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The Making of Romantic Love

The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE. University of Chicago Press, 2012..Awarded the 2013 Pinkney Prize for best book in French history by the Society for French Historical Studies.


HISTORY OF EMOTIONS LINKS:

CHEP - An International Network for the Cultural History of Emotions in Premodernity

Center for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London and their blog

Center for the History of Emotions, MPI for Human Development, Berlin

Center of Excellence in the History of Emotions, Australian Research Council




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William M. Reddy

William T. Laprade Professor of History
and Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Duke University
Box 90719
Durham, North Carolina 27708

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014

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wmr@duke.edu
919-684-2497

Interview with Jennifer Martin on Up Close.

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New Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions, co-edited by David Lemmings, University of Adelaide, and William M. Reddy

H-France Webinar: "Emotions in History, An Introduction," William M. Reddy, with Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University of Chicago; Thomas Dodman, Boston College; Piroska Nagy, Université du Québec à Montréal; Webinar Moderator and Organizer: Darrin McMahon, Florida State University

Books:

The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. For links and images see www.themakingofromanticlove.com

The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

The Invisible Code: Honor and Sentiment in Postrevolutionary France, 1815-1848. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1997.

Money and Liberty in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historical Understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

The Rise of Market Culture: The Textile Trade and French Society, 1750-1900. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

All publications

Recent and upcoming conferences, papers delivered:

Keynote Lecture: "What is Modernity? Recent Debates and Their Implications for the Seventeenth Century," Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of French History, Durham, U.K., 10-12 July 2014

Keynote Lecture: "Irony and the Rules of the Feud in Twelfth-Century France," Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, 4-5 April 2014

"Reason, Passion, and Trust in the Seventeenth Century: Origins of an Enlightened Emotional Style," paper for the Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis, 6 March 2014

Keynote Lecture: "Is Pleasure an Emotion? Historicism and Anachronism in the History of Emotions," International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 1-4 July 2013

"Reason and Emotion: Their Mutual Transformation in the Seventeenth Century," Colloque International Ve Rencontre EMMA: Histoire intellectuelle des émotions de l'Antiquité à nos jours, 23-25 May 2013, Paris

"The Self as a Domain of Effort: The Convergence of Ethnographic, Historical, and Neuroscience Evidence," paper delivered to the ARC Center for the History of Emotions, Methods Collaboratory, University of Melbourne, 15-16 March, 2013.

"Do Emotions Have a History? The Example of Romantic Love," public lecture for the ARC Center for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne, 14 March 2013.


A full video of the Melbourne talk is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtsMelb?feature=watch.

It was also broadcast on Radio National's Big Ideas; see http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/romantic-love-and-the-history-of-emotions/4661102


"Cacher ses émotions: Ancien régime, Révolution, 19e siècle," paper delivered to the Séminaire ERCOMES-CIM 2012-2013, Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris-3, 16 January, 2013

Plenary lecture: "Striving to Feel: The Centrality of Effort in the History of Emotions," for the conference "Emotions, Health and Wellbeing," London, 10-12 September 2012, co-sponsored by the Center for the History of Emotions, QMUL, and The British Society for the Social History of Medicine (& held in conjunction with the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health)

"Emotion et histoire contemporaine: Esquisse d'une chronologie," Colloque international - L’EMOTION: DE L’ESPACE PRIVE A L’ESPACE PUBLIC XIXe-XXIe SIECLES, Paris, 11-13 avril 2012. Cosponsors: - CHCSC (Université de Versailles-St-Quentin en Yvelines), HAR (Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense) CARISM/Institut Français de Presse (Université Panthéon-Assas) Laboratoire Identités-Cultures-Territoires (Université Paris Diderot-Paris7) CRHEC (Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne).

Keynote talk "Beyond 'Emotion': What Varies and What Is the Same in the Responses of the Self," for the second CHEP conference, "Emotions East and West," Istanbul, September 29- October 1, 2011, co-sponsored by Cultural History of Emotions in Premodernity (CHEP), Sabanci University, and Bilkent University.

Keynote talk: "Are Emotions Like Language?" for the conference "Learning to Feel: Emotions Beyond Nature versus Nurture,"Jerusalem, April 10-14, 2011, co-sponsored by The Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in cooperation with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University.

Keynote talk: "Humanists and the Neurosciences," for the conference "Science and the Emotions: Transnational Emotional Cultures in the United States and Western Europe after 1945," San Diego, February 24-26, 2011, sponsored by IICAS, UC San Diego.