The second approach to nostalgia
that is relevant to Lily Bart is based on cognitive neuroscience ideas of the experience of feelings.
We are living in a time of political nostalgia
. On the right, nostalgia
defined the politics of Trump's promise to "make America great again" by reversing the political progressivism of the last eight years.
O desejo mimetico pelas nostalgias
dos outros vai alem do Ocidente-Oriente europeu: europeus e americanos, em geral conscientes de seu desejo mais ou menos genuino de compreender o "outro" oriental, transformaram o sonho do multiculturalismo em um exotismo reverso.
This Special Issue cannot answer the former question in its entirety, but by looking both at the field of Renaissance and early modern scholarship, and the world outside the academy, it becomes clear that nostalgia
is both an important topic and an apt one for 2016.
Starting Postcolonial Nostalgias
with Naipaul's accounts of his own successive dislocations and with an analysis of their cultural implications, Walder broadens his discussion to reflect on postcolonial migrants' anxieties about identity in the many complex ways that Naipaul himself has treated the subject.
Whether for literary compensation, consolation, or redemption, nostalgia
is a means of sense-giving to the present.
Given his demonisation before and since his execution on Christmas Day 1989, it may appear surprising that Nicolae Ceausescu has become an object of nostalgia
in contemporary Romania.
Part of the confusion rests with an overemphasis on certain aspects of certain of his narratives, while much of the remaining befuddlement stems from a deeply rooted semantic bias that ignores recent efforts to clarify the phenomenon known as nostalgia
. As the former will become apparent in subsequent paragraphs dealing with the texts, I will attempt here to elucidate why nostalgia
may have held a strong appeal for one of the twentieth century's most notorious writers.