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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 29–40.
Published: 01 March 1962
...Alan H. Roper Copyright © 1962 by Duke University Press 1962 DRYDEN’S “SECULAR MASQUE” By ALANH. ROPER Until 1956 it seemed that there was nothing mare of importance to be said about Dryden’s “Secular Masque.” For nearly 150 years Scott’s...
Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 372–373.
Published: 01 December 1954
...Kenneth G. Wilson Rossell Hope Robbins. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1952. Pp. lviii + 331. $3.50. © 1954 University of Washington 1954 REVIEWS Secular Lyrics of the XIVth and XVth Centuries. Edited by ROSSELLHOPE ROBBINS.Oxford...
Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bruce Robbins The critique of theodicy might form part of the rationale for a renewed version of literary study. This hypothesis, suggested by James Wood's New York Times oped on the 2010 Haiti earthquake, leads to an interrogation of the status of literature: Is it a secular concept, as Richard...
Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 326–329.
Published: 01 September 1994
... fission threaten its status? Is the nation-state-withering in the face of the Trans-National corporation-perhaps no longer the primary instance of the reproduction of capital? Bill Readings, Universitk de Montrial Secular Vocations:Intellectuals...
Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 605–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Brian Reed Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic . By Simon During. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. x + 336 pp. © 2004 University of Washington 2004 Brian Reed is assistant professor of English at the University of Washington. His publications...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 March 1946
... of Goethe (1790-1939) :A Contribu- tion to the Study of the Relation of Gerwzan Catholicism to Secular Culture. By WILLIAMJ. MULLOY.Berkeley and Los Angeles : Uni- versity of California Publications in Modern Philology, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, 1944. Pp. viii + 357-457. $1.00...
Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 394–411.
Published: 01 December 1948
...E. L. Marilla THE SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS POETRY OF HENRY VAUGHAN By E. L. MARILLA ft is obvious that Henry Vaughan’s rescue from long oblivion by nineteenth-century clerical editors was inspired more by evangeIica1...
Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 274–275.
Published: 01 September 1954
... both : “Criticism is always the better for fresh and original theories, whatever the final view in regard to their validity may be.” MILLETTHENSHAW~~ University of Miami Coral Gables, Floriab The Secular Lyric in Middle...
Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 259–277.
Published: 01 June 2014
... (and comparatively late) appointment of Arthur Verrall to the King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature in 1911, ideology and institution had collided brilliantly. The drawn-out process of formalizing literature as a discipline occurred within broader discussions about the nature of the new, secularized...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 607–609.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Charles LaPorte Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age . By Jager Colin . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2015 . 332 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Colin Jager is one of the finest critics now working on the relationship...
Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of those conventionally ascribed to him: the staging of the martyr drama’s soteriological lesson or, in more secular wise, a baroque celebration of theater’s demiurgical powers of illusion. Rotrou reflects instead on the motives behind period reluctance to stage tragedies that draw on recent events...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and realism locates multiple secular meanings in specific historical events. Secular excess replaces divine plenitude. The absence of a consistent authorial voice prevents readers from determining a hierarchy of significance. Exaggerated correlations between individual lives and public events aggrandize...
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...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 319–340.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the baroque as the privileged locus of Spanish literary and historical production by appealing to the secularized post-Hegelianism of Jacob Burckhardt and Heinrich Wölfflin. In particular, Maravall's analysis draws on two related elements in the post-Hegelian approach to early modern historiography...
Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., the meticulous marking of events in reference to their time of occurrence, and the personification of individual hours. Such effects promote a secular mysticism: gothic novels translate and reinvent an older liturgical reverence for the hour. Gothic time is, moreover, remade by Charles Brockden Brown and Jane...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 267–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of interpretation at all has been a constant in the history of criticism. Interpretation has coincided only with periods in which literature as “secular scripture” was considered at once culturally important and difficult to understand—and not even always then, as modernist texts aimed to constitute their own...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 155–162.
Published: 01 June 1944
... recognition that Vaughan had ever received, Certainly no other secular poem of his was better suited to the poetic temper of the Romantic era than was that addressed to the “accomplish’d Couple.” 158 Henry Vaughan’s Literay Reputation Although in this account OZor Iscanus is regarded...
Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 191–198.
Published: 01 June 1941
..., that Origen was dangerously prone to belittle the literal truth of Scripture.8 And at times Basil was prone to inveigh against the folly and futility of secular knowl- edge.O Basil, however, serves very well to illustrate the real coni- plexity of the problem of symbolism. LYMThorndike remarks...
Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (4): 390–398.
Published: 01 December 1961
.... Martin, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1957), p. 390. The reader may perhaps expect that I should offer some explanation of the seeming conflict between this passage and that which immediately fol- lows it. It is indeed curious that, after describing his published secular poems as innocuoiis...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 371–372.
Published: 01 December 1960
... taste for pagan and secular story and song.” Such works were a “studied attempt to oppose the pagan and secular literature seeming to many good men to lead the people away from God.” Furthermore, the author states that “divine” literature is not to be defined in terms of any devotional...