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The Gothic Child

Yogita Goyal

in Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479829590
eISBN:
9781479819676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829590.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on the figure of the child as soldier. Reading expansively across memoirs and novels about war, I show how the figure of the child shuttles between sentimental and gothic modes, the ... More


Emotional Understanding and Victims’ Stories

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199930388
eISBN:
9780190490102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930388.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

J. David Velleman’s account of emotion as the glue that unifies stories and endows them with meaning is rejected in favor of Jenefer Robinson’s account of the role of responding emotionally to ... More


Disorientalism Today

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

While Chapter 4 explored the benefits of using ideas from Holocaust studies to analyse a novella about a colonial genocide, this chapter analyses the risks involved in such a process. Looking at a ... More


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