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Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

P. David Marshall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success but also the ultimate construction of false value. This book questions the impulse to become ... More


Tragic Sensibilities: Sentimental Fiction and the Serious Genre

Alex Eric Hernandez

in The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy: Modernity and the Art of Ordinary Suffering

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846574
eISBN:
9780191881657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846574.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter considers the parallel development of bourgeois tragedy, genre serieux (the serious genre), and the era’s early sentimental literature. It reads Sarah Fielding’s pathbreaking sentimental ... More


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