New Literary History. Autumn2016, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p525-545. 21p.
FORMALISM (Literary analysis) and SENTIMENTALISM in literature
An essay is presented on the tension between the emotionally phobic formalism of literary critic Viktor Shklovsky and the sentimentalism of novelist Laurence Sterne. It focuses on the fit between the theory of Shklovsky and narrative practice of Sterne by placing the recuperation of Sterne by Shklovsky in the context of his sentimental reception in Russia. It discusses the formalist suppression of sentimentalism of Shklovsky by accepting the natural fit between "Tristram Shandy" and formalism.
New Literary History. Autumn2007, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p683-702. 20p.
SENTIMENTALISM in literature, HUMAN sexuality in literature, and PSYCHOANALYSIS & literature
An essay is presented on the tendency to avoid sentimentalism in literary criticism. It mentions the book "The Origins of Love and Hate" by Ian Suttie and discusses the work of the psychologist Sigmund Freud, especially in the field of the psychology of sexuality. The essay is written in response to the writing of the author Gavin Miller and references Miller's work and ideology throughout.
New Literary History. Autumn2007, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p667-681. 15p.
SENTIMENTALISM in literature, SOCIOLOGY of emotions, and SOCIAL psychology
An essay is presented on the cultural tendency to hide feelings of tenderness and affection. It discusses the work of the theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and the psychologist Melanie Klein as well as the book "The Origins of Love and Hate" by Ian Suttie. Social psychology and masculinity are explored as concepts related to the repression of emotions and the commercialization of sentiment is analyzed.
New Literary History; Autumn2007, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p649-666, 18p
SENTIMENTALISM in literature, LOVE in literature, and RACISM in literature
An essay is presented on the writing of the philosopher Karl Marx. It argues that his book "Capital" is a romance by examining novels by Henry Mackenzie. The novels explored are "The Man of Feeling" and "Julia de Roubigné." The genre of sentimental novels is discussed and the portrayal of racism in the type of literature is also analyzed. The writing of the American author and founder Thomas Jefferson is also mentioned.