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Generazioni di sentimenti Una storia delle emozioni, 600-1700

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Source : Viella

Generazioni di sentimenti. Una storia delle emozioni, 600-1700, Viella, 2016

Barbara H. Rosenwein

Traduzione e cura di Riccardo Cristiani

Collana: La storia. Temi, 51

Generazioni di sentimenti è il primo libro in Italia a offrire tutta la novità degli studi recenti di storia delle emozioni, uno dei più interessanti e nuovi filoni della ricerca storica internazionale. Barbara Rosenwein esplora varietà, trasformazioni e costanti dei sentimenti espressi da numerose comunità emotive nell’arco di undici secoli di storia europea, dal medioevo alla prima età moderna. I capitoli si concentrano in particolare su Francia e Inghilterra e toccano comunità disparate – quelle del monastero inglese di Rievaulx (XII sec.) e della corte ducale di Borgogna (XV sec.), ad esempio – valutando i modi in cui le norme emotive e le forme espressive rispondono agli ambienti sociali, religiosi e culturali, e come a loro volta creano quegli ambienti. Unendo le emozioni sperimentate “sul campo” a quelle teorizzate nei trattati di Alcuino, Tommaso d’Aquino, Jean Gerson e Thomas Hobbes, questo studio mette finalmente a disposizione un racconto nuovo e profondo della vita emotiva occidentale.

  • Premessa all’edizione italiana
  • Nota del traduttore
  • Abbreviazioni e sigle
  • Introduzione
  • 1. Le teorie antiche
  • 2. Calorosità e freddezza
  • 3. La terapia di Alcuino
  • 4. Amore e tradimento
  • 5. Tommaso e le passioni
  • 6. Teatralità e sobrietà
  • 7. La musica di Gerson
  • 8. Disperazione e felicità
  • 9. Hobbes e i movimenti
  • Conclusioni
  • Fonti e bibliografia
  • Elenco delle figure
  • Indice dei nomi, dei luoghi e delle parole di emozioni

Barbara H. Rosenwein è docente emerita della Loyola University di Chicago. Si è occupata di monachesimo cluniacense, di immunità monastiche e di esenzioni vescovili. È l’autrice di un manuale di storia medievale per le università americane – A Short History of the Middle Ages – ormai alla sua quarta edizione. Dalla fine degli anni Novanta dedica le sue ricerche alla storia delle emozioni e nel 2006 è uscito il suo Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages.

Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700

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Source : Palgrave

Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700, Palgrave, 2016

Editors: Spinks, Jennifer, Zika, Charles (Eds.)

In late medieval and early modern Europe, textual and visual records of disaster and mass death allow us to encounter the intense emotions generated through the religious, providential and apocalyptic frameworks that provided these events with meaning. This collection brings together historians, art historians, and literary specialists in a cross-disciplinary collection shaped by new developments in the history of emotions. It offers a rich range of analytical frameworks and case studies, from the emotional language of divine providence to individual and communal experiences of disaster. Geographically wide-ranging, the collection also analyses many different sorts of media: from letters and diaries to broadsheets and paintings. Through these and other historical records, the contributors examine how communities and individuals experienced, responded to, recorded and managed the emotional dynamics and trauma created by dramatic events like massacres, floods, fires, earthquakes and plagues.

Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and History

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Source : Vanderbilt University Press

Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and History, Vanderbilt University Press, 2016

Editor(s): Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernandez, Jo Labanyi

Rather than being properties of the individual self, emotions are socially produced and deployed in specific cultural contexts, as this collection documents with unusual richness. All the essays show emotions to be a form of thought and knowledge, and a major component of social life—including in the nineteenth century, which attempted to relegate them to a feminine intimate sphere.

The collection ranges across topics such as eighteenth-century sensibility, nineteenth-century concerns with the transmission of emotions, early twentieth-century cinematic affect, and the contemporary mobilization of political emotions including those regarding nonstate national identities. The complexities and effects of emotions are explored in a variety of forms—political rhetoric, literature, personal letters, medical writing, cinema, graphic art, soap opera, journalism, popular music, digital media—with attention paid to broader European and transatlantic implications.


Biography of Editor(s)

Luisa Elena Delgado is Professor of Spanish, Critical Theory, and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Pura Fernández is Research Professor in the Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Spain’s National Research Council.
Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish at New York University.

Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions

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Source : OUP

Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions, Oxford University Press, 2015

Catherine Keane

In his sixteen verse Satires, Juvenal explores the emotional provocations and pleasures associated with social criticism and mockery. He makes use of traditional generic elements such as the first-person speaker, moral diatribe, narrative, and literary allusion to create this new satiric preoccupation and theme. Juvenal defines the satirist figure as an emotional agent who dramatizes his own response to human vices and faults, and he in turn aims to engage other people’s feelings. Over the course of his career, he adopts a series of rhetorical personae that represent a spectrum of satiric emotions, encouraging his audience to ponder satire’s proper emotional mode and function. Juvenal first offers his signature indignatio with its associated pleasures and discomforts, then tries on subtler personae that suggest dry detachment, callous amusement, anxiety, and other affective states.

As Keane shows, the satiric emotions are not only found in the author’s rhetorical performances, but they are also a major part of the human farrago that the Satires purport to treat. Juvenal’s poems explore the dynamic operation of emotions in society, drawing on diverse ancient literary, rhetorical, and philosophical sources. Each poem uniquely engages with different texts and ideas to reveal the unsettling powers of its emotional mode. Keane also analyzes the « emotional plot » of each book of Satires and the structural logic of the entire series with its wide range of subjects and settings. From his famous angry tirades to his more puzzling later meditations, Juvenal demonstrates an enduring interest in the relationship between feelings and moral judgment.

Contents
Acknowledgments
Note on Texts and Translations
Introduction
Chapter 1: Anger Games
Chapter 2: Monstrous Misogyny and the End of Anger
Chapter 3: Change, Decline, and the Progress of Satire
Chapter 4: Considering Tranquility
Chapter 5: The Praegrandis Senex
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Catherine Keane is Associate Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (2006) and A Roman Verse Satire Reader (2010).

Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

9780190278298

Source : OUP

Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World, Oxford Univesity Press, 2016

Edited by Ruth R. Caston and Robert A. Kaster

The emotions have long been an interest for those studying ancient Greece and Rome. But while the last few decades have produced excellent studies of individual emotions and the different approaches to them by the major philosophical schools, the focus has been almost entirely on negative emotions. This might give the impression that the Greeks and Romans had little to say about positive emotion, something that would be misguided. As the chapters in this collection indicate, there are representations of positive emotions extending from archaic Greek poetry to Augustine, and in both philosophical works and literary genres as wide-ranging as lyric poetry, forensic oratory, comedy, didactic poetry, and the novel. Nor is the evidence uniform: while many of the literary representations give expression to positive emotion but also describe its loss, the philosophers offer a more optimistic assessment of the possibilities of attaining joy or contentment in this life.

The positive emotions show some of the same features that all emotions do. But unlike the negative emotions, which we are able to describe and analyze in great detail because of our preoccupation with them, positive emotions tend to be harder to articulate. Hence the interest of the present study, which considers how positive emotions are described, their relationship to other emotions, the ways in which they are provoked or upset by circumstances, how they complicate and enrich our relationships with other people, and which kinds of positive emotion we should seek to integrate. The ancient works have a great deal to say about all of these topics, and for that reason deserve more study, both for our understanding of antiquity and for our understanding of the positive emotions in general.

Contents
Introduction Ruth R. Caston and Robert A. Kaster
I. Hope
1. Douglas Cairns, Metaphors for Hope in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
2. Damien Nelis, Emotion in Vergil’s Georgics: Farming and the Politics of Hope
3. Laurel Fulkerson, ‘Torn between Hope and Despair’: Narrative Foreshadowing and Suspense in the Greek Novel
II. Joy and Happiness
4. Ruth R. Caston, The Irrepressibility of Joy in Roman Comedy
5. Michael C. J. Putnam, Horatius Felix
6. Margaret Graver, Anatomies of Joy: Seneca and the Gaudium Tradition
7. Christopher Gill, Positive Emotions in Stoicism: Are they Enough?
III. Fellow-feeling and Kindness
8. Ed Sanders, Generating Goodwill and Friendliness in Attic Forensic Oratory
9. David Armstrong, Utility and Affection in Epicurean Friendship: Philodemus On the Gods 3, On Property Management, and Horace, Sermones 2.6
10. Gillian Clark, Caritas: Augustine on Love and Fellow-feeling
11. Martha Nussbaum, ‘If You Could See This Heart’: Mozart’s Mercy
Works Cited

Edited by Ruth R. Caston, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, and Robert A. Kaster, Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature and Professor of Classics, Princeton University

Ruth R. Caston is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan and the author of Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy.

Robert A. Kaster is the Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature and Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History

Toivo, M. R. and J. Van Gent, eds. ‘Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History’. Special Issue, Scandinavian Journal of History 41.3 (2016).

Summary :

Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History
Introduction
Jacqueline Van Gent & Raisa Maria Toivo
Pages: 263-270

Materiality, rhetoric and emotion in the Pietà
Ann-Catrine Eriksson
Pages: 271-288
Religion and emotion
Raisa Maria Toivo
Pages: 289-305
Embroidering women and turning men
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Pages: 306-331
Negotiating charity
Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
Pages: 332-349
Mixed feelings
Eirinn Larsen & Vibeke Kieding Banik
Pages: 350-368
Emotional causality in dynamistic Finnish–Karelian folk belief
Laura Stark
Pages: 369-387
Linnaeus’ tea cup
Jacqueline Van Gent
Pages: 388-409
The botany of friendship and love
Ina Lindblom
Pages: 410-426
Books, dress, and emotions in the memoirs of the clergyman Johan Frosterus (1720–1809)
Päivi Räisänen-Schröder
Pages: 427-446
Face-making
Susan Broomhall
Pages: 447-474

Emotion and Persuasion in Classical Antiquity

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Ed Sanders (dir), Matthew Johncock (dir.), Emotion and Persuasion  in Classical Antiquity, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016.
321 p., 12 b/w tables.
ISBN 978-3-515-11361-8

Contributeurs
Ed Sanders, Chris Carey,
Brenda Griffith-Williams, Guy
Westwood, Angelos Chaniotis,
Maria Fragoulaki, Jayne Knight,
Alexandra Eckert, Lucy Jackson,
Jennifer Winter, Judith Hagen,
Matthew Johncock, Irene Salvo,
Eleanor Dickey, Kate Hammond,
Federica Iurescia

Appeal to emotion is a key technique of persuasion, ranked by Aristotle alongside logical reasoning and arguments from character. Although ancient philosophical discussions of it have been much researched, exploration of its practical use has focused largely on explicit appeals to a handful of emotions (anger, hatred, envy, pity) in 5th–4th century BCE Athenian courtroom oratory. This volume expands horizons: from an opening section focusing on so-far underexplored emotions and sub-genres of oratory in Classical Athens, its scope moves outwards generically, geographically, and chronologically through the « Greek East » to Rome.Key thematic links are: the role of emotion in the formation of community identity; persuasive strategies in situations of unequal power; and linguistic formulae and genre-specific emotional persuasion. Other recurring themes include performance (rather than arousal) of emotions, the choice between emotional and rational argumentation, the emotions of gods, and a concern with a secondary « audience »: the reader.

Decolonizing Theories of Emotions

Voici un numéro de la revue  indienne Samyukta, A Journal of Gender and Culture fort intéressant, paru cet été, pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent élargir leurs façons de penser l’émotion en allant voir ce qu’en pensent Indiens et indianistes, spécialistes de la culture

Le site est un peu instable, il faut cliquer 2 fois pour accéder au contenu…

Contents

Guest editorial by Sneja Gunew

Is there an Indian Way of Reading Emotions? Trs Sharma

Decolonizing Empathy: Thinking Affect Transnationally Carolyn Pedwell

Body-sense and the Somatic Markers: Emotions in Consciousness Sangeetha Menon

Flows of Feeling Vilashini Cooppan

What does Sanskrit Aesthetics Offer the Contemporary Novel? Nikhil Govind

Revolutionary Joy / Infectious Feeling Dina Al-Kassim

The Violence of Caste and Sexuality : P. Sivakami Kiran Keshavamurthy

The Scene of Humiliation V. Sanil

Extinction Affect and the Case of the Polar Bear Margery Fee

Expressing Body, Experience of Emotion B. Hariharan

Sahrudaya – A Resonant Heart J. Sreenivasha Murthy

Aesthetic Sensibility – An Indian Perspective V. S. Sharma

Presencing Emotions and Absenting Bodies ? A Glance Back Priya V.

 

 

Making Love in the Twelfth Century

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Source : University of Pennsylvania Press

Making Love in the Twelfth Century
« Letters of Two Lovers » in Context. A new translation with commentary by Barbara Newman

392 pages | 6 x 9
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« This rich contribution to ongoing debate about the ‘Letters of Two Lovers’ is essential reading for scholars interested not only in Abelard and Heloise but also the Loire poets, Ovid in the Middle Ages, female authorship, literary letter-writing and history of the emotions. At the same time, it generously opens up these topics—central to the study of the literature of the twelfth century—to a broader readership. »—Elizabeth Tyler, University of York »Making Love in the Twelfth Century showcases Barbara Newman’s fine poetic sensibility and acute detective skills as she explores the secrets of a literary treasure of the twelfth century. In the course of rediscovering the Epistolae duorum amantium (Letters of Two Lovers) she makes the Latin literary culture of the High Middle Ages newly visible to us in all of its emotional intensity and formal beauty. This is far more than a translation and commentary: it is at once a distinctive contribution to literary history and a triumphant celebration of the literature of love. »—Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania

« With grace and learning, Barbara Newman illuminates the emotional and textual communities that created the Letters of Two Lovers and similar works of art and love. The translations are glowing, and Newman’s introduction and commentaries essential—not only for medievalists but also for anyone interested in amorous attachments. And who is not? »—Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago

« Barbara Newman’s Making Love in the Twelfth Century makes a love affair in progress visible to the reader and shows the ‘making’—that is, composing—of love within a discursive tradition. »—C. Stephen Jaeger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nine hundred years ago in Paris, a teacher and his brilliant female student fell in love and chronicled their affair in a passionate correspondence. Their 116 surviving letters, some whole and some fragmentary, are composed in eloquent, highly rhetorical Latin. Since their discovery in the late twentieth century, the Letters of Two Lovers have aroused much attention because of their extreme rarity. They constitute the longest correspondence by far between any two persons from the entire Middle Ages, and they are private rather than institutional—which means that, according to all we know about the transmission of medieval letters, they should not have survived at all. Adding to their mystery, the letters are copied anonymously in a single late fifteenth-century manuscript, although their style and range of reference place them squarely in the early twelfth century.

Can this collection of correspondence be the previously lost love letters of Abelard and Heloise? And even if not, what does it tell us about the lived experience of love in the twelfth century?

Barbara Newman contends that these teacher-student exchanges bear witness to a culture that linked Latin pedagogy with the practice of ennobling love and the cult of friendship during a relatively brief period when women played an active part in that world. Newman presents a new translation of these extraordinary letters, along with a full commentary and two extended essays that parse their literary and intellectual contexts and chart the course of the doomed affair. Included, too, are two other sets of twelfth-century love epistles, the Tegernsee Letters and selections from the Regensburg Songs. Taken together, they constitute a stunning contribution to the study of the history of emotions by one of our most prominent medievalists.

Barbara Newman is John Evans Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Northwestern University. She is author and editor of many books, including God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages, winner of the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America, and From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature. Both are available from University of Pennsylvania Press.

Zorn und Macht in Texten des 12. Jahrhunderts (vient de paraître)

Source : De Gruyter

9783110472066Freienhofer, Evamaria

Verkörperungen von Herrschaft

Zorn und Macht in Texten des 12. Jahrhunderts

[Embodiments of Rule: Rage and Power in 12th Century Texts]

Series:Trends in Medieval Philology 32

Recent years have witnessed growing interest in anger as a literary and societal phenomenon. Delving into this topic, this work examines the ways that 12th century authors functionalized rage for their narratives of power and rule. An innovative aspect of the work is its cross-genre examination of texts that can be seen as key conceptualizations of early statehood.

«Ragionar d’amore». Il lessico delle emozioni nella lirica medievale (vient de paraître)

Source : SISMEL

medievi_09_ragionardamore«Ragionar d’amore». Il lessico delle emozioni nella lirica medievale

A cura di Alessio Decaria e Lino Leonardi
Bros. pp. VIII-324, € 44
Collana mediEVI, 09
anno 2015
isbn 978-88-8450-683-2

Premessa di L. Leonardi. R. Antonelli, Emozioni, canone letterario, Europa – R. Distilo, Etimi e lemmi del « trobar »: fra stati d’animo e sentimenti eccessivi – R. Viel, Appunti su genere e lessico in Giraut de Borneil e Bertran de Born – P. Squillacioti, Sul lessico del disamore nella poesia trobadorica – F. Costantini, Referenti esterni del lessico trobadorico dell’affettività – G. Gubbini, Patologia amorosa. Due fenomeni nella lirica d’oïl – M. Brea, La expresión de las emociones en la lírica gallego-portuguesa (primera aproximación) – L. Leonardi, L’evoluzione del lessico lirico medievale: il filtro italiano – P. Larson, Crudele ed amaroso amaro – G. Marrani, « Parcere subiectis ». Opposizioni e dissonanze nelle implorazioni amorose fra Dante e Cino da Pistoia – A. Decaria, Lessico delle emozioni e lessico familiare nei poeti toscani fra Due e Trecento – F. Zinelli, Personificazioni di emozioni nella poesia comica di età comunale (« Malinconia », « Tristezza » e le altre in Cecco Angiolieri, Bindo Bonichi, Buccio di Aldobrandino e in un anonimo serventese « De claustro animae ») – R. Rea, Appunti sul lessico e la psicologia della paura nei « Rerum vulgarium fragmenta » – M. S. Lannutti, « Timor » e « fortitudo », « desiderium » e « temperantia » nei due primi madrigali del Canzoniere petrarchesco. Indici.

Vient de paraître : Histoire intellectuelle des émotions, de l’Antiquité à nos jours

Antonello da Messina, Portrait d'un jeune homme, huile sur bois, v. 1470 Legs Benjamin Altman, 1913 Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org
Antonello da Messina, Portrait d’un jeune homme, huile sur bois, v. 1470
Legs Benjamin Altman, 1913
Metropolitan Museum of Art
www.metmuseum.org

D. Boquet et P. Nagy (dir.), Histoire intellectuelle des émotions, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, L’Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques, 16 (2016)

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la parution en ligne, en texte intégral et libre d’accès, du tout dernier volume de notre programme EMMA intitulé : Histoire intellectuelle des émotions, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, sous la direction de Damien Boquet et Piroska Nagy.

Le recueil, composé de 14 articles, est paru dans la collection de L’Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques, la revue électronique du CRH, numéro 16, juin 2016.

Présentation et sommaire :

Ce recueil présente des textes issus de la cinquième rencontre du projet EMMA, EMotions au Moyen Âge. Projet interdisciplinaire, EMMA a toujours voulu discuter de l’histoire des émotions avec les non-historiens, les non-médiévistes, les spécialistes d’autres aires culturelles. Notre volume contient ainsi des travaux d’historiens de l’Occident et de la Chine, mais aussi de psychologues, de philosophes et d’un littéraire. Face à un domaine aussi complexe que l’histoire des émotions, la multiplicité des points de vue et des démarches est fondamentale. Entreprendre une « histoire intellectuelle des émotions », c’est avant tout une invitation à questionner nos outils théoriques et nos façons de penser l’émotion, en les faisant dialoguer avec celles des époques et des sociétés de notre enquête.