REVIEW ESSAY: Shakespeare’s emotional turn

Dr Una McIlvenna is Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at the University of Kent. From 2011-2014 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at the University of … Continue reading

In Defence of FEELS, or, Art and Affect

Dr Jem Bloomfield is an academic, playwright and critic, with particular expertise in early modern theatre. His PhD was on the production history of John Webster’s Duchess of Malfi. He is the author of the quiteirregular blog. Here Jem discusses the … Continue reading

Emotion, affect and sentiment in Switzerland

From 19 to 21 April 2013, the University of Lausanne in Switzerland hosted an international conference on the subject of ‘Emotion, Affect, and Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling’.  Agnieszka Soltysik, Andreas Langlotz, and Juliette Vuille organised the conference … Continue reading

Sensibilité and information processing: Historical approaches to “Striving to Feel”

Professor William M. Reddy was one of the keynote speakers at the recent SSHM conference on “Emotions, Health and Wellbeing” at Queen Mary. He has very kindly agreed to post on the History of Emotions blog the following paragraphs, which … Continue reading