Emotions: History, Culture, Society Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018

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Published November 2018.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors v–vii


Juanita Feros Ruys 175–91

An Alternative History of Medieval Empathy: The Scholastics and compassio
Juanita Feros Ruys

Perilous Empathy on the Early Modern Frontier
Kathryn Prince 214–35

The Great War Poets and the Campaign for Empathy
Sandra Weems and Tom Bragg 236–55

Cast(e) in Disgust: Is an Empathic Reading of Caste Possible?
Shivani Kapoor 256–73


What to Do with Nostalgia in Medieval and Medievalism Studies?
Helen Dell 274–91

Trauma and Emotion in the Battlefield Correspondence of Andrew Mitchell (1708–1771)
David Taylor 292–311

Anger as Misshapen Fear: Fascism, Literature and the Emotional Body
Paolo Gervasi 312–36
(Note: Paolo Gervasi's project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 703235.)


Classen, C. The Museum of the Senses: Experiencing Art and Collections.
Robin Macdonald 337–39

Cohen-Hanegbi, N. and P. Nagy, eds. Pleasure in the Middle Ages (2018).
Lucie Kaempfer 340–41

Gallagher, M. W. and S. J. Lopez, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Hope (2018)
W. Gerrod Parrott 342–43

Graham, H. and L. G. Kilroy-Ewbank, eds. Visualizing Sensuous Suffering and Affective Pain in Early Modern Europe and the Spanish Americas (2018).
Anthony Colantuono 344–46

Hacke, D. and P. Musselwhitek, eds. Empire of the Senses: Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America (2018).
Paola von Wyss-Giacosa 347–49

Maddern, P., J. McEwan and A. M. Scott, eds. Performing Emotions in Early Europe (2018).
Bruce Buchan 350–51

Melion, W. S., J. Woodall and M. Zell, eds. Ut pictura amor: The Reflexive Imagery of Love in Artistic Theory and Practice, 1500–1700 (2017). 
Lisa Beaven 352–54

Sadler, D. L. Touching the Passion – Seeing Late Medieval Altarpieces through the Eyes of Faith (2018).
Sarah Randles 355–56

Teo, H.-M., ed. The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia (2017).
Zoe Strimpel 357–59

Vernay, J.-F. The Seduction of Fiction: A Plea for Putting Emotions Back into Literary Interpretation (2016).
Rebecca F. McNamara 360–61


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Cover image: Camille Claudel, L’Âge mûr, c.1902, Paris, Musée d’Orsay (RF 3606, groupe en bronze en trois parties, acquis de M. André Tissier, fils du commanditaire qui donna à cette occasion huit lettres de Camille Claudel à son père en 1982), detail. Photograph by Juanita Feros Ruys.