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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Julie Stone Peters This essay attempts to offer a thick history of the turn-of-the-century ritual idea while identifying its relationship to a nexus of formations crucial to ideas about drama and to a variety of performance practices in the twentieth century. In the 1890s works on myth and ritual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 207–210.
Published: 01 June 1977
... whom Carring- ton most passionately goes after said of Mark Twain’s book, the ending is the weakest part of an otherwise strong book. KENNETHA. REQUA University of IVashington The Ritual of Interpi-etation: The Fine Arts as Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 323–331.
Published: 01 September 1966
...J. L. Styan Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 DRAMA AS RITUAL’ By J. L. STYAN African tribesmen leap in a dance to make their corn grow tall, or re-enact a killing of the tribal enemy by having one of their number...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 361.
Published: 01 September 1951
... literary scholars will find full of suggestion for future work, whether checking the validity of a proposed hierarchy of figures of speech or reading some new sociological theories. ALEXANDERC. KERN University of Iowa Ritual Magic...
Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 7. Mnemosyne Atlas : illustrations of ritual suicide from Japan. Photo: Warburg Institute. More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 441–463.
Published: 01 December 2013
...J. L. Simmons Epigraphs from William Roper’s “Life of Sir Thomas More” represent rituals of familial blessing in transition from the feudal to the early modern. They exemplify Shakespeare’s complex employment of the ritual in Hamlet and throughout his plays from the farcical to the serene...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 117–131.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of The Winter's Tale and in the makeup of memory as illuminated by Blau. They activate the process of surrogation, which can be seen working in myth and ritual at the supposed origins of theater and in the particular experience of a life devoted to the making of theater and the explication its meanings. © 2009...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 417–440.
Published: 01 December 2021
... intersected during the Revolution and shows how radicalized versions of Voltaire’s Roman-themed tragedies and Afro-Caribbean mythology and rituals played a prominent part in the fight for equality. References Ardouin Beaubrun . 1853–60 . Études sur l’histoire d’Haïti, suivies de la vie du général...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 311–320.
Published: 01 December 1988
... scholars, religious ritual has become comprehensible only when regarded as a type of communal drama; conversely, critics as divergent as Kenneth Burke, Stephen Orgel, and Antonin Artaud have analyzed drama as a type of ritual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 September 1965
... as the ancient ritual of sacrifice to death. But the role of death as conqueror of Tamburlaine becomes explicit only in the last act. In the beginning of Scene iii, when Tamburlaine himself is dying, he speaks thus: 1 Theodore Spencer, Death and Elizabethan Tragedy: A Study of Convention...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 1960
... effects he can ascribe to what he calls “anthropological” influences-to poetic presenta- tions of folk rituals, such as dances and other holiday activities. He is happiest, then, when dealing with carols and other poems which, in his opinion, are “fragments broken off from actual ritual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 355–371.
Published: 01 December 1973
... (the present example is more radical than most), the narrative pattern in Juliunu is ritual- istic, not merely sequential or synoptic6 The new perspective alters the motivations of the characters and indeed their very mode of being. For as personages who already perceive their ends, Juliana...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 217–219.
Published: 01 June 1994
... “a single perfor- mance continuum encompassing both law and drama,” she ultimately sees forensic discourse as the privileged site where “law, play, rhetoric, ritual, and poetics” fuse in early Western culture (8). The first chapter surveys the blurred boundary between the orator and the actor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., including ritual, redress, and cultural masquerade, in revising the narrative of French cultural history. I intend to show that, by hybridizing Old French and New World behaviors, the performance symbolically creates a harmo- nious community and imagines a utopian French American society...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (4): 393–421.
Published: 01 December 1986
... for ritual expression that, in primitivist fash- ion, can sway the group toward certain “practical,” or magical, ends.15 Denis Donoghue celebrates The Waste Land precisely because it “opposed” what Roland Barthes saw as the “social function of lan- guage” that characterizes “classical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 292–311.
Published: 01 September 1973
... (the mysterium Jidei of the Mass), rituals related to this (the Mass itself and the sacraments), and finally that dramatic genre which dealt with the mysteries proclaimed by the Church. In the “Ouverture ancienne,” for example, the vocabulary-acolyte, mages, ostensoir, untienne, verset-is richly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 245–248.
Published: 01 June 1970
...), their function on the stage, in the circus, or in life is to supply some of the ingredients of a funda- mental ritual which will never die. It is the ritual as ancient as Dionysus, the ritual of irreverence and demonic laughter. Keaton in Limelight (like Grock before him) with his collapsing piano and W...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 259–266.
Published: 01 September 1959
..., 1922) , contains descriptions of the many kinds of labyrinths and their uses up to the present. It is more than probable that the labyrinth coil (or design) and the spiral symbol are related in several ways, in the manner of performing ritual dances, for instance. D. A. Mackenzie, Migration...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 March 1966
... at the time of the author’s death. In a rather cursory chapter on matrices, Tillyard finds the comedies indebted primarily to the Italian novella, secondarily to the dramas of Lyly, Peele, and Greene, and not at all to critical theories like the Donatan. To modern critics who have argued ritual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 285–294.
Published: 01 June 1993
... of glass and see only the Jungian tidiness of ritual and archetype. Even the savage slash marks that Kokoschka, illustrating the text of the play, incised on the bodies of his protagonists come out as signs of “nervous energy That Kokoschka’s Frau, in a kind of pictorial motto, is busily castrating...