Excrementitious humours: Crying and not crying in Titus Andronicus

Dr Thomas Dixon is the Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. Here he writes about the representations of tears and weeping in Shakespeare’s first tragedy. I have been researching the … Continue reading

Hera Cook on William Reddy

Dr Hera Cook is an historian of emotions and sexuality at the University of Otago, Wellington, with current interests in emotional management and inequality. Here she reviews William Reddy’s new book for the History of Emotions Blog. William Reddy is a historian whose work … Continue reading

Disturbing Practices

Laura Doan, Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality and Women’s Experience of Modern War, Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Reviewed by Jane Mackelworth ‘The problem for the historian of sexuality is how to explore the sexual past, even the … Continue reading