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Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Hina Nazar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Enlightened Sentiments reassesses the eighteenth century's liberal legacies by revisiting the wide-ranging development of eighteenth-century letters known as “sentimentalism.” It suggests that the ... More


Improving Passions

Charles Burnetts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698196
eISBN:
9781474434881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698196.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book examines how the “sentimental”, a term so often invoked in film criticism, has been mobilized, denigrated, quarantined or ignored over 300 years of aesthetic debate. Responding to the often ... More


The Age of Sensibility (1904)

Alexander Veselovsky

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter from Veselovsky’s last book is a notably self-contained piece, presenting an overview of European Sentimentalism, foregrounding the ways in which the poetic language of sensibility came ... More


Breakfast at Dawn: Alexander Veselovsky and the Poetics of Psychological Biography

Ilya Vinitsky

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes a close look at Veselovsky’s 1904 work on Vasily Zhukovsky, demonstrating that Veselovsky develops a rigorous “poetics of psychological biography,” in which the emotional world of ... More


Values and Emotions: Neo-Sentimentalism’s Prospects *

Christine Tappolet

in Morality and the Emotions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577507
eISBN:
9780191731235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577507.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Neo-sentimentalism is the view that to judge that something has an evaluative property is to judge that some affective or emotional attitude is appropriate, or fitting, with respect to it. Such a ... More


A Sentimental Journey: writing emotion in television

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As the first of the case studies on emotion in television, this chapter considers the importance of writing to the construction of emotion in a television text, by drawing on an interview with ... More


The Old Regime

Lindsay A. H. Parker

in Writing the Revolution: A French Woman's History in Letters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931026
eISBN:
9780199345700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, World Modern History

Chapter 1 explains Rosalie’s origins and her life under the Old Regime. It details her relationship with her husband, Marc-Antoine, and how their marriage was influenced by new ideas of companionship ... More


Reconstructing Sentimentalism

Hina Nazar

in Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter suggests the recent rehabilitation of an eighteenth-century culture of sensibility has productively complicated traditional literary history's dismissal of sentimentalism as ... More


Judging Clarissa's Heart

Hina Nazar

in Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the famous “inward turn” Samuel Richardson's seminal sentimental novel, Clarissa, instantiates at the level of both form and moral theme. The story of a virtuous young woman ... More


A Sentimental Education: Rousseau to Godwin

Hina Nazar

in Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers three closely connected works that serve as responses to Richardson's Clarissa: Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Julie or The New Heloise (1761), Henry Mackenzie's Julia de Roubigné ... More


Looking Past Disorder

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the 1830s, the urban renewal project discussed in the previous chapter only further revealed the intractable messiness of the urban landscape. A decade of gentrification exacerbated anxiety about ... More


Devotion

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that laypeople recast their private devotional practices to permit a closer, more deeply felt, personal connection to the divine. Lay Catholics and Protestants rediscovered more ... More


Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects

Brian Leiter

in Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199696505
eISBN:
9780191876288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199696505.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nietzsche is a sentimentalist about moral judgment, in the manner of Hume and, in the German tradition, Herder: the best explanation of our moral judgments is in terms of our emotional or affective ... More


Emotion and Values

Christine Tappolet

in Emotions, Values, and Agency

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199696512
eISBN:
9780191828850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696512.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the implications of the Perceptual Theory with respect to values. The chapter offers a version of Neo-Sentimentalism according to which something falls under an evaluative ... More


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