Nostalgia: Origins and Ends of an Unenlightened Disease

Northwestern University Press (2012)
Abstract
Introduction: original questions -- Nostalgia's early modern origins: cultural backgrounds -- Dr. Thomas Willis and the science of nervous sensibility -- Nostalgia's original theories: implications and effects -- The ranz-des-vaches -- "Medical" nostalgia and its uses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe -- Critics of nostalgia: Kant, Schopenhauer, and the question of time -- Nostalgia's modern translations -- Uncanny acts of violence -- Postmodern reencounters -- Conclusion: the end of nostalgia.
Keywords Nostalgia Philosophy  Nostalgia in literature  Homesickness Philosophy  Homesickness in literature
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