English Literature
5 | 2018

English Literature
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English Literature | 5 | 2018

Passionate Educations
John Locke, Aphra Behn, and Jane Austen

Aleksondra Hultquist
Stockton University (US)
Aleksondra.Hultquist@stockton.edu

DOI 10.30687/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/010

Submitted 07 Nov 2018
Accepted 01 Dec 2018

Abstract

This article connects John Locke’s concept of uneasiness to Aphra Behn’s poem “On Desire: A Pindarick” and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Behn and Austen offer a corrected reading of Locke’s overtly rationalist ideas. This comparison suggests the importance of passionate engagement as related to knowledge. This article uses a contemporary understanding of the long eighteenth-century passions to argue for how passionate experience and knowing might have occurred through the literary examples of Aphra Behn and Jane Austen.

Keywords
Passions. Experience. Knowing. Desire. Uneasiness. Emotion. Feeling. Affect.

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Hultquist Aleksondra

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Passionate Educations

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/010

dc.description.abstract

This article connects John Locke’s concept of uneasiness to Aphra Behn’s poem “On Desire: A Pindarick” and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Behn and Austen offer a corrected reading of Locke’s overtly rationalist ideas. This comparison suggests the importance of passionate engagement as related to knowledge. This article uses a contemporary understanding of the long eighteenth-century passions to argue for how passionate experience and knowing might have occurred through the literary examples of Aphra Behn and Jane Austen.

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English Literature

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Vol. 5 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-17

dc.dateAccepted

2018-11-07

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-12-01

dc.identifier.issn

2385-1635

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2420-823X

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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Passions

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Experience

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Knowing

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Desire

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Uneasiness

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Emotion

dc.subject

Feeling

dc.subject

Affect

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