October 24, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Buchanan Tower, Rm. #799

FHIS Research Seminar: “The Emotions: a Non-Linear History”
Jo Labanyi, New York University

Abstract – The relatively new field of the history of the emotions has made us aware that feelings, and the way they are conceptualized, are culturally specific. But this is a layered history of overlaps between emotional regimes that belong to different time frames and of returns, in new contexts, to ways of thinking about feeling from the past. The talk will consider how the history of the emotions can help us appreciate the non-linearity of historical processes.

Presented by the Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute and the Institute for European Studies.