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

Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson, (electronic resource)

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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
Creator
Subject
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"--
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1967-
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Dawson, Melanie
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Realism in literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Individuality in literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
Label
Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) and index
Control code
ssj0001521126
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472072705
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015012085
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001521126
Label
Emotional reinventions : realist-era representations beyond sympathy, Melanie V. Dawson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) and index
Control code
ssj0001521126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472072705
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015012085
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001521126

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