Languages and Emotion

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Image: Tragedies with gloss commentary. Juno's opening lines from "Hercules Furens". Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, MS IV.D.40, fol. 76v. Later 14th century. (Image courtesy of Ron Musto.)

 

The Languages and Emotion cluster continues and extends conversations begun at the CHE Languages of Emotion collaboratories, the ‘Languages of Emotion: Concepts, Codes, Communities’ in 2012, ‘Languages of Emotion: Translations and Transformations’ in 2014 and the 'Naming Pain' workshop in 2015.

Some key themes that have been identified for further discussion include:

  • emotions in translation;
  • language, rhetoric, and performance;
  • mapping the emotional worlds of multilinguals;
  • historical emotional investment in individual languages and ‘epilanguages’;
  • the conceptual history of emotions in psychiatric and medical discourse.

To get involved, please contact Yasmin Haskell at yasmin.haskell@uwa.edu.au.

Collaborating Scholars

Javier Enrique Diaz Vera (UCLM)
Professor John Hajek (Melbourne)
Professor John Kinder  (UWA)
Professor Nicholas Evans (ANU)
Professor Sergio Starkstein (UWA)
Naama Cohen-Hanegbi (Tel Aviv)
Raphaële Garrod (Cambridge)
Anna Corrias (London)
Michael Champion (Australian Catholic University)
Jayne Knight (The University of Tasmania)

Publications

Champion, M. W., R. Garrod, Y. Haskell and J. F. Ruys. 'But Were They Talking about Emotions? Affectus, affectio and the History of Emotions'. Rivista Storica Italiana 182.2 (2016): 42143.

Essary, K. and Y. Haskell. ‘Calm and Violent Passions: The Genealogy of a Distinction from Quintilian to Hume’. Erudition and the Republic of Letters 3.1 (2018): 55–81.

Essary, K. ‘Passions, Emotions, or Affections? On the Ambiguity of 16th-Century Terminology’. Emotion Review 9.4 (2017): 367–74.

Essary, K. 'Fiery Heart and Fiery Tongue: Emotion in Erasmus’ Ecclesiastes.' In Erasmus Studies 36:1 (2016), 535.

Rizzi, A. 'Humanism.' In Emotions in Early Modern Europe: An Introduction, edited by Susan Broomhall, pp. 24151. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

Rizzi, A. 'Violent Language in Early Fifteenth-century Italy: the Emotions of Invectives.' In Violence in Early Modern Europe, edited by Susan Broomhall and Sarah Finn, pp. 14559. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.

Ruys, J. F., M. W. Champion and K. Essary, eds. Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400–1800. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.

Trigg, S. J. ‘The Biennial Chaucer Lecture “Chaucer’s Silent Discourse”’. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 31–56.

Trigg, S. J. '"Language in her Eye": The Expressive Face of Criseyde/Cressida'. In Love History and Emotion in Chaucer and Shakespeare: Troilus and Criseyde and Troilus and Cressida, edited by A. J. Johnston, E. Kempf and R. West-Pavlov, pp. 94108. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.

Trigg, S. J. 'Faces that Speak: A Little Emotion Machine in the Novels of Jane Austen'. In Spaces for Feeling: Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 16501850, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 185202. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.

Work in Progress

Francesco de Toni gave a paper on epistolary language of emotion in the correspondence of nineteenth-century Benedictine missionary, Rosendo Salvado, at the CHE conference, “Emotions: Movement, Cultural Contact and Exchange, 1100-1800”, Freie Universität, Berlin, 30 June2 July 2016. He is writing a paper on the lexicon and semantics of emotion words in Italian between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, i.e. the centuries in which words such as emozione (emotion) and sentimento (feeling) become widespread in the Italian language.

Andrea Rizzi gave a paper on 'Renaissance translators and the language of emotions' at a two-day symposium, 'Translators in History', at the European University Institute (Fiesole).

Jayne Knight is writing a monograph on anger and politics in ancient Rome. This work involves an analysis of the political connotations of Latin emotion words such as ira, iracundiaodium, invidia and indignatio.

 

CHE Members

Yasmin Haskell

The University of Western Australia

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Stephanie Trigg

The University of Melbourne

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Juanita Feros Ruys

The University of Sydney

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Kirk Essary

The University of Western Australia

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Bronwyn Reddan

The University of Melbourne

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Francesco De Toni

The University of Western Australia

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Hannah Kilpatrick

The University of Melbourne

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Jordan Lavers

PhD Student at The University of Western Australia

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Andrea Rizzi (2015-2017)

The University of Melbourne

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Michael Champion (2016)

Australian Catholic University

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Jason Stoessel (2014-2017)

The University of New England

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Ross Knecht

Emory University (USA)

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Tania Colwell (2014)

Australian National University

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Aleksondra Hultquist (2012, 2014)

The University of Melbourne

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Tara Auty

The University of Western Australia

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Raphaële Garrod

Cambridge University

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Giovanni Tarantino

The University of Western Australia

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Jakelin Troy

The University of Sydney

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Stephanie Downes

The University of Melbourne

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Jayne Knight (2017)

The University of Tasmania

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