Introduction: 'Feeling: an indefinite dull region of the spirit?'
Mason, Emma and Armstrong, Isobel (2008) Introduction: 'Feeling: an indefinite dull region of the spirit?'. Textual Practice, Vol.22 (No.1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0950-236XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502360701841498
he introduction presents the objectives behind collecting a series of papers on 'languages of emotion' and outline how this language might be articulated. The editors of this special issue ask if it is possible to 'think' the emotions and discuss the apparent tension between experiencing emotion (a non-linguistic event) and reflecting on emotion (a process which forces the individual to imagine it by means of equivalents). The displacement of emotion is explored in relation to both the volume's contents and also contemporary theorists on emotion from the neurologist Edmund Rolls to commentators such as Teresa Brennan and James Elkins. The authors finally consider how intellectual, academically accountable approaches to the subject of feeling might both account for and remain sensitive to immediate experiential responses.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > English and Comparative Literary Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Textual Practice|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-19|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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