Thomas Dixon
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Dr Thomas Dixon is a Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches courses on Victorian life, thought, and culture, including attitudes to sexuality, religion, empire, race, crime, madness, and deviance. He has expertise on the life, career, and downfall of Oscar Wilde, and on the history of sexual attitudes. He is Director of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, and edits and contributes to the Centre’s popular blog. His current research is about the histories of stoicism and sensibility in Britain. His book, based on this work, to be published by Oxford University Press, is entitled Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears. His previous publications include books about the histories of science, religion, philosophy, and moral thought. He has contributed to and presented programmes for both radio and television.

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Forgotten Feelings: Our Emotional Past

(2) Comments | Posted 2 October 2012 | (00:00)

We have just lived through a British summer marked by dizzying displays of feeling. Andy Murray's tearful interview on Centre Court in July was just the start. The Olympic and Paralympic games turned into a veritable orgy of emotion. Athletes were breathlessly asked: "Can you sum up your emotions? Can...

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