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Clare Davidson

Clare Davidson is an Associate of the UWA node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and a sessional lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia (UWA). She completed her PhD, which focused on the rhetoric of physiological and mental arousal in fourteenth-century Middle English literature, at UWA in 2017. She graduated with a BA (Hons) from The University of Melbourne in 2012. Her current research continues to explore sensory human experience particularly through the lens of aesthetics, reading practices and the history of the body.



Davidson, C. H. ‘Mobile Emotions and the Temporality of Desire in Troilus and Criseyde’, 11th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies ‘Mobility and Exchange’, 7‒10 February 2017.

Davidson, C. H. ‘"For feere almost she gan to falle": On the Apprehension of Love in Troilus and Criseyde’, CHE symposium ‘Feeling (for) the Premodern’, UWA, 2‒3 September 2016.

Davidson, C. H. ‘Translating Feeling in Troilus and Criseyde’, CHE symposium, ‘Chaucer as Translator/ Translating Chaucer’ UWA, 7 June 2016.

Blog Post

Davidson, C. H. ‘Ecosexual Bathhouse’ and The Parliament of Fowls: Part One'. CHE Histories of Emotion blog, 28 April 2017.