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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, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of European and International Studies King's College London and to Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director, Research Development and Environment, Cardiff School of Journalism, Cardiff University

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

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Mon 4 Dec 2017 00:15


Dr. Rachel Hewitt, writer and historian.

Prof. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

Dr. Russell Foster, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of European and International Studies, King's College London.

Additional Reading:

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).


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