Analysis 72 (4):641-650 (2012)

Scott Howard
Harvard University
Next SectionThis article argues against two dominant accounts of the nature of nostalgia. These views assume that nostalgia depends, in some way, on comparing a present situation with a past one. However, neither does justice to the full range of recognizably nostalgic experiences available to us – in particular, ‘Proustian’ nostalgia directed at involuntary autobiographical memories. Therefore, the accounts in question fail. I conclude by considering an evaluative puzzle raised by Proustian nostalgia when it is directed at memories that the nostalgist herself regards as non-veridical
Keywords nostalgia  emotions  memory  autobiographical memory  involuntary  Proust  paradox of fiction
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans105
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