How the alt-right emerged from men’s self-help

Like a lot of people, I’ve been scrambling to make sense of the Trump victory and what it says about public attitudes in the US and western culture generally. I’ve spent this week researching the alt-right movement and reading some … Continue reading

Normativity November: PSYCHIC DRIVING: Therapy, Mind Control, and Programming the Normal

David Saunders started his PhD in the Centre for the History of the Emotions in October 2016. His research is funded by the Wellcome Trust and intersects with our Living with Feeling grant.     You feel friendly towards people. You … Continue reading

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

History of Emotions Blog Round-Up: July-October 2016

After the summer lull, the start of term is always a busy time. In case you’ve missed any blog posts, here’s our second round-up of 2016 (the first was in July). These are listed in chronological order by month of … Continue reading

‘What is Emotional Health?’ workshop summary

This is a post by Helen Stark. Helen is a Project Manager in the Centre for the History of the Emotions.       The ‘What is Emotional Health?’ workshop ran on the afternoon of July 4 and brought together … Continue reading

‘What is Emotional Health?’ workshop launches Living with Feeling project at Queen Mary

Evelien Lemmens is a PhD candidate on the ‘Living with Feeling’ project, starting at Queen Mary University of London in September 2016. Her research will focus on the relationship between diet, digestion and emotional health in Britain and the Netherlands … Continue reading

What is anger? 1. Martha Nussbaum

Thomas Dixon is Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. His new research – part of the Living With Feeling project – explores the history, philosophy, and experience of anger.  In this, … Continue reading

“Let grief convert to anger”: Bremotional Politics 2016

Thomas Dixon is Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. His books include From Passions to Emotions (2003) and Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears (2015). Following on from a post by … Continue reading

Decolonising Theories of the Emotions

This post by Professor Sneja Gunew is a slightly modified version of a guest editorial first published in a special issue of the journal Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture brought out from Kerala, India, in January 2016. It is republished here … Continue reading

Emotions and Brexit: How did they affect the result?

This is a guest post by Markus Wagner and Sofia Vasilopoulou. Markus is an associate professor in quantitative methods at the University of Vienna. Sofia is a lecturer in politics at the University of York. It is striking how prominent emotions were in popular reactions … Continue reading