New publications, July-October 2012

If you would like to review or write about any of these publications for the History of Emotions Blog, then please get in touch with me (Thomas Dixon).

A book listed in the previous round-up on this blog – Joanne Bailey’s Parenting in England 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and Generation  – was recently enthusiastically reviewed on the IHR Reviews in History website.

Happy reading!


William M. Reddy, The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Javier Moscoso, Pain: A Cultural History

James Kennaway, Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as Cause of Disease

Rebecca Tierney-Hynes, Novel Minds: Philosophers and Romance Readers, 1680-1740

Shahidha Bari, Keats and Philosophy: The Life of Sensations

Valerie Purton, Dickens and the Sentimental Tradition

Gabriella Turnaturi,  Vergogna: Metamorfosi di un’emozione (Shame: Metamorphosis of an emotion) 

Aaron Ritzenberg, The Sentimental Touch:The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism

Thomas A. Kohut, A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century

Keith Oatley, The Passionate Muse: Exploration of emotion in stories

Robert R. Provine, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond 

Katherine Angel, Unmastered: A Book on Desire Most Difficult to Tell


S. Lambert and H. Nicholson (eds), Languages of Love and Hate: Conflict, Communication, and Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean

Martin Pickavé and Lisa Shapiro (eds)Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Michael Laffan and Max Weiss (eds), Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Sarah Coakley (ed.), Faith, Rationality and the Passions


Shakespeare: Shakespeare and the Culture of Emotion

Criticism: Shakespeare and Phenomenology

Science in ContextThe Varieties of Empathy in Science, Art, and History

Feminist Theory: Affecting Feminism: Questions of Feeling in Feminist Theory

Research Papers in Education: Emotional well-being in educational policy and practice: interdisciplinary perspectives

Emotion Review: Defining Emotion


Christian Maurer and Laurent Jaffro, ‘Reading Shaftesbury’s Pathologia: An Illustration and Defence of the Stoic Account of the Emotions’, History of European Ideas (2012)

Brett D. Wilson, ‘Bevil’s Eyes: Or, How Crying at The Conscious Lovers Could Save Britain’, Eighteenth-Century Studies 45 (2012): 497-518.

Morgan Strawn, ‘Homer, Sentimentalism, and Pope’s Translation of The Iliad‘, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Volume 52, Number 3, Summer 2012, pp. 585-608.

Paul Kelleher, ‘Reason, Madness, and Sexuality in the British Public Sphere’, The Eighteenth Century 53 (2012): 291-315.

Sarah Horowitz, ‘The Bonds of Concord and the Guardians of Trust: Women, Emotion, and Political Life, 1815–1848’, French Historical Studies 35 (2012): 577-603.

Rochona Majumdar, ‘Love and Marriage in the Public Sphere’ (Review Essay), Journal of Women’s History 24 (2012): 182-194.

Anne C. Rose, ‘Animal Tales: Observations of the Emotions in American Experimental Psychology, 1890-1940’, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 48 (2012): 301-317.

Anne C. Rose, ‘An American Science of Feeling: Harvard’s Psychology of Emotion during the World War I Era’, Journal of the History of Ideas 73 (2012): 485-506.

Andrew Beatty, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart: Conversion and Emotion in Nias’, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 77 (2012): 295-320.

Melissa J. Belanta, ‘Australian Masculinities and Popular Song: The Songs of Sentimental Blokes 1900–1930s’, Australian Historical Studies 43 (2012): 412-428.

David Hendy, ‘Biography and the Emotions as a Missing “Narrative” in Media History: A case study of Lance Sieveking and the early BBC’, Media History (i-First) (2012).

Ian Gazeley and Claire Langhamer, ‘The Meanings of Happiness in Mass Observation’s Bolton’, History Workshop Journal (online first, 2012).

Chris Millard, ‘Reinventing Intention: “Self-Harm” and the “Cry for help” in Postwar Britain’, Current Opinion in Psychiatry 25 (2012): 503-507.

Thomas Akehurst, ‘Ayer and the Existentialists’, Intellectual History Review (i-First, 2012).

Noah W. Sobe, ‘Researching emotion and affect in the history of education’, History of Education 41 (2012): 689-695.

Ian Grosvenor, ‘Back to the future or towards a sensory history of schooling’, History of Education 41 (2012): 675-687.

Carolyn Korsmeyer, ‘Disgust and Aesthetics’, Philosophy Compass 7 (2012): 753-761.

Kristen A. Lindquist, et al., “The Brain Basis of Emotion: A Meta-Analytic Review,”Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35(2012):121-143 — with 28 comments and a reply from the authors in this issue, on pp. 144-202