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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 (2020) 81 (3): 267–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Paul Fry Abstract Advanced schools of literary research today concur in their disapproval of unscaffolded interpretations of texts that “overhear” the presumed self-communing voices of authors in their solitude. Choosing from among the many antihermeneutic arguments, this essay responds in the main...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 289–318.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Virginia Jackson Abstract As a response to Paul Fry’s essay “The New Metacriticisms and the Fate of Interpretation,” this essay asks a few questions: (1) Isn’t “metacriticism” what the twentieth century meant by literary criticism? (2) Why is modern literary criticism so defensive when it comes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 285–287.
Published: 01 September 1959
...David C. Fowler Robert Worth Frank, Jr.. Piers Plowman and the Scheme of Salvation: An Interpretation of Dowel, Dobet, and Dobest . New Haven: Yale Studies in English, Vol. 136; London: Oxford University Press, 1957. Pp. xiv + 123. $4.00. © 1959 University of Washington 1959...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 285–287.
Published: 01 September 1959
...David C. Fowler Von Willi Erzgraber. William Langlands “Piers Plowman”: Eine Interpretation des C-Textes . Heidelberg: Carl Winter, Universitätsverlag, Frankfurter Arbeiten aus dem Gebiete der Anglistik und der Amerika-Studien, Heft 3, 1957. Pp. 248. DM 24.-. © 1959 University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 1968
...Charles Moorman Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 M. Kean P. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1967. x + 246 pp. $7.50. REVIEWS “The Pearl”: An Interpretation. By P. M. I(EAN. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1967. x + 246 pp. $7.50...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 360–364.
Published: 01 September 1968
... who are too inclined to neglect them. MAURICEJ. QUINLAN Boston College Struktur und Sprachmagie: Zur Methode der Lyrik-Interpretation. By HERBERTLEHNERT. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, Sprache und Literatur, No. 36, 1966. 159 pp. DM...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 240–241.
Published: 01 June 1949
.... HEREWARDT. PRICE Univfrsity of Michigan Henry Vaughan: A Life and Interpretation. By F. E. HUTCHINSON.Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1947. Pp. viii 4- 260. $5.50. Most of the material for this book was collected over the past half-century by Miss Gwenllian Morgan and Miss Louise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 404–405.
Published: 01 September 1949
... and Interpretation. Par HERBERTDIECKMANN. Saint Louis : Washington University Studies, New Series, Language and Litera- ture, No. 18, 1948. Pp. 108. L‘importance de la question traitke dans ce livre est kvidente. L’auteur a CtudiC le texte de L’Encyclope‘die de Diderot qui constitue ou...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 81–88.
Published: 01 March 1949
...Gaylord C. LeRoy Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 JOHN RUSKIN: AN INTERPRETATION OF HIS “DAILY MADDEN I NG RAGE” By GAYLORDC. LEROY During the latter part of his life Ruskin was constantly afflicted with the sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 March 1967
... of Georges Bernanos: An Essay in Interpretation. By GERDABLUMENTHAL. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1965. xxi + 154 pp. $4.50. Georges Bernanos’ great strength as a novelist lies in his ability to create mood and atmosphere and to sustain them by means of obsessive patterns of imagery...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 285–304.
Published: 01 September 1967
...Harry Berger, Jr. Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 MARVELL‘S t‘GARDEN” STILL ANOTHER INTERPRETATION By HARRYBERCER, JR. My excuse for revisiting Marvell’s garden, if I need one, is simply...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 1951
... Indiana University The Renaissance in Historical Thought : Five Centuries of Interpretation. By WALLACEK. FERCUSON. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. Pp. xiii + 429. $5.00. Professor Ferguson’s book is a notable contribution to the increasing body of studies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 87–88.
Published: 01 March 1955
...James R. Caldwell V. Erdman David. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1954. Pp. xx + 503. $7.50. Copyright © 1955 by Duke University Press 1955 James R. Caldwell 07 Bloke, Prophet Against Empire: A Poet’s Interpretation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 267–269.
Published: 01 September 1960
... a Renaissance dissection. But Macklem resolutely refuses to follow out the implications of his thesis and thus limits both its interest and importance. HERBERTWEISINCER Michigan State University Heroic Knowledge: An Interpretation...
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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 (1954) 15 (4): 295–311.
Published: 01 December 1954
...Herbert Dieckmann © 1954 University of Washington 1954 AN INTERPRETATION OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY By HERBERTDIECKMANN Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of the EnlightenmentL deals with the main currents of thought in France, Germany, and England during one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 35–46.
Published: 01 March 1976
...John F. McElroy Copyright © 1976 by Duke University Press 1976 MIDDLETON, ENTERTAINER OR MORALIST? A.N INTERPRETATION OF THE FAMILY OF LOVE AND YOUR FIVE GALLANTS By JOHN F. MCELROY A few years ago...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 March 1977
...Robert L. Montgomery Alastair Fowler. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1975. viii + 152 pp. £4.50. Copyright © 1977 by Duke University Press 1977 REVIEWS Conceilful Thought: The Interpretation of English Renaissance Poems. By ALASTAIRFOWLER...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 207–210.
Published: 01 June 1977
... of this book will find most to object to. A few interpretations strike me as “stretchers,” and I suspect most readers who know Huckleberry Finn well would find others. For example, Carrington argues that “Huck makes Jim pay and pay” (p. 41) for pressuring Huck to remain loyal; and he asserts...