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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1950) 11 (3): 377–378.
Published: 01 September 1950
... German thought and letters in the whole world-literary process. STUARTP. ATKINS Hantard University The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind. By DAVIDDIRINCER. New York : Philosophical Library, 1948. Pp. 607. $12.00...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1951) 12 (4): 422–428.
Published: 01 December 1951
...Harry F. Robins Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 THE KEY TO A PROBLEM IN MILTON’S COMUS By HARRYF. ROBINS Among the cruces which have long puzzled admirers of Milton’s poetry is this passage from Comus: The Sea o’refraught would...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2011) 72 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2011
... New and old Worlds” (Winter 2011), which looks at how the de Bry volumes influenced Europe's view of Asia by seeing the ancient cultures of the latter through the lens of “primitive” civilizations in the New World. The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture . By Smith...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Mathematical Key to La Princesse de Clèves David L. Sedley n his classic essay “Vraisemblance et motivation” Gérard Genette I(1969) pioneered the use of Jean-­Baptiste Henry du Trousset de Valincour’s Lettres à Madame la Marquise sur la Princesse de Clèves as a source of insight into how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1989) 50 (3): 273–275.
Published: 01 September 1989
... themes and characterizing their fluidity: “. . . Homer, with his overwhelming mastery of the traditional epic stuff, enriches the course of his story now with one group of details, now with another, though each group for a given action will tend to center about certain key verses and to follow a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1979) 40 (4): 376–389.
Published: 01 December 1979
...Alexander Fischler Copyright © 1979 by Duke University Press 1979 THEMATIC KEYS IN FRANCOIS MAURIAC’S THERESE DESQUEYROUX AND LE NGWD DE VIPERES By ALEXANDEKFISCHLEK Though the polemic and autobiographical writings in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
... essay argues that the key to the Cornelian model of literary greatness is the degree to which Corneille identifies his own poetic inspiration with his tragic protagonists, and capitally with the first of them, the eponymous heroine of Médée . When set in dialogue with the ventriloquistic absence of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
... concept of postmodernism traveled from the United States to western Europe and Russia, with key roles for American critics such as John Barth, Leslie Fiedler, Ihab Hassan, and Matei Calinescu and, in Europe, writers such as Umberto Eco and the reception of Jorge Luis Borges and Vladimir Nabokov. To the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2010) 71 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... Reflecting its author's own dilemma in the struggles of a speculating painter, the novel addressed and exploited key intertextual exchanges at the Victorian book market. University of Washington 2010 Tamara S. Wagner obtained her PhD from Cambridge University and is associate professor at Nanyang...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2011) 72 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 March 2011
...” discourse. In key works shaping nineteenth-century political and psychological identifications with Africa, Black Atlantic writers erased the multistoried hybridity of a mixed Muslim, Arab, and “native” West Africa. To imagine a pan-African solidarity figured around nation building on a primitive frontier...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2015) 76 (4): 465–490.
Published: 01 December 2015
... declaration of radical antihumanism with key implications for both Marxist and queer theory. In so doing, it proposes that Isherwood’s literary praxis of self-instrumentalization advances a definition of the human that refuses both property ownership and heterosexual monogamy. In light of this new reading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2018) 79 (4): 421–444.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Hannah Freed-Thall Abstract The rhetoric of revulsion has shaped French cultural modernity. This essay examines salient forms of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literary disgust, then turns to écœurement (heartsickness) as a contemporary case study. Écœurement is key to the work of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to the latter at the end of the nineteenth century. Yet even after standardized tests had replaced it as a key to college admissions, Silas Marner remained in high schools to furnish an idealized image of education, in which a nonbiological parent successfully replaced unsuitable biological ones...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2014) 75 (4): 541–575.
Published: 01 December 2014
... expression of Spain’s substate national identities less belligerent as they advanced by other means the technocratic and timidly cosmopolitan mind-set that informed Franco’s later administrations. The present essay explores the differential and dissenting sensibilities of key authors who during the period...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 215–237.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to establish coherent protocols or boundaries for the emerging discipline. This article contests that view by examining synoptically the careers of several key players in the promotion and development of university English studies: John Churton Collins, W. P. Ker, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Walter Raleigh...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1972) 33 (3): 343–346.
Published: 01 September 1972
... Schnitzler literature has been flourishing. The Arthur Schnitz- 344 REVIEWS ler Research Association deserves a good deal of credit for enlarging the focus from Schnitzler to the entire Viennese circle of writers of his time. Wil- liam Key’s book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1999) 60 (3): 426–428.
Published: 01 September 1999
... ceaseless fluctuations between discussing allegory sub specie aeternitatis and discussing it as a historical key to the “dissociation of sensibility” that sets in at the turn of the seventeenth century create multiple, at times seemingly insuperable cruxes. The prob- lem is worth noting because...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1987) 48 (4): 396.
Published: 01 December 1987
.... Wadlington’s notions derive from such writers as Mikhail Bakhtin, who has provided the richest analysis of voice in fiction; Kenneth Burke, whose rhetorical models also help the critic toward a pragmatics of social relations; and Clifford Geertz, who provides the key to an anthropology of rhetoric...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1975) 36 (1): 89–91.
Published: 01 March 1975
... traditional reading of them through de- tailed and refined examinations of her language. While other critics have explored her syntax, dialogue, and vocabulary, Tave is the first to treat so fully and discriminatingly a number of recurrent key terms in her novels. Indeed, the concerns of his criticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1979) 40 (4): 423–424.
Published: 01 December 1979
... one clue we must not forget as we read through the work of many decades. For Wasiolek’s purpose is to be helpful and to educate; and, being an intelligent and forceful critic, he is no lax tutor. He offers no simple key to unlock those doors which bar easy access to Tolstoy or Dostoevsky...