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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (4): 399–426.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and reviews have appeared in the Shakespeare Quarterly, English Literary History, and the Renaissance Quarterly . Royal Jokes and Sovereign Mystery in Castiglione and Marguerite de Navarre Heather James hen the emperor Caligula let it be known that he might propose W his horse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 144–166.
Published: 01 June 1990
...Janet Marion Martin Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 CICERO’S JOKES AT THE COURT OF HENRY I1 OF ENGLAND ROMAN HUMOR AND THE PRINCELY IDEAL By JANET MARION MARTIN The Saturnalia, by the fifth-century Roman...
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Published: 01 March 2016
Figure 6. Harry Furniss, “The Origin of Pan.” From Harry Furniss’s Royal Academy: An Artistic Joke ( 1887 ) More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 413–442.
Published: 01 December 2023
...David Nee Abstract André Jolles’s Simple Forms (1929), widely regarded as a classic of genre theory, examines a range of folkloric and nonauthorial forms, such as the fairy tale, the riddle, and the joke, as part of an ambitious attempt to reground literary theory in a “morphological” approach...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 48–52.
Published: 01 March 1970
...) the immediate reference of “cock and bull” is not to Obadiah’s problem in the sense that Booth intends; and (3) the Shandy bull is not impotent, at least not for the dramatic purpose of the novel. It is all a joke, perhaps no more of a joke than the obstetrical forceps’ breaking Tristram’s nose...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 487–488.
Published: 01 December 1947
... of the Kritik der asthetischen Urthedskraft, is re- markable as the chief passage in which Kant deals with humour. In this passage, Kant actually descends to quoting two jokes to support his definition of laughter as “ein Affect aus der plotzlichen Verwandlung einer gespannten...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 174–184.
Published: 01 June 1966
..., found their expression in the burlu. As Tirso uses the term, a burlu may be a joke which exposes false appearances by con- trasting them with reality; it may be a trick which frustrates expecta- tions and reveals them as illusory; or it may be both at once.‘ Its double and somewhat ambiguous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 259–266.
Published: 01 September 1951
... Privy Garden (1674) ; Mock Songs and Joking Poems (1675) ; and Grammatical Drollery (1682). Biblio- graphical descriptions for most of these volumes can be found in Arthur E. Case, Bibliography of English Poetical Miscella&es, 1521-1750 (Oxford : Biblio- graphical Society, 1935...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 June 1974
... mixed up. “I don’t quite like women who are interested in philanthropic work,” says Cecily. “I think it is so forward of them.”5 This is funnier, and more percipient, than jokes about hypocritical Puritan tradesmen. Wilde’s symbol for sensual vitality and obedience to impulse is itself more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 100–106.
Published: 01 June 1957
... incident is the lowest form of the repeated jokes based on the Don’s inability to admit that reality limits possibility, to see that in his case a melting brain is impossible. Whereas the adventure with the lions signally involved Don Qui jote’s whole chivalric being, Cervantes could have had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 333–341.
Published: 01 December 1963
... in GGK are essentially practical jokes which the antagonist, Bercilak, enjoys to the hilt, as his continual loud laughter shows. And the victim, in the glare of exposure and publicity, responds like any victim of a practical joke-in shame and anger. GGK is a predominantly secular poem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 388–400.
Published: 01 September 1965
... certain of man’s self-enhancing illusions, and it is this definition which makes the Memoirs more than an obscene, if highly ingenious, joke. Arbuthnot shared with Pope and Swift the view of man as a divided animal. In his philosophical poem “Gnothi Seauton” (written in 1734, a year before...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 456–458.
Published: 01 December 1985
...- ment of Lewde, idle, froward, and vncomtant women, which “Sowernam”under- takes to rebut.) Pointing out that the stereotype of the woman who cannot take a joke has survived intact from the Renaissance, Woodbridge sen- sitively analyzes the double bind that Swetnam’s joking tone creates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 1998
... their increasing availability as objects of literary fun. Parrot jokes, for instance, begin to appear in jestbooks and related texts; moreover, they generally associate psittacine articulacy with intellectual empti- ness. The parrots of early modern jestbooks make no claims to have been born in paradise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 147–161.
Published: 01 June 1966
..., uproars, gags, practical jokes, and so on. Yet such characteristics, which often do appear in farce, are surface manifestations. What we need to identify is the “spirit of farce’’ which lies behind them. We ably, without denial of the basic validity of its doctrine, as susceptible...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 June 1951
... to the Skies, She drew an Angel down, Welsted pointed up the joke by calling Pope the bard Who from the skies, propitious to the fair, Brought down Caecilia, and sent Cloris there. It was perhaps not a very good joke. To make it clear he had to explain...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (3): 211–238.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and figure and author are liberated.”3 Howard does not pursue this liberation, but clearly James’s joke about one of the most crucial of novelistic procedures, particularly given his later literalization of Kansom’s arcadian metaphors in Marmion, requires some atten- tion. James had attested...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (2): 145–172.
Published: 01 June 1989
... the pleasure of a joke, not the hard work of initiation. The anecdote about the snowstorm thus exemplifies Clemens’s basic comic strategy, a circling in the narrative tracks of earlier performances of the same story, indeed, the only story related by the anecdotes of “The Adventures of Mark...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (2): 202–205.
Published: 01 June 1976
... of continuing bible of his spiritual history. But Kincaid does not choose to discuss the poem in these terms. Nor does he comment on the most striking instances of comic irony in In Memo• riam. I am thinking of the poet's "dreaming his dream" (123.10), for example, where the soul's high joking becomes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 354–368.
Published: 01 December 1975
... the saints are thus, 13eciivei-edid tiot wish to become otie (1 162 ff It is cleai- iri the poem that Uedivere is participating in Arthur’s joke atid does tiot confuse the giant Fvith Saint blicliael. I ti hlalory’s vei-sioti, however, lkdivere’s reniarks do tiot betray a I-ecogiiitioti of Artliui-’s...