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Novel (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 (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... necessary. Rushdie’s narrator is not simply look- ing forward or looking away, he is looking specifically at a hill that has two names, one Hindu and one Muslim. Looking away from an emotionally powerful scene, suggesting that we will be able to take our emotional and moral bearings from...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... or 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...
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Novel (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 (2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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 identifies...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 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 others...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the 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 (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 (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 (2019) 52 (2): 313–317.
Published: 01 August 2019
...,” and the environments it observes in novels like Radcliffe's are emotionally “real” (101). Uncomfortable Situations is a thorny book, wed to asymmetry and tangle; that may be the cost for insisting that the study of emotion enter a thorny world, strewn with feelings that fail to fit, emanating from precarious...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 May 2021
... international collaborative enterprise, and the difficulties of that may seem sufficient excuse” (20). Williams's keywords analysis has opened a path to studying emotions as represented in German literary fiction. His concern with language “not as a shared understanding but rather as a site of division...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 179–203.
Published: 01 August 2006
... a heightened emotionality was only less explicitly to underline their intellectual deficiencies; emotion prevailed because of a lack of reason. In short, each of these common ways of describing black subjects, by categorizing them as wholly transparent and emotionally legible, simultaneously worked...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 270–286.
Published: 01 August 2021
... (both emotional and physical), and death, is an existential and structural building block of the narrative. Heathcliff not only instills negative feeling in the other characters and, potentially, his readers, but he is also made to embody what Ahmed calls “the threat of loss: lost jobs, lost money, lost...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2011
... identity and the emotions as generated through and in relation to others. This is an exciting and persuasive account of the “affective life” of the Victorian man: in place of the illusions about the autonomy and cohesiveness of subjectivity that so many have seen in the Victorian novel, Jaffe...
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Novel (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 emotions...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
... be called Victorian altered states. Matus begins by looking at post-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...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... She does so through chapters organized around caring and care labor, thinking and domestic labor, feeling and emotional labor, and dying and drone labor. Rhee's book is concerned with how the contested terrain of the human is constituted and reconstituted by these new anthropomorphic technologies...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
... discourse, and of slapstick's privileged role in it. In a 1913 McClure's article entitled "The Mechanics of Emotion," George M. Cohan and George J. Nathan declare: "Emotionally we are essentially the same" (70). Just as "in physiology there are certain familiar phenomena known technically as reflex...