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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Aaron Kunin This essay defines character as a device that collects every example of a kind of person. This formalist definition derives from seventeenth-century books of characteristic writings. The essay tests this definition against the antiformalist one derived from the realist novel, in which...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... by the anonymizing effects of print culture and the philosophy of skepticism, and by the consequent development of the autonomous narrator, produced the discourse of the early modern literary public sphere. The emergence of this discourse derived particularly from transformations in the concepts of ethos...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., and literary reasons for the formation of a literary canon, and to a degree literary production is inseparable from cross-cultural (re)production. The literary canon appropriates and is also appropriated by translations. Many modern Chinese literary concepts derive from translations, especially of Western...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that is constitutively informed by an awareness of debt, debit, and credit. That profane mode of thought later finds more enthusiastic expression in the early English novels of Daniel Defoe and others, but it begins to take shape in Milton, who derives it from none other than religious sources such as scripture...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
... culture's end-driven tendencies by taking the viewing process out of the viewer's hands. While readers can read novels as they please, visual technologies function independently of the spectator. From them, James thought, twentieth-century novelists might derive formal strategies to solve the problem...
Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
... by constructing the isolated subject so that its associations with the social order become manifest. Because Eliot could show through Bradley that the world of relations is the actual substance that one lives for, he could derive concepts of humility and faith that had no place in his earlier poetics. The essay's...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 175–199.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in relation to his reading of Dante’s defense of the vernacular, a question that Pound works through by way of the counterintuitive process of translation, with the goal of defending American usage against the linguistic regulatory norms of England. Through recourse to a lexicon derived from the Scottish poet...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 433–451.
Published: 01 September 2012
... explore their formation in this way may discover new ways of seeing the affiliations between subjected parts of the world. In this light, derangement also assumes a productive force: it makes available new perspectives derived from shared but diverse expressions of peripheral historicity. The fundamental...
Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
... was positively invested in a poetic praxis of skeptical ignorance derived from David Hume and that this praxis allowed him to vacate the question of the way things really are. Eschewing the masculinist quest to penetrate the secrets of the natural world, this skeptical praxis offers a quiet solution to the mind...
Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (2): 184–198.
Published: 01 June 1953
... I. KG [i:] is derived from: (1) MHG i in open syllables : Jbi:la “to play”, etc. (2) MHG i before final [a] (MHG r) : mi:a “(to) me”, di:a “ (to) you”. (3) MHG ie: di:f “deep”. (4) MHG iie : fi:s “feet”. In umlauted plurals of nouns having in the singular a short vowel...
Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (3): 267–289.
Published: 01 September 1947
... [i:] PaG [i:] is a long, high-front vowel. derived from the following sources : (1) MHG i (a) in open syllables: fi: “cattle”, i:m “honey-bee”, i:re “her” (dat.) ; (b) in monosyllables ending in a single consonant, in which case open syllables occurred in the paradigm : Sdi:l...
Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 March 1945
... the presentation copy2 have survived. In his excellent study of the five surviving manuscripts,8 Gaston Paris has proved that they all derive from a faulty archetype and that the common source of ABLMP cannot have been the original dictation, or prototype, since it contained errors of transcription...
Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (4): 333–352.
Published: 01 December 1952
... a far grander purpose than the immediate identification of specific individuals. To derive the full meaning that Johnson wove into his names, it is essential that we consider the names as symbols or metaphors whose properties may be extended beyond the immediate contexts in which...
Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2022
... is to follow the positive traces of the overt translations and self-avowedly naturalist fiction as well as to expand the scope to works that may derive from or pay homage to European originals in striking out on new paths for alternative forms of naturalism. Chapter 1, “Literary Travels and Literary...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 63–69.
Published: 01 March 1943
.... The readiness to believe in the derivative quality of his thought, and the apparently established conviction that the derivation is strictly from the empiri- cists, have tended to obscure some of the more obvious facts about Political Justice and its doctrines2 In the first place, page after page...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 46–52.
Published: 01 March 1962
... derivative unless the derivative was clearly inappropriate to the context. Therefore, a modern French derivative usually appears in place of words such as jiers, gentilz, vertut, uertuus, curt eis, noble, doel, dolur, confundre, estultie, amer, amktiet, bon, chevaler, chevalerus, honur...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 37–44.
Published: 01 March 1940
... for Onelan in line 62. The gen. pl. Wulgura presupposes a nom. pl. CYuZgaras, which I derive from a earlier *WuZg-wurus, with loss of the second w by dissimilation, or by reduction of the heavy consonant-group Zgw. The element wulg- answers to Icelandic ylgr ‘she-wolf’ and is the feminine...
Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 391–403.
Published: 01 December 1950
... of the heath had existed from earlier times.61 The author of the saga had a great interest in place-names and their derivations and used them to support the arguments of those who have preferred the saga to Landdmu as a historical source. It is most certainly true that the sagas have often...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 23–35.
Published: 01 March 1940
... of a traditional Slavic songn This is, in turn, a derivative of a Scandinavian song. Some German parallels to “The Twa Sisters” exhibit only a general similarity without implying a closer relation- ship. The theme of “The Twa Sisters” is the transformation of the murdered sister’s body into a harp which...
Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 204–207.
Published: 01 June 1984
... of suppressing his complicity in human experience” (p. 158). Finally, several years ago I argued that some of the strongest effects of Swift’s satires derive from his ability to lead the reader “to expect one kind of meaning which is presumed both to exist within the text and to be essentially...