Jonas Liliequist

Professor Jonas Liliequist is an International Partner Investigator at Umeå University in Sweden. He is a founding member and administrator of the International Network for the Cultural History of Emotions in Premodern Europe (CHEP). His role within CHE is in part to provide a liaison point between CHE and the work of CHEP. His research focuses on love, sexuality, honour and shame in early modern Europe; and includes the dynamics of family emotions in 17th–18th century Sweden. In a forthcoming publication on duelling, Jonas explores the relationship between honour, violence and emotion.

Contact

jonas.liliequist@umu.se
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Research

'Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother: Ambivalent Emotions and Conflicts Between Parent and Child Generations in Early Modern Sweden and Finland'

Publications

Liliequist, J. ‘Between Passion and Lust: Framing Male Desire in Early Modern Sweden’. In Framing Premodern Desires. Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe, edited by Satu Lidman, Tom Linkinen, Meri Heinonen, Marjo Kaartinen, pp. 211–32. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

Liliequist, J. ‘Royal Authority and the Taming of the Aristocracy: The Historical and Political Context of Two Paintings in the Gallery of Charles XI’. In The Gallery of Charles XI at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in Perspective, edited by Linda Hinners, Martin Olin & Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf, pp. 73–86. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2016.

Liliequist, J. and A. Foka, eds. Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender: Historical and Cultural Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Liliequist, J. ‘General introduction’ (pp. 1–3), ‘Introduction Part II Humor, Laughter and the Rhetoric of Manhood’ (pp. 123–31), and ‘Laughing at the Unmanly Man in Early Modern Sweden’ (pp. 229–48). In Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender: Historical and Cultural Perspectives, edited by J. Liliequist and A. Foka. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Liliequist, J. ‘“The Child Who Strikes His Own Father or Mother Shall be Put to Death”: Assault and Verbal Abuse of Parents in Swedish and Finnish counties 1745–1754’. In Morality, Crime and Social Control in Europe 15001900, edited by S. Lidman and O. Matikainen, pp. 19–42. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2014.

Liliequist, J. ‘From Honour to Virtue: The Shifting Social Logics of Masculinity and Honour in Early Modern Sweden’. In Honour, Violence and Emotions in History, edited by C. Strange, R. Cripp, and C. E. Forth, pp. 45–68. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

Liliequist, J., ed. A History of Emotions, 1200–1800. London and New York: Routledge, 2012 (Paperback 2016).

Liliequist, J. 'The Political Rhetoric of Tears in Early Modern Sweden'. In A History of Emotions, 1200–1800. London and New York: Routledge, 2012 (Paperback 2016).

Liliequist, J. ‘Changing Discourses of Marital Violence in Sweden from the Age of Reformation to the Late Nineteenth Century’. Gender & History 23.1 (2011): 1–25.

Presentations

Conference Paper: ‘Penal practices and stigmatization as the nourishment of suicidal murder and self-denunciations of capital crimes’ International Conference UGPS in collaboration with ISCH: ‘Senses, Emotions and the Affective Turn. Recent Perspectives and New Challenges in Cultural History’, Umeå University, 26–29 June 2017.

Workshop Paper: ‘Raillery and Romping – Pranks and Joking Violence as Means of Status Competition in Early Modern Sweden’, ‘Gender and Status Competition in Premodern Societies’ international workshop, Umeå University, Sweden, 26–27 November 2015.

Public Lecture: '"To be unable to dissimulate is to be unable to live": The "Body Politic" and Gender Trouble of a Swedish Queen', Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, The University of Western Australia (UWA), 7 October 2015.

Seminar: 'Violence, Masculinity and Social Prestige in Early Modern Sweden', UWA, 2 October 2015 (see video below).

Presentation: ‘Honour thy Father and thy Mother: Ambivalent Emotions and Conflicts Between Parent and Child Generations in Early Modern Sweden’, The University of Melbourne (UMelb), 30 September 2015.

Seminar: 'The Cat on the Mayor´s Door or Robert Darnton’s Great Cat Massacre Revisited: Symbols and Social Protest in a Northern Swedish Town at the Turn of the 18th Century', UMelb, 28 September 2015.

Workshop paper: ‘The materiality and rhetoric of the image – a study of Pehr Hilleström’s portrait of a weeping Carl Michael Bellman’, ‘Gender, emotions and material culture in Scandinavian history’ international workshop, Umeå University, 28–29 May 2013.

Workshop paper: ‘Laughing at the Unmanly Man in Early Modern Sweden’, ‘Gender, Laughter & Humour in Premodernity’ international workshop, Umeå University, 8–9 December 2012.

Conference Paper: ‘The Gendering of Shame’ International Conference CHEP, ‘The Cultural History of Emotions in Pre-Modernity II Emotions in East and West’, İstanbul, 29 September –1 October 2011.

Conference Paper: 'Ambivalent emotions and conflicts between parent and child generations in early modern Sweden and Finland', Inaugural Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 'Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World’, UWA, 9–11 June 2011.

Conference Paper: ‘Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother: Ambivalence and Conflict between Parents and Children in Early Modern Sweden’, International Conference ‘Childhood and Emotion in Transcultural Perspectives 1450-1850´ University of Pennsylvania, 16–18 September 2010.