Normativity November: The History of Being Normal

Sarah Chaney is a Project Manager in the Centre for the History of the Emotions at QMUL. She also runs the events and exhibitions programme at the Royal College of Nursing. Her book Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm is out … Continue reading

The Objects of Our Affection

This is a guest post by Melissa Dickson, a Postdoctoral Researcher on Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives, an ERC funded project based at St Anne’s College, Oxford, investigating nineteenth-century cultural, literary, and medical understandings of stress, overwork, and other … Continue reading

The Deep, Modern, and Extremely Recent Histories of Disgust

We follow the bank holiday weekend with the final two posts of Disgust Week, in which a group of scholars from a range of disciplines explore different aspects of disgust. First, a guest post by Daniel Kelly, on very recent histories … Continue reading

Diagnosing Deviance: aversion, obscenity and the senses in classical antiquity

  This guest post by Mark Bradley is part of Disgust Week, in which a group of scholars from a range of disciplines explore different aspects of disgust. Mark Bradley is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education … Continue reading

Attractive Aversion in the Study of Seventeenth-Century Poetry

This guest post by Natalie Eschenbaum is part of Disgust Week, in which a group of scholars from a range of disciplines explore different aspects of disgust. Natalie K. Eschenbaum is Associate Professor and Chair of English at the University … Continue reading

Disgust and the Jury: “Horrible and Inhuman” Homicides; Beldotti’s Disgust

This extract, the second in our Disgust Week series, is taken from Professor Martha Nussbaum’s Book Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), pp.168-171. The book critiques the roles of disgust and shame in … Continue reading