New PDF release: Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in

By Dana Luciano

2008 Winner, MLA First ebook Prize

Charting the proliferation of different types of mourning and memorial throughout a century more and more focused on their historic and temporal value, Arranging Grief deals an leading edge new view of the cultured, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting of grief presents a particular perception into the nineteenth-century American temporal imaginary, due to the fact that grief either underwrote the social preparations that supported the nation’s average chronologies and backed alternative routes of advancing history.

Nineteenth-century appeals to grief, as Luciano demonstrates, subtle modes of “sacred time” throughout either non secular and ostensibly secular frameworks, straight away authorizing and unsettling validated schemes of connection to the previous and the long run. analyzing mourning manuals, sermons, memorial tracts, poetry, and fiction through Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Apess, James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Susan Warner, Harriet E. Wilson, Herman Melville, Frances E. W. Harper, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Luciano illustrates the ways in which grief coupled the affective physique to time. Drawing on formalist, Foucauldian, and psychoanalytic feedback, Arranging Grief exhibits how literary engagements with grief positioned forth methods of demanding deep-seated cultural assumptions approximately heritage, development, our bodies, and behaviors.

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