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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 September 2011
...: the transformation of writing, that is, from rhetoric or belles lettres to art. However, while much has been written and said about the French, German, and Scottish Enlightenments, little is known about the Italian one. Engaged in a reevaluation of this lesser-known, peripheral Enlightenment, this essay discusses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Yosefa Raz Abstract Between 1741 and 1750 Robert Lowth, Oxford’s fifth chair of poetry, presented a series of groundbreaking lectures that reimagined the Hebrew Bible as literature, emphasizing its artful formal qualities. Today he is best known for rediscovering the parallelism of ancient Hebrew...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
... or nearly at once, and artworks address the world in different ways and in different temporalities. This essay approaches these concerns by turning to the born-translated oeuvre of the collaborative web artists known as Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge’s works are born...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew Wickman This essay addresses the relationship between shape and number that is implicit to the conversion of statistics into forms of visual display. It does so by way of the work and legacy of Robert Burns, particularly the well-known poems “To a Louse” and “To a Mouse.” Bearing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 June 2014
... educational levels, and he did so for many decades. Less known are his early work as a Browning scholar and his attempt to steer readers of Browning in a “poetical” direction based on close textual study. The history of Alexander’s 1889 Introduction to the Poetry of Robert Browning provides a point of entry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 523–546.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the conceptual apparatus of decolonial thought to explore Khālidī’s contribution to the nineteenth-century Arab cultural renaissance and modernization, known as the Nahda. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Rūḥī al-Khālidī Arabic comparative literary criticism Nahda ḥurriyya (liberty...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... develop these theses by engaging the arguments of some of the best formalist and historicist critics, focusing mainly on well-known examples from the New Critics and the New Historicists, and by trying to bring out aspects of the reading experience that they ignore or insufficiently acknowledge. My goal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
... lasting popularity suggests that he provided the century with one of its best-known and most resonant versions of the martial ideal. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 John Richardson is associate professor of English language and literature at the National University of Singapore. His most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Samuel Baker It is well known that Walter Scott adapted the forms of sentimental fiction for his initial trilogy of novels on Scottish manners and that he drew on philosophical theories of sympathy when conceiving of his characters and placing them in historical relation to one another and to his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Andrew Parker The question of poetry's future was asked with surprising frequency across various Western literary languages during the nineteenth century. In Walt Whitman's little-known essay “The Poetry of the Future” (1881), in Arthur Rimbaud's celebrated “Voyant” letter to Paul Demeny (1871...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 129–152.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jaime Hanneken This essay analyzes Mundial Magazine , a little-known Parisian periodical edited by Rubén Darío, in the context of current debates over the large-scale narrative of literary modernity that Pascale Casanova puts forth in The World Republic of Letters . These debates tend...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 329–366.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with books from childhood to early adulthood, focusing on his well-known interest in Søren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth and contextualizing that interest by reference to such contemporary publishing ventures as Anchor Books and the Harper Torchbooks. University of Washington 2010 Kathleen Verduin...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 355–383.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of as a “Dutch Black Legend”—that is, as a deliberate repetition of the Hispanophobic topoi known as the Spanish Black Legend. Only by acknowledging the intimate relationship between these two phenomena can we make sense of Hollandophobia’s peculiar features while discerning how this seventeenth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 364–365.
Published: 01 September 1946
... of the real man can be apprehended until “these mirages and mists have disappeared.” He evidently hopes, therefore, to dissipate the encircling gloom and reveal “the real Shelley, who was also the ideal Shelley.” Mr. Smith should have known that he was entering a forest as tangled and baffling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 451–461.
Published: 01 December 1951
...” carries with it at least some implication of fraud, original or later, an implication which we shall see has not the slightest basis in fact. Up to a point Boyd offers a good summary of what has been known to German scholarship about the matter, though he un- fortunately omits some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 61–67.
Published: 01 March 1949
...Allan G. Chester Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 RICHARD JOHNSON’S GOLDEN GARLAND By ALLANG. CHESTER The name of Richard Johnson, known chiefly as the author of such popular works as The Nine Worthies of London and The Seven...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 391–400.
Published: 01 September 1942
... is certainly an illustrious one. Homer, Dares and Dictys, Guido delle Collone and Geoffrey of Monmouth were certainly well known to Chaucer as authorities on the Troy legend. A knowledge of them constituted an essential part of the education of the medieval man of letters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 404–416.
Published: 01 December 1950
... being preceded by a Pater noster and followed by a Gloria. Each dec- ade is dedicated to one of the fifteen events in the life of Christ and of the Virgin which are known as “mysteries” : Joyful Mysteries The Annunciation The Visitation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (4): 408–409.
Published: 01 December 1961
... Schmidt Verlag, 1958. Pi). 236. Since the German-speaking countries have pioneered niuch of the work in folkloristic science over the years, and since much of the writing of German, Swiss, and Austrian theorists is not as widely known as it deserves to be, Lutz’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 134–136.
Published: 01 June 1951
... about them. In the second place, not one of the plays is extant in a recognizable form, so that the possible evidence of a title page is denied to us. In the third place, the Revels Accounts, the only known authority for the existence of the plays, makes no reference to the name...