Falling in love and crying: “Professionalism”, gender & emotion

Originally posted on Rachel E. Moss:
[Gawain said:] “Ah, my uncle king Arthur! My good brother Sir Gareth is slain, and so is my brother Sir Gaheris, who were two noble knights.” Then the king and Gawain both wept, and so they fell on swooning. Thomas Malory, Works, ed. Eugene Vinaver (my translation). “Three things happen when…