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Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

John Mullan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

With the rise of the novel in the mid-18th century came the rise of sentimentalism. While the fondness for sentiment embarrassed later literary critics, it originally legitimized a morally suspect ... More


The Power of Pure Contingency: Fashion in Smith and the Reynoldses

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Most accounts of fashion in the eighteenth century see its vigour and direction as derived from the aspirations and new purchasing power of the commercial classes. But a contrary and obvious ... More


Beasties

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter studies the convergence of the farmer and the sentimental ‘man of feeling’ in Burns's animal poems, as well as their role in displacing and mediating problems of the human world. Burns's ... More


‘Trembling on the Brink of his Own Climacterick’: Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands and the Onset of Old Age

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter addresses the question why Johnson finally acceded to Boswell's promptings and fulfilled his lifelong dream of a visit to the Hebrides in 1773. Johnson, who had just passed his ... More


The Noblest Saviage of them All: Johnson, Omai, and Other Primitives

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes the unlikely pairing of Johnson and Omai, the Tahitian brought to England by Cook's party. Omai set out on his long journey to Europe whilst Johnson and Boswell were actually ... More


The Case of the Literary Spectator

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on the case of the literary spectator. It argues that the notion of the case not only is helpful for thinking about the relation between an externalized point of view and its ... More


Typing Feeling: Sympathy, Sensibility, and Sentimentality

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces distinctions between three dynamics of feeling found in eighteenth-century literature and culture. “Sentimentality” emphasizes sameness and accord between parties. It can be ... More


Sentimental Monstrosity

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the relation between sentimentalism and moral deformity. It first looks briefly at the emergence of the relation between beauty and deformity in the work of Shaftesbury and Adam ... More


The Novel of Sensibility in the 1780s

Caroline Franklin

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter studies the novels of sensibility in the 1780s. The philosophy of John Locke, Anthony Ashley Cooper, third Earl of Shaftesbury, Adam Smith, and Francis Hutcheson had influenced the first ... More


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