Mapping the Emotional Cityscape : Call for Papers

Mapping the Emotional Cityscape CfP

SYMPOSIUM
The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100 – 1800 presents:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: Monday 18 September 2017
Venue: TBA at The University of Adelaide
Enquiries: Jade Riddle, email: jade.riddle@adelaide.edu.au
Since Henri Lefebvre suggested that space is socially
constructed and constituted, cities have been
reclassified from static ‘maps’ for human activities to
performed spaces that draw together human
behaviour, meaning, discourse, and material
conditions in their production. Cities are not simply a
background for movement, but a function of cultural
and emotional practice. That cities are named, given
boundaries and called home – and in turn that cities
name, define and give identity to their inhabitants –
has equally implicated emotion in their production, as
a recent turn to emotional geographies and urban
emotions reminds us. This symposium seeks to
contribute to this burgeoning scholarship through
exploring the productive relationships between
emotions and cityscapes across time and space.
We are particularly interested in the relationship
between urban geographies, architectures, buildings,
and materialities and emotion. How are neighbourhood
boundaries produced through and with emotion? How
do emotional communities form and define themselves
through urban space? How does architecture and the
physical environment inform social relationships and
behaviours and vice versa? And how do the emotional
imaginings of urban environments impact on their
histories, identities and communities? Moreover, what
are the implications of such emotional productions of
the cityscape for relationships of power, identity and
more within them?
We seek proposals for 20 minute papers, or panels of
three papers, from any disciplines dealing with the city
and emotion. Interdisciplinary perspectives and ECR/
PhD students are particularly welcome. Papers may
wish to explore, but are not limited to:
• Defining and locating emotional boundaries within the
city
• Producing urban emotions in/through city texts, maps
and art
• Performing the emotional ‘other’ in urban spaces
• Emotions and street life
• Emotional investment in urban space
• Emotion and urban ideologies
• Emotional urban communities
• Mapping emotions on urban space
Convened by Dr Katie Barclay and Jade Riddle, The
University of Adelaide.
We aim to submit a proposal for an edited collection
from proceedings.
Deadlines
• Call for papers: Thursday 1 June 2017
• Notification of acceptance: Thursday 15 June 2017
• Long abstracts for circulation: Friday 1 September 2017
Abstracts of no more than 300 words, and a short bio, should
be emailed to Jade Riddle, jade.riddle@adelaide.edu.au.
Mapping the Emotional Cityscape:
Spaces , Performances and Emotion in Urban Life
Arundel House, London ,1646.
Wenceslaus Hollar
British Museum, Wiki Commons