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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 481–518.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Sanford Budick © 2000 University of Washington 2000 03-Budick 10/3/00 9:44 AM Page 481 Kant’s Miltonic Test of Talent: The Presence of “When I Consider” in the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Sanford Budick...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 1971
...Alexander Leggatt Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL THE TESTING OF ROMANCE By ALEXANDERLEGGATT It has been commonly observed that romance and realism are in con- flict in ‘411...
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Modern Language Quarterly 10779237.
Published: 17 November 2023
...@bu.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 I. A. Richards close reading educational television media studies literary studies Close Reading/Mass Media: I. A. Richards s Screen Tests Jonathan Foltz Abstract This article explores the overlapping histories of close reading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 129–148.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to the latter at the end of the nineteenth century. Yet even after standardized tests had replaced it as a key to college admissions, Silas Marner remained in high schools to furnish an idealized image of education, in which a nonbiological parent successfully replaced unsuitable biological ones. Although...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Zoe Beenstock H. G. Wells’s diverse works of literature and political theory make him a test case for lines of intersection between modernity and the Enlightenment, a period concerned with the relations between the two genres. Traditionally, studies of Wells go back only as far as Victorianism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
... account of the evolution of English studies. This essay builds and tests the theory that literary societies were agents for disseminating not only literature but scholarly practice, spreading productive debate about curricula, relevance, and the public benefit of literature over the English-speaking world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 481–507.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of analyzing literary influence. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the test case for such adaptations. I examine two forms of influence: local allusion and global revision of thematic and narrative structures. The psychology of memory for language provides tools for distinguishing among allusions by stressing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Aaron Kunin This essay defines character as a device that collects every example of a kind of person. This formalist definition derives from seventeenth-century books of characteristic writings. The essay tests this definition against the antiformalist one derived from the realist novel, in which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2011
... test case is a reading of how The Waste Land fleshes out the potential in emphasizing the power of relations over the power of foundational thinking. Charles Altieri teaches English at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent books are The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 March 1962
... of Gawain’s journey and the significance of the castle, and the motive and nature of the test. The artistic brilliance of Gawain and the Green Knight is due in large measure to the unity both of incident and of character into which the author has welded diverse materials. From the viewpoint...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 260–269.
Published: 01 September 1966
..., stated in baldest terms, indicate that the work is a complete failure. One critic suggests not only that Walter is criminal in testing Griselde, but that she is as much to blame for putting up with him.l Another argues along Freudian lines to describe Walter in terms of “the Oedipal syndrome...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 1994
... presents some prac- tical obstacles. My remedy suggests that the most authoritative critical histories have already been written: they are encoded-and waiting for decipherment by scholars and critics-in the elegy’s own testing of conventions. We can trace the outlines of a critical history of elegy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 449–457.
Published: 01 December 1966
... the inheritance consist of Episodes and Tests, but of a good plot, ambiguous hero and chal- lenger, important subject, and themes of foolishness, identity, and self- discovery. As a critic who understands the dynamics of a literary tradition, Benson can show how the poet used his inheritance, adopt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 379–382.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Bekker-Wolff, Agatha Deken, Sophie von La Roche, Frances Burney, Charlotte Lennox, and others. Their narratives feature three typical situations challenging a heroine’s virtue: Conditions of adversity test whether she can remain virtuous when, for example, she is starving or unprotected. Conditions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 345–367.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that picture world literary space after the late nineteenth century as a unified system in which “foreign form[s] and local materials” are combined according to the laws of a hierarchical market of literary exchange (Moretti 2000 : 60; Casanova 2004 ). In this article we test this hypothesis using...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 343–348.
Published: 01 December 1954
... it to become realistic in fact.”3 The extent of the American girl’s control over literature and criti- cism may be estimated by the almost universal respect which editors and critics had for the “daughter test,” or the “family fireside test.” In Maurice Thompson’s definition of this criterion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 March 1942
... episodes may be arranged in the following clear plan: Preface and introduction. l-259 ; 260-465 First feast at the court (drinking test) .466-3272 The Gasozein story. .3273-5459 ; 10,113-12,610 Gawein’s first quest ( Amurfina episode) 546O-10,112 Gawein’s second quest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 218–225.
Published: 01 September 1955
... to be whole, without gap or inconsistency. This reputation was now to be put to the test. It was to be assayed in a predicament singularly adapted to the eques Pentagondis. From this predicament was to emerge not only the moral of the poem but its suspense, its humor, its irony-its delight...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 1967
... teaching to the test: Why this bond is forfeit, And lawfully by this the Jew may claim A pound of flesh, to be by him cut off Nearest the merchant’s heart: be merciful, Take thrice thy money, bid me tear the bond...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 154–191.
Published: 01 June 1986
...- tion cannot by itself account for the power of belief, the unifying force that presides over the will. In Mill’s view the only test suffi- ciently exacting for this force is what “we are safe in acting on as universal provisionallyor probabilities of a high order. 10 Follow- ing Hume, Mill...