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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


Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Angela Frattarola

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernist Soundscapes questions how early twentieth-century auditory technologies altered sound perception, and how these developments shaped the modernist novel. As the phonograph, telephone, ... More


The Pleasures and Pains of Studying the Two-Type Richardson Model

Maria Deijfen and Olle Häggström

in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239252
eISBN:
9780191716911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

This chapter provides a survey of known results and open problems for the two-type Richardson model, which is a stochastic model for competition on a lattice. In its simplest formulation, the ... More


Sentimental Knowledge in La finta giardiniera

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

More than any other of Mozart's operas, La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden Girl), draws on a culture and an archetype virtually unknown today: the culture is that of sensibility and the ... More


Familiarity in Life and Letters

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter defines the concept of familiarity, a means by which even individuals not related by family could achieve family-like relationships. Such familiarity — distinguished from either ... More


From Having It All to Simple Abundance: Gender and the Logic of Diminished Expectations

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the literature addressed to women, with its more substantial innovations. Helen Gurley Brown represents an advance guard position in the elimination of boundaries between ... More


The Process of Coordination

Mark Casson

in Information and Organization: A New Perspective on the Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297802
eISBN:
9780191596063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297807.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Hayek's and Richardson's views of coordination are discussed. Coordination is effected by information systems. A schematic procedure for mapping information flows is introduced. It is used to ... More


Popular Fiction before Richardson: Narrative Patterns 1700–1739

John J. Richetti

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112631
eISBN:
9780191670824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is a study of those narratives which were written and widely read in England during the first 40 years of the eighteenth century, but which have been hitherto neglected or despised by historians ... More


Richardson: Sentiment and the Construction of Femininity

John Mullan

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

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Throughout the 18th century, those who extolled Samuel Richardson's novels as paragons of their form emphasized two things: these texts inculcated virtue, and they staged exquisite scenes of feeling ... More


The Availability of Virtue

John Mullan

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

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1779, there appeared through three consecutive issues of the Edinburgh periodical The Mirror a sentimental tale which became known, and much anthologized, as the ‘Story of La Roche’. It was ... More


Introduction

John Mullan

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

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on three very different writers whose works all chronicle peculiarly intimate relationships between the texts they produced and the social lives for which they also became known: ... More


Brothers, Sisters, and New Provinces of Writing

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While paternal metaphors befit stories of the transmission of literary tradition, fraternal metaphors predominate at times of literary innovation. Through case studies of two sets of triangular ... More


Genre and Countergenre: Age of Iron, Pamela, and Don Quixote

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the sheer inventiveness of Coetzee's exploration of the relationship between an ‘ethics of alterity’ and the situation of South African politics has been misunderstood due to ... More


‘It is not so with me’: Clarissa and the Regulation of Unprecedented Vehemence

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Richardson's Job, the scriptural centre-piece of Clarissa, is used to introduce a theodicy more akin to Pope's views about the suppression of the particulars of individual ... More


Collusive Resistance and Complicit Virtue: Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that Samuel Richardson used the representational structures he inherited from the seduction fiction of Behn, Manley, and Haywood to articulate tory sensibility in the wake of his ... More


Letter‐Writing and the Rise of the Novel: The Epistolary Literacy of Jane Johnson and Samuel Richardson

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers how letters became literary at a time when letters and literature were closely aligned. It suggests that epistolary literacy can offer new insights into the rise of the novel. ... More


The Dramatist and the Novelist

Jane Spencer

in Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the different trajectories of Aphra Behn's 18th-century life as a dramatist and as a writer of fiction. Behn's fiction remained current in the later 18th century, with editions of ... More


Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Patricia Spacks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Today we consider privacy a right to be protected. But in eighteenth-century England, privacy was seen as a problem, even a threat. Women reading alone and people hiding their true thoughts from one ... More


Life after Fifteen: Hester Mulso Chapone on the Education of Women

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Hester Mulso Chapone, who entered into a long and important controversy with Samuel Richardson about women's rights. Chapone's works and their subsequent editions appear to ... More


Nudes and Nazis; or, Surveying Sex through Violence in Museums

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter two constitutes a form of discursive display to explore, in experimental fashion, nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums as sites for visualizing perversity through the exhibitionary logic ... More


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