‘Silence that Dreadful Bell!’: Hearing Fear in Shakespeare’s Othello

This week is Fears&Angers week on the History of Emotions Blog. We’ll be publishing a series of guest posts arising from our upcoming conference ‘Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’ where a group of scholars got to grips with fear and anger. In this … Continue reading

Requiem for a Bad Dream: Fear of the Night, the Devil and the Nightmare in Early Modern England

This week is Fears&Angers week on the History of Emotions Blog. We’ll be publishing a series of guest posts arising from our upcoming conference ‘Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’ where an interdisciplinary group of scholars will get to grips with fear and anger. … Continue reading

What to do about anger? Pragmatism and passionate disagreement

This week is Fears&Angers week on the History of Emotions Blog. We’ll be publishing a series of guest posts arising from our upcoming conference ‘Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’ where an interdisciplinary group of scholars will get to grips with fear and anger. … Continue reading

Gut Feelings Week: Neurasthenia – a disorder of the gut?

This guest post by Kristine Lillestøl is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Kristine Lillestøl has a background as a medical doctor. She has … Continue reading

The Museum of the Normal – What You Said

        This is a post by Sarah Chaney and Helen Stark, both project managers in the Centre for the History of the Emotions. ‘I realised how normative, pseudo-scientific the idea of normal can be… Also that normal doesn’t necessarily equal … Continue reading

Dumb Witnessing: Good Old Boys and Canine Grief

Margery Masterson is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol. She works on Victorian masculinity and the twin themes of militarization and memorialisation. She is currently working on the Victorian volunteers craze of the 1860s. I often pass an … Continue reading

Normativity November: From Tears to Laughter. Normative Emotion and the Man of Feeling.

Helen Stark is a project manager on the ‘Living with Feeling’ grant in the Centre for the History of the Emotions, QMUL. She has a book chapter on the man of feeling forthcoming in the edited collection Jean-Jacques Rousseau and British … Continue reading