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

Reading Emotions: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

Dr Sally Holloway and Jane Mackelworth report on the first meeting of their community book group, exploring love and its history through literature… Our new ‘Reading Emotions’ community book group aims to engage members of the public with the changing nature of … Continue reading

Hera Cook on William Reddy

Dr Hera Cook is an historian of emotions and sexuality at the University of Otago, Wellington, with current interests in emotional management and inequality. Here she reviews William Reddy’s new book for the History of Emotions Blog. William Reddy is a historian whose work … Continue reading

Everyday love and emotions in the twentieth century

Dr Claire Langhamer is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex. Her research and publications focus on aspects of everyday life in the 20th century, and in particular on the history of love. Her most recent book is The English … Continue reading