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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 March 1952
...Haldeen Braddy Copyright © 1952 by Duke University Press 1952 CHAUCER’S DON PEDRO AND THE PURPOSE OF THE MONK’S TALE By HALDEENBRADDY Henry Savage’s theories regarding the occasion of Chaucer’s tragedy of King Pedro in the Monk’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 527–543.
Published: 01 December 2012
... texts employed Norman-Saxon dichotomies for nationalist purposes, various nations manipulated the Anglo-Saxon myth for nation-building purposes. America was no different. Ultimately, its relation to its Anglo-Saxon past became a struggle for its own national heritage. Michael Modarelli...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 391–412.
Published: 01 September 2013
... sensibility (as apprehended in Woolf’s 1925 Common Reader essay, “The Russian Point of View”), but this congruence was intensified during extensive final revisions, begun in typescript just after Woolf had viewed a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters in late October 1925. Woolf’s purposeful assimilation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 247–269.
Published: 01 June 2015
... less common in modernist and experimental fiction. None of these claims survives scrutiny. A rereading of Roland Barthes’s S/Z (1970) should reveal the many shortcuts a narratologist has to take to celebrate open endings as liberating and should also disclose some of the ideological purposes to which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
... university: specifically, its reconstitution of purpose in the light of a series of legislative reforms (1855-1921) and its radically changing relation to the established Church of England. Events at Cambridge suggest decidedly unstable notions of public secularity and enduring uncertainty about reconciling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Robert D. Hume Abstract Verdicts concerning a work’s worth, “good,” “bad,” or “great,” vary wildly at any point and change radically over time. Much depends on what didactic or aesthetic rules are imposed and what modes of reading hold sway. Many critics see the purpose of literature as didactic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that despite seemingly divergent styles, they share major formal and thematic characteristics. Responding in tandem to the metaphysical crisis of modernity, both aim systematically to replace metaphysical purpose and sublime religious experience with physical sensation and secular ecstasy, to corporealize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 171–194.
Published: 01 June 2009
... in a purposeful way that, while unmistakable to the conservative critics who attacked him, has largely escaped contemporary critical notice. Today Darwin's poetry may be viewed as a touchstone for debates over the legitimacy of perfectibilist schemes of political improvement during the period of the French...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to multiple historical uses. Ngũgĩ makes use of Conrad not by engaging with his historical context but by dehistoricizing his literary forms and themes for anti- and postcolonial purposes. Conrad’s novels are usually assimilated to a narrative of modernist experimentation in which innovative literary form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 558–570.
Published: 01 December 1965
..., Brecht wrote.’ Yet, he admits, the epic theater too is charged with being moralistic. His reply to this criticism is that moral statements appear only in second place: the intent is less to moralize than to study. He grants, nevertheless, that the purpose of his own studies is to find means...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 417–436.
Published: 01 December 1997
... survey. The exception is no minor detail: Bourdieu wants centrally to argue that such an analysis, regardless of its explicit purpose, repro- duces the abstraction of Kantian disinterest that allows aesthetics to 1 Bourdieu, Distinction: .4 Social Critiqw! of the Judgement of Taste, trans...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 399–400.
Published: 01 December 1962
... attending circumstances. Nashe’s earlier Preface to Greene’s Mena- phon, in Hibbard‘s opinion, had as one of its purposes a declaration that his sentiments were with those of the anti-Martinist camp and that his pen was ready and able. An Almond for a Parrot was his contribution, a work whose...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (4): 377–389.
Published: 01 December 1961
... to achieve in Sawison Agonistes. The purpose oi this present study is twofold. The first is to estab- lish a clear and plausible interpretation of the poem. To achieve this, interpretive statements made by representative critics and scholars of Samson Agonistes will be reviewed chronologically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 79–88.
Published: 01 March 1944
... not bear out Pope’s statement of its satiric purpose. On these grounds it has been inferred that Pope was either lying or exaggerating, or at best was mistaken; and The Shepherd’s Week has therefore usually been described in terms quite different from his-as a realistic picture of country life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (1): 44–58.
Published: 01 March 1957
... Die Lieder Neidharts, ed. E. Wiessner, Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, No. 44 (Tubingen, 1955), p. 116 (88, 29 f 44 W.T. H. Jackson 45 about the purpose of the author and about his stature as an artist. The thoroughness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 22–47.
Published: 01 March 1984
... directly in human life-as imparting arid empowering beliefs, as commu- nicating truths (and of course also falsehoods) in a pleasing form- and their value had been measured instrumentally, in terms of their success (or failure) in serving these broad human purposes. Moritz...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 144–145.
Published: 01 March 1969
... from his great earlier plays in fundamental ways. Champion’s “primary purpose is to demonstrate that Jonson’s comic intent, his theory of art, and his manipulation of material for both instruction and entertainment, is [sic] precisely that of his acknowledged masterpieces” (p. 8...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 1945
...: University of North Carolina Press, 1943. Pp. ix + 277. $5.00. Professor Wallace’s purpose in this volume is to collect the rhe- torical ideas scattered through Bacon’s writings, analyze them, and arrange them in as well integrated a pattern as possible, by no means an easy task, since...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (2): 253–254.
Published: 01 June 1947
... + 258. $3.00. The central purpose of this study is to establish the authenticity of the Spiritual Last Will and Testament, a Catholic document signed by one “John Shakespear,” and found during the eighteenth century in the Henley Street home of the poet’s father. “If John Shakespeare...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 1955
... culture, capture local speech and thought, and preserve the traditions and experiences peculiar to their milieu. These several factors--the regional periodical, literary history on a local basis, the claims and problems and purposes of a particular group within a culture complex-are some...