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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 49–57.
Published: 01 March 1949
... to debase marriage, with her known contempt for the Church’s posi- tion toward women and the wedded state. The solution lies in the manner in which she presents the dissuasive arguments. In form and subject, the continuation is a modified antifeminist satire which the Wife converts to burlesque...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 377–391.
Published: 01 December 1992
...: “Nay, thou shalt drynken of another tonne, / Er that I go, shal savoure wors than ale” (3.170-71); “Than maystow chese wheither thou wolt sippe / Of thilke tonne that I shal abroche” (3.176-77). The litany of antifeminist complaints with which Alison assaults her three old husbands also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 409–426.
Published: 01 September 1990
...- cating the Franklin’s Prologue to the Merchant is to radically alter our sense of the soured misogynist of the standard modern edi- tions to an altogether different figure, one possessed of decorum and decency and prompted by appropriately paternal rather than irrationally antifeminist concerns...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 73–76.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Classical Tales: Chaucer and the “Legend of Good Women” (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983); Jesse M. Gellrich, The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985); Elaine Tuttle Hansen, “Irony and the Antifeminist Narrator...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 June 1997
... parodied conventional myths and reread famous antifeminist works. The political, class, gender, and literary diversity of the league’s members made their writing admissible to different circles. Along with contributing to the more obvious publications, such as the Vote, the Common Cause...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 369–374.
Published: 01 September 1965
... as a harlot is in keeping with the goddess in medieval tradition, for she was often viewed as Moreover, to present her as a harlot is most in character for the bitterly antifeminist Merchant. University of Missouri 14 See Howard R. Patch, The Goddess Fortuna in Mediaeval Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 567–572.
Published: 01 December 1993
... who has chosen to spend a career in that subject?” (28- 29). Defending profes- sional antifeminist Christina Hoff Sommers against an “activist”administra- tion urging curriculum reform, Bromwich writes, “Choices like these are never more wisely made than by someone like Professor Sommers, who...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 March 1990
... on the narrator of The Clerk’s Tale, operate to refine the notion of “reading like a woman.” In the Wife of Bath’s Tale, Dinshaw contends, Chaucer admits the possibility of a “masculine reading that is not antifeminist, that does acknowledge, in good faith, feminine desire; and further, he represents...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., Criseyde only seems to be. The antifeminist lesson that Lydgate draws from Criseyde’s betray- al, though clear enough in the end, is complicated by his use of a prominent narrative voice, reminiscent of that in Chaucer’s Troilus, which appears to offer sympathy to the heroine. After telling us...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 358–375.
Published: 01 December 1979
...-female rela- tionships under unconventional conditions ends as a reconfirmation of Gissing’s essentially antifeminist prejudices. In The WhirZpooZ, for instance, any judgment of feminism is preju- diced by the fact that the heroine, Alma Frothingham, is a fundamen- tally weak, unstable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 475–481.
Published: 01 December 1992
... into Wright’s circum- scription of black women as static, reactionary, and servile. Yet Baker’s critique of Wright also seems a locus of his own feminist anxiety. In countering Wright’s antifeminist assessment of black women as “mops” and “brooms,”for example, Baker himself comes close to reiterating...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 284–291.
Published: 01 June 1969
..., or even the true high seriousness (Nathan the Wise has something which Augustine may have missed). Both Jordan and Robertson belabor the obvious when they soberly demonstrate that the Wife of Bath condemns herself with her utterance of antifeminist satire, which she wrongly conceives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 319–340.
Published: 01 September 1990
... it would (automatically, it appears) encourage women to preach. Whatever ornament of the Oxford scene promulgated this gem offered soberly (if ironically) an apercu summarizing a passage from that font of medieval antifeminist sentiment Jerome, “Every heresy has sprung up from women...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 247–275.
Published: 01 September 1995
... at the antifeminist tradition and in the many “cures”of lovesickness that follow Ovid’s advice in the Hpmedia ammis to focus on the revolting aspects of one’s (formerly) beloved. For an extended example of this rhetoric see Boccaccio’s visceral antifeminist remedy for love in The Corbaccio; cn; The 1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 277–304.
Published: 01 September 1995
... not of subjects but of prelates. A woman, because of her female sex, is by nature subject to man’’ (Blamires, 252).14 The anonymous theolo- gian, following the Pauline antifeminist tradition up to a recent ante- cedent in Henry of Ghent’s Summa, then argues against women preaching because of both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 443–459.
Published: 01 December 2022
...; it is, she says, “obfuscation of a culturally vital kind” (56). For by “transforming feminine exclusion into exemption” (73), the “indirectly beneficial” woman came into a new kind of status—for Douglas, a monumentally harming and antifeminist kind—as the alleged corrective to the values not actually valued...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 303–319.
Published: 01 December 1987
... in the antifeminist satirical tradition. Characteristics of the typical figure of the shrew are to be found scattered, in varying degrees of concen- tration, among the learned sources noted above as well as in more popular sources such as the fabliaux. Millicent Carey and Rosemary Woolf, in particular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (1): 38–57.
Published: 01 March 1989
... literature are disap- pointed because Hurston abandons her racial heritage and her literary commitment to black folk culture in creating white pro- tagonists. Arvay’s courage does seem blurred by her creator’s ap- parent cowardice: Hurston ostensibly capitulates to the antifeminist sentiment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 263–284.
Published: 01 June 1993
... so closely identifies with Robert Kelway and with male caste against middle-class ladies that she not only is antifeminist but also can suspend her judg- ment of the Nazi collaborator? But another possibility is more plausi- ble. The Kelway women need Robert’s presence whenever they have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
... MLQ March 2010 fiction. Although often associated with antifeminist tendencies, domes- tic novels, especially those of the midcentury, strive to establish work- able compromises among the (woman) writer’s contesting duties, whereas New Woman novels “habitually represent the female artist...