Ben Highmore/ Carolyn Pedwell/ Anil Sebastian

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Mood is an ephemeral thing, changing with the seasons and eluding our control. Why are our moods so susceptible to drugs, the weather, and music alike? Hegel wrote of Geist and Heidegger rhapsodized over Stimmung, so can an age have a mood too? And if so, how do we read a Zeitgeist or measure the spirit of a time? Join us as we get moody.

Ben Highmore, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Sussex
Carolyn Pedwell, Reader in Cultural Studies, University of Kent
Anil Sebastian, Singer, composer, producer, co-founder and director of London Contemporary Voices choir

Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Romanticism, Queen Mary University of London

Recorded on 13 March 2019 at the LSE

Image credit: Heath Harris, ‘hardday‘ (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)


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