reader interested in the history and logical interrelations of ideas will find here a rich mine of interpretation and suggestion. But the title is somewhat misleading- “Emerson and Greenough...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 184–202.
Published: 01 March 1965
... disciplines upon literary history and criticism. I wish rather to examine some of the consequences of Burckhardt’s particular assumptions in the particular area of Renaissance studies. First of these is his passage from historical description to abstract definition; and in this his disciples have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (3): 305–308.
Published: 01 September 1984
... in the novel. He calls the flesh/spirit conflict “fundamental to Hardy’s vision of life” (p. 70) and quotes from both The Return ofthe Native and the 1895 preface to Jude the Obscure to sustain his point. But he ignores Hardy’s fondness for confident abstractions that do not really explain the novels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zhang Jiang Abstract No doubt twentieth-century Western literary theory has achieved remarkable results and historical advances. But the so-called imposed interpretation is one of its fundamental shortcomings. Imposed interpretation here refers to the practices that deviate from the text and dispel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 192–213.
Published: 01 June 1961
... Neolatina DA Dissertation Abstracts DVLG Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrif t fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte EA etudes Anglaises EC fitudes Celtiques EG etudes Germaniques EHR English Historical Review...