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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 373–394.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Lori Peterson Branch Abstract This article explains the puzzling but persistent marginalization of religion and secularism studies—despite long-standing critiques of secularism and the secularization thesis—by examining a vignette from a doctoral exam in English. The article argues...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 June 1988
...; nevertheless, their books are unleavened breads in which the yeast is either missing or has failed to ferment. Both books leave us disappointed but for opposite reasons. Dekker’s book fails because the thesis is too dense and multifaceted, while Shulman’s book fails because the thesis is too...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 120–121.
Published: 01 March 1953
.... viii + 230. $3.50. The thesis of this close-knit and well-groomed volume is that More’s Uto~a is a tract for the times in the England of 1516. In expounding and defending this thesis Mr. Ames dissents from the interpretations found in what he regards as the two best earlier books on More...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 182–184.
Published: 01 June 1960
... students in the field for a long time to come. For Lester Crocker, chairman of the Depart- ment of Modern Languages at Goucher College and previously best-known as a distinguished Diderot scholar, is a man with a definite thesis which serves to amalgamate his searching investigation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 644–646.
Published: 01 December 1941
... thankful to him for it. HERBERTH. VAA~JGHAN University of Calif oriziu Goldoni in Spain. By PAUL PATRICKROGERS. Oberlin, Ohio: The Academy Press, 1941. Dr. P. P. Rogers in his thesis has studied Goldoni’s fortune in Spain. In so doing, he has...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 306–309.
Published: 01 September 1981
.... Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980. xiv + 344 pp. $20.00. The thesis of Theodore Ziolkowski’s book is that there is a hitherto unrecog- nized genre in German literature-the “Classical German Elegy,” which can be distinguished from the elegy in general not simply as a local use...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (3): 301–303.
Published: 01 September 1980
... places for sampling a piece of work. Nonetheless, as one of the early participants in the “ongoing critical act” of reading Theodore Koethke, I find myself lingering over this pas- sage, which contains Parini’s thesis (or theses?) and sets down a modest, almost unconscious statement of his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2016
... an aggressive new thesis wrapped in a well-mannered, often ingratiating style: the argument that the digital humanities make periodization, at long last, effectively a thing of the past. It is an ambitious thesis for such a slender book, and Underwood adopts some unusual means to pursue it. Chapters 1–3...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 327–332.
Published: 01 June 1965
... a philosopher and impose a preconceived pattern of behavior illustrating some ideological concept upon his material, the result is less than satisfactory as a novel. (p. 84) The thesis is a challenging one. Occasionally, as when he proposes that Huckleberry Finn speaks the message...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 393–404.
Published: 01 September 1993
...: Cornell University Press, 1992. x + 395 pp. $47.50 cloth, $15.95 paper. N ot unlike The Discourse of Modernism-an earlier work in which Timothy Reiss put forward a thesis about the origins of moder- nity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in terms fashioned more or less after Michel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 September 1980
... with a comprehensive thesis that encompasses and accommodates the chaotic world of modern poetry. This thesis, I venture to say, is not a fashionable one. Con- temporary German scholarship tends to vacillate among structuralism, Ideolo- gzekritik, and a variety of reception aesthetics. Although one can argue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 309.
Published: 01 September 1961
.... At the same time, it is impossible to accept his thesis when he refuses to consider Diana of the Crosszerays and emphasizes ad- mittedly second-rate poetry in order to justify his conclusions. From the outset his method is questionable. His reading of The Ordeal of Richard Fevwel begins...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 1946
... of the materials connected with the hexameral tradition and published his dissertation at Chicago in 1912. The present thesis, an outgrowth of Robbins, is an account of the relations between Milton’s con- ception of Paradise, as set forth in the poem and in De Doctrina, and the ideas on the same...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 March 1970
.... Unfortunately, he scants the latter as the domain of Martin Meisel, again delimiting himself by viewing Shavian aesthetics in the light of nineteenth-century genres. Carpenter’s general thesis is, of course, a critical commonplace. To say that Shaw attacks his audiences so that their stale...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 1972
... for each poet by discrepancies be- tween the intellectual principles underlying liis first political assen ts and liis romantic intuitions of organic wholeness” (p. 49), one wonders if he has a workable thesis, regardless of its systeinic attractiveness. Or could it be that the tendency...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 95–96.
Published: 01 March 1966
... thesis that the romantic fairy tale “dared to advance toward the truth behind the existence of reality in the ontological sense, and thus discovered new degrees of reality beyond the realm of imitative realism” (p. 19). Marianne Thalmann’s method of achieving her goal is admirable. She...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 188–191.
Published: 01 June 1977
... valued poets. The Rhetoriqueurs are given a greater drubbing than is necessary or than they deserve (significantly, Pierre Jodogne’s splendid thesis is omitted from the bibliography). Given the cultural range that underlies Griffin’s approach, one might have hoped for Marot’s linguistic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 1950
... ihrw Wclfaitschauung (Berlin, 1925) sees “a basic discrepancy between the Wcltanschatrung of the young artist Huch and that of the author of such works as Luthcrs GIauhc and Der Sinn dcr Nei- Zigm Schriff’ (p. l). Miss Flandreau’s thesis is that the “idealistic basis remains 372...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 83–86.
Published: 01 March 1972
... is his self in a symbolic transformation” (p. 138). My only reservation is that Holtz pushes his thesis to the very end and gives to the visual imagination a dubious supremacy in coping with these great human problems. “For what can more successfully arrest the perceived drift of the world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 123–124.
Published: 01 March 1943
..., and argues that if the scientist with his fine opportunity for controlled experiments can arrive at no absolute answer, why should absolutism have any place in the critic’s dogma. He discusses this thesis with fine illustrations and in a manner and style that is entirely delightful. His point...