Blogs

Dépaysement

Amy Dolley took the History of Emotions undergraduate module at Queen Mary University of London during 2017-18. In this post, one in a series of contributions by QMUL students to the History of Emotions blog, Amy introduces and explains the unfamiliar … Continue reading

Posted on: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 17:44

A Bloody Shame

Dr Hetta Howes is a Lecturer in English at City University. After studying for her BA and MPhil at the University of Cambridge, she joined Queen Mary in 2012 to begin her doctoral thesis on the role of water as a literary … Continue reading

Posted on: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:13

What to do in a spiritual emergency

Last month I organized an event on ‘what to do in a spiritual emergency’ –you can see videos of the talks here. Three of my friends spoke bravely and lucidly about their own experiences – psychotherapist and film-maker Anna Beckmann, … Continue reading

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 08:00

Loneliness

Tom Lee recently completed the History of Emotions undergraduate module as part of his history degree at Queen Mary University of London. In this post, the first in a series of contributions by students to the History of Emotions blog, … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:51

The mystical expatriates and the invention of Californian spirituality

Back in October I went on a 10-day ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian jungle. While there, I picked up a little novel by Christopher Isherwood called A Single Man. I don’t know why I picked up that particular book. Perhaps … Continue reading

Posted on: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 09:21