Clare Whistler is Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Centre for the History of the Emotions during 2013-14. Here she offers a poetical digest of Steven Connor’s annual History of Emotions Lecture, delivered at Queen Mary on 9 October 2013. The text of Professor Connor’s talk is available here.
Am I standing by the side of my emotions
Performing actions in the key of melancholy
A bundled together blur
At an angle to the world
Betrayed by my body
Coming into being
Between and within and between