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Production of Emotions

Perspectives and Functions


Teresa Bruś and Marcin Tereszewski

The essays of this collection are, each in their own way, an attempt to address the centrality of emotions in literary and cultural production in a variety of genres, from medieval moralities to contemporary novels, from English Romanticism to film studies. Emotions are understood as mobile forms or forces, crossing between subjects and locations. The interdisciplinary and diverse nature of this collection reflects the view that emotions are interpersonal and forever slipping beyond our grasp. Yet, in thinking about emotion, we discover unexpected confluences. The contributions in this volume are grouped in five areas which reflect larger categories and provide a valid platform for interpretation of emotions: dynamics of modern culture, history, social sciences, interpersonal contexts, and imagination.
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Marta Komsta - “They All Look and Speak Like Machines:” A Rational Dystopia in Andrew Acworth’s A New Eden


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Marta Komsta

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin

“They All Look and Speak Like Machines:” A Rational Dystopia in Andrew Acworth’s A New Eden

They then fitted out two large ships with the necessities of life, and about fifty people having embarked, all sworn to the principles of Socialism, they left the old country and landed safely on a fertile island, which had escaped alike the incursions of the uncivilized savages and of the more refined savages calling themselves civilized. This island they named Isonesus, and the government they established was a pure isocracy. (Acworth 39)

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