Philological Quarterly

This journal covers aspects of medieval European and modern literature and culture. The articles published incorporate physical bibliography, the sociology of knowledge, the history of reading, reception studies and other fields of inquiry.

Articles from Vol. 80, No. 1, Winter

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LANGUAGE Benseler, David, Craig W. Nickisch, and Cora Lee Nollendorfs. Teaching German in Twentieth-Century America. U. of Wisconsin Press, 2001. Pp. xi + 291. $24.95. Turpin, Myfany. A Learner's Guide to Kaytetye. IAD Press: Alice Springs, Northwest...
Fielding's Rapprochement with Walpole in Late 1741
During the period 1736-April 1741, (1) no one harried Walpole so effectively, with so much brazen ingenuity and gusto, as Henry Fielding. The Great Man figures variously in Fielding's writings as "a gross corrupt Carcase," "Brass," "Guts," a "notorious...
Queer Pandarus? Silence and Sexual Ambiguity in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
INTRODUCTION Is Pandarus queer? From the outset of this essay, I freely admit that I have no absolutely conclusive evidence to support an argument that he is queer, if by "queer" one means "homosexual." (1) In this essay, I uncover no smoking gun...
The Conscience of the King: Henry V and the Reformed Conscience
Since the celebrations of Shakespearean characters as portrayals of universal human nature have been largely silenced by scholarly attacks on the universalizing of the bourgeois subject, analyses of early modern representations of human life have risked...
The Continental Origins of AEthelberht's Code
1. INTRODUCTION The Old English code attributed to King AEthelberht exists in a single manuscript composed in the twelfth century, the Textus Roffensis. (1) It is ostensibly the first example of written English law. There are few reasons to believe...
The Persuasion of the Coy Mistress
There is general agreement that Andrew Marvell's "To his Coy Mistress" is a carpe diem, invitation-to-love, seduction poem couched in a syllogistic, or seemingly-syllogistic, argument: if we lived forever, your virginity would be appropriate; but we...
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