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By Dana Luciano

2008 Winner, MLA First ebook PrizeCharting the proliferation of types of mourning and memorial throughout a century more and more excited about their old and temporal importance, Arranging Grief bargains an cutting edge new view of the cultured, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting of grief offers a particular perception into the nineteenth-century American temporal imaginary, because grief either underwrote the social preparations that supported the nation’s average chronologies and subsidized alternative ways of advancing history.Nineteenth-century appeals to grief, as Luciano demonstrates, subtle modes of "sacred time" throughout either non secular and ostensibly secular frameworks, immediately authorizing and unsettling verified schemes of connection to the prior and the longer term. studying mourning manuals, sermons, memorial tracts, poetry, and fiction via Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Apess, James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Susan Warner, Harriet E. Wilson, Herman Melville, Frances E. W. Harper, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Luciano illustrates the ways in which grief coupled the affective physique to time. Drawing on formalist, Foucauldian, and psychoanalytic feedback, Arranging Grief indicates how literary engagements with grief placed forth methods of tough deep-seated cultural assumptions approximately background, development, our bodies, and behaviors.

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The persistence of that rift—whether imagined as an investment in irrecoverable origins, a deathless attachment to a past love, an insistence on the ultimately irreparable status of the ruptured bond, and/or a cherishing of the pain that maintains it as such — establishes the feeling body as a potential site of historiographic and temporal interventions. The deeply embodied nature of those interventions, moreover, intensifies their ethical dimension, underscoring the interconnections between the way we think about social forms such as nation or culture and the way we assess the temporality of particular life forms.

The psychological account of mourning offered by Fowler differs significantly from the set of social rituals established in and as “mourning” in this period. Formal mourning conventions—the draping of the house of the bereaved in black; the wearing of “widow’s weeds,” mourning bands, and veils; limitations on communications; and the suspension of ordinary social activities — furnished a temporary physical demarcation that served to distinguish the time-space of recent loss from that of everyday life.

Chapter 1 develops a political archaeology of grief that highlights the complex textures of time in nineteenth-century consolation literature, centering on accounts of child loss. Although the Christian orientation of this body of work urged a fundamentally conservative deployment of the alternate temporalities accessed through grief, insisting on the need to prevent sorrow over the past from diminishing earthly productivity and preventing one’s access to eternal reward, its evocative attention to the pleasures of grief complicates these orderly arrangements, positing prolonged sorrow in an unstable and potentially disruptive relation to histories both public and private.

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