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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2018) 79 (4): 355–372.
Published: 01 December 2018
...—the Word within words. Devolving hermeneutic authority from person to page, they claimed for scripture vital and vitalizing powers. 1 A foe to such “newe fanglenes,” More ( 1981 : 338) engaged Tyndale in a controversy of some 755,000 words: A Dialogue of Sir Thomas More (1529), An Answer unto...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1998) 59 (4): 514–518.
Published: 01 December 1998
... spot in this relation a version of the hermeneutic circle. The replacement of linear, “dead”logical criticism with “organic” hermeneutic circularity is, of course, also the topic of Bowie’s book, which therefore depends in intention (mediation), form (narrative), and content (history of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 March 1993
... critique of contemporary theory and hermeneutics, which has largely avoided a serious engagement with the problem of facticity and positive knowledge, The unwillingness or inability of most influential literary theoreticians of the past twenty-five years to enter the fields of textual criticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1972) 33 (2): 213–217.
Published: 01 June 1972
... way as to perform it. . . . Like a concert pianist, he must turn a text or score from object into beautiful movement, from fact to act. . .” (p. 38). “Heighten- ing, not levelling, is the imperative for the critic” (p. 39)-and heightening is the opposite of hermeneutics; it is a celebration...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2018) 79 (1): 115–116.
Published: 01 March 2018
... hermeneutic of truth and falsehood, virtue and degeneracy, at least from the time of Jerome and Augustine. A sharper focus on this Christian hermeneutic, both in the intellectual history of Babylon and in the overarching theory of archetypes that animates this study, would have been useful. The first of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1985) 46 (2): 202–208.
Published: 01 June 1985
... non-Christians-after all, all the parties in the original quarrel were Catho- lics, and there were ecclesiastics on both sides. What the quarrel turned on, and to my view still does, is two deeply divergent ways of looking at a discourse. One, more familiar to most of us today, is hermeneutical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1990) 51 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 March 1990
... clear who is not speaking in the very act of speaking” (p. 154). In the end, by the proliferation of this sort of impersonation in the Canterbury Tales which culminates in the crucial performance of the eunuch Pardoner, and by the exposure of the “ex- plicitly heterosexual hermeneutic acts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1991) 52 (4): 463–466.
Published: 01 December 1991
... their respective interpretations of the (presumably) still more familiar Nietzsche. From this angular view, Behler provides a survey of certain central issues of deconstruction and hermeneutics that will be useful for readers who have walked the ground before. That such repetition is welcome is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1983) 44 (4): 425–429.
Published: 01 December 1983
... significant comparisons to what Shake- speare wrote Reformation doctrine and theology, for Christopher, func- tion “as a base line”; they provide the “hermeneutic” (p. ix) that Milton’s poetry everywhere affirms, without imposing an orthodoxy on that poetry and without ever curtailing its polyphonic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1993) 54 (3): 427–430.
Published: 01 September 1993
... MLQ I September 1993 a fiction to legitimate one particular apperceptive grid, no more or less legitimate, in spite of its erudition, than any other individual ideational enterprise of our time, certainly no more “historically correct” in the poli- tics of scholarship. As in the hermeneutics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1991) 52 (4): 460–463.
Published: 01 December 1991
... (1951), and MiZtm's God (1960). Not one of Empson's books echoes within contemporary debates about hermeneutics and modernity, semiotics and the speaking subject, or the legacy of Romanticism as an inte- gral feature of modernist literary theory, where the names of these other crit- ics would...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1997) 58 (3): 351–355.
Published: 01 September 1997
... Wellbery, a poetics of experience, authenticity of voice, and hermeneutics. In readings of some fifteen poems from the late 1760s to the late 1770s Wellbery develops a new, psychoanalytic myth, not of the poet but of the age. Since Wellbery is a structuralist, his myth has an array of motifs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1984) 45 (2): 202–204.
Published: 01 June 1984
... analyze the context in which the novel arose, engaging the hermeneutical and epistemological concerns that are implicit in the new form. (p. 14) Zimmerman’s book thus contributes to the critical debate established by such works as Gabriel Josipovici’s The World and the Book (1971...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2016) 77 (2): 268–271.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Wuthering Heights —Lockwood, Nelly, Isabella, Catherine herself—to get at what “the novel says.” Nevertheless, Staten’s readings are primarily hermeneutic or thematic; that is, they are psychological interpretations of the characters of each novel in their interactions with one another against the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 191–198.
Published: 01 June 1941
.... P. Evans : In the hands of Christian teachers it was made wholly subordi- nate to hermeneutical and homiletical purposes, and became a mere treatise on theology, interspersed with pious exhortation.5 The unwarranted simplicity6 in this view of the Bestiary is im- mediately...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1991) 52 (1): 37–52.
Published: 01 March 1991
... language, and it is to hermeneutics rather than “natural philosophy” that we must look for a solution.3 Coleridge began to practice, therefore, a language of interpretation whose sub- ject was language in the hope of showing that both human and natural language moved from and towards the tebs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
....” Such a formulation assumes that tropes are used in literature to aid the richness and vividness of what is being said, that is, what is called the “hermeneutic” meaning. I hold, rather, that while tropes may appear to function as aids to richness of meaning, one must distinguish what is said...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., language, and memory. Victorian hermeneutics has hitherto been of little interest to scholars, sandwiched as it is between the German Romantic tradition of F. D. E. Schleiermacher on one side and the emergence of twentieth-century Continental “theory” on the other. But Anger’s book endeavors to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 295–299.
Published: 01 June 2008
... study of how we derive meaning from texts, language, and memory. Victorian hermeneutics has hitherto been of little interest to scholars, sandwiched as it is between the German Romantic tradition of F. D. E. Schleiermacher on one side and the emergence of twentieth-century Continental “theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 299–303.
Published: 01 June 2008
... provocative study of how we derive meaning from texts, language, and memory. Victorian hermeneutics has hitherto been of little interest to scholars, sandwiched as it is between the German Romantic tradition of F. D. E. Schleiermacher on one side and the emergence of twentieth-century Continental...