Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions

9780199981892

Source : OUP

Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions, Oxford University Press, 2015

Catherine Keane

In his sixteen verse Satires, Juvenal explores the emotional provocations and pleasures associated with social criticism and mockery. He makes use of traditional generic elements such as the first-person speaker, moral diatribe, narrative, and literary allusion to create this new satiric preoccupation and theme. Juvenal defines the satirist figure as an emotional agent who dramatizes his own response to human vices and faults, and he in turn aims to engage other people’s feelings. Over the course of his career, he adopts a series of rhetorical personae that represent a spectrum of satiric emotions, encouraging his audience to ponder satire’s proper emotional mode and function. Juvenal first offers his signature indignatio with its associated pleasures and discomforts, then tries on subtler personae that suggest dry detachment, callous amusement, anxiety, and other affective states.

As Keane shows, the satiric emotions are not only found in the author’s rhetorical performances, but they are also a major part of the human farrago that the Satires purport to treat. Juvenal’s poems explore the dynamic operation of emotions in society, drawing on diverse ancient literary, rhetorical, and philosophical sources. Each poem uniquely engages with different texts and ideas to reveal the unsettling powers of its emotional mode. Keane also analyzes the « emotional plot » of each book of Satires and the structural logic of the entire series with its wide range of subjects and settings. From his famous angry tirades to his more puzzling later meditations, Juvenal demonstrates an enduring interest in the relationship between feelings and moral judgment.

Contents
Acknowledgments
Note on Texts and Translations
Introduction
Chapter 1: Anger Games
Chapter 2: Monstrous Misogyny and the End of Anger
Chapter 3: Change, Decline, and the Progress of Satire
Chapter 4: Considering Tranquility
Chapter 5: The Praegrandis Senex
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Catherine Keane is Associate Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (2006) and A Roman Verse Satire Reader (2010).

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.

Decolonizing Theories of Emotions

Voici un numéro de la revue  indienne Samyukta, A Journal of Gender and Culture fort intéressant, paru cet été, pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent élargir leurs façons de penser l’émotion en allant voir ce qu’en pensent Indiens et indianistes, spécialistes de la culture

Le site est un peu instable, il faut cliquer 2 fois pour accéder au contenu…

Contents

Guest editorial by Sneja Gunew

Is there an Indian Way of Reading Emotions? Trs Sharma

Decolonizing Empathy: Thinking Affect Transnationally Carolyn Pedwell

Body-sense and the Somatic Markers: Emotions in Consciousness Sangeetha Menon

Flows of Feeling Vilashini Cooppan

What does Sanskrit Aesthetics Offer the Contemporary Novel? Nikhil Govind

Revolutionary Joy / Infectious Feeling Dina Al-Kassim

The Violence of Caste and Sexuality : P. Sivakami Kiran Keshavamurthy

The Scene of Humiliation V. Sanil

Extinction Affect and the Case of the Polar Bear Margery Fee

Expressing Body, Experience of Emotion B. Hariharan

Sahrudaya – A Resonant Heart J. Sreenivasha Murthy

Aesthetic Sensibility – An Indian Perspective V. S. Sharma

Presencing Emotions and Absenting Bodies ? A Glance Back Priya V.

 

 

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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« 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

 

Conférence : Between the Lines: Discerning Affect and Emotion in Pre-Modern Texts, Columbia University, NY, 29-30 September 2016

PROGRAM:

All conference events will take place in the Columbia University Faculty House Seminar Room 1 with the exception of Thursday night’s dinner, which will take place in the Faculty House dining room.  Any changes to the venue will be posted in the entry foyer of the Faculty House. For directions to Faculty House, see: http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/files/facultyhouse/web/Faculty_House_Directions.pdf

THURSDAY, September 29th 2016:

Arrival, 3:00-3:15pm

Coffee and tea provided

Welcome, 3:15-3:30pm

Session #1: Teaching and Learning Emotion, 3:30-5:00pm

Irina Dumitrescu, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, moderator

“Embarrassment: Losing Face in Rhetorical School Texts of the Central Middle Ages”

Monika Otter, Dartmouth College

Swiðe swete to belcettan: Affective Eruptions in the Old English Boethius”

Jennifer A. Lorden, University of California, Berkeley

“Medieval Stupor”

Thomas Prendergast, College of Wooster

Coffee Break, 5:00-5:15pm

Keynote Lecture: « Making Up People Between the Lines, » 5:15-7:00pm

Fiona Somerset, University of Connecticut

Stephanie Trigg, University of Melbourne, introduction

FRIDAY, September 30th 2016

Arrival/Breakfast, 8:15-8:45am

Welcome, 8:45-9:00am

Session #2: Empathy and Compassion, 9:00-10:30am

Patricia Dailey, Columbia University, moderator

Car je n’ay plus sens ne memoire: Feeling Other People’s Demons in Medieval French Theater”

Andreea Marculescu, University of California, Irvine

“Emotional Contagion in the Middle Ages”

Beatrice Delaurenti, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale

“Griselda’s Swoon: Historicizing Medieval Affect Alongside Emotion”

Glenn Burger, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center

Coffee Break, 10:30-10:45am

Session #3: Images and Objects, 10:45am-12:15pm

Lauren Mancia, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, moderator

“Performing Emotion in the Sculpted Deposition”

Julia Perratore, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Tears for Abraham? The Sacrifice of Isaac in Anglo-Saxon Imagination”

Shu-han Luo, Yale University

“Feeling in the Margins in Fifteenth-Century Prayer Books”

Sara M. Weisweaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lunch, 12:15-1:30pm

Session #4: Affections in Community, 1:30-3:00pm

Piroska Nagy, Université du Québec à Montréal, moderator

“Private Emotions and Public Display: Normative Court Community in Castile-Leon, c. 1250-1350”

Kim Bergqvist, Stockholm University

“Can Emotions Make Law?: Collective Trauma, Apostasy and Legal Responsiveness in Fifteenth Century Austrian Jewry”

Tamar Menashe, Columbia University

“Jealousy (ghayra) in Pre-Modern Islamic Constructions of Masculinity”

Marion H. Katz, New York University

Break, 3:00-3:15pm

Session #5: Affective Genres, 3:15-4:45pm

Stephanie Trigg, University of Melbourne, moderator

“The Abstemious Affect of the Couplet Genre in Early Modern South Asian Devotional Poetry”

Manpreet Kaur, Columbia University

“Negative Interiority: Unruly Feelings in Premodern Korean Fiction”

Ksenia Chizhova, Princeton University

“Moving the Soul: Exegesis and Medieval Psychology in Simone Fidati’s De Gestis Domini Salvatoris »

Xavier Biron-Ouellet, Université du Québec à Montréal

Closing Discussion, 4:45-5:30pm

Jesus Rodriguez Velasco, Columbia University

 

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.