Sympathetic Sentiments: Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World

Sympathetic Sentiments: Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World

by John Jervis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472576378
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/26/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Jervis is Research Fellow in Cultural Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He is the author of Exploring the Modern: Patterns of Western Culture and Civilization (1998) and Transgressing the Modern: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness (2000) and the co-editor of Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties (2008).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Guest Preface
1. Introduction
2. Cloying Sentiments
3. Sensibility and Sympathy in the Theatre of Tears
4. Sympathy Theory
5. From Sensibility to Affect?
6. Unconscious Arts of Memory
7. Trauma Trouble
8. Sympathy, Sentiment and Media Spectacle
Postscript: Empathy, Spectacle and Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia
Notes
Index

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