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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, 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.

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28 minutes

Last on

Mon 23 Mar 2020 00:15

Guests:

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

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).

Broadcasts

  • Wed 29 Nov 2017 16:00
  • Mon 4 Dec 2017 00:15
  • Mon 23 Mar 2020 00:15

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