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Published: 01 June 2017
Figure 8. Conversation Pieces : George Hollingsworth, The Hollingsworth Family ; American School, Family Group (Praz 1971 : 90) Figure 8. Conversation Pieces: George Hollingsworth, The Hollingsworth Family; American School, Family Group (Praz 1971: 90) More
Published: 01 June 2017
Figure 12. Table of contents, Conversation Pieces (Praz 1971 ) Figure 12. Table of contents, Conversation Pieces (Praz 1971) More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 75–97.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Zsolt Komáromy Abstract The conversational style of William Cowper’s poetry owes much to the influence of Charles Churchill. Despite this connection, the two poets occupy different niches in literary history: Churchill is remembered as a practitioner of the declining tradition of satirical poetry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 1998
...Joseph Butwin Michael Ragussis. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995. ix + 340 pp. $54.95 cloth, $17.95 paper. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Reviews Figures of Conversion: “TheJewish Question ” and English National Identity. By Michael Ragussis. Durham...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 March 1987
... are “but talk,” deriving from it the “funda- mental premise” of his work: “the eighteenthcentury familiar letter, like 94 REVIEWS eighteenthcentury conversation, is a performance-an ‘act’ in the theatri- cal sense as well as a ‘speech-act...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 267–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
...” by others—becomes an agreed-on intention, a successful conversation. Yet bad author-based reading, the grounding of intention in intuitive, archive-blind psychology, the psychology of the Romantic solitary reader identifying with the alienated misery of the author, is not necessarily what everyone...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew Wickman This essay addresses the relationship between shape and number that is implicit to the conversion of statistics into forms of visual display. It does so by way of the work and legacy of Robert Burns, particularly the well-known poems “To a Louse” and “To a Mouse.” Bearing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 395–419.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of Paradise Lost that puts drama, dialogue, and conversation at the center. In the dramatic Milton, meaning is found in dialogue and conversation, growing out of the noise of debate and conflict. Copyright © 2017 by University of Washington 2017 Paradise Lost Samson Agonistes tragedy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
... devoir de violence (Mali), Les soleils des indépendances (Côte d’Ivoire), and The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ghana). Only Devoir has been particularly important to the conversation about postcolonial literature and form, thanks to Kwame Anthony Appiah. Andrade’s first claim is that the relation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...; conversely, literary studies rarely consider empiricist political theory in contexts later than Victorian realism. Wells’s works challenge these conventions by reflecting on the writings of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Wells questions the social contract hypothesis that individual interests...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the previous generation. Their two most ambitious experiments of this type are The Ruined Cottage and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , written at the same time while the poets were in constant conversation. These poems have different fates: Wordsworth worries ever after about the abruptness of the original...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., scholars focus on acts 2 through 4, where the play in question is rehearsed and staged. However, overlooking the frame in acts 1 and 5, where the subject of the interior play is chosen and the problematic consequences of the actor’s conversion are laid out, obscures Rotrou’s true theme, which is neither...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 1999
... of conversation but that such a space is rarely found. For her, women’s writing marks the desire for an ideal listener and the frustration of not find- ing one. Like the women writers she describes, Kaplan does not find an ideal listener in me, either. For while I find her readings often interesting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 June 1966
... literature a unifying principle for his episodic fictions. The conversion of Robinson Crusoe and the long-delayed conversion of Moll Flanders are not forced intrusions of piety; on the con- trary, they give precise focus to the narrative. In Roxana the influence of spiritual autobiography...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 87–88.
Published: 01 March 1962
... Renuissance, 1575-1675. By JOHN LEON LIEVSAY.Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961. Pp. xii 4- 344. $7.50. Huizinga, in his biography of Erasmus, long ago pointed out how much the Renaissance loved the image of the conversation in a garden: intelligent and beautiful people...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 388–391.
Published: 01 December 1959
...- planation of the Grail Castle episode in the Percevul as a symbolic rendering of the Synagoga-Ecclesia motif setting forth the poet’s theme, the conversion of the Jews to Christianity (Chapter IV). A fifth chapter summarizes Holmes’s in- vestigations. In Part Two (by Sister Amelia) we are offered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 292–297.
Published: 01 September 1948
... of the brilliant mascu- line conversation she now enjoyed. Henry Fuseli, a man of fifty-oney was first in this brilliant galaxy for his scintillating conversation. Of Swiss parentage, he was an engraver and painter of note. Though a close friend of Blake, he was cautious in the face of Blake’s unortho...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 387–391.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to MLQ authors over the arc of their careers. Yet this cluster suggests how Marshall’s work as editor has helped shape not only individual trajectories but the larger conversations in our fields over three stimulating decades, in no small part through an astounding twenty-eight special issues (see...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 183–197.
Published: 01 June 1969
... for such with all the World, for Fifty Years together. And what indeed can one mean, when he speaks of a fine Gentleman, but one who is qualify’d in Conversation, to please the best Company of either Sex? (John Dennis, A Defence of Sir Fopling Flutter [1722]) The comments of Steele...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 360–374.
Published: 01 December 1953
... in 1834, after five years of vain search for a British publisher for a sixth volume of Imaginary Conversations (volumes 4 and 5 had been published in 1829). Landor’s relations with Americans were always cordial. Born in the year of the Battle of Lexington, he had from childhood admired...