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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zhang Jiang Abstract No doubt twentieth-century Western literary theory has achieved remarkable results and historical advances. But the so-called imposed interpretation is one of its fundamental shortcomings. Imposed interpretation here refers to the practices that deviate from the text and dispel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 341–353.
Published: 01 September 2018
... totally rejects Western literary-critical theorists as guilty of what he calls “imposed interpretation.” Zhang eschews formulas or models in literary criticism in favor of reading each work as something unique and sui generis. Zhu Liyuan discusses in detail the influence in China of the present author’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Theo D’haen Abstract The articles at the center of this issue of MLQ , Wang Ning’s “French Theories in China and the Chinese Theoretical (Re)construction,” Zhang Jiang’s “On Imposed Interpretation and Chinese Construction of Literary Theory,” and Zhu Liyuan’s “Hillis Miller on the End of Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 September 2018
... now denounce. Zhang Jiang’s “On Imposed Interpretation and Chinese Construction of Literary Theory” is an adaptation of a series of polemical essays in Chinese that he has penned in recent years against “imposed interpretation” by Western literary theories (e.g., Zhang 2014a , 2014b...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 275–281.
Published: 01 December 1957
.... This is made known to us by Joyce himself, He uses two methods : he either interrupts the drama, as in the Portrait, to speak out in his own voice; or, more subtly, he imposes interpretive references on the action and characters. Only about one-third of Ulysses is a stream-of-consciousness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 156–171.
Published: 01 June 1972
... develops the symbolic value of the house. But at line 40, with the effort to impose again an interpretation of the subject, a resoundingly ar- tificial-almost a forced-simile appears: “Like some poor Arab tribesman and his tent.” The firial image, on the other harid, is an iritui- tioiial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 202–204.
Published: 01 June 1984
... to impose authority at the same time that the reader experiences the limita- tions of such a self-imposed assertion of authority or validity. The tension between author and authority, in Zimmerman’s view, con- stitutes both the central thematic and formal problem of Swift’s narrative satires...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 426–428.
Published: 01 December 1975
... controversy in Old English scholarship by using the term allegory “as shorthand for the idea that poetry is the most suggestive of all forms of literature” (p. ll), and he asserts that he is stylistically analyzing the poems themselves iis poems rather than imposing exegetical patterns upon them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 370–381.
Published: 01 December 1972
... to opposing interpretations. The great beauty of these letters, their uniqueness, their controversiality, in fact, all result horn their striking verisimilitude. The work retains this proxim- ity to real life precisely because its meaning cannot be easily and exhaustively abstracted in the form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 June 1974
... to the problems raised in the jokes about earnest and serious. Once belief in epistemo- logical certainty is abandoned, style, liberally interpreted, is more im- portan t than sincerity. By imposing a conscio.usly provisional order on to evanescent reality, it makes practical decisions possible. Paradox...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 99–105.
Published: 01 March 1968
... ways in which new meanings have been imposed on literary texts and suggests cri- teria for differentiating “good” allegorical interpretations from “bad.” (Molinet’s effort to force Christological interpretations on the Roman de la Rose represents a “bad” allegory.) Arguing against...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 425–429.
Published: 01 December 1983
... with 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 (1986) 47 (3): 318–321.
Published: 01 September 1986
... method. Marotti’s method allows him to relate the poems to Donne’s life and to larger cultural patterns, but it also imposes on him the inevitable circularity of dating poems on the basis of internal evidence and then interpreting them in terms of the historical context to which he has assigned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (4): 323–332.
Published: 01 December 1952
... historical scholarship, that there is no founda- tion in the plot for what Coleridge and similar interpreters had to say. It is now scarcely possible for a literary historian to look upon the feigned madness, or upon the elaborately contrived play, or upon the refusal to kill Claudius at prayer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 408–411.
Published: 01 December 1978
... expect Fish’s readings to be. But in this book Fish is not primarily concerned with interpretation; instead he tackles the larger questions posed by The Tem- ple, all of which he claims can be explained by the catechism. According to Fish, the catechism proves that The Temple...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 March 1993
..., writing and reading, history and interpretation. In textual studies and editing, however, these issues cannot be evaded, because the editor’s and textual critic’s literary works are always encountered as specific, material historical forms. They have what Paul de Man, speaking...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 183–186.
Published: 01 June 1972
..., and Chaucer; one almost wonders if Gollancz was not right after all when he held that Gawain and Pearl were earlier works, written before the poet turned to the religious life and wrote Patience and Purity. However, Spearing is true to his resolve “not to impose a rigid pat- tern of interpretation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 483–511.
Published: 01 December 1993
... Interpretation (Carbondale: South- ern Illinois University Press, 1953);and Walter Benn Michaels, ‘The Interpreter’s Self: Peirce on the Cartesian ‘Subject in Reader-Response Cn’ticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism, ed. Jane P. Tompkins (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
... in inner-biblical interpretations and later redactions, which attempt to shore up the despair of earlier prophetic oracles and make coherent meaning out of prophetic fragments. In this article I describe the reverberations of this dialectic of prophetic weakness and strength in post-Enlightenment readings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 377–386.
Published: 01 December 1971
... of song narrowly, but as an inclusive metaphor of the human capacity to impose artful order on existence (“L’Allegro”)and achieve a significant interpretation of hxperi- ence (“ I1 Penseroso”) . Many Renaissance and seventeenth-cen tury writers follow Horace in calling Orpheus a civilizer...