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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 123–155.
Published: 01 June 2012
... reveal the limits of traditional modernist aesthetic criteria. I owe an unpayable scholarly debt to Myra Jehlen, whose conversation has helped me clarify the argument of this essay. I am deeply grateful as well to Marshall Brown for his patience and encouragement. Finally, I must point out that my...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... These are (1) authorial purposiveness, whether directly communicated or later deduced; (2) original reception; (3) later reception and analytic criticism; (4) “quality valuation,” based on aesthetic or formalist criteria (e.g., New Critics privilege John Donne); (5) “quality judgment,” based on content...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 315–317.
Published: 01 September 1978
...- criteria for the discussion of art and to liberate art from subservience to criteria more suitably applied elsewhere. (p. 235) “Specifically aesthetic criteria” divorced from any concept of meaning may G. B. TENNYSON 317...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 409–425.
Published: 01 December 1992
... as primarily aesthetic rather than political criteria. Fascism’s aestheticization of politics would be the excavation of all political meaning in favor of aesthetic criteria. The aestheticization of politics of which Benjamin is speaking here is the application of indeterminate judgments (judgments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1956
... that the organization of the study and the evaluation of the plays in terms of specific aesthetic criteria would have been a most difficult task. They will nevertheless feel that the work would have been more useful to literary scholars if the author’s treatment of his subject had been more “professional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 373–375.
Published: 01 September 1948
... literatures” to treat historically the mass of material which must be considered in order to establish stylistic and aesthetic criteria. The lyric cycle, as a conscious unit which may be resolved into structural components, is a relatively modern genre. Hence, analyses of the older...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 June 2018
... undermined royal dignity. Chapter 1, on the published debates about Le Cid , focuses on the Académie’s complaints about the play’s representation of the king of Spain and shows how ostensibly aesthetic criteria like vraisemblance (verisimilitude) and bienséance (decorum) were defined according...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 1956
... of Heijermans’ artistic personality and the variety of his output will readily agree that the organization of the study and the evaluation of the plays in terms of specific aesthetic criteria would have been a most difficult task. They will nevertheless feel that the work would have been more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 1948
... historically the mass of material which must be considered in order to establish stylistic and aesthetic criteria. The lyric cycle, as a conscious unit which may be resolved into structural components, is a relatively modern genre. Hence, analyses of the older collections or groupings must...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 207–212.
Published: 01 June 1967
... classicisme,” RSH, fasc. 49, p. 9. “For a clear indication of the change in Zola’s aesthetic criteria, illustrated in a com- parison of this “Causerie” with his second review of L’Educution sentimentale in 1879, see F. \ti. J. Hemmings, “Zola and L’Education sentimentale,” RR,L (1959), 35-40...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 37–52.
Published: 01 March 1979
... OF POYNTON will “in spite of all her spells marry at last a frump” (p. 4) begins to warn that Mrs. Gereth’s narrowly aesthetic criteria have important moral implications. Fleda shares Mrs. Gereth’s horror of Waterbath, whose late Victo- rian ghastliness is so chillingly and economically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 207–220.
Published: 01 June 1995
... that the period from 1790 to 1820 lacks literary historical significance because it yielded few canonical texts. In his view, literary historians mistakenly impose the aesthetic criteria cooked up by Hawthorne, Emerson, and their ilk to differentiate their work both from an extremely popular tradition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 173–193.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., dominant and infe- rior languages and aesthetic criteria, and material rewards and pun- ishments. The Parisian center always determines the structure. As it stands, Casanova’s model cannot account for the literary world of Indo- nesia, which has a very different sense of what is central and peripheral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 March 1999
...), 98. 62 MLQl March iggg But when US. I was published, the sequence was either received with benign puzzlement or angrily rejected.4 Rukeyser was castigated for failing to meet the aesthetic criteria operative among her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
...: As the United Nations metaphor shows, aesthetic criteria could shade fairly directly over into political terms, and it is telling that in Rüdiger’s analogy, minor literatures aren’t even sovereign states at all but mere “provinces.” While any language could in principle contribute...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2007
... – 6)  The remaining stanzas list the usual canon of epic poets from Homer to Tasso and epitomize each of them according to aesthetic criteria. Milton appears sublime as the Romantics typified him: ’Tis awful silence then again: Expectant stand the spheres...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 June 1966
...- lution toward “Fictional Absurdity” and the dominant themes of “Exile and Alienation.” In the short preface Federman clearly states the purpose of his book: “to show both the gradual disintegration of form and content in Beckett’s work, and how it is perfected into an aesthetic system...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., transactions, and exchanges that give to “aesthetic forms of social energy” (according to Stephen Greenblatt’s expression) their capacity to shape collective experiences.2 Nevertheless, genre resisted. It resisted first in the “New Criticism,” which postulated that any text is a structure of meaning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 359–394.
Published: 01 June 2000
... (in Jumpers and Hapgood); or, differently, Byatt’s use of romance modes in Possession or Sondheim’s use of fairy tales in Into the Woods. 2. Related to (1) is the ongoing constitution of the aesthetic as a mode of knowing, with its own criteria of justification...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 302–304.
Published: 01 June 1969
..., as it applies, for example, to history, philosophy, and criticism. In his search for an aesthetics of the essay, Robert Champigny emphasizes the latter aspects; at the same time, it is not the content per se, but rather the manner in which it is expressed, that matters to the author. To my...