Nostalgia, Homesickness and Emotional Formation on the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour
journal contributionposted on 2019-04-17, 14:14 authored by Sarah Goldsmith
Nostalgia and homesickness were well-known eighteenth-century ailments. Undertaking protracted travels, Grand Tourists were potential sufferers, yet these emotional afflictions are absent from the Tour's lengthy lists of hazards. Querying this and applying history of emotions approaches to the histories of the Tour, masculinity and the family, this article examines how Tourists and tutors navigated nostalgia and homesickness as emotions that sat uneasily with the Tour's wider aims of masculine formation. Such investigations offer a means of unpicking the complex, contradictory demands placed on young gentlemen during their emotional formation. Through this, it contributes to wider reconsiderations of eighteenth-century masculinity.
This article was shaped during an International Visiting Early Career Research Fellowship at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellent for the History of Emotion in the Universities of Adelaide and Western Australia.
CitationCultural and Social History, 2018, 15 (3), pp. 333-360
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relations
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