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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 25–43.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Nicholas Hudson Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 ARTS OF SEDUCTION AND THE RHETORIC OF CLARISSA BY NICHOLASHUDSON Recent discussions of Clarissa have stressed its failure to achieve Samuel Richardson’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 217–221.
Published: 01 June 1991
.... AUSTINBRIGGS Hamilton College Seductions: Studies in Reading and Culture. By JANE MILLER. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991. 194 pp. $22.95. Telling Tales: The Hysteric’s Seduction in Fiction and Theory. By KATHERINECUM- MINGS. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 167–176.
Published: 01 June 1967
... or physical need, but because they regarded seduction as a game? It is a charming idea, in keeping with the “douceur” characteristic of the century and with its delightful capacity to turn everything into a game, from dairying arrangements at Versailles to those gatherings after the guillotine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 215–217.
Published: 01 June 1991
... Seductions: Studies in Reading and Culture. By JANE MILLER. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991. 194 pp. $22.95. Telling Tales: The Hysteric’s Seduction in Fiction and Theory. By KATHERINECUM- MINGS. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1991. xiv + 298 pp. $32.50...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 437–439.
Published: 01 December 1975
... she does this to great advantage, as when she presents the most sustained and skillful argument for the influence of the “earlier novels of love and seduction” on Clarissa that I have yet seen. But too often the critic uses this source material as a prism through which to interpret...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 274–288.
Published: 01 September 1968
..., accomplishes a conventional seduction (that of Lady Plyant), but the witwoud Brisk (“A pert Coxcomb”) also succeeds in seduction (with Lady Froth). The female dupe, traditionally an un- married woman, becomes in Lady Touchwood the third adulteress of the cast. Yet the action...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and that might have led authors to write about certain topics in a certain way and at a certain time. And Drury’s dazzling readings of how Haywood’s seduction scenes contributed to debates on free will and how Radcliffe’s use of acoustics imagined the novel as an “ethereal instrument” that might heal readers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., powerful, and seductive mascu- line must always be rejected for an etiolated version of itself. Three dis- parate, although all highly literary, recent writings on manliness, Robert Bly’s Iron John, Harvey Mansfield’s essay “Is Manliness a Virtue?” and Judith...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 1992
... to channel her reading by denying her seductive works ( “verfiihrerische Biicher” [ WML, p. 3601). The child, however, merely circumvents the mother and informs herself about sex from the Bible’s “bedenkliche Stellen” (questionable passages [ WML, p. 3601 ) . The same sexual curiosity that had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (4): 545–578.
Published: 01 December 1996
... in “lawful” relations,24 while Aminta’s seduction exposes the ambiguity of marriage vows. Don Juan shows that deception (&c$ere, “to take in, to catch”) is at the root of the law. Using authoritative discourse illegitimately, he col- lapses the distinction between law and desire, exposing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 239–252.
Published: 01 September 1952
.... He reveals this fact in describing the seduction to Rossano : LOTHARIO:Ev’n all the live long Night we pass’d in Bliss, In Ecstasies too fierce to last for ever; 7 Don John had similarly philosophized about his libertinism, the ruthlessness of which, however, had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 195–221.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the Italian countryside, this unsuspecting nobleman is torn between the forces of darkness and light, delusion and reality, paganism and Christianity, debauchery and salvation. During his stay in Lucca, he encounters two female figures that presumably represent the two poles: the dangerously seductive...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 233–242.
Published: 01 September 1959
... most crucially revealing of the moral theme, his seductive speeches to Celia expose in their oversensual, overexcited tone the essential “folly” of his valuess But placing their emphasis so heavily on the critical effect of the poetry, both Knights and Enright tend to underrate the dy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 March 1990
... by the beauty of the text, one must strip it of its pagan (and female) seductions of the letter in order to expose the naked feminine body, the spirit or truth. Dinshaw also recalls for us the Pauline model, which would pass through and discard the feminine and carnally seductive “letter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 119–127.
Published: 01 June 1996
... and between men) and how one sleeps with the enemy. Perhaps Jose Marti could imagine erotic resolutions of conflicts between men while he listened to Walt Whitman and wrote about him. Sylvia Molloy’s essay underscores Marti’s amorous response to the seduction of male bonding and shows how short...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the “afterlife of slavery” and the imbrication of present and past, Weinbaum asks readers to think about how slavery has produced a kind of temporal collapse. The book, then, refuses seductive narratives of progress, historical completion, or linear time. Instead, Weinbaum argues that there are “two periods...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (3): 508–509.
Published: 01 September 1996
... conscience and Jewish law as the interlocking regimes of suc- cessive historical epochs) would have helped Lukacher move more smoothly between the tactile seductions of local analysis and the vertiginous ecstasy of theoretical speculation. Julia Reinhard Lupton, University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 385–394.
Published: 01 December 1968
... and the fawn, might lead us to so “ungentle” a conclusion. Further, the nymph was “beguil’d” (33) by Sylvio, and how would he have beguiled her if all he did was leave her? The use of that particular word would suggest seduction as well as desertion. Jack E. Reese argues that “the murder...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 219–246.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of coloris , capable of attracting the gaze of viewers before they even grasp the meaning of the painting. The terms of this debate in the visual arts (legibility vs. seductiveness) echoed those of debates over the morality of theater. Antitheatrical rigorists attacked the “corporeal creatures” displayed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 192–194.
Published: 01 June 1986
... against the tendency of liter- ary texts to invent their own truths” (p. 3). Scripture, according to the church fathers and later theologians, is the sole repository of truth, and within this Neoplatonic tradition, literary artifice is seen as a threat, a seductive trap. Rhetoric, of course...