Queen Mary Annual History of Emotions Lecture

Date: 9 October 2013
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Skeel Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London (see map here)

The second Queen Mary Annual History of Emotions Lecture takes place on Wednesday 9 October. The lecture by Professor Steven Connor (Grace 2 Professor of  English, University of Cambridge) is entitled ‘Collective Emotions: Reasons to Feel Doubtful’ and will argue that the history of emotions depends heavily on the idea of collective emotions, such as guilt, panic, anxiety, offence, hostility and even, if rarely, contentment.

Professor Connor will examine the assumptions and implications of such claims, hoping to be able to conclude that the idea of collective emotion – that is, emotion felt by a collective subject – is unintelligible and so contentless. He will conclude by wondering whether we can make sense of collective emotions by redescribing them as ‘meta-emotions’, feelings we have about feelings we feel we, or others, should be feeling.

The lecture is followed by a drinks reception.

To register for the event, please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8131996019

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