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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 June 2005
... to Sentiment: Changing Theories of the Sublime, 1674–1710 Ann T. Delehanty What is the sublime? It appears that no one has deﬁ ned it.—La Bruyère, 1688 n 1674, when Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux published his translation Iof Longinus’s treatise On the Sublime, together with the ﬁ rst...
Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Samuel Baker It is well known that Walter Scott adapted the forms of sentimental fiction for his initial trilogy of novels on Scottish manners and that he drew on philosophical theories of sympathy when conceiving of his characters and placing them in historical relation to one another and to his...
Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 511–513.
Published: 01 December 1995
... illus- trates the point profusely but now comes off as rambling rather than expan- sive. The chapter’s dense abstractness hardly prepares the reader for the halfdozen book reviews and occasional essays that constitute the section on sentiment. These resuscitated nonce pieces are shoddily...
Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 315–316.
Published: 01 September 1961
... romanes et franqaises, LXVI, 1960. Pp. 89. Fr.s 8 post free, $2.00. Friends and admirers of the late Geoffroy Atkinson will read Le Sentiment de la nature et le retour d la vie simple (1690-1740) with sadness and delight. The solid scholarship which they know from his earlier works...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 609–612.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Penny Fielding Penny Fielding is senior lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh. Her most recent book is Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain, 1760–1830 (2008). Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745–1820 . By Shields Juliet...
Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Stowe and white sentimentality from unpublished drafts of a book review he wrote of John Beecher’s All Brave Sailors (1945). It then argues that this critique reappears in Invisible Man in the form of a literary pedagogy that simultaneously depends and signifies on some of the central tropes...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 251–254.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Juliet Shields Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History . By Sodeman Melissa . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015 . x + 186 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 “Do we still need studies devoted exclusively to women writers...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 241–243.
Published: 01 June 1944
... in English Poetry. Volume 11: 1740-1780. Re- ligious Sentimentalism in the Age of Johnson. By HOXIENEALE FAIRCHILD.New York : Columbia University Press, 1942. Pp. ix + 406. $5.00. This is the second of a series of volumes in which Professor Fair- child proposes to trace the “course...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 107–110.
Published: 01 March 1967
.... EDWARDW. TAYLER Columbia University The Sentimental Revolution: French Writers of 1690-1740. By GEOFFROY ATKINSON.Edited by ABRAHAMC. KELLER.Seattle and London: Univer- sity of Washington Press, 1965. ix + 188 pp. $6.00. The late Geoffroy Atkinson once told me...
Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (2): 183–184.
Published: 01 June 1958
... University Press, 1957. Pp. viii + 181. $4.50. The title of this book suggests another historical account of sentimental drama, a subject which has already received ample attention from Waterhouse, Bern- baum, Nicoll, and others. But Arthur Sherbo’s book duplicates none of this effort...
Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
....” Third, “low” and “satirical” forms of comedy gradually gives way to “sentimental” and even “exemplary” comedy. None of these claims is more than very partly true. Throughout this span of time we find topical ( City Politiques ) and topographical ( Covent Garden ) comedy, social satire ( The Provok’d...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Peter Murphy Abstract In the late 1790s Wordsworth and Coleridge conduct a common storytelling experiment: to see if stories can tell their own meaning, without explanations or morals attached. The resulting stories are, fundamentally, rewrites of the stories of sentimental encounter so common...
Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Moral Sentiments , and the earthquake in Zadie Smith's White Teeth , which Wood finds unfortunately representative of “hysterical realism.” Bruce Robbins is old dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities in the department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His...
Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 159–180.
Published: 01 June 2015
... for the advent of a commercial modernity that renders judgment all but obsolete. Refusing the sentimental (Richardsonian) and aesthetic (Shaftesburian) responses to this social theory as also complicit in the elision of judgment, Fielding works to transform the emerging novel into a narrative and aesthetic form...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., and as philosophies of social consensus and psychologies of empathetic affect recollected it sentimentally and benevolently. Post-Miltonically, Satan has earned sympathy or pity: upon Sin’s attaching our world with a great chain of necessitarian and material causality. References Aetius . 1987 . In Doxographi...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 53–63.
Published: 01 March 1969
... that requires one to recover historical information or attitudes before one can become an appro- priate reader. In Northanger Abbey the parody implies an interest in the sentimental novel, which, though natural enough in a late eight- eenth- or early nineteenth-century reader, the modern reader...
Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 107–112.
Published: 01 June 1957
... and Gobineau, on the other hand, were quite capable of leaving aside their idealism to depict, like MCrimCe, the ridicule and dishonesty of insincere sentimental relation- ships. Unlike Stendhal, however, Gobineau had an emotional rather than rational attitude toward politics and political man...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 555–557.
Published: 01 December 1940
... of fiction. For its rapid decline in popularity Professor Black suggests two causes : the gradual realization of its technical difficulties and restrictions, and the trend of popular taste away from sentiment toward action. It is in the field of sentiment that Professor Black finds...
Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 366–368.
Published: 01 September 1951
... the thesis that “The moral sense of the sentimentalist [fictionist] is the same, or virtually the same, as the inner sense or sentiment inttrieur of the deist-the most obnoxious feature of deism to orthodoxy because this sense is prior to religion and therefore independent of it”; (2) a catalogue...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 June 1998
... “to elucidate the rhetorics of sentimentalism, sensibility, and sincerity in a way that might correspond to the early twentieth century’s critical exploration of the metaphysicals and their Augustan inheritors” (97). Putting aside political and historical inter- pretation, he pursues an aggressively...