A Biography of Loneliness with Fay Bound Alberti

Fay Bound Alberti - Reader in History and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of York
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Blackwell's Bookshop
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Despite 21st-century fears of an ‘epidemic’ of loneliness, its history has been sorely neglected. Using letters and diaries, philosophical tracts, political discussions, and medical literature from the eighteenth century to the present, along with informative case studies such as Sylvia Plath, Queen Victoria, and Virginia Woolf, Fay Bound Alberti offers a radically new interpretation of loneliness as an emotional language and experience, and charts its emergence as uniquely modern emotional state.

Fay Bound Alberti is a Reader in History and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of York. She is a TED speaker and has published widely on medicine, the body, gender and emotion in books and scholarly articles as well as in the media. She co-founded the Centre for the History of Emotion at Queen Mary University of London, where she was Honorary Senior Research Fellow in History, and has taught at various other universities around the UK including UCL, Lancaster, and Manchester.

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