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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Janet Sorensen In dominant accounts, the eighteenth-century “ballad revival” brought a dead form back to life by digging up old songs and restoring their force and meaning. It also brought “the people,” as producers or consumers of ballads, to a kind of national public life but relegated them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Elizabeth Helsinger Abstract What is a song? As a literary term, song had acquired particular historical meanings for poets writing in English by the mid-nineteenth century. The ballad and song revival of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries reawakened interest not only in traditional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 319–324.
Published: 01 September 1945
... antiques, but early enough for marginal glosses to be in common use. He could not have been synchronized with the historical ballad-reviv?l, for this barely antedated Coleridge’s own birth (Percy survived until 1811), and it was an artistic necessity that his style should be appropriate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 318–320.
Published: 01 September 1961
.... Cambridge : Harvard University Press, third edition, revised and enlarged, 1961. Pp. xiii + 221. $5.50. Friedman, Albert B. The Ballad Revival: Studies in the Influence of Popular on Sophisticated Poetry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961. Pp. vii + 376. $6.00. Frye...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 403–413.
Published: 01 December 2009
... on the ballad revival (2007, 2008), and Richard Maxwell’s book on the historical novel (2009). The current interest in Scotland (and Ireland) marks a long-over- due correction of the bias of scholarship in British Romanticism. The headnote for the Cambridge University Press series Cambridge Studies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 31–42.
Published: 01 March 1953
... an agreeable task in asking them to write a rhyming composition on one of the revived French models now so fashionable. The prize of Two Guineas will accordingly be given for the Best Ballade, written on any Social Subject.24 Politicians aired differences in formal meters and informal language...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (3): 277–314.
Published: 01 September 2002
... among some contributors to the Ballad Revival a strong critique of Anglocentric hegemony and the abstrac- 65 For a digest of these critiques see Miriam Hansen, foreword to Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere, by Oskar Negt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 March 1969
... in the present work. BLAKELEE SPAHR University of California, Berkeley A Literary History of the Popular Ballad. By DAVIDC. FOWLER.Durham: Duke University Press, 1968. 352 pp. $10.75. David Fowler’s Literary History of the Popular Ballad...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 93–130.
Published: 01 March 2004
... that the categories Wordsworth offers are “two major thematic divisions in the ballad as represented by antiquarians” of the Ballad Revival (“Songs Commonly Sung? Ballad Collection and the Institution of Literature in Great Britain, 1660–1820” [PhD diss., Johns Hopkins University, 2001], 5). Newman discusses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 1965
... of American bal- ladry. But the ballads his disciples studied were the so-called “Child ballads” which survived in remote corners of America. These are the ballads which Francis James Child of Harvard had collected in the five large volumes of his English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1882-98...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 221–224.
Published: 01 June 1984
..., “A Folk Music Exhibition”; Herschel Cower, “Analyzing the Revival: The In- fluence of Jeannie Robertson”; Edward D. Ives, ‘Joe Smith: The Poet as Outlaw”; David Buchan, “Ballad Tradition and Hugh Spencer”; Hugh Shields, “Impossibles in Ballad Style”; Albert B. Friedman, “The Oral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 1945
...George W. Umphrey Copyright © 1945 by Duke University Press 1945 SPANISH BALLADS IN ENGLISH PART I, HISTORICAL SURVEY By GEORGEW. UMPHREY The charm of the old popular ballads of Spain has been felt inore widely and deeply than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (2): 133–147.
Published: 01 June 1975
... called Luclus Coventriae,’ the uridatable but certainly early Child ballad 54, “The Cherry-Tree Carol,”2 and the late fifteenth-century narrative poem Sir Cleges3 contain, as important plot devices, remarkably similar miracles. In each of the three, a character in distress is relieved...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 1995
..., in turn, is on repetition-in the indi- vidual ballad stanza, in between the stanzas, and in their revival by the poets he addresses. Throughout the book, he attempts to innovate upon that feature in his own wn’ting, not only in the deliberately repetitive nature of his chapters (“incremental...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (3): 449–477.
Published: 01 September 1996
... relationships with men derive from this figure: “We had loved each other and fought with each other; and this childhood relation- ship . . . had a determining influence on all my subsequent relation- ships with contemporaries. Since that time my nephew John has had many reincarnations which revived...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 March 1970
..., had almost disappeared until it was revived in our time by Yeats and then, more fully, by Robert Lowell. Both Yeats and Lowell were so situated that studies of their families explore both their own antecedents and those of their countries, though this second interest is more to the fore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 13–40.
Published: 01 March 2016
... National Culture, 1860–1930 . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Marvell Andrew . 1978 . “ The Garden .” In Andrew Marvell: The Complete Poems , edited by Donno Elizabeth Story , 101 . Harmondsworth : Penguin . McGill Meredith . Forthcoming. “ What Is a Ballad...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (2): 148–165.
Published: 01 June 1975
... and bare, Yet would the living Presence still subsist Victorious, and composure would ensue, And kindlings like the morning-presage sure Of day returning and of life revived. (30-37) MICHAEL KAGUSSIS 153...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and thus perpetuates the key problem. 11 The group’s importance to the revival of scholarly interest in meter deserves special note. Prins suggests that, as the study of genre has benefited from the recovery of obscured reading practices, so historical prosody should recover obscured metrical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (4): 427–444.
Published: 01 December 2003
... was in use, albeit with occasional “irregularities,” by the second half of the sixteenth century in France; that it was fixed by French prosodists in the seventeenth century; that it fell into oblivion in the eighteenth century; that it was “revived” by French and English poets in the nineteenth century...