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The Resource Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson

Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson

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Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy
Title
Emotional reinventions
Title remainder
realist-era representations beyond sympathy
Statement of responsibility
Melanie V. Dawson
Title variation
Realist-era representations beyond sympathy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Focusing on representational approaches to emotion during the years of American literary realism's dominance and in the works of such authors as Edith Wharton, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, W. D. Howells, Charles Chesnutt, and others, Emotional Reinventions: Realist-Era Representations Beyond Sympathy contends that emotional representations were central to the self-conscious construction of high realism (in the mid-1880s) and to the interrogation of its boundaries. Based on realist-era authors' rejection of "sentimentalism" and its reduction of emotional diversity (a tendency to stress what Karen Sanchez-Eppler has described as sentimental fiction's investment in "overcoming difference"), Melanie Dawson argues that realist-era investments in emotional detail were designed to confront differences of class, gender, race, and circumstance directly. She explores the ways in which representational practices that approximate scientific methods often led away from scientific theories and rejected rigid attempts at creating emotional taxonomies. She argues that ultimately realist-era authors demonstrated a new investment in individuated emotional histories and experiences that sought to honor all affective experiences on their own terms"-- Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Dawson, Melanie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Realism in literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Individuality in literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • American fiction
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Individuality in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Roman
  • Gefühl
  • Realismus
  • United States
Label
Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
900242796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780472072705
Lccn
2015012085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900242796
Label
Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
900242796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780472072705
Lccn
2015012085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900242796

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