2 - 5 pm on ten Thursdays. The seminar will not meet on November 28.
Like all things human, emotions have a history, but it has not often been traced. Since we all have our own notions of “emotion,” early on participants will be introduced to current psychological theories and definitions. The group will then explore old and new narratives of emotions’ history. At the same time, students will perform independent research in various areas of the history of emotions.
Goals of the course
- Participants and the professor will explore in seminar discussions the ways emotions have been studied by historians in the past and learn new methods and approaches, including modern theories of the emotions. Emphasis will be on the emotional life of the medieval and early modern periods.
- Students will draw up a dossier of materials that work together to illuminate some aspect of emotions in history.
- Students will present the results of their research during the last two classes.
- Students will hand in written 25-page papers on the last day of class.
Learn more about the instructor: Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago.
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Students may take this seminar on a not-for-credit basis or arrange to earn credit at their home campuses. When space permits, consortium faculty members are encouraged to audit Newberry seminars, and graduate students from non-consortium schools may also enroll.
Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.
Eligibility: Enrollment is limited to 12, with priority to students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions, in accordance with the consortium agreement. The course fee is waived for consortium students.