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Emotions Make History

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Emotions shape individual, community and national identities. The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) uses historical knowledge from Europe, 1100=1800, to understand the long history of emotional behaviours. Based at The University of Western Australia, with additional nodes at the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney, CHE investigates how European societies thought, felt and functioned, and how these changes impact life in Australia today.

More at: www.historyofemotions.org.au

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Umberto Grassi: CHE Sydney Node Legacy Interviews

August 10, 2018 23:00 - 13 minutes - 19.2 MB

In this podcast Bastian Phelan, Outreach Officer at the Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, interviews Umberto Grassi about his time as a researcher with CHE. Umberto was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre at The University of Sydney from 2015 to 2018. His CHE research project was titled 'Ambiguous Boundaries: Sex Crimes and Cross-cultural Encounters in the Early Modern Mediterranean World’. Umberto is currently a Marie Curie Global Fellow, bas...

Rebecca McNamara: CHE Sydney Node Legacy Interviews

August 03, 2018 23:00 - 24 minutes - 33.5 MB

In this podcast Bastian Phelan, Outreach Officer at the Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, interviews Rebecca McNamara about her time as a researcher with CHE. Una was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre at The University of Sydney from 2011 to 2014. Her CHE research project, 'Emotions and the Suicidal Impulse in the Medieval World' examined emotions related to cases of suicide or attempted suicide found in chronicles and legal records from c.1...

Adam Hembree, 'Lexical Feeling: Language as Emotional Technology'

July 27, 2018 22:00 - 20 minutes - 19.2 MB

Adam Hembree is a PhD candidate in English at The University of Melbourne. He researches the discursive similarities between early modern writings on staged action and magic as passionate practices. His other research interests include the philosophy of language, etymology, monstrosity, and intersections between cognitive science and literature. Adam also produces and performs improvised theatre in Melbourne. This paper, ‘Lexical Feeling: Language as Emotional Technology’, was delivered at ‘T...

Una McIlvenna: CHE Sydney Node Legacy Interviews

July 20, 2018 22:00 - 30 minutes - 41.5 MB

In this podcast Bastian Phelan, Outreach Officer at the Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, interviews Una McIlvenna about her time as a researcher with CHE. Una was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre at The University of Sydney from 2011 to 2014. Her CHE research project, 'Singing the News of Death: Song in Early Modern European Execution (1500–1900)’ examined emotional responses to public execution in the early modern period, looking in parti...

James Smith, 'Toxic Emotions: Riparian Personification and Pollution'

July 13, 2018 23:00 - 21 minutes - 19.5 MB

James L. Smith is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on intellectual history, medieval abstractions and visualisation schemata, environmental humanities and water history. His first monograph, Water in Medieval Intellectual Culture: Case-Studies from Twelfth-Century Monasticism was published by Brepols in 2017. James is the editor of The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits (Punctum, 20...

Shino Konishi, 'Emotional Exchange: Gift-Giving in Cross-Cultural Encounters'

July 07, 2018 23:00 - 26 minutes - 24 MB

Shino Konishi is a Lecturer in History and Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She is Aboriginal and identifies with the Yawuru people of Broome. This paper, 'Emotional Exchanges: Gift-Giving in Cross-Cultural Encounters', was delivered at ‘The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders’ at The University of Western Australia, in June 2018.

'Precarious Emotions', by Katie Barclay: 'Thinking with the History of Emotions'

June 22, 2018 21:00 - 42 minutes - 39.2 MB

Katie Barclay is a EURIAS Fellow at AIAS, Aarhus Universitet, and a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide. She is an historian of family life, gender and emotion, and has published widely in these areas. Her publications include: Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650–1850 (Manchester University Press, 2011); Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200–1920: Family, State and Church (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), edited with Merridee Bailey; and Death, E...

Moisés Prieto, 'Shaping The Tyrant: The Role of Emotions in Accounts of Juan Manuel de Rosas'

June 02, 2018 00:06 - 19 minutes - 18.2 MB

Moisés Prieto completed his PhD at the University of Zurich in 2013. His doctoral research focused on Swiss media perception of the late Franco regime and the Spanish democratisation process (published in 2015 by Böhlau). His research interests include media history, microhistory, the history of emotions, the history of migration and authoritarian systems and historical semantics. He is co-author of Tele-revista y la Transición (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2015). From 2014 to 2015 he was a visit...

Melissa Raine and Rob Grout, 'The Childhood of Christ'

May 25, 2018 23:00 - 33 minutes - 30.6 MB

In this podcast, Melissa Raine, an Honorary Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and Rob Grout, a PhD candidate at the University of York, examine medieval childhood and emotions in their discussion of the fifteenth-century poem, 'The Childhood of Christ'. This poem survives in a manuscript owned and compiled by Robert Thornton. It is now housed in the British Library.

Interview with Sophie Cope, 'History of Emotions and Domestic Dated Objects'

May 11, 2018 14:34 - 19 minutes - 17.7 MB

In this podcast, CHE Education and Outreach Officer Penelope Lee and Media Officer Emma Miller interview Sophie Cope, a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. Sophie's PhD, 'Making Time Material: Domestic Dated Objects in Seventeenth-Century England', examines popular ideas of time in the seventeenth century and their expression in material culture. She is author of the chapter 'Women in the Sea of Time: Domestic Dated Objects in Seventeenth-Century England', in Gendered Tempora...

'Loneliness', by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking with the History of Emotions'

April 20, 2018 23:56 - 10 minutes - 9.18 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions based at The University of Adelaide. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society', a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions) and a EURIAS Marie Curie Fellow at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark. In this 'Thinking with the His...

'Family and Commemoration', by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking with the History of Emotions'

March 16, 2018 23:02 - 15 minutes - 14.2 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions based at The University of Adelaide. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society', a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions) and a EURIAS Marie Curie Fellow at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark. In this 'Thinking with the His...

Interview: Jane Davidson, Marshall McGuire and 'The Voices of Women'

March 09, 2018 21:39 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

‘The Voices of Women will be performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne) on 20 March 2018. In this podcast, CHE Deputy Director and leader of the Performance Program Jane Davidson talks to Marshall McGuire (Ludovico’s Band) about baroque female composers, historical music performances and emotions. Tickets for the event can be purchased at: https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/the-voices-of-women/. Being a ...

Carol Williams, 'Affects and Passions of the Soul: Aristotelian Influence in Music Theory'

March 02, 2018 13:33 - 21 minutes - 19.3 MB

Carol Williams is an adjunct research fellow with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University has an established academic career in both musicology and history. She is one of the collaborating editors and translators of the Ars Musice of Johannes de Grocheio (Medieval Institute Publications, 2011) and the Tractatus de tonis of Guy of Saint-Denis (Medieval Institute Publications, 2017). Her other publications include the essays ‘Modes and Manipulation: Music, the State...

Kellie Robertson, 'Thinking the Unthinkable: Belief, Climate Change and Premodern Weather'

February 09, 2018 21:39 - 50 minutes - 46.1 MB

Kellie Robertson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017) and The Laborer’s Two Bodies: Labor and the ‘Work’ of the Text in Medieval Britain, 1350–1500 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). Her current book project, Yesterday’s Weather: Narrative and Premodern Climate Change, examines how medieval and early modern societies depict the shoc...

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, 'How Can the Concept of Love Inform Peacebuilding?'

January 19, 2018 23:11 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre and Deputy Director (Research) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Australia. She has worked on a range of national and international projects in community music, arts-based service learning with Australian First Peoples, arts programs in prisons, and global mobility. She serves on the Board of Australia’s peak music advocacy body, Music Australia, and has served as Chair and Commissioner of t...

'Emotions and Change', with Katie Barclay: 'Thinking with the History of Emotions'

November 24, 2017 14:57 - 9 minutes - 9.1 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions based at The University of Adelaide. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society' and a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions) and a EURIAS Marie Curie Fellow at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark. In this 'Thinking with the ...

Michael Barbezat, 'The Desire To See and Speak With the Dead in Twelfth-Century England'

November 17, 2017 19:11 - 31 minutes - 29.1 MB

Michael Barbezat is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at The University of Western Australia. He holds an MA in Medieval History from the University of California at Davis (2006) and a PhD in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto (2013). Michael’s research focuses on connections between religious ideologies and conceptions of society, geography and identity, particularly in the field...

Amy Milka, 'Reporting Courtroom Emotions in Eighteenth-Century London'

October 27, 2017 13:17 - 20 minutes - 18.9 MB

Amy Milka is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at The University of Adelaide. Her research considers the affective language of the courtroom in English criminal courts in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This paper, ‘Reporting Courtroom Emotions in Eighteenth-Century London’, was presented at a conference on ‘News Reporting and Emotion’ at The University of Adelaide in September 2017.

Una McIlvenna, 'Performing the News in Early Modern Europe'

October 13, 2017 15:37 - 38 minutes - 35.2 MB

Una McIlvenna is the Hansen Lecturer in History at The University of Melbourne, and a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Her research interests lie broadly in the fields of cultural and literary history, as well as in an ongoing project on emotional responses to the use of song and verse in accounts of crime and public execution in early modern Europe. She is the author of Scandal and Reputation at the Court of Catherine de Medic...

Joshua Scodel, 'The Poetics of Care in Seventeenth-Century England'

September 29, 2017 14:58 - 48 minutes - 44.5 MB

Joshua Scodel is Helen A. Regenstein Professor of English and Comparative Literature at The University of Chicago. His research focuses on early modern English literature in relation to classical literature and philosophy, and to intellectual, cultural and political history. He is the author of The English Poetic Epitaph: Commemoration and Conflict from Jonson to Wordsworth (Cornell University Press, 1991) and Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature (Princeton University Press,...

'Marriage', by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking with the History of Emotions'

September 15, 2017 22:30 - 8 minutes - 8.06 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions based at The University of Adelaide. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society' and a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions). In this podcast, the eighth in our 'Thinking with the History of Emotions' segment, Katie ...

Ross Knecht, 'Reproduction, Affect and Pedagogy in Shakespeare's Sonnets'

September 08, 2017 18:39 - 22 minutes - 20.4 MB

Ross Knecht is Assistant Professor of English at Emory University, and a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. His research focuses on early modern literature, critical theory and the history of philosophy, and he is currently completing a book on the intersection of emotion and education in sixteenth-century English literature. This paper, ‘Reproduction, Affect and Pedagogy in Shakespeare’s Sonnets’ explores the representation of b...

Kirk Essary, 'Erasmus on the Arts in Luther's Reformation: A Tragedy'

September 02, 2017 01:34 - 17 minutes - 16 MB

Kirk Essary is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at The University of Western Australia. His research focuses on intellectual and religious history in sixteenth-century Europe, particularly the works of Erasmus and Calvin. He is the author of Erasmus and Calvin on the Foolishness of God: Reason and Emotion in the Christian Philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 2017). This paper, ‘Erasmus on the Arts in Luther’s Reformation: ...

Interview: Jane Davidson, David Greco and 'The Tale Of Orpheus'

August 12, 2017 13:46 - 22 minutes - 21 MB

The Tale of Orpheus will be performed at the Meat Market Theatre in North Melbourne, 7-8 September 2017. In this podcast, Jane Davidson (Artistic Director) and David Greco (Orfeo) discuss Monteverdi, emotions and historical music performances. Tickets for the event can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-tale-of-orpheus-by-claudio-monteverdi-tickets-35869349189. The Tale of Orpheus reimagines Claudio Monteverdi’s baroque masterpiece L’Orfeo ‒ arguably the first ‘true’ opera ...

David Konstan, 'Did Aristotle Recognise Aesthetic Emotion?'

August 04, 2017 23:14 - 58 minutes - 53.8 MB

David Konstan is Professor of Classics at New York University, Professor Emeritus at Brown University and a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Advisory Board. His research focuses on ancient Greek and Latin literature, especially comedy and the novel, and classical philosophy. This lecture, which asks ‘Did Aristotle Recognise Aesthetic Emotions?’, was delivered at the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/igrct) at the ...

David Lemmings, 'Power, Emotion and Popular Opinion in the Administration of Justice'

July 15, 2017 00:58 - 41 minutes - 37.5 MB

David Lemmings is Professor of History at The University of Adelaide and a Chief Investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. He has published extensively on the socio-cultural history of law and the legal professions in eighteenth-century Britain. He is the author of Law and Government in England during the Long Eighteenth Century: From Consent to Command (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 2015); and the editor of Crime, Courtrooms and the Publi...

'Image of the Child' by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking with the History of Emotions'

July 07, 2017 21:48 - 12 minutes - 11.5 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions. She is currently a DECRA Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Adelaide, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society' and a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions). In this podcast, the sixth in our 'Thinking with the History of Emotions' segment, Katie discuss...

William Skinner, 'Vines and Memory'

June 30, 2017 13:53 - 16 minutes - 15.6 MB

William Skinner is a cultural anthropologist at The University of Adelaide. His research focuses on the changing relationship of viticulture to notions of cultural identity and heritage, and his PhD thesis explored how local wine producers experienced, understood and represented place and landscape in South Australia. This paper was delivered at a public panel on ‘Drinking to Remember: History, Memory and the Story of South Australian Wine’ that was organised by the ARC Centre of Excellence f...

Kathryn Prince, 'Memory, Action and Emotion in Hamlet'

June 23, 2017 12:06 - 39 minutes - 36.6 MB

Kathryn Prince is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. She has published widely on Shakespeare in performance from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, and was an Early Career Visiting Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in 2015. Her current work focuses on the practice of emotions in early modern drama. This paper was delivered at a conference on ‘Hamlet and Emotion: Then and Now’ at The University of Western Aus...

'Past And Present' by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking With The History of Emotions'

June 09, 2017 15:44 - 12 minutes - 11.3 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions. She is currently a DECRA Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Adelaide, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society' and a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions). In this podcast, the fifth in our 'Thinking with the History of Emotions' segment, Katie discuss...

Andrew Lynch, 'Hamlet as Knight and Clerk'

June 01, 2017 06:27 - 19 minutes - 17.6 MB

Andrew Lynch is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and Professor of English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia. He has published extensively on medieval English literature and medievalism. He is the editor, with Stephanie Downes and Katrina O’Loughlin, of Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); with Michael Champion, of Understanding Emotions in Early Europe (Brepols, 2015); and, with Louise D...

Richard Meek, 'Hamlet and the Imitation of Emotion'

May 23, 2017 04:27 - 40 minutes - 36.8 MB

Richard Meek is a Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, specialising in Shakespeare and early modern literature. He is the author of Narrating the Visual in Shakespeare, which was published by Ashgate in 2009, and a number of edited collections. He is currently completing a book on sympathy in early modern literature and culture, provisionally titled The Relativity of Sorrows. This paper, '"For by the image of my cause, I see / The portraiture of his": Hamlet and the Imitation of Emo...

Benno Gammerl, 'Curtains Up: New Venues for Gay Men and Shifting Emotional Styles Since the 1960s'

May 19, 2017 06:12 - 23 minutes - 21.1 MB

Benno Gammerl is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development's Center for the History of Emotions in Berlin. He is currently working on a research project that examines emotions in cross-cultural perspective. This paper, ‘Curtains Up! New Venues for Gay Men and Shifting Emotional Styles Since the 1960s’, was delivered as a keynote address at the ‘First International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions’ at the University of Wollongong on 5 Decemb...

Elizabeth Stephens, 'Queer Sensations: Towards an Affective Genealogy of the Modern Body'

May 10, 2017 04:20 - 20 minutes - 18.6 MB

Elizabeth Stephens is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Southern Cross University and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Her new book, A Critical Genealogy of Normality, which she co-authored with Peter Cryle, is forthcoming with Chicago University Press in 2017. This paper, ‘Queer Sensations: Towards an Affective Genealogy of the Modern Body’, was delivered as a keynote address at the ‘First International Conference on Contempora...

'Nostalgia' by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking with The History of Emotions'

May 04, 2017 05:54 - 9 minutes - 13.4 MB

Listen to Katie Barclay, a historian at The University of Adelaide, talk about the work of historians and nostalgia on present day politics. Katie is also Co-Editor of the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary biannual 'Emotions, History, Culture, Society' journal published under the auspices of the Society for the History of Emotions.

Brandon Chua, 'Embodying The Common Good'

April 26, 2017 16:03 - 23 minutes - 21.5 MB

Brandon Chua is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland. He researches Restoration drama and poetry. He is currently working on a project that explores ideas of religious freedom during the English Civil War and the Restoration, and another that examines the role of gender in the construction of political subjectivities in works by John Milton, Nicholas Rowe and Eliza Haywood. This paper, ‘Embodying the Common Good: Reconstituting...

Leigh Penman, 'The Modernity of Lost Causes'

April 21, 2017 03:19 - 24 minutes - 22.1 MB

Leigh Penman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University of Queensland. He is currently working on a project concerning Dissenting religious subcultures in Protestant northern Europe during the early modern period, focusing on transnational networks. This paper, ‘The Modernity of Lost Causes’: Frances Yates, Shakespeare and the Rosicrucian Enlightenment’, was delivered at a conference on ‘Shakespeare and the Body Politic’ at The ...

Samantha Dieckmann, 'Restaging Fear: Affective Translation through Intercommunity Performing Arts'

April 14, 2017 13:32 - 16 minutes - 15.5 MB

Samantha Dieckmann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at The University of Melbourne. Working with Jane Davidson and Multicultural Arts Victoria, Samantha's research explores the deployment of music for conciliation as it relates to personal, religious and political areas of conflict, and emotional community and empathy as resolution. This paper, ‘Restaging Fear: Affective Translation through Intercommunity Performing Arts’ w...

'Hedonism' by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking With The History of Emotions'

April 07, 2017 05:12 - 9 minutes - 8.31 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions. She is currently a DECRA Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Adelaide, editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society' and a member of the Council for The Society for the History of Emotions (www.historyofemotions.org.au/society-for-the-history-of-emotions). In this podcast, the third in a new 'Thinking with the History of Emotions' segment, Katie refle...

Peter Holbrook, 'Shakespeare's Politics of Nature'

March 30, 2017 05:33 - 27 minutes - 25.2 MB

Peter Holbrook is Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature at The University of Queensland, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. His research focuses on political, social and philosophical aspects of English Renaissance literature, and on the influence of Shakespeare on later writers and thinkers. He is currently working on self-control and the conflict between reason and the passions in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century E...

Laurie Johnson, 'Shakespeare's Sewers And Bodily Politics'

March 24, 2017 05:05 - 21 minutes - 19.6 MB

Laurie Johnson is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Queensland. He is the President of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association, and his publications include The Tain of Hamlet (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) and The Wolf Man’s Burden (Cornell University Press, 2001). He is currently finishing a book on the Newington Butts playhouse and the plays performed there in 1594 by the Admiral’s Men and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Thi...

Valerie Traub, 'Becoming Converted: Sex, Knowledge and the Religious Body Politic'

March 17, 2017 21:31 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

Valerie Traub is the Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is a specialist in the study of gender and sexuality in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, and the author of Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of...

Karin Sellberg, 'Fruitful Circularities'

March 10, 2017 06:54 - 21 minutes - 19.3 MB

Karin Sellberg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University of Queensland and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She is particularly interested in feminist and queer readings of Shakespeare’s plays, and in early modern science and theories of time and embodiment. This paper, which was delivered at a symposium on ‘Shakespeare and the Body Politic’ at The University of Queensland...

'Love' by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking With The History of Emotions'

March 02, 2017 07:32 - 8 minutes - 8.2 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions. She is currently a DECRA Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Adelaide, and is an editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society'. In this podcast, the second in a new 'Thinking with the History of Emotions' segment, Katie reflects on the importance of love for determining how people live together within societies.

Paul Megna, 'Medievalist Existentialism And Emotional Ethics'

February 27, 2017 02:58 - 40 minutes - 37.5 MB

Paul Megna is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at The University of Western Australia. He is currently researching the role of emotion role in medieval and medievalist drama. This seminar paper, 'Medievalist Existentialism and Emotional Ethics in Simone De Beauvoir's 'The Useless Mouths' (1944)' was delivered at The University of Western Australia on 25 November 2016. In the paper, Paul examines the ethical implications of dec...

'Hope' by Katie Barclay, 'Thinking with The History of Emotions'

February 03, 2017 18:50 - 10 minutes - 9.39 MB

Katie Barclay is an historian of gender, the family, the self and emotions. She is currently a DECRA Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Adelaide, and is an editor of the journal 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society'. In this podcast, the first in a new 'Thinking with the History of Emotions' segment, Katie reflects on hope and creativity as a way of 'doing 2017 differently'.

Interview With Thomas Dixon (Queen Mary University of London)

January 28, 2017 06:52 - 18 minutes - 16.5 MB

Thomas Dixon is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests include the history of emotions (especially anger), emotional health, medicine and science, and the cultural history of philosophy (including Stoicism and existentialism). He is the author of Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015) and From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psycholo...

Vivasvan Soni, 'Playing at Judgment: Aporias of Liberal Freedom in Kant's Third Critique'

January 13, 2017 04:24 - 58 minutes - 53.1 MB

Vivasvan Soni is Associate Professor of English at Northwestern University. His research interests include the rise of the novel, moral and political theory, narratology, theories of tragedy, utopian writing and theories of modernity. This seminar, delivered at The University of Queensland on 28 October 2016, relates to his current work on the 'crisis of judgment' in the eighteenth-century. Through a close reading of Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment – the text through which aesthetics...

Rebecca F. McNamara, 'The Hidden History of Emotions at Law in Late Medieval England'

December 16, 2016 05:19 - 16 minutes - 15 MB

Rebecca McNamara is a lecturer in medieval literature at UCLA. She studies the history of emotions related to the suicidal impulse in medieval English literature and culture, a project she began as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. This paper was delivered at a research workshop on ‘Medieval Emotions and Contemporary Methodologies’ at Birkbeck, University of London, on 8 July 2016. In the paper, Rebecca analyses her article ‘The Sorr...

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