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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 364–366.
Published: 01 September 1949
...Rudolph Fiehler Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 “I SERVE THE GOOD DUKE OF NORFOLK” By RUDOLPHFIEHLER In The Merry Devil of Edwiontoiz, which appeared on the English stage as early as 1604, and which was thereafter persistently popular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Peter Höyng In Beethoven’s last symphony one encounters a prototype in which music serves as a powerful catalyst for literature. It is his music that transported Schiller’s poem “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) beyond its temporal, linguistic, and geographic origin. If one dubs this phenomenon “world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 443–464.
Published: 01 December 2017
... understand how a much-maligned philosophy captured the imagination, as well as the critical function it served. 27 In thinking about the breaking up of time and of the text, we might recall the Lucretian analogy between letters and atoms. See Lucretius 1997 : 1.196–97, 823–27, 912–14; 2.688–94, 1013...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of literary experience, a claim for which Theodor Adorno’s account of speculative thinking serves as a basis. B.Etherington@westernsydney.edu.au Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 world literature critical humanism Alexander Veselovsky Erich Auerbach Edward Said...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 June 2012
... journeys. Uneasily yoking together the past and the present in the same physical space, the date line served as a flashpoint for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates over whether time was productively rooted in local and regional values and experiences or was universally abstract and placeless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... At the same time, primitive dance and ceremony served in such films as metonymies for the living yet evanescent primitive, whose culture film was to capture before it might disappear forever. Like ethnographic film, the ethnographic exhibit (in the World's Fair and elsewhere) gave primitive performance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 March 2009
... developments have come to the fore. It also claims that reimagining theater as a form of performance pedagogy is an important step for scholars in the field to take. Ultimately, this essay reveals not merely that Mexican politics are theatrical, or that the theater has served the Mexican state...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 163–200.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Joshua Scodel Hamlet and its protagonist place liberty at their center of vision by exploring its diverse senses. Freedom in Hamlet is of different kinds, always limited and hard to obtain or keep. The play's other characters serve as clarifying foils to Hamlet himself, who as the closely watched...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 66–75.
Published: 01 March 1964
... are virtuous. In the moral sense, however, none of them is virtuous, for each pilgrim directs his excess of efficiency toward serving himself. It is ironic that the Parson and the Plowman ex- emplify excess, for their excess-the love of God with “hoole herte”- cannot be excessive. The amoral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 240–256.
Published: 01 September 1972
... that it is a fault for a man to be unfaithful to his wife (6.665-72); at one point he even denies Venus, whom he is supposed to serve (5.1382-1443). One could go on. My reader will have already inferred, however, that I believe these supposed inconsistencies are less due to Gower’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 437–445.
Published: 01 December 1951
...” it is generally recognized that the poet must utilize an anchor to reality which will serve to maintain the reader’s “sus- pension of disbelief” throughout the work. In this particular poem the use of such devices as the wedding-day setting and the appeal of the old sailor to human sympathy are clearly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (2): 246–247.
Published: 01 June 1946
... England. By ZERA S. FINK. Evanston : Northwestern University, 1945. Pp. xi + 225. $4.00. Hobbes’s well-known observation that men learned to rebel against their rulers and kill their kings by reading “the books of policy and histories of the ancient Greeks and Romans” serves as the point...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 June 1955
... reniis sus en sa force i~ivincible Like the Icing of France, his English “cousin” could be served by the enibleniatist’s indictment of his enemies. The fable of the wolf and lion setting out to hunt, only to have the lion destroy the wolf, is turned into an anti-papist tract in the Mirrour...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 208–222.
Published: 01 September 1960
... in the life of a Christian who wanted to practice his religion in his daily living; he came to insist that man needed to turn to the world and find useful work to serve others and, ultimately, God Himself. Before he came under the influence of Carlyle, Clough’s conception of God had been derived...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (4): 404–406.
Published: 01 December 1981
... that display or play on the maxims and rule-gov- erned functions of speech and action. This purely formal shortcoming serves as evidence that a concept of purpose entailing the agent’s intention, and a flex- ible framework involving “types” and “dimension terms” (words incorporating the depth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 92–94.
Published: 01 March 1962
... an English phrase is or is not present. I can- not tell, for example, whether the author has caught “to cut him down to size.” Still, I would not leave a wholly unfavorable impression. With its vast number of phrases, Englisclte Idiomutik will serve those who already have a good command...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 167–176.
Published: 01 June 1943
... of the City would probably not be long, and could be referred to as a “paper.” Since this short roll or register served the documentary purpose of proving London citizen- ship, we may say that here again paper means document or certificate of proof. The apprentice, then, asked for (“soghte...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 367–370.
Published: 01 September 1950
... though other later and perhaps more mature pieces are omitted, since these two essays are among the few adventures into the general field of literary criticism which Newman has left, and particu- larly because they both serve well to illustrate special elements in the very per- sonal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 243–244.
Published: 01 June 1944
... such as the Chichester aboard which Smollett served. As the essay progresses, however, it comes to rely more exclusively upon Smollett’s works, thoiigh Professor Jones admits that “little seamanship is to be found in the pages of Roderick Random” (p. 69). The same holds true of all of Smollett’s writings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 256–257.
Published: 01 June 1940
... much on a constant level of quiet humor, with no turn of satire, although the opportunity must have pressed forward rather conspicuously. As Mr. Booth remarks, it is not a great story, but it does serve as a pleasant interlude. Of special interest is the dialect, which again...