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- DescriptionThis book contends that when late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writers sought to explain the origins of emotions, they often discovered that their feelings may t really have been their own. It explores the paradoxes of representing feelings in philosophy, aesthetic theory, gender ideology, literature, and popular sentimentality, and it argues that this period's obsession with sentimental, wayward emotion was inseparable from the dilemmas resulting from attempts to locate the origins of feelings in experience. The book shows how these epistemological dilemmas became gendered by studying a series of extravagantly affective scenes: Hume's extraordinary confession of his own melancholy in the Treatise of Human Nature; Charlotte Smith's insistence that she really feels the gloomy feelings portrayed in her Elegiac Sonnets; Wordsworth's witnessing of a woman poet reading and weeping; tearful exchanges between fathers and daughters in the gothic vel; the climactic debate over the strengths of men's and women's feelings in Jane Austen's Persuasion; and the poetic and public mourning of a dead princess in 1817.
- Author BiographyAdela Pinch is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.
- Author(s)Adela Pinch
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication28/02/1999
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight325 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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