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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... identified as the catastrophic boundary of climate change. 1 ▪ ▪ ▪ The epoch of the Anthropocene poses two key challenges to thought: that of reconceiving the “planet” (as a now-living hybrid of “human” and “natural” history) and—as Dipesh Chakrabarty and many other scholars have indicated—that of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ted Howell AbstractPlanted throughout E. M. Forster’s Howards End are the seeds of many dramatic forms of climate change that subsequently dominated the twentieth century. Howards End gathers together major strands of its contemporaneous ecological thought, where distressful events (rural decay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 195–207.
Published: 01 September 1960
... the per- sonal, human judgments of the creator, which are quite often tempered by a climate of opinion. Many have wondered why Keats treated “La Belle Dame” so cavalierly, ignoring the poem in his 1820 collec- tion and changing it (or allowing it to be changed), generally for the worse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1969) 30 (4): 479–497.
Published: 01 December 1969
...Michael D. Cherniss Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 HEROIC IDEALS AND THE MORAL CLIMATE OF GENESZS B By MICHAELD. CHERNISS NO one has ever seriously challenged the critical view that the major- ity of Old English narrative poems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1943) 4 (2): 185–189.
Published: 01 June 1943
... and eternal spring is supplanted by the change of seasons, extremes of temperature, torrid and frigid climates on the earth. The deviation is from the perfection represented by the equinoxes and the eternal spring of Eden. Hence, Adam, becoming reconciled to his lot after the Fall...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1941) 2 (1): 67–80.
Published: 01 March 1941
... the cold climate theory. As for the deprecation of “exotic models,” it can only be said that Milton’s very proposals belie his own words. 80 Milton nnd the Theory of Cliinatic Influence which would continue without change or decay even to the end of the I turn, lastly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1980) 41 (4): 363–372.
Published: 01 December 1980
... demanded more than philanthropy and a change in the moral climate. Perhaps the most profound influence on Weerth was the humanism of Ludwig Feuerbach, as he himself acknowledged in a letter to his brother Wilhelm (April 12, 1845): “Im vergangenen Winter las ich den Feuerbach, der eine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1943) 4 (4): 413–431.
Published: 01 December 1943
...Leo Spitzer Copyright © 1943 by Duke University Press 1943 1 Text of an address delivered to the Philological Association of the Johns Hopkins Faculty (December 11, 1941). I have added the notes. WHY DOES LANGUAGE CHANGE ?l By LEOSPITZER The question...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2005) 66 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Sentiment: Changing Theories of the Sublime, 1674–1710 Ann T. Delehanty What is the sublime? It appears that no one has defi ned it.—La Bruyère, 1688 n 1674, when Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux published his translation Iof Longinus’s treatise On the Sublime, together with the fi rst...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... literary theory. Nevertheless, I increasingly think that we have other things these days to think about along with continuing literary study in one form or another. I end by naming two: Human-caused climate change is continuing unchecked, indeed at an accelerating rate. Global warming will soon lead to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2013) 74 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2013
... incommensurate, a more holistic view of transcendentalism results from acknowledging both: Miller’s preference for accounts of individual struggle, self-doubt, and ambiguity and Nelson’s insistence on the transcendentalists’ embrace of movements for social change. I am grateful to several members of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... fantasy of world-changing power and skeptically suggests that all aspirations to agency entail a leap of faith. Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 fatalism orientalism consumption magic liberalism Fatalist doctrines were a bête noire of Enlightenment thought, as is attested by the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2018) 79 (2): 173–202.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ancient Roman literary heritage, yet he understood that his divided, chaotic, stagnant country needed renewal and change, a recurring subject in his early patriotic odes. His ideas on Italy in the Discorso sopra lo stato presente dei costumi degl’italiani (Discourse on the Present State of the Customs of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Anthropocene (the geological era of human-wrought climate change) renders passé Mark Twain’s often-quoted remark that “everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” In his marvelously titled The Sky of Our Manufacture , Taylor points out that for a long time there has been one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2004) 65 (4): 531–559.
Published: 01 December 2004
... closely to political identity and extolling the virtues of the island climate for fostering liberty. Any unruly change- ableness in the island weather could serve as an objective correlative for a national character understood as idiosyncratic and defiantly inde- pendent. Cowper in The Task makes his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 225–248.
Published: 01 June 1941
... statement would seem to be the sense of shock which he received on his first acquaintance with polygamous prac- tices. His views on the latter never changed, even though in L’Esprit des Lois he carefully studied climatic and other conditions which might serve to explain them : A regarder la...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1965) 26 (4): 614–615.
Published: 01 December 1965
... in her excellent and rea- soned discussion of the changing attitudes toward Highlanders in the Low- lands, but usually she attributes changes vaguely to the “archaic world of feeling” breaking through, to sudden eruptions from the Pictish, Celtic, pagan substrata, or to the presence of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . Massumi Brian . 2005 . “ Fear (the Spectrum Said). ” positions 13 , no. 1 : 31 - 48 . Menely Tobias . 2012 . “ ‘The Present Obfuscation’: Cowper’s Task and the Time of Climate Change. ” PMLA 127 , no. 3 : 477 - 92 . Morton Timothy . 2007 . Ecology without Nature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1963) 24 (1): 110–111.
Published: 01 March 1963
... political democracy. Fundamental to Bredvold’s conservative arguments are his distrust of man’s reason, a fear of large-scale change, and his disapproval of historically untried methods. Behind these judgments is the guiding spirit of Edmund Burke, whom he once described as being the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1963) 24 (1): 111–112.
Published: 01 March 1963
... their relationships to the development of charitable insti- tutions, effective educational theories, and political democracy. Fundamental to Bredvold’s conservative arguments are his distrust of man’s reason, a fear of large-scale change, and his disapproval of historically untried methods...