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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 June 1978
.... That is not, however, his usual way. W. B. CARNOCHAN Stanford University Rousseau’s Socratic Aemilian Myths: A Literary Collation of “Emile” and the “Social Contraci.” By MADELEINEB. ELLIS.Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1977...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...; conversely, literary studies rarely consider empiricist political theory in contexts later than Victorian realism. Wells’s works challenge these conventions by reflecting on the writings of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Wells questions the social contract hypothesis that individual interests...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 385–388.
Published: 01 September 1970
.... JAMES DOOLITTLE University ojRochester Kousseau’s “Social Contract”: An Interpretive Essay. By LESTERG. CROCKER. Cleveland: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1968. xi + 198 pp. $6.95. The Kousseauan canon, as the general reader knows, comprises a number of minor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 21–27.
Published: 01 March 2019
... theorizing of the Enlightenment and on eighteenth-century culture’s readiness to grant power to writing as a technology of world making. Its opening chapter treats Enlightenment conjectural histories of political association and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 1762 Social Contract in particular. Its final chapter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2019
... discussion of the social contract, which she views as a key mechanism by which the social and political are recast as a personal choice. By the logic of the social contract, the current situation not only finds its justification in the past but does so by pretending that it was someone’s—everyone’s—personal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 463–465.
Published: 01 September 1942
... and other centers. Its first chapter deals with Rousseau’s reputation. The second examines briefly the im- portant studies on him. The third retraces at length the history of each important work by the philosopher of Geneva, particularly Emile and the Social Contract. The two following chapters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 536–544.
Published: 01 December 1965
... the playwright’s sympathies are more narrowly committed. All for Love thus tends to a predictable and sharply delimited bias; its agon is less a debate than a revelation of the inevitable consequences when the claims of a legitimate social contract are voided. It is for this reason that AZZ for Love...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 382–385.
Published: 01 September 1970
.... JAMES DOOLITTLE University ojRochester Kousseau’s “Social Contract”: An Interpretive Essay. By LESTERG. CROCKER. Cleveland: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1968. xi + 198 pp. $6.95. The Kousseauan canon, as the general reader knows, comprises a number of minor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 March 1994
..., in variants on Freud’s familiar scenario. Calling upon the story of an “original social contract that would explain the genesis of ‘the law of male sex-rightLynn Hunt explains how with the death of the king the “break in the family model of politics” occurred in the passage from “deference...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 171–173.
Published: 01 June 1955
... the frame of Protestantism) and the social contract theory of the origin of govern- ment. Many Whig pamphleteers are cited in this connection, and for one of them I noted a small error. One John Harrington (see p. 44) is mentioned, and I assume that this is the author of The Oceana (1656...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 388–391.
Published: 01 September 1970
... rigueur for every serious reader of the Social Contract. PAULM. SPURLIN University of Michigan Novelle und Krimina lschema: Ein Stru k turmodell deutscher Erzii h lkunst um 1800. By RAINERSCHONHAAR. Bad Homburg: Gehlen, 1969...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the attribution of citizenship. The following chapter traces the origins of this notion of rights, personhood, and citizenship to John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. As Armstrong and Tennenhouse explain, both philosophers locate political rights in an origin story. Locke focuses on the origin of the social...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 37–49.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., the fiction of the contract was and still is a powerful delivery system for ideology. In the economic and political domains, as in the personal and social domains, this fiction presupposed gender (culturally specific forms of masculinity and femininity), and because the novel builds its world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 449–451.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., and Social Contract,” saints’ lives, fables, and lais are queried to throw light on the affective aspects of social life in feudal times and on the possibility of imagining a wild animal as a social experiment. I only regret that the Latin Ysengrimus was not used in this chapter to add a clerical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 173–202.
Published: 01 June 2018
... a substantial meditation in the Zibaldone (see Leopardi 1949b , 3: secs. 543–79). In particular, Rousseau’s language on the social contract permeates Leopardi’s Discorso . Like Rousseau, Leopardi believed that the members of a healthy body politic alienate themselves from self-interest on behalf...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 247–249.
Published: 01 June 1992
... of them, rebounding and echoing down the centuries. Welsh is also extremely interesting on questions of the presumption of inno- cence and guilt, particularly on the way in which the development of the the- ory of the social contract has left us all in a position of presumptive guilt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 344–348.
Published: 01 September 1991
... was essentially a social contract only sol- emnized by the religious ceremony, the king alone should have power over it. La Pnncesse’s crucial scene of its heroine’s uveu to her husband of her love for Nemours is read as a feminist attempt to “draft a private agreement that rec- onciles sentimental...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 445–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
...” to externalize a previously inexplicit form of lovemaking, as one might make explicit a new Hobbesian social contract (133). Negotiations fail, however, and they die. While this interpretation of Othello is his most radical, Kottman offers similar readings of Pyramus and Thisbe, Romeo and Juliet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 313–343.
Published: 01 September 1998
... Scott’s heroes unreal to today’s readers, but “this time of day” is, precisely, the time of history. The novel comes down to the position that one cannot turn the clock back. There is indeed a new set of rules governing present social relations-broadly speaking, a social contract...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 March 1999
...- larly, in his writings on friendship Emerson decries the social contract as a weak, uninspired form of collectivity, and yet he ultimately settles on Anglo- Saxonist discourse as the foundation of a stronger, more intimate style of political obligation (118). The first part of this study...