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Breakfast at Dawn: Alexander Veselovsky and the Poetics of Psychological Biography

Ilya Vinitsky

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes a close look at Veselovsky’s 1904 work on Vasily Zhukovsky, demonstrating that Veselovsky develops a rigorous “poetics of psychological biography,” in which the emotional world of ... More


Introduction

Richard Meek and Erin Sullivan

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw an extraordinary proliferation of theoretical ideas about the nature and meaning of emotion, and this introduction offers a survey of the ... More


Emotions, Morals, Practices

Rob Boddice

in The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040580
eISBN:
9780252099021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040580.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sets the framework of the book within contemporary theories of the history of emotions and the history of morality, making a case for the use of ‘moral economy’ as an analytical category that ... More


Conflicting Feelings: Technology and Emotions from Colonial America to the New Age of Communication

Brenton J. Malin

in Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762790
eISBN:
9780814770153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762790.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter draws on Leo Marx and Peter Stearns in tracing America's rhetoric of the technological sublime, with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of emotion. A belief in ... More


Humanists and the Experimental Study of Emotion

William M. Reddy

in Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter establishes three important themes of the book. First an historiographic observation: the history of emotion is in some important way a corollary to a history of personhood. Second a ... More


Introduction

Laura Kounine

in Imagining the Witch: Emotions, Gender, and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198799085
eISBN:
9780191839580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799085.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This Introduction sets out the intentions of this book: to use the rich witch-trial records from the early modern duchy of Württemberg in south-western Germany to explore the central themes of ... More


Introduction

Stephen J. Spencer

in Emotions in a Crusading Context, 1095-1291

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198833369
eISBN:
9780191871887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833369.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The Introduction critiques the methodological frameworks available to the historian of medieval emotions, arguing for the enduring value of the social constructionist approach and the need to ... More


A Feeling for Things, Past and Present

Stephanie Downes, Sally Holloway, and Sarah Randles

in Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198802648
eISBN:
9780191840944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802648.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Medieval History

This chapter gives an overview of the state of cross-disciplinary research into objects and emotions. It considers major intellectual works from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art and ... More


Breaking into Laughter 失笑‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Why was China’s entrance into the modern age accompanied by a laugh track? The early twentieth-century Chinese press is replete with invective, self-mockery, and sarcastic commentary, as well as word ... More


Code, Truth, or Ruse? The Vapors in the Republic of Letters

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Men and women of letters used the description of vaporous fits to exemplify the relationship between body and mind irrespective of medical concerns. This chapter examines how the Republic of Letters ... More


Introduction

Joseph Ben Prestel

in Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198797562
eISBN:
9780191839009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797562.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The introduction shows that the historical parallels between cities in Europe and the Middle East during the nineteenth century are an underresearched topic in history, demonstrating that Eurocentric ... More


Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Frank Biess and Daniel M. Gross (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book brings together leading representatives of the history of emotions with specialists from other disciplines including literature, rhetoric, sociology, and neuroscience. It is organized by ... More


‘Have ye nat seyn somtyme a pale face?’

Stephanie Downes

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The face is a vital site of embodied emotional display. By examining descriptions of facial pallor in a range of Chaucer’s works, Downes explores the poet’s representation of the face as an affective ... More


The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare

Steven Mullaney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226547633
eISBN:
9780226117096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The crises of faith that traumatized Reformation Europe precipitated crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling and structures of belief underwent a lasting transformation; ... More


Introduction: Shaping Legal Emotions in Blackstone’s England

Kathryn D. Temple

in Loving Justice: Legal Emotions in William Blackstone's England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479895274
eISBN:
9781479832637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895274.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter establishes Blackstone's prominence, discusses his influence on Enlightenment thought about law and justice, and reveals his investment in legal emotions as related to harmonic justice. ... More


First encounter: ‘snail-horn perception’ in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

Elizabeth Robertson

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Elizabeth Robertson brings together Keats’s ‘snail-horn perception’ with medieval theory of the senses, especially optics, and medieval theology, to analyse the first tenuous encounters between ... More


Introduction

Joanna Innes and Michael J. Braddick

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The Introduction offers a brief overview of Paul Slack’s contribution to early modern history, distinguishing between an earlier phase concerned with social policy and the ideas which informed it, ... More


Introduction

Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry, and Melissa Raine

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys current research, methodologies and debates in Chaucer criticism and medievalism studies as they appear in this volume, and discusses their relationship with the scholarship of ... More


‘In remembrance of his persone’: transhistorical empathy and the Chaucerian face

Louise D’Arcens

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

From the earliest manuscript images through to cinematic depictions, Chaucer’s ‘persone’, that is his face and body, has been a key focus in the pursuit of transhistorical intimacy with the author. ... More


Introduction

Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides an overview of research on body language, gesture and emotion in connection with tears and laughter, and an account of its application in previous scholarship to ancient Greek ... More


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