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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bruce Robbins The critique of theodicy might form part of the rationale for a renewed version of literary study. This hypothesis, suggested by James Wood's New York Times oped on the 2010 Haiti earthquake, leads to an interrogation of the status of literature: Is it a secular concept, as Richard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 531–559.
Published: 01 December 2004
... at ease, An island Queen amidst thy subject seas, While the vex’t billows, in their distant roar, But soothe thy slumbers, and but kiss thy shore? To sport in wars, while danger keeps aloof . . . ? (ll. 39–43) “Ruin, as with an earthquake shock, is here” (l...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 443–464.
Published: 01 December 2017
... these first changes. Is this the honour which Man hath by being a little world , That he hath these earthquakes in him selfe, sodaine shakings; these lightnings , sodaine flashes; these thunders , sodaine noises; these Eclypses , sodain offuscations, & darknings of his senses; these blazing stars...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 508–509.
Published: 01 December 1967
..., “A poetic image is comparable to an earthquake” @. lll), or “such dis- coveries.. .are made best in a night world’’ @. ill), or that “Omega” is “the animal victim, the hyena of Une Saison, turned mystic in the total metamorphosis that every end creates” @. 107). Indeed, Fowlie’s thought too often...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 150–151.
Published: 01 March 1942
.... Neither “The Luck of Roaring Camp” nor “Tennessee’s Partner” “is a work of realistic art,” he asserts ; “Harte, like any other artist, works within a convention.” The very fact that Harte’s situations can “so often be satisfactorily resolved by a fire or a flood or an earthquake is evidence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 March 1942
..., like any other artist, works within a convention.” The very fact that Harte’s situations can “so often be satisfactorily resolved by a fire or a flood or an earthquake is evidence that they are placer deposits. . . .” No one can claim, he continues, that Harte’s observations “were rooted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 393–396.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Earthquake in Chile (1807), a story framed by two catastrophes that first dismantle and then reform the institutions of society. The idyllic poetic space created between the two chance disasters cannot be secured: the revolution completes a full 360° turn. Hamilton ties this outcome to Kant’s Contest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... “Is Literature a Secular Concept? Three Earthquakes” asks whether literature is “different in kind from the vin- dications of heavenly design” so often invoked to explain disasters like the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Robbins engages the work of Richard Rorty to describe literature’s capacity to reject...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 1962
... sparrow. Pope is right in the 1730’s, and Pope is still right in 1748 when Zadig can answer only mais to the angel Jesrad. Pope is right again in 1755, the year of the Lisbon earthquake (“L’auteur du pocme sur Ze Dksastre de Lisbonne ne combat point l’illustre Pope, qu’il a toujours...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 219–223.
Published: 01 June 1994
... and realm. Especially in the early chapters, Helgerson relies too earnestly on one seminal phrase, “the kingdom of our own language,”taken from the Harvey-Spenser correspon- dence on earthquakes and quantitative verse. These Three Aqper and wittie familiar letters entertain-wittily-a political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 1982
... that he be indeed “oth- erwise” than “glad”; everywhere the “beautiful” Kevolution is vio- lated by the characteristic earthquakes and storms of the sublime. “I saw the revolutionary Power / Toss like a Ship at anchor, rock’d by storms” (48-49), he says. In a seeming lull in the political climate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 237–255.
Published: 01 September 1979
... proportions in the thunderstorm and earthquake, which threaten to “lose / The worlds foundations from his centre fixt” (III.xii.2). It is important to note, therefore, that when Britomart res- cues Artegall from Kadigund in Book V, she moves to re-create hier- archy in human affairs by restoring...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
...? Three Earthquakes .” Modern Language Quarterly 72 , no. 3 : 293 – 317 . Rothblatt Sheldon . 1968 . The Revolution of the Dons: Cambridge and Society in Victorian England . London : Faber and Faber . Rowse Alfred Leslie . 1988 . Quiller Couch: A Portrait of “Q.” London...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 449–458.
Published: 01 December 1945
... : Wake not for the world-heard thunder Nor the chime that earthquakes toll. Housman, as we have seen, made no secret of his debt to Shake- speare’s songs, and indeed it is not hard to find suggestive parallel passages in their lyrical poetry. It is much harder to stop finding them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 57–65.
Published: 01 March 1964
... of the elements of nature witnessing to Christ’s divinity. This is followed by a reference to the water on which Peter saw Christ walk and by the final examples of the witnessing elements, the eclipse of the sun and the earthquake at the Crucifixion. Next in order is the Harrowing of Hell...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 293–315.
Published: 01 September 1985
... vitalities. And what of those shrugs, those earthquakes and floods and mudslides, whereby the Earth demonstrates her utter indifference to her little scum of life? Nature-Nature, whom we love more than our own bodies, from whose face we have extracted a thousand metaphors...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in the opening pages of Mary Shelley’s Last Man.  Performing a New France Insofar as the Laki eruption, the Calabrian earthquakes of 1783, and the Great Meteor of August 18 that year have no causal link either to industrialization or to slavery, the epiphany...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (1): 27–61.
Published: 01 March 1997
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 66–77.
Published: 01 March 1974
... for the sermon, too, but with radical trans- valuation, for the results the sermon aims at are in the last analysis me- tarhetorical. A sermon, as suggested earlier, may of course have some immediate down-to-earth or material objective: the building of a hos- pital or contributions to aid earthquake...