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‘News that STAYS news’?
Helen Goethals

Yeats, it might be said that ‘Mad Munich hurt him into poetry’ since, during that long autumn term, he wrote no less than eighteen poems, all of which could be thematically related to the crisis. A longer discussion than is possible here would take into account not only the variety of emotions expressed in that set of poems, but also the essays and letters he wrote at the time, as well as the list of books which he borrowed from the school library; however, for the purposes of this chapter we shall be confining the discussion to a brief reading of a single poem

in The Munich Crisis, politics and the people
An epilogue
Joanne Begiato

The measure of a man: an epilogue The phrase ‘the measure of a man’ features in motivational quotes, film and television series, song lyrics, book and memoir titles, and political speeches in the twenty-first century. Ranging from platitude to powerful demand for equal rights, the phrase is used to define the qualities that make a man: his humanity, his handling of his power and privilege, and his response to adversity. All measure men’s strength and emotions, evidence that, long after the nineteenth century ended, men’s emotionalised bodies and materiality make

in Manliness in Britain, 1760–1900
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Linda Maynard

experienced by surviving siblings. Challenging the convention that male grief was carefully managed, fraternal narratives reveal the spectrum of responses to brothers’ deaths, rebutting the view that open displays of emotion were condemned as unacceptable. The passing of time did not obviate the urge to mark these untimely deaths. 3 Anniversaries prompted painful feelings of loss, anger and guilt: veteran reunions; commemorative activities; other deaths and funerals; subsequent wars; and visual or aural reminders of the deceased. 4 Even where bonds between brothers

in Brothers in the Great War
Practising sentimentalism and romanticism in criminal court
Elwin Hofman

The Enlightened man was not only a man of reason and responsibility. The Enlightened man was also a man of feeling. In the course of the eighteenth century, English, French, German and American thinkers began to consider what we call emotions in a new way. Their novel approach to feeling lay at the core of the Enlightenment project to study human nature. Beginning in the early eighteenth century, English and Scottish philosophers such as the Earl of Shaftesbury, David Hume and Adam Smith, searching for a new principle to build a peaceful and moral society

in Trials of the self
Reflections on John Harris’s account of organ procurement
Alastair V. Campbell

irrational demand that relatives should have a say in what happens to human tissue after death, since this is merely a problem of emotion: The solution to the problem of sensibilities is of course to determine that cadavers, like the foreshore, belong to the state and that therefore neither relatives nor the former ‘owners’ of the cadavers would have any binding interest in their fate. People would, I believe, soon get used to the idea … and the automatic public ownership of dead bodies and their bodily products would remove the need to interpose intrusive requests between

in From reason to practice in bioethics
Richard Chamberlain

THE EMOTIONS ARE NOT simply a matter for literature: critics have them too. Or, more interestingly, perhaps, they play an important role in the critical process which goes far beyond any naively expressive response to the emotional content of literary works. The reading of Hamlet presented here raises this as a problem in the theory and

in The Renaissance of emotion
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Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

fists to the air in exaltation. Through their displays of emotion, they acknowledged the importance of the goal to the fans of Livorno, and by extension the city’s inhabitants who have a longstanding rivalry with Pisa that pre-dates the codification of football in the nineteenth century. As play restarted, the fans were back on their feet, all the flags were waved wildly and the volume of the songs lauding the city of Livorno were significantly amplified. The intensity of the chants increased as more fans joined in, while the capos at the front exaggerated their

in Ultras
Cassie M. Miura

the American novelist William H. Gass, who dubbed the work ‘a great celebrational comedy’, and Jorge Luis Borges, who found in Burton both a precedent and an epigraph for his absurdist short story ‘The Library of Babel’. 3 This brief look at Burton's modern reception highlights what early modern scholars have often overlooked: namely, the Anatomy 's capacity to provoke mirth and merriment despite its sober subject and dry academic trappings. Over the past two decades, New Historicist work on the emotions has

in Positive emotions in early modern literature and culture
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In the beginning was song
Mads Qvortrup

emotions. In Dictionnaire de musique he wrote that Chap006.p65 112 11/09/03, 13:36 In the beginning was song 113 music acts more intimately on us by in a sense arousing in us feelings similar to those, which might be aroused by another … may all nature be asleep, he who contemplates it does not sleep, and the art of the musician consists in substituting for the insensible image of the object that of the movements which its presence arouses in the heart of he who contemplates. (V: 860–1) Music, in other words, held the key to restoring our original emotions, that

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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A conclusion
Katie Barclay

defendant. Feeling truth Establishing connection was particularly important in the early nineteenth-century Irish court where sympathy remained vital to determinations of truth. A sympathetic model for social relationships placed emotion at the heart of human communication, where judgement should be based not only on a rational assessment of evidence but on its ability to enliven sympathy within the listener. A truthful performance was one that moved its audience; it was a mode of persuasion that produced •  239  • BARCLAY PRINT.indd 239 11/10/2018 10:05 MEN ON TRIAL

in Men on trial