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Mental Health Review Journal

ISSN: 1361-9322

Online from: 1996

Subject Area: Health and Social Care

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Hamlet, the State of Emotion and the International Crisis of Meaning

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Title:Hamlet, the State of Emotion and the International Crisis of Meaning
Author(s):Vanessa Pupavac, (School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham)
Citation:Vanessa Pupavac, (2008) "Hamlet, the State of Emotion and the International Crisis of Meaning", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 13 Iss: 1, pp.14 - 26
Keywords:Emotions, Meaning, Psychological crisis, Shakespeare, Terrorism
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/13619322200800004 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Drawing on Shakespeare, and in particular Hamlet's psychological crisis, this paper examines the relationship between emotions and meaning, a key theme in artistic work since Aristotle but, it is argued, largely ignored in psychology and the social sciences. Now, however, against a background of international terrorism, lessons are being learned from literature's insights.

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