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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Russell Hochschild calls “emotional labor,” the act of performing an inauthentic feeling publicly for money. Like modern caregivers, Lucy Snowe expresses a sense of invisibility and stress over her cultural alterity. When Madame Beck's surveillance forces Lucy to enact her teacherly persona constantly...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and one Muslim. Looking away from an emotionally powerful scene, suggesting that we will be able to take our emotional and moral bearings from the confrontation between colonizer and colonized, he is telling us that we cannot after all take our bearings from that confrontation because in spite...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
...William Flesch Most philosophical accounts of the puzzle of emotional engagement with characters we know to be fictional treat our emotion as static. This essay argues that it's part of the way humans interact with each other as a social species that a highly dynamic form of noncausal willing and...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... restricting the kinds of emotions students experience, the reintegration of these novels into the twentieth-century classroom in fact signals a further broadening of the school's emotional palate. Battered corpses and rat feces may continue to remain outside the scope of the high school curriculum, but the...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cindy Weinstein “Heaven's Tense” is about Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's best-selling nineteenth-century text, The Gates Ajar, which was published in the aftermath of the Civil War for the emotional benefit of the immense number of women who had lost their loved ones in the conflict. The overwhelming...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... bridge, we find an emphasis on the radical horizontalization of political subjectivity and power against perceived hierarchies of institutional control. The discourse of laissez-faire—and sometime democratic—horizontalization turns on affect as an organizing principle (i.e., morality, sentiment, emotion...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...—even beliefs not ordinarily understood as beliefs, such as sensations and emotions. Rather than advocating the “feeling of satisfaction and self-congratulation” that Newman identifies with certitude, Wilde seeks to make paradigmatic the ambiguity and, even more important, the vicariousness that he...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... persuasive writing comes to seem a site where autonomous individuals, endowed with deep feelings, can find a selfhood molded by the thoughts of others but not dogged by the “tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.” Mill eventually decides that immersing oneself in the written emotions and thoughts of...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... like the medical graphing instruments of the 1860s creates a continuous record of bodily sensation attending to scale, timing, and source, helps not just to construct a subjectivity through emotion but to assert the materiality of the fictional world supporting that subjectivity. More important, it...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... prototypical marriage plot but also to undermine one of the novel's principal ethical aims: to develop a capacity for sympathy among characters and readers. Compared with some other emotions, envy has received relatively little literary-critical attention, but its formative place in the psychoanalytic theory...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
...' emotions than on its ability to move between different spatial interiors, from the oft-cited interiors of domestic architecture to the interiors of spaces that initially register as objects, such as women's detachable pockets as well as books and letters themselves. Ultimately, Pamela lays claim to her...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 363–364.
Published: 01 November 2004
... the sentimental, that effeminate genre, by getting us to rethink the value of a good cry. In pursuing her study of the relationship between crying and reading, Warhol questions the way we're likely to think about the body and emotion. We're likely, perhaps especially after Freud, to think of...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2011
... claims regarding the role of the stock market in the vicariation of male middle-class subjectivity in the mid-nineteenth century. According to her, rather than unified or autonomous, natural or innate, the Victorians conceived of both identity and the emotions as generated through and in relation...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 179–203.
Published: 01 August 2006
... that blacks are capable of imitating feelings and ges- tures, but only "superficial aspects of thought" (Crummell 201 Similarly, to claim for blacks a heightened emotionality was only less explicitly to underline their intellectual deficiencies; emotion prevailed because of a lack of reason. In...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-Freudian concepts of trauma—as memory disorders and emotional disturbances produced by violent events—in the context of Victorian ideas about shock. In that they connect shock to emotional disturbances and dissociated states, these ideas may look like the post-Freudian notion of trauma. According to...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Cindy Weinstein JANE F. THRAILKILL, Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2007), pp. 320, cloth, $47.50. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Fleissner , Jennifer L. Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 May 2009
... many other novelist-practitioners of that lacy art. Beyond an act of memory, nostalgia is also an emotion, and this study is as much a his- tory of emotion as of memory. Work in the former field has regularly taken the view first articulated by Jean Starobinski in 1966 that the ephemerality of...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
... sciences and the humanities, are rooted in psychology" (63). This is why human nature matters so much; to understand literature we must first understand "species-typical" motives, emotions, and behaviors. In establishing these species-wide universals, Carroll is drawn to highly structured...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Damasio , Antonio . Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain . New York: Harcourt, 2003 . Ekman , Paul. Afterword . The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals . By Darwin Charles. New York: Oxford UP, 1998 . 363 –93. Fuguet , Alberto . The Movies of My Life...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
... article on Harriet Beecher Stowe's House and Home Papers (1865). That essay was a pedagogical break- through, teaching us to read nineteenth-century materialism as saturated with spiritual and emotional import. To that end, one of Merish's most striking passages deals with Stowe's relation to...