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The Resource Beyond Sense and Sensibility : Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth, Peggy Thompson

Beyond Sense and Sensibility : Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth, Peggy Thompson

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Beyond Sense and Sensibility : Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth
Title
Beyond Sense and Sensibility
Title remainder
Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Thompson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the last half of the eighteenth century, sensibility and its less celebrated corollary sense were subject to constant variation, critique, and contestation in ways that raise profound questions about the formation of moral identities and communities. Beyond Sense and Sensibility addresses those questions. What authority does reason retain as a moral faculty in an age of sensibility? How reliable or desirable is feeling as a moral guide or a test of character? How does such a focus contribute to moral isolation and elitism or, conversely, social connectedness and inclusion? How can we distinguish between that connectedness and a disciplinary socialization? How do insensible processes contribute to our moral formation and action? What alternatives lie beyond the anthropomorphism implied by sense and sensibility? Drawing extensively on philosophical thought from the eighteenth century as well as conceptual frameworks developed in the twenty-first century, this volume of essays examines moral formation represented in or implicitly produced by a range of texts, including Boswell{u2019}s literary criticism, Fergusson{u2019}s poetry, Burney{u2019}s novels, Doddridge{u2019}s biography, Smollett{u2019}s novels, Charlotte Smith{u2019}s children{u2019}s books, Johnson{u2019}s essays, Gibbon{u2019}s history, and Wordsworth{u2019}s poetry. The distinctive conceptual and textual breadth of Beyond Sense and Sensibility yields a rich reassessment and augmentation of the two perspectives summarized by the terms sense and sensibility in later eighteenth-century Britain. --Provided by publisher
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BTCTA
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR448.I4
LC item number
B49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Thompson, Peggy
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  • English literature
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • English literature
  • Wordsworth, William
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Beyond Sense and Sensibility : Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth, Peggy Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forewords: in memoriam O M Brack Jr. (1938-2012) / Timothy Erwin -- Part I : Revisiting sensibility -- Boswell and the limits of sensibility / Adam Rounce -- "Beshrew the sombre pencil!": Robert Fergusson and sensibility in Scotland / Rhona Brown -- Pictures of women in Frances Burney's Cecilia and Camilla: How Cecilia looks and what Camilla sees / Heather King -- Part II: rethinking didacticism -- Artful instruction: Philip Doddridge's life of colonel James Gardiner / Christopher D. Johnson -- Two singularly moral works: Fenelon's the adventure of Telemachus and Smollett's the Expedition of Humphry Clinker / Leslie A. Chilton -- The politically engaged child: Charlotte Smith's children's literature and the discourse of sensibility / Adrianne Wadewitz -- Part III: Reframing the questions -- Habit and reason in Samuel Johnson's Rambler / Peggy Thompson -- Unfelt Affect / James Noggle -- Seeing into the life of things: re-viewing early Wordsworth through object-oriented philosophy / Evan Gottlieb
Control code
885231295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 214 pages
Isbn
9781611486407
Isbn Type
(Cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885231295
Label
Beyond Sense and Sensibility : Moral Formation and the Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth, Peggy Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forewords: in memoriam O M Brack Jr. (1938-2012) / Timothy Erwin -- Part I : Revisiting sensibility -- Boswell and the limits of sensibility / Adam Rounce -- "Beshrew the sombre pencil!": Robert Fergusson and sensibility in Scotland / Rhona Brown -- Pictures of women in Frances Burney's Cecilia and Camilla: How Cecilia looks and what Camilla sees / Heather King -- Part II: rethinking didacticism -- Artful instruction: Philip Doddridge's life of colonel James Gardiner / Christopher D. Johnson -- Two singularly moral works: Fenelon's the adventure of Telemachus and Smollett's the Expedition of Humphry Clinker / Leslie A. Chilton -- The politically engaged child: Charlotte Smith's children's literature and the discourse of sensibility / Adrianne Wadewitz -- Part III: Reframing the questions -- Habit and reason in Samuel Johnson's Rambler / Peggy Thompson -- Unfelt Affect / James Noggle -- Seeing into the life of things: re-viewing early Wordsworth through object-oriented philosophy / Evan Gottlieb
Control code
885231295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 214 pages
Isbn
9781611486407
Isbn Type
(Cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885231295

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