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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 66–77.
Published: 01 March 1974
...Walter Ong S. J. Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 GOSPEL, EXISTENCE, AND PRINT’ By WALTERJ. ONG,S.J. Although the Christian sermon is unmistakably a verbal perform- ance, its relationship to other verbal discourse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 December 2009
... about a disconnection in the present itself. Belonging neither to the past nor to the present, the remnant draws attention to modernity's temporality as that of the time lag: a suspension of connection and continuity that generates a curiously insubstantial existence in the present. Rereading Scott...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-nature problem by dissolving its existence as a problem. It also overhauls our understanding of “Mont Blanc” and illuminates a Romantic tradition founded on a poetics of epistemic sufficiency. Copyright © 2018 by University of Washington 2018 20 As Robert Mitchell ( 2008 ) notes, even readings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
... translation, with commentary, by Zhang Longxi of a celebrated 1980s article by Qian Zhongshu, the present essay argues that examples of a fruitful use of both Western and Chinese theory and literature already exist and may further put into practice what Wang, Zhang, and Zhu so forcefully call for. Qian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... and Romantic history stage a debate between epistemological and aesthetic impulses that the affirmation of the existent resolves. Romantic history is never more realist than when it engages in this sort of symbolic rank ordering of reality over romance. The apparent utopia of progress overlays a suffocating...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... is merely a particular type of classification, akin but not identical to the classifications performed by terms such as mimesis or verisimilitude. Thus it is nonsensical to claim that fiction qua concept does or does not exist at any given moment: fiction is foremost a way of grouping various literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2024
... fate of evil in the sorts of literary fiction that exist outside this paradigm. Taking up the novels of Jonathan Franzen, which are replete with representations of evil, this essay locates the sources of Franzen’s fixation in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and argues that, as theodicy fell out of favor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 153–166.
Published: 01 June 1956
... to the experi- ence of loneliness and homelessness and to the search for the ultimate meaning of human existence. They have perceived loneliness as a social or political ostracism, as a pathological psychoneurosis or even as sexual trauma, as the artist’s isolation, or as religious anguish...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 March 1985
... of certain attributes, aspects, or features (for instance, those in a dictionary definition of “tree”) of whatever is meant. The idea that is the meaning is not the idea of any particular tree which exists in space and time (the gnarled oak on grand- father’s farm), but only...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 158–159.
Published: 01 March 1942
..., the poet is driven to questioning the framework of society, its moral, ideological and economic structure. This skep- ticism leads him to the questioning of his own existence, of his sig- nificance and function in the social edifice. However varied the Weltanschauungen of the different writers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 417–436.
Published: 01 December 1997
... enjoyment” (488). This suddenly compressed distinction, ignoring the connection between Kantian taste and all other class tastes, derives from the fact that the popular taste alone, in Bourdieu’s system, exists in complete contrast not only to Kantian aesthetics but to all other dominant tastes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (4): 369–388.
Published: 01 December 1981
... not exist. We need to recog. nize, then, just how basic McFee’s premise is to the mental acrobatics of all the jumpers. Standing alone against McFee and the jumpers, George ruefully considers a name for the sort of philosophy which condones murder: “Mainstream, I’d call it. Orthodox mainstream...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 266–270.
Published: 01 June 1998
...-“neither a symbolic relation to a referential register nor an iconic analogy to the existing world, but . . . merely indicial, disclosing nei- ther the purpose nor the structure of existence but only existence itself” (11). Its reflected binary is thus “the mimetic and semiotic aspects of lan...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 167–177.
Published: 01 June 1977
... energies clearly within the world of their antagonists. Thus the poet’s “affirming flame,” in “September 1, 1939,” exists against the background of the night and “darkened lands of the earth,” arid the lovers whose epithalamion ends the volume marry in a world where “explosives blow to dust...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 292–309.
Published: 01 September 1951
... of piety, Shaftesbury charged. True piety is serving God out of honor and love for his own sake, not out of slavish fear or mercenary greed. In his attacks Shaftesbury did not completely deny the existence of a future state, but he forcefully asserted that virtue could exist without...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 March 1950
... life and, leading a strictly self- centered existence, trifles (bugatelliesiert) with the material foundations of life, and deprcrvation, wherein conversely as a reaction to decadence the material world denies the reality of the spirit and triumphs over it in the glorification of brute...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 425–433.
Published: 01 December 1964
... for an eye” philosophy, in addition to her amorous theories, exists within the hierarchical framework of a world she has fixed in a formulated glance. Both Pinkie and Ida seek to create a life devoid of fear. Ironically, their efforts lead them to choose non-being. Pinkie’s acts deny life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (1): 89–92.
Published: 01 March 1985
... ways of describing the continuities and changes that constitute a vital and developing verse tradition. Anne Ferry’s subject is the emergence in the sixteenth-century English sonnet of a new notion of self as “inner life” or “continuous inward existence” (p. 3). This notion is evident in both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 644–646.
Published: 01 December 1941
...D. Vittorini Paul Patrick Rogers. Oberlin, Ohio: The Academy Press, 1941. Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 644 Reviews Zuvavi,l ‘domuvi existed in the spoken language all through the Classic period just as seperare (regularly developed in Old...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 21–31.
Published: 01 March 1961
... and dangerous experience. So, whatever the impact upon his consciousness may be, for him there is a special region of the mind in which historical events and per- sonages exist with a degree of convincing realism that is different from the realism of a merely draniatic reconstruction of historical...