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Keats and Embarrassment

Christopher Ricks

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In this book, the author argues for the importance of embarrassment in human life and for the value of works of art which help us deal with embarrassment by recognizing and refining it. As a poet and ... More


Emotion, Character, and Responsibility

John Sabini and Maury Silver (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195121674
eISBN:
9780199846931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121674.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores why emotions are important in our conception of a person's character, and in our own conception of self. Chapter topics include caring, loyalty, sincerity, shame, guilt, ... More


A Conspiracy of Silence

Eviatar Zerubavel

in The Elephant in the Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195187175
eISBN:
9780199943371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187175.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The famous fourteenth-century Castilian story about a Moorish king duped by three swindlers into believing that a dazzling new suit they are supposedly weaving for him is somehow invisible to any ... More


Embarrassing Bovary

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a reading of the famous description of Charles Bovary’s cap in the early pages of Madame Bovary. Although the moment has been rightly understood as embarrassing for Bovary, ... More


Introductory

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter provides three propositions. First, that embarrassment is very important in life. Second, that art helps in dealing with embarrassment by recognizing, refining, and putting it to good ... More


Darwin, Blushing, and Love

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Charles Darwin wrote at length about blushing and made it the concluding chapter of his book on The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. For Darwin, it was the quintessential human ... More


Keats, Byron, and ‘Slippery Blisses’

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The letters of John Keats are full of mis-spellings. It is believed that Keats' mis-spellings are often indications of how his imagination was working, and are sometimes indications of an achieved ... More


Conceptions of Poems and of Letters

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Blushes can be sexually attractive, and contagious like desire. For the poet, it can offer a glimpse, bizarre and even potentially fearful, of life stayed for ever in an eternal intensity of erect ... More


Somebody Reading

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

For John Keats, eating was a natural metaphor not only for love but also for reading. Drama has an oddly equivocal relation to the blush. The most evident symmetry between blushing and the arts is ... More


Taking Leave

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

‘To Autumn’ is a poem of parting: the parting of the day, the parting of the swallows, the parting of Autumn, the parting from life. Partings moved John Keats to special sympathy, tact, and pleasure. ... More


Loving Justice: Legal Emotions in William Blackstone's England

Kathryn D. Temple

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479895274
eISBN:
9781479832637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895274.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

How do people develop loyalty to the legal system they inhabit? This book focuses on legal emotions in William Blackstone's transformative, bestselling Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–69), ... More


Shame: A Brief History

Peter N. Stearns

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This book explores what we know about the history of shame, from early human societies onward, and explicitly links historical patterns and complexities to current issues surrounding shame. As both a ... More


Shame Revealed

Julien A. Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni

in In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793532
eISBN:
9780199928569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793532.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

We present in this chapter our own theory of shame. Shame, we argue, is the subject's painful sense of her own incapacity to live up to, even minimally, the demands consubstantial with one or some of ... More


Signs of Appeasement: Evidence for the Distinct Displays of Embarrassment, Amusement, and Shame

Dacher Keltner

in What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195179644
eISBN:
9780199847044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179644.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses whether embarrassment has a distinct nonverbal display and, by design, gathers similar evidence for amusement and shame. It tests the hypothesis that the nonverbal display of ... More


Facial Expressions of Emotion and Psychopathology in Adolescent Boys

Dacher Keltner, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Magda Stouthamer-loeber

in What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195179644
eISBN:
9780199847044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179644.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter tests the three hypotheses concerning the relations between facial expressions of emotion and adolescent psychopathology. First, it is expected that externalizing adolescents, who are ... More


Regard for the Other: Embarrassment in the Quatrième promenade

E. S. Burt

in Regard for the Other: Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230907
eISBN:
9780823235575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230907.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers embarrassment in Rousseau and the thwarted language—a language incompletely freed from reference and yet dogged by a fictionality inappropriate to the context—that ... More


The Breath of a Poem: Confessional Print/Performance circa 1959

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Today, we may know confessional poetry as a set of texts that are printed in books, but in its time it was also a performance genre. This chapter demonstrates how the performance of poems—in the ... More


The meaning of Dutch “schaamte” as a single term for shame and embarrassment1

Yvette M. J. van Osch, Seger M. Breugelmans, and Marcel Zeelenberg

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0039
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In the Dutch language a single term (schaamte) can refer to both feelings of shame and of embarrassment. In this chapter we explore the consequences of this difference between the Dutch and English ... More


The Orator’s Dilemma: Public Embarrassment and the Promise of the Book

Kathryn D. Temple

in Loving Justice: Legal Emotions in William Blackstone's England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479895274
eISBN:
9781479832637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895274.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shifts registers to focus on Blackstone's own embarrassment as marking the importance of the Commentaries as a written text, a materialized object that came to symbolize the permanence ... More


Exploring Shame: The Interdisciplinary Context

Peter N. Stearns

in Shame: A Brief History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter lays out standard current definitions of shame, including the predominant belief, among psychologists, that shame is a damaging emotion. Some disagreements are noted, and particular ... More


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