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Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

9780190278298

Source : OUP

Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World, Oxford Univesity Press, 2016

Edited by Ruth R. Caston and Robert A. Kaster

The emotions have long been an interest for those studying ancient Greece and Rome. But while the last few decades have produced excellent studies of individual emotions and the different approaches to them by the major philosophical schools, the focus has been almost entirely on negative emotions. This might give the impression that the Greeks and Romans had little to say about positive emotion, something that would be misguided. As the chapters in this collection indicate, there are representations of positive emotions extending from archaic Greek poetry to Augustine, and in both philosophical works and literary genres as wide-ranging as lyric poetry, forensic oratory, comedy, didactic poetry, and the novel. Nor is the evidence uniform: while many of the literary representations give expression to positive emotion but also describe its loss, the philosophers offer a more optimistic assessment of the possibilities of attaining joy or contentment in this life.

The positive emotions show some of the same features that all emotions do. But unlike the negative emotions, which we are able to describe and analyze in great detail because of our preoccupation with them, positive emotions tend to be harder to articulate. Hence the interest of the present study, which considers how positive emotions are described, their relationship to other emotions, the ways in which they are provoked or upset by circumstances, how they complicate and enrich our relationships with other people, and which kinds of positive emotion we should seek to integrate. The ancient works have a great deal to say about all of these topics, and for that reason deserve more study, both for our understanding of antiquity and for our understanding of the positive emotions in general.

Contents
Introduction Ruth R. Caston and Robert A. Kaster
I. Hope
1. Douglas Cairns, Metaphors for Hope in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
2. Damien Nelis, Emotion in Vergil’s Georgics: Farming and the Politics of Hope
3. Laurel Fulkerson, ‘Torn between Hope and Despair’: Narrative Foreshadowing and Suspense in the Greek Novel
II. Joy and Happiness
4. Ruth R. Caston, The Irrepressibility of Joy in Roman Comedy
5. Michael C. J. Putnam, Horatius Felix
6. Margaret Graver, Anatomies of Joy: Seneca and the Gaudium Tradition
7. Christopher Gill, Positive Emotions in Stoicism: Are they Enough?
III. Fellow-feeling and Kindness
8. Ed Sanders, Generating Goodwill and Friendliness in Attic Forensic Oratory
9. David Armstrong, Utility and Affection in Epicurean Friendship: Philodemus On the Gods 3, On Property Management, and Horace, Sermones 2.6
10. Gillian Clark, Caritas: Augustine on Love and Fellow-feeling
11. Martha Nussbaum, ‘If You Could See This Heart’: Mozart’s Mercy
Works Cited

Edited by Ruth R. Caston, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, and Robert A. Kaster, Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature and Professor of Classics, Princeton University

Ruth R. Caston is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan and the author of Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy.

Robert A. Kaster is the Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature and Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History

Toivo, M. R. and J. Van Gent, eds. ‘Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History’. Special Issue, Scandinavian Journal of History 41.3 (2016).

Summary :

Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History
Introduction
Jacqueline Van Gent & Raisa Maria Toivo
Pages: 263-270

Materiality, rhetoric and emotion in the Pietà
Ann-Catrine Eriksson
Pages: 271-288
Religion and emotion
Raisa Maria Toivo
Pages: 289-305
Embroidering women and turning men
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Pages: 306-331
Negotiating charity
Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
Pages: 332-349
Mixed feelings
Eirinn Larsen & Vibeke Kieding Banik
Pages: 350-368
Emotional causality in dynamistic Finnish–Karelian folk belief
Laura Stark
Pages: 369-387
Linnaeus’ tea cup
Jacqueline Van Gent
Pages: 388-409
The botany of friendship and love
Ina Lindblom
Pages: 410-426
Books, dress, and emotions in the memoirs of the clergyman Johan Frosterus (1720–1809)
Päivi Räisänen-Schröder
Pages: 427-446
Face-making
Susan Broomhall
Pages: 447-474

Emotion and Persuasion in Classical Antiquity

source : 435e5699ccFranz Steiner Verlag

Ed Sanders (dir), Matthew Johncock (dir.), Emotion and Persuasion  in Classical Antiquity, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016.
321 p., 12 b/w tables.
ISBN 978-3-515-11361-8

Contributeurs
Ed Sanders, Chris Carey,
Brenda Griffith-Williams, Guy
Westwood, Angelos Chaniotis,
Maria Fragoulaki, Jayne Knight,
Alexandra Eckert, Lucy Jackson,
Jennifer Winter, Judith Hagen,
Matthew Johncock, Irene Salvo,
Eleanor Dickey, Kate Hammond,
Federica Iurescia

Appeal to emotion is a key technique of persuasion, ranked by Aristotle alongside logical reasoning and arguments from character. Although ancient philosophical discussions of it have been much researched, exploration of its practical use has focused largely on explicit appeals to a handful of emotions (anger, hatred, envy, pity) in 5th–4th century BCE Athenian courtroom oratory. This volume expands horizons: from an opening section focusing on so-far underexplored emotions and sub-genres of oratory in Classical Athens, its scope moves outwards generically, geographically, and chronologically through the « Greek East » to Rome.Key thematic links are: the role of emotion in the formation of community identity; persuasive strategies in situations of unequal power; and linguistic formulae and genre-specific emotional persuasion. Other recurring themes include performance (rather than arousal) of emotions, the choice between emotional and rational argumentation, the emotions of gods, and a concern with a secondary « audience »: the reader.

CFP : Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean

Source :  Universiteit Gent

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean – Conference 2017

The fifth biennial conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean will take place at Ghent University from Monday 10th July to Wednesday 12th July 2017.

The theme of the conference is “Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean”. We welcome papers from all disciplines that study emotions, imaginations and communities in, of and across the Medieval Mediterranean. This theme invites a variety of lines of inquiry, a number of which are suggested below. How were emotions produced, expressed and communicated? To what end were imaginations used and abused? In what ways were communities perceived and understood? What communalities and particularities are there? Which challenges do the literary, historical, archaeological and other sources pose in this respect?

The keynotes will be delivered by Professor Marina Rustow (Princeton) and Professor Nikolas Jaspert (Heidelberg).

Topics of the Conference

Topics of the conference include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Emotional and imagined communities
  • Selfing and othering
  • Identity and alterity, senses of belonging, ties that bond
  • Memory, nostalgia and the imagined or idealized past
  • Mirabilia, wonders and magic
  • Worldviews and other social schemata
  • Mobility across borders
  • Emotional and communal dimensions to identity
  • Honour and shame, social codes and values
  • Emotions bodily felt, orally expressed
  • Reading and sharing emotions
  • Methodological problems when inquiring emotions and imaginations

 

Call for papers and panels

We invite 200-300 word abstracts for individual 20-minute papers relating to the conference theme. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3 papers – in this case, the panel proposer should collate the three abstracts and submit them together, indicating clearly the rationale behind the planned panel. A pdf version of the call for papers and panels is accessible here.

 

First deadline:

Abstracts for individual papers and proposals for panels should be emailed to the conference email address (smm2017@ugent.be) by Monday 31st October 2016. Applicants will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper or panel by January 2017.

Autour de « Sensible Moyen Âge » : une émission de « Canal Savoir » (TV, Québec)

La chaîne de télévision québécoise Canal Savoir consacre une émission à notre livre Sensible Moyen Âge, présenté par Piroska Nagy qui répond aux questions de Guillaume Lamy. Première diffusion  mardi 27 septembre à 21h (heure de Montréal), mais l’émission est également disponible en ligne.

 

 

 

Making Love in the Twelfth Century

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Source : University of Pennsylvania Press

Making Love in the Twelfth Century
« Letters of Two Lovers » in Context. A new translation with commentary by Barbara Newman

392 pages | 6 x 9
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A volume in the Middle Ages Series
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« This rich contribution to ongoing debate about the ‘Letters of Two Lovers’ is essential reading for scholars interested not only in Abelard and Heloise but also the Loire poets, Ovid in the Middle Ages, female authorship, literary letter-writing and history of the emotions. At the same time, it generously opens up these topics—central to the study of the literature of the twelfth century—to a broader readership. »—Elizabeth Tyler, University of York »Making Love in the Twelfth Century showcases Barbara Newman’s fine poetic sensibility and acute detective skills as she explores the secrets of a literary treasure of the twelfth century. In the course of rediscovering the Epistolae duorum amantium (Letters of Two Lovers) she makes the Latin literary culture of the High Middle Ages newly visible to us in all of its emotional intensity and formal beauty. This is far more than a translation and commentary: it is at once a distinctive contribution to literary history and a triumphant celebration of the literature of love. »—Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania

« With grace and learning, Barbara Newman illuminates the emotional and textual communities that created the Letters of Two Lovers and similar works of art and love. The translations are glowing, and Newman’s introduction and commentaries essential—not only for medievalists but also for anyone interested in amorous attachments. And who is not? »—Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago

« Barbara Newman’s Making Love in the Twelfth Century makes a love affair in progress visible to the reader and shows the ‘making’—that is, composing—of love within a discursive tradition. »—C. Stephen Jaeger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nine hundred years ago in Paris, a teacher and his brilliant female student fell in love and chronicled their affair in a passionate correspondence. Their 116 surviving letters, some whole and some fragmentary, are composed in eloquent, highly rhetorical Latin. Since their discovery in the late twentieth century, the Letters of Two Lovers have aroused much attention because of their extreme rarity. They constitute the longest correspondence by far between any two persons from the entire Middle Ages, and they are private rather than institutional—which means that, according to all we know about the transmission of medieval letters, they should not have survived at all. Adding to their mystery, the letters are copied anonymously in a single late fifteenth-century manuscript, although their style and range of reference place them squarely in the early twelfth century.

Can this collection of correspondence be the previously lost love letters of Abelard and Heloise? And even if not, what does it tell us about the lived experience of love in the twelfth century?

Barbara Newman contends that these teacher-student exchanges bear witness to a culture that linked Latin pedagogy with the practice of ennobling love and the cult of friendship during a relatively brief period when women played an active part in that world. Newman presents a new translation of these extraordinary letters, along with a full commentary and two extended essays that parse their literary and intellectual contexts and chart the course of the doomed affair. Included, too, are two other sets of twelfth-century love epistles, the Tegernsee Letters and selections from the Regensburg Songs. Taken together, they constitute a stunning contribution to the study of the history of emotions by one of our most prominent medievalists.

Barbara Newman is John Evans Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Northwestern University. She is author and editor of many books, including God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages, winner of the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America, and From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature. Both are available from University of Pennsylvania Press.

Colloque : Owning Our Emotions — Emotion, Authenticity and the Self

Source : Philosophy. News, events and more from the Open University’s Philosophy Department

International Research Conference

21–22 September 2016
Senate House, London

Registration for this conference is now open
(closing date 8 September 2016)

To register, please visit the conference registration website here and follow the links and instructions. If you have any questions, please address any inquires to arts-philosophy-events@open.ac.uk

Download the full Conference Programme

Our keynote speakers

  • Professor Monika Betzler, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich
  • Professor Kristján Kristjánsson, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Denis McManus, University of Southampton
  • Dr Carolyn Price, The Open University
  • Professor Fabrice Teroni, University of Geneva
  • Dr Jonathan Webber, University of Cardiff
  • Professor Christine Straehle, University of Ottowa*
  • Professor Justin White, Brigham Young University*
  • Mr Daniel Vanello, University of Warwick*

*selected by blind peer review

Conference themes

How do emotions relate to the self?  On one possible view, emotions stand outside the self: they reflect biological drives or cultural demands independent of – perhaps even inimical to – the subject’s own interests or values; when we act out of emotion, we are driven to act by psychological forces external to ourselves. But on another view, our emotional dispositions help to constitute who we are; words and deeds that come ‘from the heart’ are judged to have a special kind of worth, arising from their authenticity. In everyday contexts, people seem to think about emotion in both these ways, depending on the situation. But can these two views be reconciled? And if not, which view comes closer to the truth?
The purpose of this conference is to throw light on these questions, capitalising on the progress that has been made in the philosophy of emotion in recent years, as well as drawing on studies in the history of philosophy and on a range of philosophical traditions.

Directions for conference delegates

For a printable map of Senate House and nearest London underground and railway stations, please click on How to get to Senate House. Senate House is part of the University of London and helpful advice on different options for travel and transport are available here.

The conference is organized by the Philosophy Department of the Open University in conjunction with Department’s Reasons and Norms research group. It is supported by the Mind Association and by the Institute of Philosophy. For questions about the conference, please contact our conference administrator Ms Yvonne Bartley at arts-philosophy-events@open.ac.uk

 

Zorn und Macht in Texten des 12. Jahrhunderts (vient de paraître)

Source : De Gruyter

9783110472066Freienhofer, Evamaria

Verkörperungen von Herrschaft

Zorn und Macht in Texten des 12. Jahrhunderts

[Embodiments of Rule: Rage and Power in 12th Century Texts]

Series:Trends in Medieval Philology 32

Recent years have witnessed growing interest in anger as a literary and societal phenomenon. Delving into this topic, this work examines the ways that 12th century authors functionalized rage for their narratives of power and rule. An innovative aspect of the work is its cross-genre examination of texts that can be seen as key conceptualizations of early statehood.

«Ragionar d’amore». Il lessico delle emozioni nella lirica medievale (vient de paraître)

Source : SISMEL

medievi_09_ragionardamore«Ragionar d’amore». Il lessico delle emozioni nella lirica medievale

A cura di Alessio Decaria e Lino Leonardi
Bros. pp. VIII-324, € 44
Collana mediEVI, 09
anno 2015
isbn 978-88-8450-683-2

Premessa di L. Leonardi. R. Antonelli, Emozioni, canone letterario, Europa – R. Distilo, Etimi e lemmi del « trobar »: fra stati d’animo e sentimenti eccessivi – R. Viel, Appunti su genere e lessico in Giraut de Borneil e Bertran de Born – P. Squillacioti, Sul lessico del disamore nella poesia trobadorica – F. Costantini, Referenti esterni del lessico trobadorico dell’affettività – G. Gubbini, Patologia amorosa. Due fenomeni nella lirica d’oïl – M. Brea, La expresión de las emociones en la lírica gallego-portuguesa (primera aproximación) – L. Leonardi, L’evoluzione del lessico lirico medievale: il filtro italiano – P. Larson, Crudele ed amaroso amaro – G. Marrani, « Parcere subiectis ». Opposizioni e dissonanze nelle implorazioni amorose fra Dante e Cino da Pistoia – A. Decaria, Lessico delle emozioni e lessico familiare nei poeti toscani fra Due e Trecento – F. Zinelli, Personificazioni di emozioni nella poesia comica di età comunale (« Malinconia », « Tristezza » e le altre in Cecco Angiolieri, Bindo Bonichi, Buccio di Aldobrandino e in un anonimo serventese « De claustro animae ») – R. Rea, Appunti sul lessico e la psicologia della paura nei « Rerum vulgarium fragmenta » – M. S. Lannutti, « Timor » e « fortitudo », « desiderium » e « temperantia » nei due primi madrigali del Canzoniere petrarchesco. Indici.

Special Issue on ‘Emotion and Change’: Emotions: History, Culture, Society

Source : ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

EHCS invites scholars exploring the question ‘What differences do emotions make in processes of change?’ to propose articles for inclusion in a special issue on ‘Emotion and Change’, to be published in the first half of 2018. 

One of the key issues for scholars who study emotions is the role that they play in processes of social, cultural, historical, political, economic and other forms of change. Particularly relevant to such discussions have been studies of collective or mass emotions and their relationship to social or political movements; the uses of emotion to manipulate groups, such as through mass media, or the key role of affection in childhood development, that plays a significant role in adult life chances and outcomes. Teasing out the role emotion plays in such processes – is it an actor in its own right; a tool to be utilised; or something of both? – remains a significant area of debate in the field. More broadly, an interrogation of emotion can rethink what scholars should look for when assessing change. Is change something that happens at the level of individuals, groups or societies; is feeling enough to mark change or does it have to be followed by action, and if so what counts as action? If emotions are at stake in processes of change, how do they operate to enable change? How is emotion mediated, shared, transformed and put to work? What role do the arts, literature, technology and more play in such emotional processes of change?

The above questions and discussion are intended to stimulate ideas and generate discussion but should not be viewed as limiting. Contributions are welcome that seek to reimagine the terms of this question to further our understanding of the operation of emotion in human life.

Proposals are now invited for 6,000-8,000 word articles (including notes) that fall under this remit and should include a c.500 word abstract of the proposed submission, a short biography of the author and contact information. Please send proposals and enquiries to editemotions@gmail.com by 31 July 2016. More information will be available shortly on our website.

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) Journal

Source : ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

The Society for the History of Emotions, a project of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 1100-1800, is pleased to announce its new journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS). We anticipate that the first issue of the journal will be launched in 2017. The journal, in the first instance, will be published by the Centre for the History of Emotions.

EHCS is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to understanding emotions as historically and culturally-situated phenomena and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience, societies, cultures and environments. The editors are now accepting submissions.

EHCS welcomes theoretically-informed work from a range of historical, cultural and social domains. We aim to illuminate (1) the ways emotion is conceptualised and understood in different temporal or cultural settings, from antiquity to the present, and across the globe; (2) the impact of emotion on human action and in processes of change; and (3) the influence of emotional legacies from the past on current social, cultural and political practices. We are interested in multidisciplinary approaches (qualitative and quantitative) from history, art, literature, languages, music, politics, sociology, cognitive sciences, cultural studies, environmental humanities, religious studies, linguistics, philosophy, psychology and related disciplines.

We also invite papers that interrogate the methodological and critical problems of exploring emotions in historical, cultural and social contexts; and the relation between past and present in the study of feelings, passions, sentiments, emotions and affects. EHCS also accepts reflective scholarship that explores how scholars access, uncover, construct and engage with emotions in their own scholarly practice.

For more details or to submit a contribution, please email:
editemotions@gmail.com

Editors
Katie Barclay, The University of Adelaide
Andrew Lynch, The University of Western Australia

« Sensible Moyen Âge » lauréat 2016 du prix Augustin Thierry de l’Académie Française

51WeZLtpkJL._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_C’est avec un immense plaisir que nous avons appris que  Sensible Moyen Âge avait été récompensé par l’Académie Française (prix Augustin Thierry). Merci aux membres du jury qui ont pris le soin de nous lire et à l’Académie de mettre ainsi en valeur l’histoire des « façons de sentir » qui possède des racines profondes dans l’historiographie médiévale francophone.