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At the Interstice between “Popular” and “Classical”: Schumann's Poems of Queen Mary Stuart and European Sentimentality at Midcentury

Jon W. Finson

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Schumann's Die Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op. 135, represents the last song cycle he composed and the last work he published altogether (from his confinement in Endenich). Because of ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Barnes

in Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes.4
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book begins by discussing how scholars of nineteenth-century U.S. literature have wrestled with the problems and possibilities presented by American sentimental culture. Alternately scorned as a ... More


Blood, Sex, and the Ugly Girl

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the concept of sexology, which it defines as the professional regulation of what was to be considered “normal” or healthy sex instincts. It ostensibly reversed the stifling ... More


Modernism

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers examples of high modernist fiction. It discusses James Joyce's engagement with the products and activities of sentimental culture as these reach back to the Georgian period, ... More


Sex Power

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes ugliness and beauty, youth and age—for a time—as determining factors of sexuality. It also turns to the question of how women writers imagined sex as their own power. These ... More


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