Imagining Suicide: Representation and Emotion in the 18th Century

Seminar/Forum

Imagining Suicide: Representation and Emotion in the 18th Century

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This seminar will outline Parisot’s current study of representations of suicide in British fiction, drama and newspapers of the late 18th century, and how the varied and often conflicting public emotions they elicited and circulated helped to shape new conceptions of suicide.

Drawing from case studies that reveal particular sets of emotional processes through representation, response and counter-response, the seminar will gesture towards the study’s emphasis on two agents of change often undervalued by histories of suicide –public emotions and the literary imagination – as well help to historicise the modern relation between suicide and media.

Presenter

  • Dr Eric Parisot
    Dr Eric Parisot, Flinders University