Negative Emotions: The good, the bad and the ugly

This week is #BadFeelings week on the History of Emotions Blog. We’ll be publishing a series of guest posts arising from a fascinating recent conference where a group of philosophers got to grips with the nature and significance of a range … 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