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Histories of Emotion

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Emotion as creative practice

18 April 2021

By Frederic Kiernan (The University of Melbourne) Monique Scheer’s (2012) framework for understanding emotion as a kind of ‘practice’ as meant by French sociologist...

Music and the History of Emotion

29 September 2020

By Michael Spitzer, University of Liverpool They say you should write the book you want to read. I wanted to read a book which recounted the musical history of love; of nostalgia, joy,...


8 September 2020

By Jonathan Zecher, Australian Catholic University With some communities in rebooted lockdown conditions and movement restricted everywhere else, no one is posting pictures of...

Poor Zelenka!

3 September 2020

By Frederic Kiernan, The University of Melbourne Unless you are a close follower of the international “early music” scene, you probably would not have heard of the...