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Tears of Compunction in Byzantine Hymnody

By Andrew Mellas, The University of Sydney Byzantine hymnody portrayed compunction as a blessed passion, intertwined with the experience of paradisal nostalgia and an outpouring of tears. The mystical significance of compunction emerges in the liturgical...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Jun 2018

Revenge and Forgiveness/War and Peace

By Bob White, The University of Western Australia Title page of 1615 edition of The Spanish Tragedy, by Thomas Kyd. Courtesy of the British Library.At first glance the Elizabethan penchant for revenge tragedy (a term coined by modern critics) or ‘tragedy...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 Apr 2018

‘Richard III’ in Children’s Literature

By Marina Gerzic, The University of Western Australia Marcia Williams, Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! (Richard III) Walker Books Ltd, 2009.Shakespeare’s Richard III may seem, on the surface, like an unusual text to discuss for children’s...
From: Histories of Emotion on 6 Apr 2018

Self and Metamorphosis: Flight and Charity in ‘Lear’

By Nick Luke, The University of Queensland There is a man, Edgar, and he has missed the seminal scene. He wasn’t there when the king raged and the kingdom split but was somewhere else, we don’t know where. Perhaps he had other plans. Or perhaps...
From: Histories of Emotion on 23 Feb 2018

Erasmus on the Arts in Luther’s Reformation: A Tragedy

By Kirk Essary, The University of Western Australia The arts had affective import for Erasmus on multiple levels. The emotions themselves are described by the Dutch humanist in categories derived from the ars rhetorica, and according to the genres of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Nov 2017

Ecstasy: Notes from the Literary and Philosophical Traditions

By Peter Holbrook (The University of Queensland) Nigel Milsom (Australia 1975– ) Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird) 2014–15 oil on linen 230 x 194 cm Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales – Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2015,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Sep 2017

Emotions and the Precarious History of International Humanitarianism

By Emma Hutchison, The University of Queensland Today, 19 August 2017, marks World Humanitarian Day, a day that celebrates the compassionate achievements of countless individuals and humanitarian movements throughout history and around the world. Sponsored...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Aug 2017

Sceptical Thomas, Shocked Thomas, Sad Thomas

By Paul Megna, The University of Western Australia On a recent trip to London, I did the touristy thing and visited the monumental Westminster Abbey to pay homage to the tomb of Geoffrey Chaucer as well as various other landmarks of English literature...
From: Histories of Emotion on 14 Jul 2017

The Physicality of Divine Feeling

Flea, Archives of the Lister Institute (1886–1982). Courtesy of the Wellcome Library, Olivia Formby (The University of Queensland) 23 June 1665. It is a summer evening in London. The naval administrator and diarist Samuel Pepys travels...
From: Histories of Emotion on 23 Jun 2017

April 5

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 5, 1767).“A FRESH and NEW Assortment of English and India Goods.” I chose this advertisement because it specifically...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Apr 2017

What We Do at the Ends of Things

Image: Nicolo di Pietro, The Saint Augustine Taken to School by Saint Monica, c.1413-15. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Michael D. Barbezat (The University of Western Australia) I, like a lot of people, have been thinking lately a great deal about...
From: Histories of Emotion on 31 Mar 2017

Romance and Valentine’s Day: An Interview with Dr Danijela Kambaskovic-Schwartz

  Figure 1: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paolo and Francesca da Rimini, 1855. Courtesy of Tate Creative Commons.What are you passionate about? I am passionate about many things, but I am most passionate about my husband and my family, the deep love and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 13 Feb 2017

Continental Shift III: The Impact of Science

Three blog posts on Three Early Paintings in ‘Continental Shift’, an Exhibition of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 30 July 2016-5 February 2017.  By Richard Reed.    ...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Feb 2017

Continental Shift II: The Problem of History

Three blog posts on Three Early Paintings in ‘Continental Shift’, an Exhibition of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 30 July 2016-5 February 2017. Read the first in the series, ‘Colonisation...
From: Histories of Emotion on 2 Feb 2017

Emotions Come Up Trump

  ‘Donald Trump Billboard’ April 21, 2006. Photo by Thomas Hawk.While many are reeling at the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is important to pause and consider how this happened. How did a real estate tycoon, made famous...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2017

Fire writing and Emotional Health

Image: ‘Bushfire burning through undergrowth’. n.d. Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.By Grace Moore, The University of Melbourne  Earlier this month, after almost eight years, survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires of February...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Dec 2016

Farts and Friars, Rebellion and Wrath: A Response to Thomas Dixon

Paul Megna is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, based at The University of Western Australia. He is currently developing a project on emotion and ethics in medieval and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 15 Dec 2016

Translating ‘Anger’ in the Sixteenth Century: A Response to Thomas Dixon (Kind Of)

Kirk Essary is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Meanings Program of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia. His research at the Centre focuses on conceptions of emotion in sixteenth-century religious thought...
From: Histories of Emotion on 11 Dec 2016


TINA festival, Newcastle (NSW), 28 September–1October 2016. By Umberto Grassi, The University of Sydney ‘This Is Not Art’ – TINA – is an art festival that has taken place annually in Newcastle, Australia, since 1998. Each...
From: Histories of Emotion on 24 Nov 2016

Emotions in Legal Practices Conference: Some Thoughts

  Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Hugh Dillon, Deputy State Coroner, New South Wales  Every day of the week, in trial courts all over the world, juries are told to ‘hearken...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Nov 2016

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