• Patrick McEvoy-Halston deposited How Insensitive! on MLA Commons 5 days, 8 hours ago

    Exploring several key scholarly explorations on the culture of sensibility in the British 18th-century, this article draws attention to what the current manner of accessing the people who invoked and participated in it are deemed to have been like, and to how this has exposed them to being invested in protecting people of, ostensibly actually, exploitive, pornographic, cruel intentions. In reference to Marcus Wood specifically, I finish by suggesting that scholars who are now essentially involved in schooling their peers in obscuring actual true badness, may be in the way of a mature understanding that when evolution occurs from a previous state that was manifestly awful, it is easy to obscure this genuine evolution, this genuine movement towards increased empathy, by only noting the various loud ways people’s sadism still required some considerable expression.