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.
POETRY (Literary form), FAMILY relations, ENGLISH poetry, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, and PARENT-child relationships
The article focuses on features of contemporary poetry is its frequent focus on familial relations between parents and young children and between middle-aged children and their aging parents. It mentions explorations of the nature of affection between parents and children rarely found their way into English-language poetry. It also mentions sentimentality such as pornography and poem "Morning Song" by Sylvia Plath and legitimacy of parent-child relations.
New Hibernia Review. Spring2020, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p17-38. 22p.
CENTENNIALS, PROCESSIONS, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, and MATERIAL culture
The article presents the author's views on the visual and material culture used in the centenary of liberator Daniel O'Connell in 1875. Topics discussed include centenary celebrations, procession of the centenary, its importance, commemoration of O'Connell on the day, description of sentiments in literary works.
Roman, Sozialer Abstieg, Geld, Englisch, English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism, Capitalism in literature, Social mobility in literature, and Sentimentalism in literature
'Binhammer uses the methodologies of contemporary critical finance studies and narrative theory to argue that the myth of downward mobility is as central to the cultural history of capitalism as the myth of upward mobility. By exploring the relationship between economic growth and financial failure, she demonstrates how stories of downward mobility in eighteenth-century sentimental novels are not simple tales about the losers of capitalism but help manage the crises and speculative collapses that are inevitable to capital's circulation'
Capitalism in literature, English literature--18th century--History and criticism, Sentimentalism in literature, and Social mobility in literature
How do the stories we tell about money shape our economies?Beginning in the late eighteenth century, as constant growth became the economic norm throughout Europe, fictional stories involving money were overwhelmingly about loss. Novel after novel tells the tale of bankruptcy and financial failure, of people losing everything and ending up in debtor's prison, of inheritances lost and daughters left orphaned and poor. In Downward Mobility, Katherine Binhammer argues that these stories of ruin are not simple tales about the losers of capitalism but narratives that help manage speculation of capital's inevitable collapse.Bringing together contemporary critical finance studies with eighteenth-century literary history, Binhammer demonstrates the centrality of the myth of downward mobility to the cultural history of capitalism—and to the emergence of the novel in Britain. Deftly weaving economic history and formal analysis, Binhammer reveals how capitalism requires the novel's complex techniques to render infinite economic growth imaginable. She also explains why the novel's signature formal developments owe their narrative dynamics to the contradictions within capital's form. Combining new archival research on the history of debt with original readings of sentimental novels, including Frances Burney's Cecilia and Camilla, Sarah Fielding's David Simple, and Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield, Downward Mobility registers the value of literary narrative in interpreting the complex sequences behind financial capitalism, especially the belief in infinite growth that has led to current environmental crises. An audacious epilogue arms humanists with the argument that, in order to save the planet from unsustainable growth, we need to read more novels.