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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and transcendentalism and offering a reading that emerged from Nelson’s Marxist outlook. This essay explores Miller’s penchant for existentialist readings of historical-literary figures and movements, which clashed with Nelson’s materialist interpretation of antebellum culture. Although these two approaches seem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 1973
... University of Toronto The Transcendental Masque: An Essay on Milton’s “Comus.” By ANGUS FLETCHER.Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1971. xiv 4- 261 pp. $10.00. What one will makeof this lively and valuable book is perhaps implicit in his response to the evocative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 173.
Published: 01 June 1955
... : Transcendental Pioneers of an American Esthetic. By CHARLESR. METZGER.Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1954. Pp. 153. $3.00. This little book offers a closely reasoned analysis and interpretation of the aesthetic ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his friend Horatio...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
... it comes to the question of Homer and Virgil. Fundamentally, though, both Arnold and Eliot reach toward a transcendental, even religious, view of the classic. The essay concludes by developing the implications of Eliot's “last poet” and the silencing qualities of the classic hinted at in his address...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 61–79.
Published: 01 March 2008
... relationship with hegemonic discourses by examining the literary practices of three New Humanists who demonstrated, respectively, ideal/academic, political, and transcendental ways of engagement. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Li Tonglu is a doctoral student in the Department of East Asian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of social work and connections that the term enabled. Genius became associated in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with author, nature, and nation in ways that grounded new models of literature and identity in the supposedly transcendental truth of nature and in specific landscapes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 335–339.
Published: 01 September 2019
... not opt to do?) Chapter 2 of Crimmins’s work repurposes the empirico-transcendental doublet as “the historicist’s dilemma—the tension between nominalist and idealist, between particular and general” (22). Crimmins uses this problematic to clarify the often bedeviled vocabulary of causation, freedom...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 456–460.
Published: 01 December 1991
... to descend from this com- mon ancestor. Carafiol shows that versions of these problematic claims appear in most subsequent major histories of Transcendentalism, up to and including Lawrence Buell’s Literary Transcendentalism (1973). But Carafiol’s analysis of this pattern in Transcendentalist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 March 1973
... The Transcendental Masque: An Essay on Milton’s “Comus.” By ANGUS FLETCHER.Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1971. xiv 4- 261 pp. $10.00. What one will makeof this lively and valuable book is perhaps implicit in his response to the evocative adjective in the title. The heart...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 298–310.
Published: 01 September 1953
... by nineteenth-century Spanish criticism but which in Revilla’s time had taken on a general meaning: art promoting ideas of social, moral, and political signifi- cance.5 Although Milk does not explicitly declare himself a partisan of “transcendental art,” there can be no doubt that he favored...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Romantic aesthetics, parts of which have appeared in ELH, the Emerson Society Quarterly, and the American Transcendental Quarterly. Earlier versions of the essay have been presented at the American Studies Association convention in Washington, DC, November 2001; at California State University, Long...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 205–216.
Published: 01 June 1950
... invective against Transcendentalism and, in particular, what appears to be a tirade against Margaret Fuller, who is probably caricatured as Miss Psyche Zenobia, heroine and narrator of both tales. Now such a discovery brings to mind certain later literary portraits of Miss Fuller, and new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 321–352.
Published: 01 September 1999
...- ers have suggested that Kant’s argument (particularly his digression on music) exposes itself to an “intru[sion ofl bodily pleasure into the space reserved for thought.”8 At the very least, the conceptual rupture alerts us to empirical contingencies that lurk in Kant’s transcendental...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 251–279.
Published: 01 September 1994
... not attempt to detail here. But one aspect is important to stress. If Zeuxis’s painting and the image on the cover of Time prove the efficacy of an inductive logic moving transcendentally from lower (physical) beauties to the highest (metaphysical) Beauty, skeptics such as David Hume were...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 1984
... on Voegelin, Eugene Webb defines gnosticism as “a type of thinking that claims absolute cognitive mastery of reality,” and he goes on to point out that “as a religious or quasi-religious movement, gnosticism may take transcendentalizing . . . or im- manentizing forms.”5 Voegelin himself traces...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 376–377.
Published: 01 December 1956
... knows that this minor genre did not anywhere make a “transcendental contribution to world literature or thought,” but he admits that in Colombia “it accomplished in large measure its purpose” to such an extent that “no greater tribute can be paid the costumbrista writers of mid-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 377–378.
Published: 01 December 1956
... and interesting co~~clusion.He knows that this minor genre did not anywhere make a “transcendental contribution to world literature or thought,” but he admits that in Colombia “it accomplished in large measure its purpose” to such an extent that “no greater tribute can be paid the costumbrista...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 145–171.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., and tends his pasturing herds At loopholes cut through thickest shade. (9.1108–10) The workings of Armytage’s consciousness in “The Ruined Cottage” are further illuminated by Husserl’s insight that the onlooker’s transformed, transcendental consciousness of the “living present of the actual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 99–104.
Published: 01 March 1981
... ‘transcendental buffoonery’ ” (p. 17). Having laid this theoreti- cal groundwork, Mellor proceeds in the three remaining chapters of Part 1 to discuss Romantic irony in Byron, Keats, and Carlyle. Predictably, given her theory, she finds that Byron’s “mature works are probably the most masterful artistic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Günter Leypoldt University of Washington 2007 Günter Leypoldt is professor of American literature and culture at the University of Mainz. He has published on literary transcendentalism, eighteenth-century aesthetics, pragmatist literary theory, and 1980s neorealist fiction...