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Introduction

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117858
eISBN:
9780191671081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117858.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

As Conrad distinguishes the poetic/Ptolemaic view with the scientific/Copernican approach of looking at the universe, it can be observed that this comparison may be associated with a broader and more ... More


Autobiography: The Literary Genre of Immigration

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Autobiographies provide the most real and sincere account of the process and effects of immigration that one could have. This chapter examines autobiographies as documents ... More


Guarding the Potomac Line: Letters 16 through 27 Letters 16 through 27 2 January through 26 February 1862

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila and son Willie dated from January 2 to February 1862. There letters are about Griffin's brush with death after his arm was almost ... More


Yosl Mlotek

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents “The Lament of My Mother” (1941), a poem written by Yosl Mlotek either before he arrived in Shanghai or shortly after he reached China in the summer or early fall of 1941. The ... More


The Perv and Somewhere, Home

Syrine Hout

in Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter employs Rosemary George's definition of ‘home-country’ to illustrate how Rabih Alameddine's The Perv: Stories (1999) and Nada Awar Jarrar's Somewhere, Home (2003) – partly set in ... More


Crying and health

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses the different ways in which crying and health may be connected. Whereas in the popular media, the attention is in particular on the question if crying is healthy, or, if the ... More


Nostalgia

Jonathan Lamb

in Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691182933
eISBN:
9781400884544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182933.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the range of reflective possibilities available to scorbutic memoirists as they try to reach a public dwelling on the other side of the situation. It shows how, in the ... More


Be-Longing

Janne Flora

in Wandering Spirits: Loneliness and Longing in Greenland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610429
eISBN:
9780226610733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610733.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Is it possible to long too much? Or to be too homesick? – or too little? This chapter explores the everyday expression of homesickness and longing and the work people in Illorsuit (pseudonym) put ... More


Living in America

Etsuko Takushi Crissey

in Okinawa's GI Brides: Their Lives in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824856489
eISBN:
9780824875619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856489.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Witnesses at the 2012 trial in Ohio of a former airman convicted of beating his Okinawan wife to death testified that he had often battered her. The case exemplified the isolation of wives who arrive ... More


Philosophy’s Nostalgia

Jeff Malpas

in Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to examine nostalgia as both a mood or disposition in general, and as a mood or disposition that is characteristic of philosophical reflection. Nostalgia is a combination of the ... More


Nostalgia in 1688

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter reaches back to Basel and the upper Rhineland in the late seventeenth century, a place of precarious living in times of change, to understand what drove a nineteen year-old medical ... More


Mothers and Sons in the Time of Napoleonic War

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

What did it feel like to be homesick in the early 1800s? This chapter tightens the lens and delves into the sensorial and affective world of those Napoleonic soldiers who suffered from nostalgia on ... More


“Ten Times Better Than a Letter”: Gold Rush Photography

Amy K. DeFalco Lippert

in Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190268978
eISBN:
9780190877026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268978.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Argonauts posed for gold rush portraits in so-called costumes that evoked the archetypal miner—a category that Anglo Americans understood as implicitly white and male, although they appropriated what ... More


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