Journal of Popular Culture; Oct2020, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p1160-1178, 19p
BEREAVEMENT in literature, GRIEF in literature, HEROES in literature, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, and WIDOWERS
The article focuses on the book "Lost in Sensation," by Maureen Child. The author explores the themes of joy and mourning within the book, examines the idea of heroes and sentimental heroism within romance novels, and discusses the book's representation of love after loss, specifically for the widower.
PROGRESS in literature, OCEANIA -- Civilization, CULTURAL identity, TAHITI (French Polynesia : Island) -- Description & travel, ENLIGHTENMENT, and SENTIMENTALISM in literature
Reading German world traveller Georg Forster's influential A Voyage Round the World (1777), this essay discusses the typical conflict between Enlightenment ideology of progress and civilisation, which assigns Oceanian culture to a lower development stage, and the sentimental praise of the island Tahiti as the earthly paradise. Challenging the interpretive method of controlling coloniser and passive colonised, this essay stresses the real-world significance of Oceania in the transformation of Forster's cultural identity as it is manifested in his travel narrative. Hence Forster's travel account is less a distortion of Pacific history than a pivotal documentation of cultural transformation around 1800. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Journal of Popular Culture; Oct2012, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p1090-1108, 19p
BATTLE of Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, COURAGE in literature, COLLECTIVE memory, and FICTION
The article presents a literary critique of the novel "The Killer Angels," by Michael Shaara, discussing its depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg during the U.S. Civil War and the conflict's continuing characteristics in the popular memory of the nation. Analysis is offered suggesting that Shaara's rendition of the battle primarily in terms of military valor contributes to a shallow and sentimental popular conception of the war, its meaning, and future place in U.S. historical memory.
GOOD & evil in literature and SENTIMENTALISM in literature
A literary criticism of the play "Faust" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is presented. The author discusses the literary form of sentimentalism, Goethe's romantic relationships, and German poets such as Heinrich von Kleist. The author analyzes the use of good and evil in "Faust, Part One" and "Faust, Part Two," amorality, and author Henry James.
DOGS in literature, PETS -- Social aspects, ANIMALS & civilization, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, and ANTHROPOMORPHISM in literature
Noting the centrality of dogs in Walter Scott's life and novels, this article argues that animal metaphors mark the transgression of the boundary between human and animal. In Guy Mannering, Scott makes a conventional use of animal metaphor when the hierarchy of dog breeds serves as a model for and rationalisation of inequality in human society. In The Black Dwarf, however, Scott questions the project of founding a vision of society on a conception of the natural order. For Scott, dogs provide access to affect and, owing to their connections with memory, help to construct human subjectivity. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]