Politics and Emotion
Emotions and politics - Laurie Taylor explores the evolution of our idea of emotion and how it plays out in the world of current affairs.
A revolution in feeling: How the Enlightenment forged our understanding of human emotion and the ways in which this relates to the contemporary political world. Laurie Taylor talks to the literary historian, Rachel Hewitt; Russell Foster, political scientist at King's College London; and to Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director, Research Development and Environment, Cardiff School of Journalism, Cardiff University. Revised repeat.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Dr. Rachel Hewitt, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Newcastle University
Prof. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.
Dr. Russell Foster, Lecturer in British and European Politics at King’s College, London
Hewitt, R. ‘A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind’ (Granta, 2017).
Pantti, M., Wahl-Jorgensen, K. & Cottle, S. ‘Disasters and the Media’ (Peter Lang, 2012).
Foster, R. ‘Mapping European Empire: Tabulae Imperii Europaei ' (Routledge, 2015).