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

“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

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

History in British Tears

Dr Thomas Dixon is the Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. Here, on the occasion of the publication of his new book, he reflects on his experience of researching and writing … Continue reading

The ‘Body-Cutter’ and Emotion in Edwardian Popular Politics

Susanne Stoddart is a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London.  Her doctoral research explores the role of emotion in political culture, within the context of the Liberal welfare reforms introduced in Britain during the Edwardian period.  The strong … Continue reading