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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 427–442.
Published: 01 December 2022
...@english.rutgers.edu Copyright © 2022 by University of Washington 2022 secularism religion David Hume belief phantoms In “The Literary and Cultural Study of Religion,” Giles Gunn ( 1985 ) took the subfield of religion and literature to task for intellectual cowardice. “Instead of developing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 481–497.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Dawn Coleman Abstract Critiquing the literary-critical habit of approaching religion primarily in terms of individual belief, this essay proposes that the sociologist Danièle Hervieu-Léger’s definition of religion as a “lineage of belief” can reorient literary scholars to religion’s investment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 407–410.
Published: 01 December 1982
... University of Georgia The Shadow of Eternity: Belief and Structure in Herbert, Vaughan, and Traherne. By SHARONCADMAN SEELIG. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1981. 194 pp. $16.50. “Belief and Structure”: this phrase provides the basic motif for the four essays...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 154–191.
Published: 01 June 1986
...JOHN PAUL RUSSO Copyright © 1986 by Duke University Press 1986 It is bad poetry which proclaims a definite belief-because it is a sin against sincerity...
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Modern Language Quarterly 10929002.
Published: 08 December 2023
... Christian belief. The question this essay poses against the background of the conflicted history of Pascalian exegesis is, how should we read the Pensées ? The answer proposed is that we should do so in the dialectical terms that Pascal’s characteristic resort to chiasmoi like this one suggest. The result...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 81–117.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Anthony Cuda Abstract Despite a wealth of new primary-source publications and archival discoveries, many scholars persist in the belief that midcentury poets like Randall Jarrell rejected their modernist predecessors in a quest for originality and novelty. This article demonstrates, on the contrary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the former and domesticate the latter. Terrible events are described comically, and everyday matters are treated as portents. The echoes of Ulysses in magic realism amplify its irony and dispel the primitivist tendency to interpret the fantasy in later texts as evidence of indigenous belief in supernatural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jason de Stefano Abstract This essay shows how Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ideas of mental and artistic creativity emerged from debates about the creation of living form. Emerson came to believe that “creating nature” and “creative intellect” manifested the same “creative force,” a belief instilled...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of Paris demystifies the bildungsroman’s typically self-made protagonist by foregrounding how the probabilistic attribution of causal force to the human will resembles predestinarian belief in divine determination. The Eastern wish-fulfilling skin of Balzac’s title at once hyperbolizes the liberal fantasy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 447–463.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that presume belief, the other encouraging instead a productive doubt—suggests that Cervantes advances a fully engaged fictionality as an alternative to the exemplary text. In particular, “Rinconete y Cortadillo” and the dyad of “El casamiento engañoso/El coloquio de los perros” show that the picaresque allows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 61–79.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Li Tonglu Originally proposed by Irving Babbitt and Elmer More, and inspired by Buddhist and Confucian philosophies, New Humanism opposed the moral decline fostered by relativist and determinist beliefs and by an increasingly materialistic American society during the early twentieth century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 1998
...-century literary modes: Ordinary beliefs can go on holiday, but they are immune to translation. Skepticism, imagination, melancholia, and religious fanaticism are all modes in which one’s beliefs go on holiday. Yet when an ordinary believer comes face to face with another person whose beliefs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 141–150.
Published: 01 June 1996
..., therefore, from the perspective of the cultural system of beliefs (ideologies, residuals, archaic remains) in the “crimes” of the diverse regimens or genres of difference in the fictions. To synthesize: The corpus delicti demonstrates that the modern state defines crime according to a different...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 374–385.
Published: 01 December 1963
... to God, to belief, and ultimately to truth. These essentially intellectual attitudes are made emotionally intelligible by linking the narrator’s stated views with his psychologi- cal development. This technique is used later in “Maud,” in which the narrator’s feelings concerning his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 367–372.
Published: 01 December 2022
... is not specifically on the table .” Jager’s insistence on foregrounding the particularities of our talk of religion holds for accounts of denominations and movements as well as for individual expressions of belief and practice. The Roman Catholicism of Alexander Pope and the Roman Catholicism of Michael Field...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 208–222.
Published: 01 September 1960
... to look upon the Deity as an in- visible, unknowable Presence Whom man could never really hope to see or know. In addition, under the influence of Straws, Clough came to have a firm belief in the “essential truths” of Christianity, despite the fact that they had been obscured by needless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... book center on a tension that surfaced in the eighteenth century: practitioners of the fairy way of writing often wanted to distinguish their work from the realm of scientific knowledge, but magical tales tended to begin with the empirically reported beliefs of the common people. As Pask tells...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 158–160.
Published: 01 June 1957
... unconventional interpretation partially anticipated in Yeats’s Ideas of Good and Evil), sees her as a type of Eve in a re-enactment of the fall of man, and presents the poem as a climactic illustration of how closely Shelley at the end of his career approximated the totality of Christian belief...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 247–264.
Published: 01 September 1981
.... Such a challenge cannot merely describe the mistakes entailed by op- posing science to literature, though this is a necessary part of any cri- tique. It must also acknowledge the ideological forces and systems of belief that allow this antithesis to be continually reinvented despite its conceptual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 130–139.
Published: 01 June 1972
..., the objects of belief and de- sire, respectively. The same habit of dissociation marks the logician’s separation of reli- gious myths from the metaphysical truths they represent. Like the ear- lier sophists, he sees Homer’s myth of the sun god’s wrath at the slaughter of his sacred oxen...