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Maria Edgeworth: Language, Culture, and the Irish Sphere

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter assesses the debate over the extent of Edgeworth's linguistic and cultural radicalism in the national tale, and argues that her use of language is in fact quite similar to Burns', being ... More


Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Daughter and the Anti-Slavery Muse of La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803)

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Considers the anonymously published epistolary romance, La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803), as a text in which the character Mimi takes up a passionate defense of women of color ... More


In Defense of Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Too often, since the 19th century, sensitivity is dismissed as mere “sentimentality” in philosophy and in literature. It is charged that sentimentality is distorting, self-indulgent, self-deceptive. ... More


On Kitsch and Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Finally, I return to the theme of sentimentality with a particular focus on art and what is often called “kitsch” I ask, as I did for sentimentality in general, What's wrong with kitsch? And I defend ... More


Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Harriet Guest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This book is about the uses of the language of sentiment in British women’s writing from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jane Austen. It focuses on a range of writers for whom this language has the potential ... More


Knowing Before Loving: Rousseau and the Ethics of Exposure

Nancy Yousef

in Romantic Intimacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786096
eISBN:
9780804788274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter Two examines how Jean-Jacques Rousseau's romantic fiction and utopian social theory expose and seek to redress the epistemic contradictions of sentimentalism. Designed to ensure mutual ... More


Sentimental Conviction: Rousseau’s Apologia and the Impartial Spectator

Adam Schoene

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Where Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) extends the domain of spectatorship beyond the ocular realm and claims that we must become the impartial spectators of our own character and ... More


Sympathy in Action: Stowe, Twain, and the Origins of Liberal Race Fiction

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Liberal race fiction originates in the novels of moral sentiment and philosophies of sympathy in the 18th century. The chapter establishes the principal components of those traditions. It then ... More


“That Wished Home of Peace”: The Personal and the Political in Christian Recorder Elegies

Eric Gardner

in Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190237080
eISBN:
9780190237110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237080.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on the Recorder’s poetry and poetics, with emphasis on the elegy—a form central not only to the paper but also to the larger print culture of the period. Specifically, this ... More


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