Commentary on Reading the "Big Books" and Emotion


On the texts

"The Turn of the Screw":
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism. 2nd ed. Ed. Deborah Esch and Jonathan Warren.New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.

Parkinson, Edward. "The Turn of the Screw: A History of its Critical Interpretations 1898-1979":

Tompkins, Jane, ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Turn of the Screw and Other Tales: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood, Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970.

Willen, Gerald, ed. A Casebook on Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw." New York: Thomas Crowell, 1960.

Delbanco, Andrew. "Melville Has Never Looked Better." The New York Times Book Review. October 28, 2001. 13-14.

Insko, Jeffrey. "Art After Ahab." Postmodern Culture 12, 2 (2001)

Lawrence, D.H. "The Spirit of Place" and "Herman Melville's Moby-Dick." Studies in Classic American Literature. 1923; rpt. New York: Penguin, 1978. 7-14, 153-170.

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. 1851; rpt. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Hershel Parker, Harrison Hayford. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.

Moby Dick. Dir. John Huston. Videorecording. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1956; 1996. 115 minutes.

Naslund, Sena Jeter. Ahab's Wife; or, The Star-Gazer. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Olson, Charles. "First Fact is prologue," "Call Me Ishmael" and "Fact #2 is dromenon." Call Me Ishmael. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. 3-15, 77-78.

The X-Files: "Quagmire" episode

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly:
Baldwin, James. "Everybody's Protest Novel." 1949; rpt. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 495-501.

Berkeley course page w/ many Uncle Tom images:

Dancing to the Promised Land: The Making of Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zance Dance Co. Videorecording. VIEW Video, 1994. 60 minutes.

The King and I. Dir. Walter Lang. Videorecording. Twentieth Century Fox. 1956; 1999. 133 minutes.

Lott, Eric. Introduction and "Uncle Tomitudes: Racial Melodrama and Modes of Production." Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. 3-12, 211-233.

Murphy, Jacqueline Shea. "Unrest and Uncle Tom: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land." Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance. Ed.Ellen W. Goellner and Jacqueline Shea Murphy. New Brunwick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995. 81-106.

The Rodney King Case: What the Jury Saw in CA v. Powell. Videorecording. MPI Home Video.1992. 116 min.

Sedgwick, Eve. "Epistemology of the Closet." The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Ed. Henry Abelove, Michele Barale, and David Halperin. New York: Routledge, 1993. 45-61.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 1852; rpt. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Elizabeth Ammons. New York; W.W. Norton, 1994.

Tompkins, Jane P. "Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Politics of Literary History." 1978; rpt. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 501-522.

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture: A Multi-Media Archive, including texts, images, songs, 3-D objects, film clips, &c.:

Uncle Tom's Cabin: Electronic Text and Resources fr. UVA library:

Williams, Linda. "'A Wonderful,'Leaping Fish': Varieties of Uncle Tom" and "Trials of Black and White: California v. Powell and the People v. Orenthal James Simpson."Playing the Race Card : Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2001. 45-95, 252-295.

Wright, Richard (whose "Bigger Thomas" is seen as a descendent of "Uncle Tom"):

The Scarlet Letter:
Arac, Jonathan. "The Politics of The Scarlet Letter." Ideology and Classic American LIterature. Ed. Sacvan Bercovith and Myra Jehlen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Carpenter, Frederic. "Scarlet A Minus." American Literature and the Dream. 1955; rpt. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1968.

Gone with the Wind. Videorecording. Selznick International Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Dir. Victor Fleming. 1939, 1989. 239 min.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. 1850; rpt. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Sculley Bradley et. al. New York: W.W. Norton, 1978.

Roger, Patricia. "Taking a Perspective: Hawthorne's Concept of Language and Nineteenth- Century Language Theory." Nineteenth-Century Literature 51, 4 (March 1997): 433- 454.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Videorecording. Disney Productions. 1993. 106 min.

Arac, Jonathan. Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target: The Functions of Criticism in Our Time. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1885; rpt. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Sculley Bradley et. al. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977.

Jefferson, Margo. "Literary Pentimento." New York Times Book Review. February 17, 2002.

Margolis, Stacey. "Huckleberry Finn: or, Consequences." PMLA 2001: 329-343.

Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Videorecording. Loew's. Dir. Richard Thorpe. 1939; 1989. 89 min.

Robinson, Forrest. "An 'Unconscious and Profitable Cerebration': Mark Twain and Literary Intentionality." Nineteenth-Century Literature 50, 3 (December 1995): 357-380.

Smiley, Jane. "Say It Ain't So, Huck: Second Thoughts on Mark Twain's Masterpiece,'" Harper's Magazine (January 1996): 61-67.

South Park: an episode on homophobia.

Spike Lee's Huckleberry Finn:

On the biology, psychology, philosophy, economics and literature of emotions

Averill, James. "I Feel, Therefore I Am--I Think." The Nature of Emotion: Fundamental Questions. Ed. Paul Ekman and Richard Davidson. New York: Oxford, 1994. 379-385.

Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics.

Coetzee, J.M. The Lives of Animals. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Cornelia, Randolph. The Science of Emotion: Research and Tradition in the Psychology of Emotion. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996.

de Sousa, Ronald. "The Rationality of Emotions." Explaining Emotions. Ed. Amelie Rorty. 127-151.

Elster, Jon. Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Fisher, Philip. The Vehement Passions. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and its Discontents. 1930; rpt. New York: Norton, 1963.

-----. "The Unconscious." Standard Edition. Vol. 14. Ed. James Strachey. London: Hogarth Press, 1915.

Friedman, Milton. "The Methodology of Positive Economics." Essays in Postive Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953. 3-43.

Haidt, Jonathan. "The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach to Moral Judgment."Psychological Review 108, 4 (2001): 814-834.

Hume, David. A Treatise of Human Nature.

Hochschild, Arlie. The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Jaggar, Alison. "Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology." Feminisms. Ed. Sandra Kemp and Judith Squires. Oxford University Press, 1997. 188-193.

Kosman, L.A. "Being Properly Affected: Virtues and Feelings in Aristotle's Ethics." Essays on Aristotle's Ethics. Ed. Amelia Rorty. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. 103-166.

Langer, Susanne. Feeling and Form: A Theory of Art. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1953.

-----. Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1970.

-----. Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite and Art. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.

Lazarus, Richard. Emotion and Adaptation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

----- and Bernice Lazarus. Passion and Reason: Making Sense of Our Emotions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

---- and Zajonc (see Zajonc, below)

LeDoux, Joseph. The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life.

Lowenstein, Roger. "Exuberance Is Rational." The New York Times Magazine (February 11, 2001).

Lutz, Catherine and Lila Abu-Lughod, eds. Language and the Politics of Emotion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Nussbaum, Martha. Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions. New York: Cambridge, 2001.

Paster, Gail Kern, Katherine Rowe, and Mary Floyd-Wilson. Introduction. Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 1-23.

Pert, Candace. Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Rorty, Amelie. "Explaining Emotions." Explaining Emotions. Ed. Amelie Rorty. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. 103-126

Rosaldo, Michelle. Knowledge and Passion: Ilongot Notions of Self and Social Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Rosaldo, Renato. "Grief and a Headhunter's Rage." Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis. Boston: Beacon, 1993 .

Schwartz, Barry. The Paradox of Choice. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

Smith, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776).

Tompkins, Jane. Introduction and "The Reader in History: The Changing Shape of Literary Response." Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980. ix-xxvi, 201-232.

Williams, Raymond. "Structures of Feeling."Marxism and Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Wimsatt, W.K. and Monroe Beardsley. "The Intentional Fallacy" and "The Affective Fallacy." The Verbal Icon,1954; rpt. Critical Theory Since Plato, ed. Hazard Adams. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. 1014-1031.

Young, Iris Marion. "The Ideal of Impartiality and the Civic Public." Feminisms. Ed. Sandra Kemp and Judith Squires. Oxford University Press, 1997. 193-197.

Zajonc and Lazarus.

Zanjonc, R.B. "Feeling and Thinking." American Psychologist 35 (1980): 151-175.
Lazarus, R.S. "Thoughts on the Relations Between Emotion and Cognition."American Psychologist 37 (1982): 1019-1024.
Zajonc, R.B. "On the Primacy of Affect." American Psychologist 39 (1984): 117-123.
Lazarus, R.S. "On the Primacy of Cognition." American Psychologist 39 (1984): 124-129.

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