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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 421–444.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Hannah Freed-Thall Abstract The rhetoric of revulsion has shaped French cultural modernity. This essay examines salient forms of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literary disgust, then turns to écœurement (heartsickness) as a contemporary case study. Écœurement is key to the work...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 417–436.
Published: 01 December 1997
... shows Kant returning the favor, defining his aesthetic in terms of a repulsion from popular values: “Kant’s principle of pure taste is nothing other than a refusal, a dis- gust-a disgust for objects which impose enjoyment and a disgust for the crude, vulgar taste which revels in this imposed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... through the poetry of the past to work out problems of ethics and aesthetics that were of great importance to her. One simple way to present the difference between the two poems, then, would be to say that while “Rhapsody on a Windy Night” is energized by the poet’s disgust, “Suburb” attempts to counter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (3): 245–273.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... As the eccentric’s rigidity stages a protest against normality, so called, the anger and disgust of both Swift and Sitwell structure their protest in a way that hurls it forward, daring us to recognize the insufficiency of our own anger and the urgency of the work that it should prompt—leaving the nature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (1): 27–34.
Published: 01 March 1957
... of reputation (“0God ! Horatio, what a wounded name in The White Devil the characters welcome oblivion as a haven, a rest. They are beyond the attitude of “To be or not to be”-the disgust they feel, the horror at misused and pandered glory, makes “not to be” desirable. The beautiful last scene...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 344–354.
Published: 01 December 1959
... mis A nu,” 111, 86 f.) The obscenity of the language brings out the contempt which he feels for women. Furthermore, his insistence that woman is the opposite of the dandy makes it apparent that his disgust is caused by the fact that women can not be included in his aesthetic scheme...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (4): 511–514.
Published: 01 December 1998
...; his two earlier books, Wittgenstein and Derrida and Nietzsche’s Voice, barely mention literary texts.2 The emotion Staten traces now is the persistent Western disgust with the body as vehicle of death. If “mourning . . . [is] the agitation that is set off in the soul by . . . losing what we...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 233–259.
Published: 01 September 2019
... poetry that is confusing or misshapen. Later in the century Samuel Johnson ( 2010 : 23, 37, 41) criticized Crashaw, Abraham Cowley, and other “metaphysical” poets for writing verses so full of “enormous and disgusting hyperboles” that “their thoughts and expressions were sometimes grossly absurd...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 225–237.
Published: 01 September 1957
..., the great master of contempt” ; “Pope, the great master of hatred” ; “Swift, the great master of disgust.” Another difficulty with satire is that by tending toward exaggera- tion and by appealing to high standards, it can easily be allied to fanaticism, and even madness. Purely righteous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 181.
Published: 01 June 1955
... challenges certain misconceptions in the interpretation of decisive traits of Gotthelf s philosophy and politics ; e.g., the futile and somewhat disgusting attempt to turn Gotthelf‘s obviously stubborn and reactionary attitude toward political and social developments in his native country...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 247–275.
Published: 01 September 1995
...” of the story, offers his daughters to the would-be rapists, the poet delights in the violent fate suffered by the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. A reluctance to read homosexuality in the poem literally, sensitivity to violence (against homosexuals in particular), and disgust at the sexual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 367–376.
Published: 01 September 1949
... disgust with mankind. That the effects of Gulliver’s final return were perhaps intended as exaggeratedly calamitous (and, therefore, comic) is a conclusion ap- proached, however, by two critics. Professor Arthur Case points out that “the expressions about humanity which are found [in the last...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 91–103.
Published: 01 March 1993
... not be published at all. Malone’s footnote to sonnet 20, for instance, reads as follows: -the MASTER-MISTRESS of my passion;] It is impossible to read this ful- some panegyrick, addressed to a male object, without an equal mixture of disgust and indignation. We may remark also, that the same...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 359–371.
Published: 01 September 1970
...; centuries of carnal embracement, yet man is no nearer to understanding man” (p. 135). After the frightening experience in the caves, the disenchantment . . turns to disgust. “ ‘Why all this marriage, marriage? . The human race would have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 125–136.
Published: 01 June 1954
... uniformly strikes all men, and other objects “naturally indifferent or disgusting ; and yet that come into value and reputation on account of an association they happen to be in with original beauty.” This distinction, he is confident, explains the fixity of judgment in some matters of taste...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 337–338.
Published: 01 June 1942
... any pleasure from their revival: to shew them as they have already been shewn is to disgust by repetition; to give them new qualities or new ad- ventures is to offend by violating received notions. Far from sharing this opinion with Dr. Johnson, the English Romantics wilfully violated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 490–491.
Published: 01 September 1942
... comment. “The charac- ter of Madame Bovary is one of the most essentially disgusting that we ever happened to meet with,” but, then, “in England, novels nowadays are written for families - in France, they are written for men American literature was consistently disparaged. In music...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (4): 464–474.
Published: 01 December 1949
... his mother, as Orestes does, exceeds the guilt that appears in the foregoing scenes. . . . There is no age, but has suffered such guilt [parricide] to be represented on the stage; and yet I feel the disgust that must arise at the catastrophe of this piece; so much is our delicacy more apt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (3): 207–223.
Published: 01 September 1987
... to control and contain the object of the relation. Othello’s and Leontes’ images may provoke disgust or fear, but their relative smallness allows the heroes to contemplate them without any fundamental sense of danger. Furthermore, the relation of the observer to the smaller object seems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 March 2023
...,” “the poacher,” “the casual pauper,” “the vagabond,” “the beachcomber”: all these categories functioned tautologically to naturalize or justify the economic and social conditions that produced them. Whether viewed as picturesque or deviant, the triggers of nostalgia or disgust, the errant poor served...