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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 2. Jarrell’s notes on the last page of Ash-Wednesday in The Complete Poems and Plays , which include remarks about “obsessional neurosis,” “procrastinatory style,” and “excess of syntax” and conclude with Freud’s formulation about the “peculiar indeterminacy of obsessional style.” More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2011
...David Gorman The fundamental structure of literary study has stayed remarkably constant during the last seventy-five years: professional teaching and research have revolved around “criticism,” or the exegesis of individual works, and every other aspect of literary study has been treated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine Many scholars have embraced world literature as a project to understand literature’s role in a large-scale story of global inequality. Yet critics have paid remarkably little attention to one of the most unevenly distributed of the world’s resources: literacy itself. For most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and demonstrate their incomplete knowledge, which they zealously supplement by inventorying Scotland’s natural abundance. In particular, the article concentrates on the remarkable celebration of Scotland’s marine life in Walter Bower’s Scotichronicon (ca. 1447). Attending to the long history of these debates both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2016
... intellectual engagement with the work of Henry Hallam. Barrett Browning’s remarks in the margins of Hallam’s books and in a historiographical essay of her own reveal a poet thinking about her craft in the context of a transnational history of poetry. Barrett Browning’s idiosyncratic prosody becomes another...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Zhang Jiang Abstract No doubt twentieth-century Western literary theory has achieved remarkable results and historical advances. But the so-called imposed interpretation is one of its fundamental shortcomings. Imposed interpretation here refers to the practices that deviate from the text and dispel...
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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 (2023) 84 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 December 2023
...-century French classicisme and the mass-produced cinema of the early twentieth century, respectively, in critical fashion. Auerbach’s familiarity with Kracauer’s early essays may have alerted him to questions at the heart of the latter’s critique of the culture industry and helps explain the remarkable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 183–197.
Published: 01 June 1969
... that xs figure “was in many ways an honest man in temper as well as external manners”; but he also remarks that “the full quality of this temper is evasive of definition,” and having noticed its association with “such words as restraint, moderation, imperturbability,” he does not attempt either...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 303–306.
Published: 01 December 1958
... corried away to evil-. Not only does Herder quote, he wholeheartedly approves of this sentiment : “SO urtheilt doch noch wenigstens ein Mann” (pp. 321-23). The remarkable thing is that Herder here praises Rousseau for his achievements in philosophy (“a man in the theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
... be moved by a chance remark by Polonius to admit in an aside “How smart a lash that speech doth give my con- science” (111.i.50), his conscience will certainly be caught and his guilt exposed, at least to Hamlet’s satisfaction, by a virtual reenactment of his crime in dramatized form. At the same...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 March 1946
... terms, the relation of Fielding’s humor to his moral bent, to literary factionalism, and to politics. The collection of essays as a whole is well rounded and integrated about the central figure of Pope. The later essays on Swift and Fielding carry the mind back to Mr. Sherburn’s remarks about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 1942
.... HUTCHINSON.Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1941. Pp. lxvii + 619. $8.50. Canon Hutchinson concludes his Preface to this new edition of Herbert with the remarks: “I am most grateful to the Delegates of the Clarendon Press for going forward with this book in spite of the War, and to the staff...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 423–427.
Published: 01 September 1940
... At• tributed to John Keats. Edited by BRISTOL WILLIAMS. Web• ster Groves, Missouri. The International Mark Twain Society, 1939. Here is a remarkable book. At first glance it appears to be one of the great discoveries in recent years. For it contains two long poems, thirteen sonnets and two...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (2): 147–159.
Published: 01 June 1958
..., hucksters for literary trash, and haberdashers of small ware in writing.24 This feud continued at least until 1771, when a critic remarked, “Mr. Noble is a very industrious purveyor for his fair readers. . . 26 Even after this, however, the Critical continued to censure the material...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (4): 403–417.
Published: 01 December 1974
... we need to notice, he omits or misinterprets a good deal by at- tempting to stick so closely to one perspective on the reading process. In his appendix Fish concludes that his method “is not portable,” that it “does not organize materials, but transforms minds” (p. 425). He candidly remarks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 21–30.
Published: 01 March 1963
... Charles Diodati, November 23, 1637,8 in “Lycidas,” and in remarks in the Reason of Church Government. His hope for fame, explicit in the same writings, lay in literature, and it is clearly poetic literature. Yet his calling as a poet is quali- fied by certain considerations: God must...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 31–41.
Published: 01 March 1963
... characterizes the LVhigs as the party of open disloyalty and irreligion, now temperately remarks : “The Dispute between your Lordship and Me, hath, I think, no manner of Relation to what, in the common Style of these Times, are called Principles; wherein both Parties seem well enough to agree...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 246–251.
Published: 01 September 1954
...) as by politicians,l these scathing criticisms are based on remarks that Gide made in his Journal of 1939-1942, certain passages of which were first published at Algiers in 1943. For what reason was Gide subjected to such severe condemnation? His changes of opinion, his excessive delicacy of judgment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 27–37.
Published: 01 March 1978
... by their remarkable passivity. The point is crucial, for when Hubler speaks of deeds which do not fulfill their promise, he implies that “they” have cunningly deceived the poet. The “appearance” they pre- sent is therefore a calculated front, hypocritically concealing a dark “reality...