Conference | Politics, Emotions and the Periodical Press

Politics, Emotions and the Periodical Press, c.1780-1830

11 - 12 September 2017



Jon Mee (University of York, UK)
Kevin Gilmartin (Caltech, US)
Kim Wheatley (College of William and Mary, US)
Joanne Wilkes (Auckland)



Jock MacLeod (Griffith University)
Pete Denney (Griffith University)
Will Christie (Head, Humanities Research Centre)



During the Romantic era, periodicals played an important role in the expansion of the reading public.  As the number and range of periodicals proliferated in Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these diverse publications came to be regarded as crucial agents of social progress, diffusing knowledge and shaping cultural taste. By focusing on the links between politics and emotions in periodicals, this symposium aims to deepen understanding of the affective dimensions of this crucial phase in the development of public opinion.


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Date & time

Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9am – Tue 12 Sep 2017, 5pm


Theatrette, Sir Roland Wilson Building


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