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An Archaeology of SympathyThe Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema$
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James Chandler

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226034959

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.001.0001

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Sentimental Journeys, Vehicular States

Sentimental Journeys, Vehicular States

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(p.176) Five Sentimental Journeys, Vehicular States
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An Archaeology of Sympathy
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James Chandler

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0006

From eighteenth-century literature through twentieth-century cinema, the sentimental spectator is a figure in motion, able to assume multiple locations in narrative space. This capacity to move and be moved depends on a kind of quickness that in the discourse of the sentimental comes to be called “sensibility.” This chapter examines sentimental mobility by way of this notion of sensibility in its modern evolution, but also in the conceit that it generated: the sentimental journey.

Keywords:   sentimental spectator, sensibility, sentimental mobility

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