Reading Emotions: Memoirs of Emma Courtney

Dr Sally Holloway and Jane Mackelworth report on the second meeting of their community book group, exploring love and its history through literature… The second meeting of our ‘Reading Emotions’ book group focused on Mary Hays’ semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs of Emma Courtney, published … Continue reading

Managing the Pain of Separation, Depression and Anxiety through Reading in the Late Eighteenth Century

In May this year Polly Bull, a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, gave a fascinating lunchtime seminar about her research at the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. We invited her to write a … Continue reading