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Frances Greville’s A Prayer for Indifference

The Limits of Sentiment

Karin Kukkonen    University of Oslo    

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abstract

The present article considers Frances Greville’s poem A Prayer for Indifference as the centre of a debate around the nature of the emotions and their social and cultural roles in the eighteenth century. Greville questions the models of the philosophers of sensibility, in particular Francis Hutcheson’s, and, drawing on Shakespeare’s newly prominent status, puts forward literature as an alternative.

Published
Dec. 17, 2018
Accepted
Dec. 1, 2018
Submitted
Sept. 24, 2018
Language
EN