Limited access Past event

War and the Emotions Seminar

*This event is limited to staff and postgraduates in the School of English*

Modern and Contemporary Research Group workshop

The Modern and Contemporary research group are having an informal seminar day in the Lawson room, with five internal speakers and three invited speakers: Professor Lucy Noakes (Essex), Professor Claire Langhamer (Sussex) and Professor Sue Grayzel (Utah). If you would like to partake of lunch, please RSVP to Gill Plain ([email protected]) by 12 noon on Friday 17 January.

Event Programme

10am: Coffee

10.20am: Introduction and welcome

10.30am – 12.30pm: Emotional Reconstruction?

'Astray in a dark forest? The emotional politics of reconstruction Britain – Claire Langhamer, University of Sussex
War without end. Living with grief in 1940s Britain – Lucy Noakes, University of Essex
Silent but deadly: Emotional inarticulacy in post-Second World War popular fiction – Gill Plain

12.30pm – 1.45pm: Sandwich lunch

1.45pm – 3.45pm: A Sense of Emotion?

Unravelling Confederate Sentiment: The Unfinished Story of a Sock – Kristen Treen
Gender Wars in Music: Virginia Woolf, French Women Composers and the importance of feeling nothing – Emma Sutton
Emotions, Objects and Bodies at War: The Civilian Gas Mask from 1915-45 – Sue Grayzel, University of Utah

3.45pm – 4.15pm: Tea, coffee, left-over cakes from lunch

4.15pm – 5.45pm: (Un)civil wars?

'A Certain Terror': Religion, Violence, and the Problems of 'Doing' Emotions in Oral History Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition' – Anindya Raychaudhuri
'Feeling proper soldiers now'/ 'Glad to look round at the height of civilisation': Feeling one's way into 'civil' war – Peter Mackay

5.45pm: Conclusions and wine