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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 360–362.
Published: 01 December 1955
... bread,” often argued in defense of the vernacular for the very reason that it was simple and direct, unencumbered by a pretentious rhetorical traditiori. Professor Jones is perhaps tlie first scholar to stress adequately the importance, in the devclopmcnt of English, of the part played...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 307–309.
Published: 01 September 1952
... Britanniae” and Its Early Vernacular Versions. By J. S. P. TATLOCK. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1950. Pp. xi + 545. $7.50. Every student of Arthurian legend will be indebted to this posthumous work, which has been capably seen through the press by Mrs. Germaine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 457–460.
Published: 01 September 2007
...: Posthumanism as Vernacular Theory . By Thomas Foster. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. xxix + 312 pp. Reviews The Grounds of English Literature. By Christopher Cannon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. viii + 237 pp. The Grounds of English Literature is a compelling book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 175–199.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in relation to his reading of Dante’s defense of the vernacular, a question that Pound works through by way of the counterintuitive process of translation, with the goal of defending American usage against the linguistic regulatory norms of England. Through recourse to a lexicon derived from the Scottish poet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 319–347.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Loren Cressler Abstract What are the consequences of reading Shakespeare’s allusions to classical heroes through vernacular adaptations rather than through classical texts? This essay reframes the debate about which classical sources Shakespeare consulted, arguing that he encountered Aeneas...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 505–526.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Kevin Pask Literary history has largely ignored its own origins in the late Renaissance, and we still lack a full account of how literary history, based in the European vernacular literatures, emerged during the early modern period. Pask attempts to redress this lack by arguing, primarily through...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , and, by extension, with poetry’s ability to move those who listened to or read it. Therefore it could at one moment provoke moral anxiety and at another signal the height of poetic accomplishment. In quarrels over the relative merits of the European vernaculars, apologists for the Portuguese language invested...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of traditionally marginalized literatures such as those of the African American vernacular tradition. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 Langston Hughes historical poetics cognitive poetics prosody African American vernacular Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen might be remembered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., especially Latin, to the study of literature in the vernacular. By examining the complex reticulations of disciplinarity and publicness over a contested author in an institutional site at the periphery of the global network that was the British Empire, this essay questions prevailing periodizations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 541–575.
Published: 01 December 2014
...), which vindicates agrarian communities and vernacular expression. José María Rodríguez García teaches in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. His book, The City of Translation: Poetry and Ideology in Nineteenth-Century Colombia (2010), won the 2010 PROSE Award in Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... It also explores how literary societies publicly negotiated the controversial conception of English literature as a legitimate subject for scholarly pursuit, how they built the case for vernacular literature’s capacity to be studied “scientifically,” and how they then exported these ideas—and texts—across...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poetics.” Thus far historical poetics has been most strongly associated with the study of nineteenth-century poetry. This essay takes a longer view onto the histories of English poetry from the perspective of early English verse. Medieval English poets practiced literary form at a time when vernacular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of colonial institutions such as Fort William College, Calcutta (1800), inaugurated the standardization of the fluid North Indian language complex into the religiously demarcated vernaculars Urdu and Hindi. The imperially patronized production of the Oriental tale as both a literary and a pedagogical form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the obscurant that was constant in Western poetry, with vernacular Chinese expression gave birth to the New Poetry. © 2008 by University of Washington 2008 Chen Yongguo is professor of English at Tsinghua University. His publications include The Political Interpretation of Culture: Fredric Jameson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 281–313.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... But London’s literary societies were important preprofessional gatherings for the appreciation and research of vernacular literature at a time when universities restricted who could study and what could be studied. Forman contributed to other London societies and organized for them dramatic readings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of knowledge in the vernacular intellectual programs of Brunetto Latini, Dante, and Gower. In the civic ideology of Brunetto’s Trhor and Dante’s Conwiwio, and in Gower’s adaptation of Brunetto’s work in the Confessio amantis, the role of rhetoric is transformed and elevated through a wholesale...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 173–193.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and neither of them imagines a world of literature in which other cen- ters exist and out of which other modernities have sprung. Sheldon Pollock has written for many years about the significance of Sanskrit and its role in stimulating the creation of vernacular lit- eratures at the end of the first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 403–420.
Published: 01 September 1941
..., it is the Latin literature of the Renaissance. Literary cartographers in establishing the boundaries of vernacular verse and prose have suspected its existence, have even seen its vast acreage shrouded in the mist of three centuries of relative oblivion. Some scholars have marked its periphery...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 221–231.
Published: 01 June 1995
... totalizing ambition. Some words have no traceable ctymology, and the only words studied are those of 1,atin and Greek: all vernaculars arc left untouched. If God is the creator of the world, he is the ultimate etymon of all language, the unspeakable Thing that silences all writing. Isidorc’s spe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 277–304.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of Middle English drama and civic ideology. Shklar I Power of Heterodox Thinking 279 writer William Thorpe, with whom David Aers generically links her, Kempe assumes the authority to record and refigure her own exami- nations for heresy in the vernacular (“Making of Margery...