History and Anthropology of Emotions
- To become familiar with the history and anthropology of emotions framework (that has been described as one of the fastest-growing fields within the humanities) and its applications to the (post)Soviet case.
- To develop the ability to think critically about the history and anthropology of emotions, its major genres, themes, and analytical practices, past and present.
- To become familiar with specific sources, methods, and approaches in the study of emotions in the (post)Soviet society.
- To develop skills essential to the profession in oral presentation and debate, research, and writing.
- Students will be able to discuss academic literature during a seminar and participate in a group discussion in English
- Students will be able to analyze and compare the views of different authors on the same subject
- Students will be able to create and deliver a persuasive presentation based on required readings and additional literature
- Students will be able to read analytically academic literature for seminars, summarize it, highlight the main arguments, and critically evaluate them
- Classic texts in the history and anthropology of emotions
- Soviet and post-Soviet emotions
- PerusallFor additional info on the grading algorithm, contact the instructor. All Perusall annotations and questions have to be submitted by the deadline (usually, 9am Moscow time on the day of the seminar). Late submissions will not be considered.
- In-class participationParticipation in polls, quizzes, and other interactive activities (e.g., via Poll Everywhere or Kahoot) during both lectures and seminars is expected and will be graded.
- Group presentationUsually, the presentation would be graded as a group project for which one grade is issued to all the participants. Time limit for the presentation is set at 20 minutes and can be extended for up to 40 minutes (this has to be negotiated with the instructor before the seminar!). Failure to observe the agreed-upon time limit will result in a 1 point penalty.
- EssayA student chooses one question out of three and produces a written answer (1-2 pages long). Failure to produce an essay that is at least 0,5 page long will result in an additional 1 point penalty. Failure to submit the essay by the agreed-upon deadline will result in an additional 1 point penalty for every day the essay is late.
- 2021/2022 4th module0.25 * In-class participation + 0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Group presentation + 0.25 * Perusall
- Eustace, N., Lean, E., Livingston, J., Plamper, J., Reddy, W. M., & Rosenwein, B. H. (2012). AHR Conversation: The Historical Study of Emotions. American Historical Review, 117(5), 1487–1531. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/117.5.1487
- Plamper, J., & Tribe, K. (2015). The History of Emotions : An Introduction (Vol. First edition). Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=929154
- Revolutionary dreams : utopian vision and experimental life in the Russian Revolution, Stites, R., 1989
- Rosenwein, B. H., & Cristiani, R. (2018). What Is the History of Emotions? Malden, MA: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1652082
- Lazier, B., & Plamper, J. (2012). Fear : Across the Disciplines. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=829337
- The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power, Plamper, J., 2012