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Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions

Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture

Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Editors: Kerr, Heather, Lemmings, David, Phiddian, Robert (Eds.)

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This book explores ways in which passions came to be conceived, performed and authenticated in the eighteenth-century marketplace of print. It considers satire and sympathy in various environments, ranging from popular novels and journalism, through philosophical studies of the Scottish Enlightenment, to last words, aesthetics, and plastic surgery.

About the authors

David Lemmings is Professor of History at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Leader of the Change Program in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. He has published widely on the history of crime, law and media in eighteenth-century Britain.

Heather Kerr is Senior Lecturer in the discipline of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and an Associate Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions. She has published in the areas of early modern drama and poetry, law and literature, ecocriticism and contemporary cultural studies.

Robert Phiddian is Associate Professor of English and Deputy Dean of the School of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. He is author of Swift's Parody (1995) and thirty other publications, principally on eighteenth-century literature and contemporary Australian political cartooning.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Emotional Light on Eighteenth-Century Print Culture

    Kerr, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Psychological Perspectives on Emotion in Groups

    Parrott, W. Gerrod

    Pages 20-44

  • The Emotional Contents of Swift’s saeva indignatio

    Phiddian, Robert

    Pages 47-67

  • ‘Love, Marriages, Mistresses, and the Like’: Daniel Defoe’s Scandal Club and an Emotional Community in Print

    McBain, Jean

    Pages 68-85

  • Eliza Haywood’s Progress through the Passions

    Hultquist, Aleksondra

    Pages 86-104

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45541-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45540-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture
Book Subtitle
Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Editors
  • Heather Kerr
  • David Lemmings
  • Robert Phiddian
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45541-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137455413
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45540-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 290
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