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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 527–543.
Published: 01 December 2012
... texts employed Norman-Saxon dichotomies for nationalist purposes, various nations manipulated the Anglo-Saxon myth for nation-building purposes. America was no different. Ultimately, its relation to its Anglo-Saxon past became a struggle for its own national heritage. Michael Modarelli...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poem and eventually adds explanations of various types. Coleridge’s gloss to The Rime looks like the result of the same kind of process but, fundamentally, is its opposite: the gloss is a dramatization of the craving for explanation stories generate instead of the explanation itself. In this way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Thomas DiPiero Beginning in the mid-seventeenth century, thinkers in various disciplines evoked birds and other animals that appeared able to talk to make points about language use and human reason and identity. Talking birds initially allowed philosophers to draw parallels between language...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
...,” collections of songs from various locales in his native northeastern England. Lacking the explanatory prefaces and footnotes that might make meaning available to broader or later audiences, Ritson's garlands targeted a decidedly ephemeral local community in the present. In the face of dominant antiquarian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Andrew Parker The question of poetry's future was asked with surprising frequency across various Western literary languages during the nineteenth century. In Walt Whitman's little-known essay “The Poetry of the Future” (1881), in Arthur Rimbaud's celebrated “Voyant” letter to Paul Demeny (1871...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... meaning of a literary work includes the history of its reception. (3) Reading literature entails a response to value and form. (4) The form of a literary work is integral to its moral, social, and political meaning. (5) Unmasking is not an end in itself but a means to various kinds of revelations. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
... cognition. Yet constructing Chinese literary theoretical discourse should discriminate among and examine various contemporary Western literary theories, actively draw on its useful achievements and experiences, and return to Chinese literary practice in an overall way. It is also necessary to adhere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as “sites of memory.” This discourse of genius played a keystone role in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s aesthetic and social criticism, or “genial criticism,” which exerted a deep influence on Anglophone culture. The essay concludes by assessing the overall cultural politics of genius in relation to various...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Eric Hayot Abstract The various pronouncements of the nation’s dissolution seem to have been premature. Literary history is still very much within the nation, especially if one considers the realm of the middle- and lowbrow, or indeed the vast swaths of genre fiction. What has changed in literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 349–375.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a metaphysical statement, this temporal model of tragicomedy offers a Beckettian ethics insistent on both the resigned compassion of tragedy and comedy’s power to critique. In outlining Godot ’s tragicomic philosophy, the essay charts Beckett’s deployment of the various figures who inspire his play but also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... is merely a particular type of classification, akin but not identical to the classifications performed by terms such as mimesis or verisimilitude. Thus it is nonsensical to claim that fiction qua concept does or does not exist at any given moment: fiction is foremost a way of grouping various literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 355–362.
Published: 01 September 1941
... studies. To make a beginning in the appraisal of the state of scholarship in the various sections of Renaissance studies has been the purpose of a group brought together under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. Waiving for a moment the discussion of what...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 September 1947
... and very satisfying. The two col- laborators have been working with the old dictionaries for a decade, at least, and have paved the way with nearly a dozen previously pub- lished studies of various dictionaries and their compilers, finally summing up their findings in a series of chapters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 1948
... printed book is one of gratitude to the various university presses which are literally saving American 116 Reviews scholarship from slow strangulation. No commercial publisher in this country-in Germany before the war it was different-would or could print a work...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (2): 252–253.
Published: 01 June 1946
... of courses in world literature and the humanities in American colleges and universities in the two decades following World War I. Mr. Shoemaker’s volume examines both the ideas of aesthetic experience which underlie the current academic interest in the humanities, and the various ways in which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 383–399.
Published: 01 December 1964
.... To connect Jonson’s plays with the morality tradition is by no means a novel idea, especially in view of the obvious use of such native English elements in some of his plays;2 but owing to various misconceptions about the dramatic possibilities to be found in the Elizabethan morality, modern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 244–245.
Published: 01 June 1951
... of these great songs, Wilhelm Stapel has prepared this volume. It contains, first, an excellent discussion of Luther as a poet, together with an illuminating analysis of the various songs, including a treatment of language and metrics, and with a detailed commentary that affords a new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 1945
... that such was not the case. The following is part of a letter from Adams to Jefferson in 1812: The various ingenuity which has been displayed in inventions of hypothesis to account for the original population of America and the immensity of learning profusely expended to support them have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 245–248.
Published: 01 June 1940
...- versity of Georgia Press, 1939. Pp. xi+275. A valuable addition to those studies which have applied Eliza- bethan pneumatology to the various parts of Elizabethan literature, this investigation applies pneumatology to a field hitherto unworked by scholars interested in the relation between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 377–378.
Published: 01 December 1954
... antiken Theaters im Mittef- alter”) to 1953 (“Deutsche Scholastik As might be expected when they are drawn from such various sources, they are of uneven value, and although note has been taken of more recent work in the printed versions, it would obviously be unfair to judge them...