Emotion and the Medieval Self in Northern Europe

The project is an international collaborative research project with a team of scholars from the University of Iceland, University of Oxford, Utrecht University and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The main goal of the project is to explore the performance of emotion in medieval literature and the implications such performativity has for medieval selfhood and self-awareness in Northern Europe. The project combines a linguistic and literary approach to enable a more holistic understanding of textual emotions – as both linguistic and literary phenomena – and of how their staging may generate or mediate a sense of self.