Raging Sea Curatorial Statement

Blog

Akshi Singh, Nisha Ramayya and Tasha Pick reflect on the artworks, poetry and performances that grew out of a series of workshops run by 'Pathologies of Solitude' in collaboration with Hackney Migrant Centre this year.

Professor Thomas W. Laqueur: Revisiting Solitary Sex

Conversations

In this public seminar presentation, Professor Thomas W. Laqueur revisits his seminal book, Solitary Sex (2003).

Professor Thomas W. Laqueur Public Lecture: Canines in Solitude

Conversations

In May 2022, Professor Thomas W. Laqueur joined the 'Pathologies of Solitude' project as Queen Mary's IHSS Distinguished Visiting Fellow. His public lecture explored the gaze of the dog in Western art.

Melancholy’s 'soothing syren song': Melancholy and Shared Solitudes in 18th Century Correspondence

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In this blog, researcher Daniel Beaumont explores the solitudes shared in correspondence between Elizabeth Carter and Catherine Talbot.

Sociable Bodies, Solitary Minds

Conversations

As part of our 2021/22 seminar series, Michael Rowland from the University of Sussex gave a paper examining solitude and social life in 18th century ideals of masculinity.

Josh Cohen in Conversation with Akshi Singh

Conversations

Solitudes researcher, Akshi Singh, interviews psychoanalyst and writer, Josh Cohen about the moments of isolation and connection found between patient and therapist during the pandemic.

'Wordless Solitudes'

Conversations

As part of our 'Conversations' series, researcher James Morland talks to award-winning illustrator and author Sophie Burrows about her 'Finding Solitude' exhibition.

Talking to Myself

Blog

Vanessa Lim misses dancing. In this blog, she learns new ways to say 'I miss you' and remembers the intimacies of dance partners.

No island is an island: Covid and the deadliness of willed isolation

Blog

Our Principal Investigator, Barbara Taylor discusses what it means to be 'involved in mankind as a whole' in pandemic times.

The Distance Cure

Conversations

Hannah Zeavin discusses the role of distance in the history of mediated therapies with Solitudes researcher, Charlie Williams.