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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 169–189.
Published: 01 June 1994
... and economic structures. Many treatises argued that true geniuses who had the must extraordinary capabilities bore the responsibility of leader- ship. What distinguished genius from other faculties was its ability to “explore unbeaten tracks, and make new discoveries in the regions of Science...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 September 1940
... may be ventured. In general, the inductive method, which is maintained in the book, carries conviction with it. MYRAR. JESSEN Bryn Mawr College The Genius of the German Lyric. An Historic Survey of its Foriqzal and Metaphysical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 510.
Published: 01 December 1945
... begins the preface to Dr. Cailliet’s most recent Pascalian study, Pascal: Genius in the Light of Scripture. In his scholarly biography of the great French philosopher, Dr. Cailliet has attempted to trace this “unity of design” that he finds overlying so many seemingly baffling contradictions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 81–82.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Anne K. Mellor Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role . By Andrew Elfenbein. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 262 pp. © 2001 University of Washington 2001 MLQ 62.1-05 Reviews 2/9/01 2:08 PM Page 71 Reviews Tropicopolitans...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Christopher Braider This essay explores the origins of the modern French paradigm of literary genius in the dramatic works of Pierre Corneille. Guided by a critical suggestion inscribed in an often-noted allusion to Corneille's first tragedy, Médée , near the end of Jean Racine's Phèdre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 240–256.
Published: 01 September 1972
...Donald G. Schueler Copyright © 1972 by Duke University Press 1972 GOWER’S CHARACTERIZATION OF GENIUS IN THE CONFESSIO AMANTIS By DONALDG. SCHUELER The majority opinion held by generations of literary critics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 March 1970
.... PHILLIPHARTH Univel-sity of Wisconsin The True Genius of Oliuei- Goldsmith. By ROBERTH. HOPKINS,Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1969. ix 4- 241 pp. $6.95. Kobert H. Hopkins’ attempt to demonstrate the “true genius” of Gold- smith results in such remarkable statements...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and access to a good education could wonder if he was a genius”; this mind-set fostered a shared “culture of genius” in which aspiring “geniuses lived their lives in anticipation of their biographer.” Genius also continues to provide a key organizing script for modern culture and its interpretation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
... poetry, which he imagined as originating in the responsive singing of the seraphim. At a time when the divine authority of the Bible was waning, the reclassification of large swaths of prophecy as poetry helped Lowth extol the human figure of the prophet as a literary genius. Lowth idealized...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 227–238.
Published: 01 September 1975
... of perfect am0r.l The most popular current candidates for the position of authority figure, mouthpiece for Meun’s own views, are Reson, Nature, and Genius, none of whom, as we shall see, quite fulfills the demands of such a posi- tion. Lorris very early defines the subject of his poem as amor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 55–62.
Published: 01 March 1961
...William V. Glebe Copyright © 1961 by Duke University Press 1961 THE “DISEASED” ARTIST ACHIEVES A NEW “HEALTH” THOMAS MANN’S LOTTE IN WEIMAR By WILLIAMV. GLEBE Thomas Mann’s now familiar concept of artistic genius as having a bond...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 531–559.
Published: 01 December 2004
... as a genius loci, a defining spirit of the place, a topographical feature that often suggested—and naturalized—a political character. Taken as a local (and given) characteristic, weather could be incor- porated into the Aristotelian tradition of climatology, revived by Mon- tesquieu and later Buffon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 17–36.
Published: 01 March 1948
... of taste, encouragers of budding genius, and guardians of public morals. These functions, which they themselves performed as best they could, are those which they demanded of critics in general. Reviewers thought highly of contemporary criticism : It doth not blast the bloom of genius, so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 71–74.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 81 Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role. By Andrew Elfenbein. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 262 pp. In this fascinating, provocative study Andrew Elfenbein studies the origins of the link between creative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 81 Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role. By Andrew Elfenbein. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 262 pp. In this fascinating, provocative study Andrew Elfenbein studies the origins of the link between creative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 78–80.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 81 Romantic Genius: The Prehistory of a Homosexual Role. By Andrew Elfenbein. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 262 pp. In this fascinating, provocative study Andrew Elfenbein studies the origins of the link between creative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 481–518.
Published: 01 September 2000
... as an exemplarity of mental freedom. The idea that I will reconstruct from certain passages in the Groundwork and the Critique of Judgment is that there is a need inherent in reason for every individual, and not just for the so-called genius, to “put” his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 June 2005
... by an elite few (the poetics model), became viewed as the stimulus for an experience produced by the mysterious workings of genius and universally felt (an early aesthetics model).3 Exploring the sublime in this context indicates how preserving the ineffability and mystery of the work of art required...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 403–404.
Published: 01 September 1949
... Ghnkratiotts Littbraires. By HENRIPEYRE. Paris: Boivin et Cie., 1948. Pp. 266. Les Gdndrations Litthraires presents an interesting evaluation of the various methods of literary classification and a serious consideration of the phenomena of genius. The first few chapters are in defense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (3): 351–355.
Published: 01 September 1997
... by the conventions of his neoclassical upbringing. In Strasbourg in the winter of 1770-71 Johann Gottfried Herder introduced him to the glories of Shakespeare and European folk song, and Goethe’s genius burst forth in a torrent of songs and free-verse hymns (otherwise known as Pindaric odes), in the Sturm...