Performing Intimacies with Hawthorne, Austen, Wharton, and George Eliot

A Microsocial Approach

Authors: Wakana, Maya

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  • Focuses on canonical authors including Hawthorne, Austen, Wharton, and Eliot
  • Applies theories of sociology and psychology to literary studies
  • Contributes to understanding of identities as constructed/performed
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Performing Intimacies with Hawthorne, Austen, Wharton, and George Eliot analyzes literary reproductions of everyday intimacies through a microsociological lens to demonstrate the value of reading microsocially. The text investigates the interplay between author, character, and reader and considers such concepts as face and moments of embarrassment to emphasize how art and life are inseparable. Drawing on narrative theory, the phenomenological approach, and macro approaches, Maya Higashi Wakana examines Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Wharton’s Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence, and George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides new ways of reading the everyday in literature.


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Maya Higashi Wakana is Professor Emeritus of Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, and the author of Performing the Everyday in Henry James’s Late Novels (2009).


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Performing Intimacies is an engaging analysis of the social life of emotions and of emotions as experienced and performed relationships rather than internal quantities. Its interest in the staged nature of even the most small-scale, ordinary life situations, and in persons' inevitable ‘immersion in scripts’ in the most mundane of settings, will appeal to scholars of narrative and drama alike.” (Rae Greiner, author of Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (2012))

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Intimacies with Hawthorne, Austen, Wharton, and George Eliot
Book Subtitle
A Microsocial Approach
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93991-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93991-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93990-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 227
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