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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 546–549.
Published: 01 December 2021
...John Whittier Treat john.treat@yale.edu Weak Planet: Literature and Assisted Survival . By Wai Chee Dimock . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2020 . 228 pp. Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 The roller-coaster ride that is Weak Planet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
... into poetry, Lowth—with much ambivalence—also ushered more passion, enthusiasm, and subjectivity into neoclassical English poetry. Despite his attempts to minimize the formal and theological weaknesses he found in the prophetic text, his scholarly project also transmitted them into English literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 123–144.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the tradition, but rather than move toward hope, in the manner of most earlier texts, it ends with Seward’s melancholy recognition of her own weakness. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 “Fears in Solitude,” which also retains some features of the tradition, is a sustained reflection on the individual’s limited...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 521–537.
Published: 01 December 2022
... as a way of conceptualizing faith through shared humility and weakness. This approach to the self, the world, and God is an important one to identify in Christian texts, but it also exemplifies a Christian way of thinking more broadly attuned to the depiction of vulnerability and introspection...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 March 1942
... may be present or want- ing in a weak syllable; hence, the liquids and nasals of weak syl- lables may be consonantal or sonantal. Thus, [n] is a consonant in the strong syllable man; it is likewise a consonant in the weak syllable of woman, but a sonant in the weak syllable of beuten...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 448–461.
Published: 01 September 1965
... believed, but the subject is not appropriate to this essay. For the best presentation of Warren’s weakness as a “philo- sophic novelist,” see Madison Jones, “The Novels of Robert Penn Warren,” South Atlantic Quarterly, LXII (1963), 488-98. 450 WARREN’S...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 315–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
... at the level of population and the experience of the novel one character at a time—recalls a parallel problem that the sociologist Mark S. Granovetter identified in a groundbreaking contribution to the study of social networks. In the opening sentence of “The Strength of Weak Ties,” Granovetter ( 1973 : 1360...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 March 1984
..., persistence, and determination. The commit- ment to pessimism coexists with belief in will power. This belief is frequently implied by a scathing depiction of its opposite. Gissing’s work is packed with warnings against weakness of will. The sketches and stories, in particular, are draped...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 1942
... admit that the use of the infinitive as a modifier, if this is the correct interpretation, is a puzzle. Can we find a clue in the OE gerund (to flitanne) ? leasan. The strong form is called for. Probably the weak ending -an is thought of as a plural ending. comon. See note on woldon don...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 500–501.
Published: 01 December 1967
... by the natural appearance and reappearance of a vast array of characters worthy of a roman-fleuve. One feels assured of the author’s mastery of the period. His detached critical assessment of its currents and of their historical ties is weak only in literary emphasis. The effects of external difficulties...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (4): 471–500.
Published: 01 December 2002
... needs to take a close look at the mental, moral, and bodily strengths and weaknesses of Collins’s heroes 1 Wilkie Collins, Man and Wife, ed. Norman Page (London: Oxford University Press, 1995), 69, 68. 2 On account of the slippage of terminology, I use sentiment and sensibility syn...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 March 1982
... as Queen of Hungary. But the plans could not be worked out in time, and Grillparzer’s reading of Hun- garian histories and chronicles led him away from national pageantry to the choice of an unexpected theme: the story of Bancbanus, an old man with many human weaknesses, who as “loyal servant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 107–112.
Published: 01 June 1957
..., none of which Gobineau justifies with psychological validity. He offers only her extraordinary physical attraction to account for the mysterious power of the Polish countess, her aura of fatal fascination. This weakness in Sophie’s portrait is compensated for by the originality of her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 443–444.
Published: 01 December 1975
... the strengths and the weaknesses of his study as a whole. By avoiding any overarching critical approach, Fleishman gives free rein to his obviously many-sided interests. He can make use of Northrop Frye’s ac- count of the structure of romance or Mircea Eliade’s research into initiatory rituals...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 539–547.
Published: 01 December 2022
... .” In The Re-enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age , edited by Landy Joshua and Saler Michael , 159 – 80 . Berkeley : University of California Press . Saint-Amour Paul . 2018 . “ Weak Theory, Weak Modernism .” Modernism/modernity Print Plus 3 , no. 3 . https...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 85–86.
Published: 01 March 1955
... not ignore the fact that Satan actually accomplishes his purpose. It may also be observed that the skeptical reader may find it difficult to understand Allen’s attribution of “weaknesses of mind and heart” to this rather successful adversary of the Almighty. The study of Samson Agonistes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 1971
.... This study does not claim perfection for The Seasons; indeed, it attempts to define l’homson’s poetic weaknesses as well as his strengths. Cohen men- tions the blurring effect of some of the verse catalogues, the limitation of ‘I’homson’s knowledge of man and understanding of human behavior, his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of his female lover. It is a central tension in Sidney’s romance that this feminized performance of weakness is nevertheless put to the traditionally masculine ends of overpowering, violent sex. The role of tyrannical masochist, I argue, amounts to a form of power that is subtle, contradictory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 257–263.
Published: 01 June 1965
... is “fearless and resolute enough,” Bradley concludes that Albany’s words to Kent and Edgar after Lear’s death-“Friends of my soul, you twain / Rule in this realm, and the gor’d state sustain”-probably “mark the feebleness of a well-meaning but weak man. But possibly he means by ‘this realm’ only...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 237.
Published: 01 June 1950
.... As to the much debated question of Toller’s Marxist leanings, Mr. Willibraiid proves ably that Toller never was a true Marxist because of his abhorrence oi violence and human sacrifice, his awareness of the weaknesses of the proletariat, his doubts that economy can cure all ills. “The old simple...