A Matter of Feeling? Recent Perspectives in the Study of Emotions


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A Matter of Feeling? Recent Perspectives in the Study of Emotions

International Conference
Donnerstag, 1.2. – Samstag, 3.2.2024

Also streamed Live via Zoom. Please register here for

Day 1: Thursday, Feb. 1
Day 2: Friday, Feb. 2
Day 3: Saturday, Feb. 3


Conception: Rüdiger Zill, Potsdam
with Rob Boddice, Tampere; Fritz Breithaupt, Bloomington; Josef Früchtl, Amsterdam; Valentin Groebner, Luzern; David Konstan, New York; Eva Menasse, Berlin; Glenn Most, Pisa/Chicago; Catherine Newmark, Berlin; Barbara Rosenwein, Chicago; Christian von Scheve, Berlin; Philipp Stoellger, Heidelberg; Christiane Voss, Weimar; Tiffany Watt Smith, London

Twenty years ago, when we started our series Passions in Cultures, emotions were at best one topic among many for researchers. Today it is ubiquitous in academia, having received increasing amounts of attention in both the sciences and the humanities. What is the current state of research on the theory of emotions? Can we identify key developments, discoveries, and syntheses that have emerged in the last two decades? Are there feelings that have received special attention? Did the methods used for studying the history and theory of emotions change? Has the field borne out the expectation that it is particularly well-suited for – or in need of – interdisciplinary approaches? Are there specific studies considered paradigmatic? Did the kinds of questions raised over the years change? Have recent developments in politics and society influenced the subjects that researchers have chosen to pursue? Are there signs that researchers are becoming exhausted with the subject? Which questions need considering now?


Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024

19:00 Eröffnung / Opening
Eva Menasse, Berlin
Das eitle Ich. Lesung aus »Alles und nichts sagen«

Friday, Feb. 2, 2024
Rüdiger Zill, Potsdam
Once More with Feeling. Introductory Remarks

David Konstan, New York
Emotions across Times and Cultures

Catherine Newmark, Berlin
»Things got emotional…« On Historical Cycles of Interest in Feelings and Passions

13:30 Lunch break / Mittagspause

Valentin Groebner, Luzern
Nostalgie als historischer Bastelbogen

Barbara Rosenwein, Chicago
Theories and Methods. How Medievalists (and Others) Write the History of Emotions

Tiffany Watt Smith, London
Stolen Feelings in an Age of Consent. Projection, Intimacy and Historical Trespass

Philipp Stoellger, Heidelberg
Gewalt der Gefühle und gefühlte Gewalt. Zur Verschränkung und ihren Eskalationen

Saturday, Feb. 3., 2024
Rob Boddice, Tampere
Transdisciplinary Implications of a Biocultural Consensus in Emotion Research

Christian von Scheve, Berlin
Gefühle auf dem Prüfstand. Zur Streitbarkeit von Emotionen in gesellschaftlichen Konflikten

Josef Früchtl, Amsterdam
It Needs an Art of Translation. Critical Theory and Feelings

13:30 Lunch break / Mittagspause

Christiane Voss, Weimar
Gastlichkeit als Szene der Affektpolitik. Eine medienphilosophische Perspektive

Fritz Breithaupt, Bloomington
Narrative Emotions in the Age of ChatGPT

Glenn Most, Pisa/Chicago
Final Commentary


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Damien Boquet (19 janvier 2024). A Matter of Feeling? Recent Perspectives in the Study of Emotions. Les émotions au Moyen Âge, carnet d'EMMA. Consulté le 25 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/vmgb