Publication
Title
The corporeality of emotions An introduction
Author
Abstract
Is a broken heart forever? Or do the metaphor and feeling it describes have a history? Because they are intuitively recognizable and anchored in the body, emotions can appear as a universal human feature, present throughout the ages. Recent research into their history, however, shows that emotions and their expression have changed considerably over time. Not only the norms and expectations regarding emotive language have changed, but also the corporeal performance and experience of emotions. We 'feel' differently now. Moreover, emotive language and practice have been differentiated along different lines: men and women, adults and children, soldiers and civilians have shaped their identities according to changing emotional repertoires, and the associated corporeal actions. This special issue focuses on the links and tensions between emotions and the body, and how both were experienced and performed from the Middle Ages into the nineteenth century.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis. - Groningen, 1920, currens
Publication
Groningen : Wolters-Noordhoff, 2013
ISSN
0040-7518 [print]
2352-1163 [online]
Volume/pages
126:4(2013), p. 452-+
ISI
000329948700001
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 17.11.2015
Last edited 10.07.2017
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