Sanfte Melancholie in der englischen und deutschen Literatur der Aufklärung
[Divine Sensibility: Gentle Melancholy in the English and German Literature of the Enlightenment]
Aims and Scope
This work of academic literary research on emotion addresses the cultivation of gentle melancholy during the Enlightenment era to indicate its positive effects alongside the primarily repressive melancholy of the times. The emotionalization strategies in English and German texts reveal a kind of melancholy that facilitated the ability to speak about emotional phenomena and ultimately served to strengthen emotional autonomy.
- ix, 318 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Enlightenment; emotion; sensitivity; melancholy
- Literary scholars, cultural scholars, cultural historians