Category Archives: Emotion

Anxious Places

By Caterina Albano In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Freud observes that ‘fear represents a certain kind of inner state amounting to expectation of, and preparation for, danger of some kind, even though the nature of the danger may well

Anxious Places

By Caterina Albano In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), Freud observes that ‘fear represents a certain kind of inner state amounting to expectation of, and preparation for, danger of some kind, even though the nature of the danger may well

A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies. A fragment.

By Franziska Kohlt And it is only when “in fairy-fiction drest” that Romance gives admission to “truths severe.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton, A Strange Story On a hot July day in 1872, Lewis Carroll, together with his friend the Pre-Raphaelite painter and

A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies. A fragment.

By Franziska Kohlt And it is only when “in fairy-fiction drest” that Romance gives admission to “truths severe.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton, A Strange Story On a hot July day in 1872, Lewis Carroll, together with his friend the Pre-Raphaelite painter and

Migraine Fears

By Katherine Foxhall All the fascinating discussions of emotion on REMEDIA – particularly Danielle Ofri’s recent reflection ‘On the Raw Fear of Being a Patient’ – made me think about the role of fear in the history of illness. It occurred

Migraine Fears

By Katherine Foxhall All the fascinating discussions of emotion on REMEDIA – particularly Danielle Ofri’s recent reflection ‘On the Raw Fear of Being a Patient’ – made me think about the role of fear in the history of illness. It occurred

Scaredy Cats, Warriors and Worriers?

By Claudia Wassmann Differences in people’s emotionality have an important impact both on how they react to events in their daily lives and how they feel about themselves. In the past ten years, research has illuminated that small variations in our genetic make-up can significantly

Scaredy Cats, Warriors and Worriers?

By Claudia Wassmann Differences in people’s emotionality have an important impact both on how they react to events in their daily lives and how they feel about themselves. In the past ten years, research has illuminated that small variations in our genetic make-up can significantly

The Emotional Literacy of Empire: Memoirs and Medicine in the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857

By Sam Goodman The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857, for many years known as the ‘Indian Mutiny’, held a special place in the history of colonial India.[1] The events that transpired across the country’s central plains over the summer of 1857,

The Emotional Literacy of Empire: Memoirs and Medicine in the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857

By Sam Goodman The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857, for many years known as the ‘Indian Mutiny’, held a special place in the history of colonial India.[1] The events that transpired across the country’s central plains over the summer of 1857,

A Manic Mind

By Lisa Hermsen I procrastinated with the opening for this blog post. I have been researching and writing about the historical contexts of the word “mania” for years now. During procrastination, writers do odd things – bake quiche, clean ceiling

A Manic Mind

By Lisa Hermsen I procrastinated with the opening for this blog post. I have been researching and writing about the historical contexts of the word “mania” for years now. During procrastination, writers do odd things – bake quiche, clean ceiling

Family Emotional Economies and Disability at Birth

By Barbara Brookes As a so-called ‘obstetric antique’, having my second child at 35 (in 1990) and my third at nearly 41, I was twice offered, and twice took, the opportunity to have amniocentesis. Both times I felt like a

Family Emotional Economies and Disability at Birth

By Barbara Brookes As a so-called ‘obstetric antique’, having my second child at 35 (in 1990) and my third at nearly 41, I was twice offered, and twice took, the opportunity to have amniocentesis. Both times I felt like a