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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 261–286.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Joshua Branciforte Abstract Alexander Pope envisioned his poetry as conducive to a social order shaped and guided by taste. However, unlike later arbiters of taste who sought to project idealized norms, Pope used techniques that were oppositional, individualized, materialist, and perverse. His...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 405–419.
Published: 01 December 1972
...Michael V. DePorte Copyright © 1972 by Duke University Press 1972 BYRON’S STRANGE PERVERSITY OF THOUGHT By MICHAELV. DEPORTE Byron’s affection for Augustan satire is well known, but Childe Hurold is hardly the poem one would turn...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... affect, and to glorify amoral modern individualism as embodied by the perverse Salome. Some important yet little-analyzed contemporary reviews of the play and the opera in Germany and Austria from 1905 to 1907 already noted such correspondences. They interpreted Strauss's choices as direct aesthetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 355–358.
Published: 01 September 1991
... cultures. Dol- limore describes how sexual dissidence operates as a “paradoxical perverse” or “perverse dynamic” (p. 33), a force that subverts normative worlds the more insidiously and effectively by undermining them from within. On the history and theory of transgression, Dollimore is at his most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 212–217.
Published: 01 June 1964
...: University of New Mexico Press, 1963. x + 242 pp. $5.00. Kingsley Widmer. The Art of Perversity: D. H. Lawrence’s Shorter Fictions. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1962. xiii + 258 pp. $6.50. Eugene Goodheart. The Utopian Vision of D. H. Lawrence. Chicago: University of Chicago...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 252–258.
Published: 01 September 1959
... where they must be either destroyed or degraded. Since instincts by definition cannot be destroyed, the ultimate result- unless natural impulses are frankly recognized and sensibly chan- neled-is either perversion or hypocrisy. Norris, despite his “naturalism,” believes that the instinct...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 352–355.
Published: 01 September 1991
... dominant and subordinate cultures. Dol- limore describes how sexual dissidence operates as a “paradoxical perverse” or “perverse dynamic” (p. 33), a force that subverts normative worlds the more insidiously and effectively by undermining them from within. On the history and theory of transgression...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (3): 313–331.
Published: 01 September 2006
... consciousness.” As the immediate heir of the Enlightenment and an avid reader of Voltaire, Rousseau, and the French materialists, the Marquis de Sade can claim the honor of being the first true cynic in the modern sense, the first, perverse product of the age of reason. Sade uses the word cynic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 233–242.
Published: 01 September 1959
... perversions in the play, from Volpone’s sensual naturalism to the miserable avarice of the suitors, from the brilliant Machiavellism of Mosca to its farcical parody in Sir Politic, from Scoto’s quackery to Corvino’s jealousy, are the outcome and the dramatic expression of fundamental delusion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 246–249.
Published: 01 June 2020
... understanding of sexuality? Bate evokes Michel Foucault’s discussion of “Greek polymorphous perversity in sexual joy” (228). Chapter 5 discusses the poet Mantuan’s “self-conscious heterosexualising of what was perceived as a dangerous tradition” and Shakespeare’s “bisexual imagination” (87, 89). Elsewhere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 296–298.
Published: 01 September 1959
... and overliterary sexual perversions of Montesquiou and Jean Lorrain, the author of Mademoiselk de Maupin is entitled to the favored niche. A curious chapter in A. E. Carter’s volume shows how the medical study of degeneracy and of neuroses progressed in France between Pinel, the great...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 250–256.
Published: 01 June 1992
...- tains. In the title essay, Greenblatt considers European attitudes toward native languages as represented in The Tempest and other Renaissance texts. “Mar- lowe, Marx, and Anti-Semitism” focuses upon Barabas as an example of a politically perverse but energizing will to play. “Filthy Rites,” also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 1996
... to accommodate new information. The voice of the intermediary also announces a ten- sion between chaos and order insofar as it insinuates doubt regarding the identity of citizen subjects. Equally important, it depends for its growth on such topics as sex, crime, and perversion to confront pas- sions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 291–293.
Published: 01 June 1999
... discursive anatomies: “Antonin Artaud, Author of Don Jzuixole”; ‘The Truly Perverse Assignment: Sancho’s Syllepses”; “The Knight’s Parts”; ‘What Does the Scepter See “‘Mortmain,’ or What We Receive Entailed”; and, most presciently, “Don Quixote’s Future.” Lezra takes the notorious scene...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 380–383.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., of course. You’re supposed to find Chander’s choices perverse. A “recognizable touch of brownness” aligns Keats with “the ‘imitative’ poets of the periphery” (96). He’s the master of mimicry, after all, the callow poet killed by criticism for parroting his betters. The browns suffer a similar fate. Keats...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 91–103.
Published: 01 March 1993
... the crucial word, the foundation whereon the fantastic edifice is built in which it is alleged that Shakespeare was perverse in his morals. No more subversive misstatement could be disseminated about any author or man, and not its least pernicious feature is that it places in the minds and mouths...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 425–433.
Published: 01 December 1964
... affirms that man is his future, a central tenet of existentialism. Rose, seldom motivated by childish wish-fulfillment, justifies her love for Pinkie in the full knowledge of his perversity. Her faith is no cloistered virtue, but with- stands heroically what Kierkegaard aptly termed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 March 1974
... that, with love as with everything else, it is self-defeating to demand perfection in an imperfect world. In pursuing this problem, Shakespeare joined forces with the other Elizabethan writers who were trying to straighten out the perversities of love poetry that perplexed the age. His method...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of dissociative sensibilities, a diasporic geopolitical involute in the narrative of Europe’s diffusionism gone polyfamously perverse: the older psychoanalytically bound sense of perversity within the inner etiology of character now unbound on the surfaces of fabulation in the world launched by Gilles Deleuze...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 97–101.
Published: 01 March 1984
..., he would certainly do so in Austria. Schiller, in saying that great satirists appear when the moral perversity of their age fills them with such bitterness that it prevents them from being the great poets they might have become, anticipated 100...