Feeling Time

Feeling Time highlights the temporal underpinnings of the eighteenth century's culture of sensibility, arguing that novelists have often drawn on logics of musical composition to make their writing an especially effective tool for exploring time and for shaping durational experience.

Feeling Time
Duration, the Novel, and Eighteenth-Century Sensibility

Amit S. Yahav

2018 | 208 pages | Cloth $59.95
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Table of Contents

Introduction. The Sensibility Chronotope
Chapter 1. Composing Human Time: Locke, Hume, Addison, and Diderot
Chapter 2. Temporal Moralities and Momentums of Plot: Richardson and Hutcheson
Chapter 3. Sympathetic Moments and Rhythmic Narration: Sterne, Early Musicology, and the Elocutionists
Chapter 4. Durational Aesthetics and the Logic of Character: Radcliffe, Burke, and Smith
Coda. The End of Human Time?