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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 March 2021
...James Kuzner Abstract This essay dwells on George Herbert’s “The Flower” and on how its speaker can love and praise God. Writing of praise and doubt, Stanley Cavell remarks that the problem of skepticism is partly a problem of finding an object that one can praise, a search that certainly occurs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Odai Johnson One of the most violent and influential inaugural mappings of migrational theater in the Western world occurred in the second century BCE, a period of aggressive Roman expansion (into Greece, the Near East, North Africa, and Spain). In one traumatic century Rome circled...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 117–131.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Joseph Roach Performance and memory share a practice of disguise best described by the word surrogation . Surrogation occurs when more or less plausible substitutes appear in place of the dead, the fugitive, or the banished. Properly disguised, persons can even stand in as surrogates for themselves...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 239–257.
Published: 01 June 2014
... intellectual circle, which included Algernon Swinburne, Walter Pater, and John Addington Symonds, the essay opens up the sometimes surprising ways in which intellectually innovative discussions about literature might occur within the walls of the university, albeit outside the strictures of the curriculum...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
... (and comparatively late) appointment of Arthur Verrall to the King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature in 1911, ideology and institution had collided brilliantly. The drawn-out process of formalizing literature as a discipline occurred within broader discussions about the nature of the new, secularized...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (3): 267–289.
Published: 01 September 1947
... [i:] PaG [i:] is a long, high-front vowel. derived from the following sources : (1) MHG i (a) in open syllables: fi: “cattle”, i:m “honey-bee”, i:re “her” (dat.) ; (b) in monosyllables ending in a single consonant, in which case open syllables occurred in the paradigm : Sdi:l...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 387–398.
Published: 01 December 1951
... in common authorship, though, to be sure, Oakden does not expressly attribute that force to them. A little consideration of the list will show that it proves nothing at all. In the first place, 27 of the words occur in earlier poems; their occurrence in two or more of our five poems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 March 1942
..., since in such a syllable a tauto- syllabic sonant is always present: thus, in the monosyllabic words real [rral]' and fair [ fza(r In the weak syllable of such disyl- labic words as barrier, period, idiot (where a tautosyllabic sonant occurs), it is consonantal ; in the weak syllable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (2): 184–198.
Published: 01 June 1953
... we use [ae:] where Reed has /e/. (See IV, 12.) (3) We use I where Reed uses /a (See VIII.) (4) We use [a] where Reed uses /e/. This we justify not only on the grounds that it is phonetically more accurate, but also because [el sometimes occurs in final unaccented position...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 322–342.
Published: 01 September 1948
... with the root-vowels of the singular, and (b) those which have a different root-vowel from that of the singular. English loan- words may have [-s] plurals, or they may be fitted into the pattern presented by one of the above-mentioned types; for example, the plural of [bugi] “buggy” may occur...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 163–174.
Published: 01 June 1944
... verb demonstrates its wide range of effects connected with time and intensification. Time variations occur in at least two series, one of which may be subdivided: (1) variations in the time at which realization of the metaphor occurs or begins to occur; (2) variations of the rate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 273–275.
Published: 01 September 1989
... formulas occurring in daughter Indo-European traditions. That is unfortu- nate: a formula, because it is a clearly defined mnemonic structure, repre- sents the hardest kind of evidence for descent from a single source. At least one cognate formula does occur in two widely separated early Indo-Euro...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1945
... of China and in those portions of the Mirror which are the work of R. P. occur a number of words which for one reason or another are unusual. Some are borrowed or coined from French, or, more important, from Spanish; some are archaic; and some have a semi-technical denotation which restricts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 1945
... parts whose subdivisions are parallel throughout. This division is based on the assumption that only features which occur in rhyme may with cer- tainty be ascribed to the author (correct) and that features occur- ring elsewhere are to be ascribed to a copyist (not necessarily correct...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 191–204.
Published: 01 June 1943
... bagatelle, a phrase which occurs also in his correspondence. Some of these French words were very recent importations into the language in Swift’s day. The word gasconnude, for example, appears first in an essay of Steele’s in the Tatler. Swift uses it just one year later in the Journal to Stella...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 158–163.
Published: 01 June 1963
... occasional errors in Greek grammar. Taking the letters in the order in which they occur, we get the seven-letter combination ay$ho. This “word” vividly resembles an authentic Greek word, at least in form. It contains the first person future indicative active suffix -UW in conjunction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 271–284.
Published: 01 September 1945
.... 358 ff.. 420, 441, and see W. G. Dodd, Cowtlg LOVCin (;o‘~cvi- nrid Clzonct71- (Boston, 1913), pp. 3. 15 ff. Such symptoms occur so frequcntly in the Troilirs and Criscydc that Pi-oicscor Tatlock explains them Marshall W. Stearns 273...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 June 1940
... to make the poems intelligible and to give the reader as clear an idea of the actual MS forms as possible. When a poem occurs in several MSS, he has always consulted all the other accessible texts in emending or restoring the text. He has also, of course, been careful to list the variants...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 405–412.
Published: 01 December 1967
... st6re. But the norms of grammar and rhetoric can frustrate more than the expectation of a model iambic accentuation; they can frustrate, too, the expected model segmentation. When this occurs, the resolu- tion of the conflicting demands of the various norms is somewhat more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (2): 133–147.
Published: 01 June 1975
... by the miraculous actions of a cherry tree; in each the miracle is associated with the Nativity. In the play, the miracle occurs before Christ’s birth, on the road to Bethlehem. Mary sees a tree, which ,Joseph tells her is a cherry, arid “In tyme of5ere ,je myght ffede 5ow Perori 5our Ffylle” (26...