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Author Lucas, Duncan A., author
Title Affect theory, genre, and the example of tragedy : dreams we learn / by Duncan A. Lucas
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism
Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism
Note Part I Theory -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Tomkins and Literature: A Hermeneutical Model -- 3. Tragedy and the Trope of Disgust -- Part II Application -- 4. Case Study One: Sophocles' Oedipus -- 5. Case Study Two: Shakespeare's Hamlet -- 6. Case Study Three: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesmen -- 7. Conclusions: Dreams We Learn
Affect Theory, Genre, and the Example of Tragedy employs Silvan Tomkins' Affect-Script theory of human psychology to explore the largely unacknowledged emotions of disgust and shame in tragedy. The book begins with an overview of Tomkins' relationship to both traditional psychoanalysis and theories of human motivation and emotion, before considering tragedy via case studies of Oedipus, Hamlet, and Death of a Salesman. Aligning Affect-Script theory with literary genre studies, this text explores what motivates fictional characters within the closed conditions of their imagined worlds and how we as an audience relate to and understand fictional characters as motivated humans
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Affect (Psychology) in the performing arts
Tragedy -- History and criticism
Literary Theory
Comparative Literature
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