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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1999) 60 (3): 418–421.
Published: 01 September 1999
... international, transhistorical, thematic, theoretical, and textual approach conclusively demonstrates just how widespread and long-standing the para- doxes of racial definition are. Sollors extends his well-known commitment to “thematics” by placing interracial themes in the context of the history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1979) 40 (4): 376–389.
Published: 01 December 1979
...Alexander Fischler Copyright © 1979 by Duke University Press 1979 THEMATIC KEYS IN FRANCOIS MAURIAC’S THERESE DESQUEYROUX AND LE NGWD DE VIPERES By ALEXANDEKFISCHLEK Though the polemic and autobiographical writings in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1970) 31 (4): 403–423.
Published: 01 December 1970
...Charlotte Costa Kleis Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 STRUCTURAL PARALLELS AND THEMATIC mrTy IN RABELAIS By CHARLOTTECOSTA KLEIS A long...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1970) 31 (3): 392–394.
Published: 01 September 1970
... tradition of which most of us have lost the intimate knowledge which Goethe himself still possessed intact. LISELOTTEDIECKMANN Washington Uniuersity The Smile of the Gods: A Thematic Study of Cesare Pauese’s Works. Hy GIAN...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1971) 32 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 March 1971
...Juliet McMaster Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 EXPERIENCE TO EXPRESSION THEMATIC CHARACTER CONTRACTS IN TRISTRAM SHANDY By JULIET MCMASTER Tristram Shundy, a novel of which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1972) 33 (1): 23–29.
Published: 01 March 1972
...Richard Levin Copyright © 1972 by Duke University Press 1972 THEMATIC UNITY AND THE HOMOGENIZATION OF CHARACTER By RICHARDLEVIN The most common method today for demonstrating the unity of an Elizabethan play is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2008
... imitates the Tantalus scene from Seneca's Thyestes and that his engagement with Seneca constitutes what critics of intertextuality call a “systematic” or “critical” allusion. As such, this scene not only provides an intertext for the controversial fruit episode of book 10 but also reveals larger thematic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... concern with the fate of the Chinese nation and his professed intention to be its spiritual physician, critical opinion holds that his writings are primarily political and cultural in thematics and realistic in formal representation. The scholarly consensus that he is a master of critical realism remains...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... despite seemingly divergent styles, they share major formal and thematic characteristics. Responding in tandem to the metaphysical crisis of modernity, both aim systematically to replace metaphysical purpose and sublime religious experience with physical sensation and secular ecstasy, to corporealize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2008) 69 (4): 481–507.
Published: 01 December 2008
... 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 the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 171–195.
Published: 01 June 2013
...-translated, first, because they appear simultaneously in multiple languages and, second, because they engage formally, thematically, and typographically with the theory and practice of translation. Chang and Voge help us think about the relationship between modernism and world literature. They show that the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Beethoven’s musical setting of it are unique in that text and music thematize and joyfully celebrate the very notion of access as the liberating act of a unifying group identity. Höyng describes a performance of the choral work as documented in Kinshasa Symphony (2011), reading it as a prime example of access...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... history of ideas. In major fictions and narrations Milton’s poetry apperceives, thematizes, and embodies—prehensively, as it were—a unique occasion of historical change, as if from BC to AD: from John Dee to Robert Boyle, or from occult correspondences and secret world-connecting sympathies, to mechanical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1986) 47 (4): 447–449.
Published: 01 December 1986
.... Raval conscientiously delineates unresolvable thematic ambi- guities in five Conrad novels with the clear intent of exploding this para- digm. On the other hand, by a familiar paradox, Raval’s criticism itself produces an unpleasant sense of arbitrary closure, as it “resolves” every...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1976) 37 (3): 298–300.
Published: 01 September 1976
... power, epic dignity, and thematic significance to the musical climaxes. The result is an over-all quality of perception and insight which strikes me as unoriginal and barely DANIEL PEARLMAN 299 suggestive of the epic concerns which drove...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1987) 48 (4): 396.
Published: 01 December 1987
... defines his very purpose as in part a reaction to deconstructive models of reading, and James A. Snead blends his own deconstructive method with formal and thematic interpretation. Both books have theoretical implications beyond their topics and imply a wider applicability for their methods...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1948) 9 (3): 373–375.
Published: 01 September 1948
... from Joachim Muller’s penetrating study of a relatively small number of exemplary works, and she has accepted his fundamental principles: that there must be a basis of intention, a thematic center, and a lyric sequence with direct or indirect continuity. For Miiller’s “direct...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1969) 30 (1): 144–145.
Published: 01 March 1969
... Inn is “abortive court satire,” attempting to parody “every device sacred ROBERT E. KNOLL 145 to the writers of romances” (p. 81); but for all its “underlying thematic unity, there is little apparent purpose or direction in the plot itself” (p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2000) 61 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 March 2000
... form- lessness, and it has erupted because reading has lost its place. Formalism without Guarantees History is therefore the experience of Necessity, and it is this alone which can forestall its thematization or reification as a mere object of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1975) 36 (3): 261–271.
Published: 01 September 1975
... whole or in part, or attempting to integrate them into the structural and thematic framework of the novel. In general, , modern appreciation of the digressions differs considerably from the deprecatory attitude adopted by the novel’s contemporary critics-a reflection, perhaps, of...