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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1979) 40 (2): 155–174.
Published: 01 June 1979
... FIRST POLEMIC By ROBERTERIC RENTSCHLER Lessing had highly unorthodox opinions about truth. He re- fused to accept any truths whatever, even those presumably handed down by Providence, and he never felt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1971) 32 (4): 433–437.
Published: 01 December 1971
..., but they may also echo part of Dr. Johnson’s grumble over Lycidas: surely no man could have fancied that he read it with pleasure. ROSEMARYBOSTON California State College, Fullerton Cyrano de Bergerac and the Polemics of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2018) 79 (4): 355–372.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and lernynge” (26). More, a layman who had “gone somwhat to scole,” could manage (26). More’s controversial prose has remained peripheral to the historiography of English literature and religion. The mass of critics find it, by turns, leaden and perfervid. 3 Polemicizing, More wasted, insists C. S...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shuang Shen Hong Kong literary history presents a polemical case study for a contemporary rethinking of national literary history: Is it a local history or a global history? How should we describe the complex connections between the city’s sinophone literature and the literatures of mainland China...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1982) 43 (2): 193–194.
Published: 01 June 1982
... and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. xxx + 184 pp. $12.95. Since these books belong to the genre of critical polemics, they more em- phatically invite a reviewer to take a stand than ask him to explore whatever insights, ideas, or methods they contribute to their field of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1987) 48 (4): 388–392.
Published: 01 December 1987
... awareness of how polemically charged the materials of festive mirth became in the course of Stuart rule. The introductory chapter lays out the book’s historical argument, dem- onstrating not simply the association of old holiday pastimes with the court but their active promotion by both James...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1972) 33 (1): 90–92.
Published: 01 March 1972
... dissipates the strength of his critical insights by subordinating them to an unnecessary polemical framework. For example, a long opening chapter treats Ship of Fools far more fully in terms of what Liberman regards as the critics’ uninformed and mistaken reception of it than in terms of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1982) 43 (2): 194.
Published: 01 June 1982
...: LiteraturelDerridalPhiEosophy.By GEOFFREYH. H.4RThlAN. Bal- timore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. xxx + 184 pp. $12.95. Since these books belong to the genre of critical polemics, they more em- phatically invite a reviewer to take a stand than ask him to explore whatever insights, ideas...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1982) 43 (2): 194–196.
Published: 01 June 1982
... and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. xxx + 184 pp. $12.95. Since these books belong to the genre of critical polemics, they more em- phatically invite a reviewer to take a stand than ask him to explore whatever insights, ideas, or methods they contribute to their field of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2000) 61 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 March 2000
... from form within literary studies is that literary critics have largely failed to polemicize on behalf of formalism’s insights within cultural stud- ies. This failure has contributed to the diminished power of cultural studies, and responsibility for it belongs squarely...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1980) 41 (4): 397–400.
Published: 01 December 1980
... provision of this kind of illumination is a primary aim of the series in which this book appears, for we believe in the importance of restoring history to criticism in a more sophisticated and subtle way than was done in earlier “background” studies or polemical political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1987) 48 (1): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 1987
.... Concerning poetics, the author readily concedes that there are no theoretical writings from the period, so that the nature of poetics during this time must be deduced from a wide range of material-chiefly sermons, treatises, biographies, and polemical pamphlets. One might add to this list John...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1956) 17 (4): 367.
Published: 01 December 1956
... deliberately diminished hero. Professor Stirling has written modestly. Nothing could be less polemical. He has assumed that “thinking people are happier if given material for thought and allowed to think.” Every reader will have, of course, his reservations, but for me to state any of mine in a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1943) 4 (1): 109–110.
Published: 01 March 1943
... that the first outbreak of polemic came in connection with the anti-Tuscan movement which first appeared in the Cinquecento under the guise of a doctrine favoring the use of a “courtly” type of speech (“lingua corti@and’) instead of one more narrowly Tuscan (p. 14). It may have been the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1986) 47 (3): 316–318.
Published: 01 September 1986
... the Puritan revolution of the 164Os, and then devotes chapters to Spenser, Quarles, Donne, and Milton. A conclusion suggests how the Keformation polemic is a remote antecedent of modern critical debate wherein visually oriented formalism contends with theories stressing how the temporal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1998) 59 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 1998
... discipline and restraint, always purchasing its insights by acceding to regrettable blindnesses. De Man may be the “most influential figure” in this tradition (31), but he is not alone. In what is for me the book’s best chapter, “Polemics against Presence Edmundson identifies an “anti-visual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1968) 29 (4): 486–491.
Published: 01 December 1968
... substituted the pamphlet war for the real war, the pamphlet topics for the actual crises, of the 1650’s in particular. Now, pamphlets are good for many things: they provide us with a sense of a period‘s polemic and propaganda; they show, all too often, how incredibly far from the point polemic can...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1983) 44 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 1983
.... “Where have the polemic or agonistic drives gone?” Walter Ong asked re- cently, adding, “It is hard to believe that they have simply disappeared from poetics and from academia generally In fact, as this book reveals, they have not disappeared from at least one corner of academia: Hopkins...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1999) 60 (4): 521–525.
Published: 01 December 1999
...-Marxist model of bourgeois subjectivity. Popular sermons and polemics, religious autobiogra- phy and jeremiads invaded the gentlemanly precincts of the canon, chang- ing its makeup forever. “Plainness” became an aesthetic and political value, as did the semantic insurgency, the textual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1983) 44 (2): 210–212.
Published: 01 June 1983
... period of English literature by demonstrat- ing that in the eighteenth century Caesar Augustus had a strikingly ambigu- ous reputation, since he was remembered as much for his bloody tyranny as for his generous patronage and peacemaking. Weinbrot’s present book like- wise has a polemical purpose...