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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Ben Etherington Abstract This essay revisits critical-humanist approaches to literary totality that have largely been sidelined during the recent revival of world literature studies. While there has been no shortage of defenses of close reading in the face of distant reading and other positivist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 June 1990
...George Huppert Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 PETER RAMUS THE HUMANIST AS PHILOSOPHE BJ GEORGEHUPPERT In Paris, yesterday, I was standing at the top of the steep hill known as the mountain...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (3): 292–295.
Published: 01 September 1980
... reorientation between the young revolutionary and the older conservative Wordsworth; he sees the continual shaping of a Tory humanist from Descriptiue Sketches to The Excursion. It is to Friedman’s credit that, in developing his argument, he invokes Marx only to view Wordsworth’s moral, economic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 96–107.
Published: 01 March 1951
...Philip A. Wadsworth Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 SAINT EXUPERY, ARTIST AND HUMANIST By PHILIPA. WADSWORTH The heroic death of Saint ExupCry in 1944 seemed to have cut short the literary career of one of France’s most gifted writers. His...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 3–11.
Published: 01 March 1961
... Jackson. “The Situation of the Scottish Gaelic Language,” Lochlann , I (1958), 229–34. THE CULTURAL STATUS OF SCOTTISH GAELIC A HUMANISTIC INTERPRETATION By CHARLESW. DUNN~ For at least four centuries the Gaelic spoken in the Highlands and Western Islands...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (4): 404–406.
Published: 01 December 1981
...Wallace Martin ALTIERI CHARLES. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1981. viii + 344 pp. $27.50. Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 404 REVIEWS Act and Quality: A Theory of Literary Meaning and Humanistic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kevin Pask Abstract The most striking development in literary scholarship since the millennium is the increasing exploration of scientific models for literary research. This reflects an anxiety about the authority of humanistic research that has historical roots, some of them well described...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 491–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to contemplate and clarify the humanistic stakes of machine “reading” during what some AI commentators conceive as a fourth industrial revolution. Surely scholars have always needed to make room for new ideas. Is this version any different in seeming, to me, to emulate those who profit from a culture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan Abstract This brief essay outlines the case for a postcolonial presentism arising at the intersection of two urgent areas of inquiry: the literary and linguistic study of global Anglophonism, on the one hand, and the humanistic and social-scientific study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 465–492.
Published: 01 December 2013
... inquiry—metaphysical freedom involves being drawn, overwhelmed, and transformed from without, all so as to enter a strange state of rest. While Arendt is ultimately humanistic in her understanding of freedom and natality, ascribing an important role to agency, freedom in metaphysical poetry plunges...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 175–191.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Oswald de Andrade formulated in his 1928 “Manifesto antropófago.” “Who eats whom?” they asked. And, “Is it bad?” For humanists, thanks to theoretical contributions in literary studies by Jorge Luis Borges, and for the range of arts by Luis Camnitzer, scholars north and south have been learning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 61–79.
Published: 01 March 2008
... relationship with hegemonic discourses by examining the literary practices of three New Humanists who demonstrated, respectively, ideal/academic, political, and transcendental ways of engagement. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Li Tonglu is a doctoral student in the Department of East Asian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 June 1990
... in consciousness that people fantasized strange breads and occasionally hallucinated on rotten grain, it is no wonder that the poor relied upon the manual labor of their children.* The Italian humanist Antonio Ivani observed in the 1460s that “to get enough food for their stomachs is almost...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 June 1990
... and important effort to interpret Renaissance humanist education in light of a theoretical perspective that may loosely be termed neo-Marxist: From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Centuly Europe, by Anthony Grafton and Lisa Jardine.3 The book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 101–104.
Published: 01 June 1990
.... Ancient Rome provided the model for shaping the political life and a politi- cal ideology that placed the res publica above all individual con- cerns. It provided a model of the conduct of a statesman in the Roman senator. A humanist can be defined as one who administers this inheritance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 337–352.
Published: 01 September 1951
... considerably from Rabelais to Ronsard and from Montaigne to St. Francis of Sales, all of whom would be eligible for the title of humanists. French humanism has its aristocrats and its democrats,’ its philosophers and its rhetorician its nature-minded and its history-minded adherents,* its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 167–184.
Published: 01 June 1990
... of humanism from a movement of private scholars into one participating actively in Italian public life. Whereas fourteenth- century humanists such as Petrarch and Coluccio Salutati pursued their humanistic interests largely within the context of private study, with the classicizing of oratory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 386–395.
Published: 01 December 1988
... of context by grounding us in approaches that go beyond context-a revised version of New Criti- cism, Auerbachian analysis, and New Historicism. In his account of New Criticism, he describes certain liberal humanist attitudes that undergird it and that underpin his project; it and he, according...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 81–83.
Published: 01 March 1956
... individual studies of the particular field. A number of misrepresentations are the consequence of this procedure. It is incorrect, for example, to say: “The use of dialogue, like Erasmus’ Colloquies, led to the acting of Plautus, Terence and Seneca, as well as the humanist, neo-Latin...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to problems of governance and sovereignty prior to and during the Wars of Religion (1562 – 98). Homer became a locus for conflict between Catho- lics and Huguenots in Europe, especially in France, where Homeric epic was read both systematically and politically from early humanist allegori- cal exegesis...