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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 521–537.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Christianity’s doctrines and ideas as anything but myopic. This essay explores the doctrine of kenosis as integral to Christianity’s compassionate vision in the work of two writers associated with the nineteenth-century Catholic revival: Christina Rossetti and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Kenosis describes Christ’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 367–372.
Published: 01 December 2022
... familiar to those in a more secular sphere. Mason returns to the topic of Christian experience, a category frequently occluded when literary scholars entertain any notion of religion. Turning to the work of Christina Rossetti and Gerard Manley Hopkins, she demonstrates how the theological notion of kenosis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 453–478.
Published: 01 December 2019
... itself, that does not domesticate violence, that arises from the kenosis of the vanished lyric subject. For Carson ( 2006 : 162), creation, or rather decreation, which is the same thing as love, is both rapture and personal negation: it “dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., and further in Eliot’s poetry and creates strange affinities between dissonant persons and authorships: lives turn coeval yet alien. Under the spell of Kaup’s critical fictionality, which is ines- capably minor, I cast Tom in the mold of a resistant therapist engaged in kenosis, attempting psychic self...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 539–547.
Published: 01 December 2022
... that criticism is increasingly open to exploring the nature of the critic’s relational fidelity both to texts and to other readers. When, in her contribution to this cluster, Emma Mason describes the importance of kenosis, the spiritual practice of self-emptying, to nineteenth-century poets like Christina...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 437–459.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Pound and sometimes of Eliot) as though they had not been treated that way before: “To conform merely would be for the new work not really to conform at all; it would not be new, and would therefore not be a work of art” (50). Eliot’s kenosis or personal emptying is the moment of the poet’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 227–245.
Published: 01 June 1992
...: the lost love, the landscape and garden imagery, the stroll through the old town, and the birdsong heard by the lovers. 16 Bloom himself places Rilke in the categories of ”kenosis,or repetition and discontinu- ity” and “daemonization, or the counter-sublime” (pp. 91, 99). Brigitte Peucker...