“Histories of Emotions and the Senses”

From Jan Plamper on behalf of the International Society for Research on Emotion:

I am pleased to announce the publication of the first ‘Element’ in the Cambridge UP series ‘Histories of Emotions and the Senses’: Donovan Schaefer, ‘The Evolution of Affect Theory: The Humanities, the Sciences, and the Study of Power’. It is available for free download until June 5th here:
Let me use the opportunity to invite you to contribute to the series. ‘Elements’, a new format at CUP, are 20-30K words in length, i.e. between article and monograph; published much faster than articles or monographs (12 weeks after acceptance of final manuscript); peer-reviewed and copy-edited; published digitally and printed on demand as paperback books; richer in content – more graphs, images etc. can be embedded (colour in the digital version); updatable on an annual basis; and REF-able: https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/elements/elements-information-for-authors/benefits-to-authors

The series is multidisciplinary in approach and plans to cover, roughly, the following ten areas:
(1) theoretical: newest developments in the field, new concepts and approaches;
(2) evolution: epigenetics, trans- and posthumanism, human-animal relations;
(3) gender and sexuality: histories of the complexity of desire and sexual pleasure;
(4) violence: pain, suffering, vulnerability;
(5) politics: post-Marxism, ideologies such as nationalism, racism, antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia etc.;
(6) big history: anthropocene, archaeology, deep history, climate and environment;
(7) society: new ways of thinking about collective emotions and sensations, the ‘mood’ of an epoch or a place, but also mental health epidemics vs. the ‘happy’ society, wellbeing;
(8) economy and finance: markets, labour, consumption;
(9) digitality: social media, artificial intelligence, robotics;
(10) life science: affective neuroscience, social neuroscience, distributed cognition, cognitive/emotional ecologies.

I am recruiting authors who have cutting-edge, original material. If you are interested, please let me know and send a 2-3-page abstract/proposal. We will then discuss your proposal at CUP and offer, if we feel it has promise, a contract. Once you submit the manuscript we will have it peer-reviewed within 60 days. We publish the final, revised manuscript within 12 weeks.

I look forward to hearing from you,


Jan Plamper, Series Editor
Professor of History
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London, SE14 6NW, UK
Email: j.plamper@gold.ac.uk

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