Emotional Geographies

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Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional
Geographies, April 6-8, 2010 ***

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The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional
Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in
Adelaide April 5-7, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and
the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Invited Speakers include:
Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Professor Pal Ahluwalia (University of South Australia)
Professor Michael Dutton (Griffith University & Goldsmiths College)
Professor Sophie Watson (Open University)
Professor Stephanie Hemelry Donald (University of Sydney)

Call for papers
We invite papers that interrogate emotion, society and space from
diverse disciplinary and multidisciplinary backgrounds. We are
interested in specific case studies as well as theoretical
examinations of the nature of connections among these terms. The
conference will be an exciting place to think about new ways of
studying the natures, cultures and histories of emotional life. We
welcome individual papers as well as panel proposals. We are happy to
receive papers that engage in experimental as well as traditional
formats.

Possible topics include:
â- Embodiment and emotions;
â- Dynamics of affect;
â- Affective attachment and the other-than-human
â- Emotional labour and management;
â- Affective spaces and the transnational;
â- Migration, postcolonialism and emotions;
â- Indigenous knowledges and emotion;
â- Emotional architectures and landscapes of emotion;
â- Affect, sense, sensation;
â- Emotional publics and passionate politics;
â- Semiotics and poetics of affect/emotion;
â- Theories of affect, emotions, feelings;
â- Affect and tourism;
â- Queer spaces of affect;
â- Emotion and political reform.

One special theme of the conference is Consuming and Producing
Affective Spaces of Taste. Focusing on the relations of production and
consumption we want to examine how spaces of tastes are being
refigured within the cultural economics of transglobalisation. We are
especially interested in specific studies of the changing geographies
of food, tourism, and other material commodities, as well as more
general theoretical investigations of the connections between
production, consumption, emotions and space.
The conference organizers welcome proposals for further special themes.

Abstracts of 300 words to be sent to [CPCSGlobalisation@unisa.edu.au]
by July 17 2009.

The venue
The University of South Australia is an innovative institution with a
strong emphasis on multidisciplinary and collaborative research with
industry. It is located in Adelaide; a vibrant cultural capital
surrounded by four of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. With
close proximity to the outback and in the driest state in Australia,
Adelaide compels us to think about the emotions of land care,
Indigenous culture, food production and transglobal economic and
cultural connections.

Chair of the Organizing Committee
Professor Elspeth Probyn FAHA
Research SA Chair & Professor of Gender & Cultural Studies Co-Director
The Centre for Postcolonial and Globalisation Studies The Hawke
Institute The University of South Australia.


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