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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 136–152.
Published: 01 June 1991
...J. G. Hughes Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 MWCOS DE OBREG~NESPINEL‘S CASE FOR A NEW KIND OF “GRAN HISTORIA” By J. G. HUGHES When Vicente Espinel published Marcos de Obregdn in 1618, some six fictional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 321–332.
Published: 01 December 1959
...Patricia Meyer Spacks Copyright © 1959 by Duke University Press 1959 HONOR AND PERCEPTION IN A WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS By PATRICIAMEYER SPACKS About the judgment that A Woman Killed with Kindness is incom- parably the best of Thomas...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
...James Nohrnberg Abstract Milton’s thinking and oeuvre divide historical time and place the poet and his subjects on the verges of periodizing metamorphoses: different eras of epistemology, religious dispensations, archaeologies of knowledge, kinds of global consciousness, rival explanations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 145–171.
Published: 01 June 2018
... way in happiness” (ll. 524–25). Far from standing alone, Armytage’s statement flows immediately from his repeated identification of a kind of “meditation” (l. 524). Contrary to Wordsworth’s later disclaimers, he learned much about this activity of meditative mind from Kant’s theories of the sublime...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Scott Hess Abstract This essay explores how genius in the nineteenth century simultaneously constituted both individual and collective national identity, helping to produce new forms of liberal democratic nationalist culture. It offers a Latourian interpretation of genius in terms of the kind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Vincenzo Cuoco's novel Plato in Italy in the local context of the transformation of the publishing industry in Italy and in the European context of Bonapartism. Fiction acquires here a special kind of value: that of reimagining a radical democracy betrayed by Napoleonic restoration. Roberto M...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 545–568.
Published: 01 December 2012
... contributed as a producer of rural tales for metropolitan markets. Fiction reading and the tourism it complements and engenders both have material consequences, as the novel acknowledges. Reader-tourists see themselves in Grace Melbury, in particular, and recognize in her story a struggle toward a new kind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Samuel Fallon Abstract After the popular Elizabethan writer Robert Greene died in 1592, a series of pamphlets appeared with stories of his ghost’s haunting returns. These pamphlets—Henry Chettle’s Kind-Harts Dreame (1592), Barnabe Riche’s Greenes Newes both from Heauen and Hell (1593), and John...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poem and eventually adds explanations of various types. Coleridge’s gloss to The Rime looks like the result of the same kind of process but, fundamentally, is its opposite: the gloss is a dramatization of the craving for explanation stories generate instead of the explanation itself. In this way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... meaning of a literary work includes the history of its reception. (3) Reading literature entails a response to value and form. (4) The form of a literary work is integral to its moral, social, and political meaning. (5) Unmasking is not an end in itself but a means to various kinds of revelations. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 117–131.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., doubling can mean either standing in for another actor (as in the case of a stunt double) or taking more than one part in the same performance: the first conjoins (two actors on one mask); the second bifurcates (two masks on one actor). Both kinds of doubling figure in the production history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Aaron Kunin This essay defines character as a device that collects every example of a kind of person. This formalist definition derives from seventeenth-century books of characteristic writings. The essay tests this definition against the antiformalist one derived from the realist novel, in which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Janet Sorensen In dominant accounts, the eighteenth-century “ballad revival” brought a dead form back to life by digging up old songs and restoring their force and meaning. It also brought “the people,” as producers or consumers of ballads, to a kind of national public life but relegated them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 163–200.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Joshua Scodel Hamlet and its protagonist place liberty at their center of vision by exploring its diverse senses. Freedom in Hamlet is of different kinds, always limited and hard to obtain or keep. The play's other characters serve as clarifying foils to Hamlet himself, who as the closely watched...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 129–159.
Published: 01 June 1999
... (arstahm, glad, gladman, est, mildust, blzde, lissa, lide, mondwmst) in thirteen instances surrounding kings and other powerful men in such a way as to attribute to them the motive of kindness, or the one-sided power to convey grace or favor, hence giving them a Christian-monarchical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (2): 202–205.
Published: 01 June 1976
... kind of balancing produces irony, it seems to me inferior irony. And in becoming a form of intellectual honesty, is there not a point at which Tennyson's second kind of balancing ceases to be irony at all? It seems to me that the most effective kind of irony, the kind Kincaid calls "rhetorical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 475–485.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of these oppositions are the most cru- cial: romance, naturalism, and modernism, which follow in a kind of chronological sequence (itself no doubt exceedingly misleading for any serious discussion). The rst opposition, that of romance, focuses atten- tion on the origins of realism; that of modernism, on its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 200–203.
Published: 01 June 1977
..., epistolary exchange, chronicle, history, or others. To think of the novels of a single period in this way, more- over, is naturally to look outward from them to contemporary examples of the kinds of text they imitate, and perhaps to discover that those texts, in turn, make use of formal strategies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 1992
... and is in truth all beginnings. Lydgate is not good at beginnings and always stumbles clumsily over the threshold of his poems; endings are his peculiar strength. The business of the coffin lid and the banging in of the nails brings out the best in him. All his work is a kind of General Epilogue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 297–306.
Published: 01 June 1942
... in England, he was sought out by Richard -3ronckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, patron of all literary men from Tennyson on down and, like Samuel Rogers, friend and host to all American authors who visited London. Through the kindness of l’dilnes, the Poet of the Sierras was introduced to many...