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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
... (2009). Scott’s Stoic Characters: Ethics, Sentiment, and Irony in The Antiquary, Guy Mannering, and “the Author of Waverley” Samuel Baker homever one reads on the question, it seems that Walter Scott Wcreated “the classical form of the historical novel” by standing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 33–64.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: the literary antiauthoritarianism in his drama (the irony granting audiences the freedom of interpretation) perfectly matched the political antiauthoritarianism (liberalism) advocated by the likes of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Thus it is possible to speak of bardolatry as an allegorical intertext...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 227–238.
Published: 01 September 1975
.... IRONY AND AUTHORITY THE ENDING OF THE ROMAN DE LA ROSEX By MICHAELD. CHERNISS Readers of the Roman cle la Rose have only in recent years begun to appreciate the extent and sophistication of its irony. This irony per- vades not only Jean de...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 402–417.
Published: 01 December 1966
...Maximillian E. Novak Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 DEFOE’S SHORTEST WAY WITH THE DISSENTERS HOAX, PARODY, PARADOX, FICTION, IRONY, AND SATIRE By MAXIMILLIANE. NOVAK Defoe’s famous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 207–210.
Published: 01 June 1986
... Mexico Irony and Ethics in Narrative: From Schlegel to Lacan. By GARYJ. HAKDWERK. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985. ix + 231 pp. $21.00. Romantic irony as it descends from Friedrich Schlegel amounts to a critique of the autonomous subject, yet it has often been mistaken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 12–20.
Published: 01 March 1961
...Richard Morton Copyright © 1961 by Duke University Press 1961 NARRATIVE IRONY IN ROBERT BURNS’S TAM 0’ SHANTER By RICHARDMORTON The critical problems presented by Robert Burns’s Tam 0’ Shunter generally arise from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 183–184.
Published: 01 June 1962
...). ARCHERTAYLOR University of California, Berkeley The Word “Irony” and Its Context, 1500-1755. By NORMANKNOX. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1961. Pp. xv + 258. $7.50. The key terms of literary discourse are almost unbearably tricky. Romanti- cism, realism, tragedy, satire...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 149–151.
Published: 01 March 1969
... the whole.” TRISTRAMP. COFFIN University of Pennsylvania Henry Fielding and the Language of Irony. By GLENNW. HATFLELD.Chi- cago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1968. xi + 244 pp. $7.50. Marked by the publication in the past ten...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 402–416.
Published: 01 September 1969
...Douglas A. Joyce Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 SOME USES OF IRONY IN HOFMANNSTHAL’S DER SCH WIERIGE By DOUGLASA. JOYCE A close reading of Hofmannsthal’s Der Schwierige suggests that what gives this comedy its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 53–63.
Published: 01 March 1970
...Eugene Webb Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 THE RADICAL IRONY OF HEDDA GABLER By EUGENEWEBB Throughout its almost eigh ty-year career, Hed da Gab Zer has been the subject of energetic debate among special students...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 99–104.
Published: 01 March 1981
...L. J. Swingle K. MELLOR ANNE. Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 1980. ix + 219 pp. $15.00. Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 L. J. SWINGLE 99 English Romantic Irony. By ANNEK. MELLOR.Cambridge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 292–311.
Published: 01 September 1973
...Michael Danahy THE DRAMA OF HERODIADE LITURGY AND IRONY By MICHAELDANAHY One of the important aspects of MallarmC’s sensibility, poetic and psychological, is a guarded sense of irony: “L’ironie, qui faisait une...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (3): 373–375.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Ironies. By LINDAHUTCHEON. Toron to: Oxford University Press, 1991. xii + 160 pp. $22.50. Although Canadian literature and scholarship still have too few readers outside Canada, Linda Hutcheon, who could be called the Margaret Atwood of criticism, now enjoys an international reputation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
... assumed the power he did in Eliot's thinking because he addressed many of the concerns Eliot had begun to develop from symbolist poetics, particularly its critiques of empiricism and its engagement in the infinite ironies involving the status of subjectivity. Bradley also transformed these concerns...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 419–440.
Published: 01 December 2020
... events. Similarly, Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte famously uses literary and theatrical tropes to explain the same events as Flaubert as they unfolded. Both Flaubert and Marx show us that literary form (irony, farce, attention to linguistic repetition) participates in the politicization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 447–463.
Published: 01 December 2015
... him to probe a broader readerly skepticism, extending beyond irony to epistemological questions of the truth of narratives and how they might be assessed. 9 Before his story is over, Berganza will both be exhibited as an entertainer himself and serve a poet who writes plays. 10 Cascardi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 175–191.
Published: 01 June 2016
... charming than alarming. Inevitably, interrogations led to lessons in sociability and wit to derail some missions promoted by private and public Cold Warriors. Ethical quandaries would soon turn new North American lovers of Latin America toward ironies related to the metaphor of cannibalism that Brazil’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the former and domesticate the latter. Terrible events are described comically, and everyday matters are treated as portents. The echoes of Ulysses in magic realism amplify its irony and dispel the primitivist tendency to interpret the fantasy in later texts as evidence of indigenous belief in supernatural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (2): 202–205.
Published: 01 June 1976
... that In Memoriam and Maud (as well as The Princess) constitute Tennyson's great comic phase will give many readers pause. I can express my reactions with most precision by considering the treatment of irony and comedy in separate sections. Kincaid applies the word irony to two very different phenomena...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 406–416.
Published: 01 December 1973
.... These poems are, first of all, extremely important for their uniquely affirmative quality. By this I mean that the poems ab- ruptly depart from the uses of irony we have come to expect from Swift. Normally, Swift’s irony undermines its ostensible topic in such a way as to exercise the reader’s...