Emotions East and West
İstanbul, Sept. 29-Oct. 01, 2011
Walter G. Andrews, University of Washington
Emotions East and West
İstanbul, Sept. 29-Oct. 01, 2011
Walter G. Andrews, University of Washington
The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe’s largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.
We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising.
While proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome, this year the conference theme will be Emotions. We would thus particularly welcome proposals for panels and papers that address eighteenth-century understandings, and consequences, of the emotions, broadly conceived, and the role of the passions, feelings, and sentiment throughout the long eighteenth century, at all levels of society, and in any part of the world. These might include, but will not be confined to: the meanings and significance given to the emotions and feelings of all kinds, from affection to xenophobia, including fear, hatred, love and sensibility, and in all fields from history, politics and religion, to the arts, literature, and philosophy; gender and the emotions; ‘affect’; the relationship between reason, thought and feeling; and controlling emotions.
All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the academic programme co-ordinator, Dr Jeremy Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a proposal, please visit our website at www.bsecs.org.uk
The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is Thursday 30th September 2010. You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by Sunday 31st October 2010. If you are travelling from outside the UK and need an earlier decision, please mention this in your proposal and we shall endeavour to reach a decision earlier in order to facilitate your travel arrangements.
11th International Society for Intellectual History Conference University of Bucharest Romania
26-28 May 2011
Knowledge and the Emotions in Intellectual History
The centrality of the emotions in all areas of human thought, action and expression has lately begun to be recognized and investigated with increasing interest within a variety of disciplines, from cognitive science and the philosophy of emotions to literary and anthropological studies. One central insight of such explorations is that the view of the separation and even opposition between cognition and affectivity is an unjust representation of the complexity of the life of both individuals and communities. Intellectual historians have also become sensitive to the issue and are in fact in a privileged position to bring to the fore the variety and richness of the approaches to the interplay of knowledge and the emotions in the history of thought.
This conference aims to address the topic of the interplay of emotions and cognition as it bears on historical views of epistemology, logic, psychology, theology, medicine, moral philosophy or aesthetics, on approaches to education and the transmission of knowledge, as well as on the dynamics of intellectual communities. We invite panels and individual papers that address any aspect of this theme with reference to any historical period, as well as relevant methodological and historiographic questions. There will also be general sessions devoted to other proposed intellectual historical topics.
Please send your panel proposals by 15 November 2010 and your paper abstracts by 15 December 2010 to the conference organizers: Dana Jalobeanu, email@example.com and Sorana Corneanu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation fee: 90 EUR for faculty and 60 EUR for students and unemployed members.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011
Source : Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi
Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the nature and representation of melancholia within poetry and its relationship to poetics and poetic creation from the Renaissance to the present. Drawing together contributors from Art History, Literature, Medical Humanities, Philosophy, and Print Media, Poetry and Melancholia will try to examine the variety of forms that melancholia has historically taken and extend its meaning beyond the social, medical and epistemological norms that had framed it as a sign of mental illness or a way of behaving to that of a cultural idea. We aim to define not only the different configurations and significance of melancholia as mood, feeling, state of mind, and a cultural outlook but also the role that modernity has played in its development from a medical discourse to a dispositional perspective. The Stirling International Poetry Conference has always been an event that both welcomes and supports practising poets, and this year working poets are especially welcome to participate by giving readings of their work and engaging in the subject debates around melancholia and poetry.
Aesthetics: the sublime, art and longing, decadence, narcissism and loss, revelations of destruction, degeneration, eroticism, melancholy genius, nostalgia, spleen, the states of boredom
Affect: sensibility, solitude and alienation, despair, grief, suffering and sadness, distorted senses, mood as language, psychology, transference, the workings of sympathy, haunting and return
Biomedical sciences: clinical depression, malady, delirium, humors, mental derangement, physiology and pathologies of the mind, psychoanalytic workings of mourning, somatic conditions
Nature, Space, and Landscape: landscape and distance, the resistance of physical objects, conflicts with nature, interior distance and phenomenology
Poetics: creativity, idleness and labour, imagination, inspiration and delirium, the politics of form and genre (allegory, elegy, lyric, and pastoral, etc.), poetry’s relation to the visual and plastic arts
Tradition and History: appropriations of classical theories of melancholia, the idea of tainted inheritance, the traditions of witchcraft and the demonic, the past as loss, writing and memory
Sociology: alienation, anomalies of self-consciousness and the will, fragmentation and conflicts of modernity, otherness, gender, class, race, sexuality, social role of the poet, suicide
Please submit 300 word abstracts for 20 minute papers or proposals for panels together with a short biographical note or CV to Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and David Miller at email@example.com by no later than 15 January 2011.
The Society for the Social History of Medicine offers three bursaries (£150 each) for postgraduate historians of medicine who have been accepted to give a paper as part of the conference.
University of Oxford, 22-24 April 2010
Concept and Organization: Manuele Gragnolati (Somerville College, Oxford) and Elena Lombardi (Bristol); with the support of the Paget Toynbee Fund, University of Oxford, and Somerville College, Oxford
Assistance: Tristan Kay (The Queen’s College, Oxford)
Keynote speakers: Bill Burgwinkle (King’s College, Cambridge) and Christian Moevs (Notre Dame)
Dante’s Divine Comedy has been appropriately called “the poem of desire”, not only because it features desire as the fundamental trait d’union between the self and God, but also because it covers the whole semantic area of this very large concept and its implications. Although rooted in the sensual (if not erotic) love for a woman, it also encompasses the theme of rational desire for knowledge, and combines the two in the spiritual drive towards the divine and the transcendental. Thus, Dante’s magnum opus explores the multiple tensions through which the notion of desire has been articulated and discussed in the diverse cultural fields since antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages – tensions which still reverberate in modern theories. Desire in Dante’s work questions the tension between lack and fulfillment, absence and presence, and earthly and divine love, with which Western culture had long engaged and would continue to do so.
Dante’s formulation of desire in the Comedy is the result of his long meditation on this concept in his other works (Vita Nuova, Rime, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Monarchia), as well as his reception of many other discourses of desire in the Christian Middle Ages. Indeed, from courtly literature to theology, from medicine to mysticism, from spirituality and devotional practices to political theory, the question of desire is central to medieval culture, matching, and occasionally surpassing, our contemporary “obsession” with it. Whilst in each of these fields desire has a specific significance and its own terminology, it also transcends the borders of these single disciplines and is a truly inter-discursive feature of medieval culture. Although often in service of normative relations (such as the relation between matter and form, lover and beloved, soul and God), desire can also be subversive, endowed with a protean nature and transformative powers.
This conference takes Dante’s multifaceted discourse of desire as an occasion to investigate medieval concepts of desire in their multiplicity, fragmentation, and interrelation. We therefore invite papers engaging with notions of desire in Dante and/or other authors, contexts, and discourses. We particularly welcome papers that, in addition to close readings of their chosen texts, explicitly address and theorize how desire operates within them. Possible topics include:
I- desire as a bridge between the human and the divine or between soul and body
II- desire in relation to eroticism, sensuality, sexuality
III- desire in relation cosmology and the sciences
IV- desire in relation to knowledge and power
V- desire in courtly literature, medieval Aristotelianism, medicine, mysticism, and political theory
VI- desire in relation to memory, loss, or death
VII- desire between lack and fulfillment, excess and control, suffering and joy
VIII- desire negotiating between the sacred and the earthly/profane
IX- desire in relation to language, poetry, textuality
IX- medieval vs. modern concepts of desire
Papers will be limited to 30 minutes.
Please email an abstract of maximum 500 words and a short bio-bibliographical profile (no more than 1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 15 October 2009.
An answer will be given by the end of November 2009.
For any other information, please contact Tristan Kay: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers
Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional
Geographies, April 6-8, 2010 ***
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
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 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
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.
Le Sensolier est une association réunissant des chercheurs et des acteurs du monde industriel qui se penchent sur la “sensorialité” à fin d’enquête sur les ressentis des consommateurs.
Symptôme de l’intégration des sciences de l’émotion désormais dans le champ, ô combien légitimant, de l’expertise, le Sensolier lance un appel à contribution sur Calenda pour une journée thématique intitulée : “Émotions, sentiments, humeurs… du rôle de l’affectif dans la sensorialité ?” (15 octobre 2009)
Extrait de l’argumentaire:
“L’objectif de la journée est de rassembler, et donc confronter, des points de vue diversifiés sur cette question : approches théoriques ou méthodologiques, résultats d’études, afin d’enrichir les réflexions et les pratiques de chacun. Nous souhaitons questionner ces concepts (émotions, sentiments, humeurs, plaisir…) dans les différents champs scientifiques où ils sont travaillés, leurs définitions, les relations qu’ils entretiennent et leurs conséquences dans les études sensorielles.
Dans l’esprit du Sensolier, valorisant l’échange pluridisciplinaire, cette journée pourra associer physiologistes, cliniciens, anthropologues, sociologues, psychologues, linguistes… et praticiens ou chercheurs en évaluation sensorielle et études consommateurs et marketing autour du thème.”
Demain, l’histoire des émotions aux portes de l’expertise marketing? Qui l’eut cru?
Une nouvelle revue consacrée aux émotions va voir le jour en 2009, son titre : Emotion Review. La revue est en lien avec l’ISRE et annonce une approche multidisciplinaire, donc incluant l’histoire de l’émotion. A noter également qu’elle sera en consultation libre sur le net jusqu’en 2011. Ci-dessous la présentation ; pour plus de renseignements (appels à contribution, abonnement, etc.) : cliquez ici.
Emotion Review is a new fully peer reviewed scholarly journal published by SAGE Publications in association with the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) from 2009.
Its unique aim will be to publish a combination of theoretical, conceptual, and review papers – often with commentaries – to enhance debate about critical issues in emotion theory and research. Emotion Review will publish work across a wide interdisciplinary field of research that traverses many disciplines. In this respect, the journal will be open to publishing work in anthropology, biology, computer science, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, physiology, political science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and in other areas where emotion research is active.
Source: Barbara H. Rosenwein
EMMA entreprend de constituer une base de données bibliographiques sur l’histoire médiévale des émotions et de la vie affective (Occident latin, Byzance) qui sera mise en ligne dans les prochains mois.
Cette mission est actuellement confiée à Benoit Martel, étudiant de second cycle à l’UQAM, sous la direction de Piroska Nagy. Dans un premier temps, les investigations seront conduites à partir de mots-clés (en français, anglais, allemand, italien et espagnol) sur les grands sites de ressources (reti medievali, regesta imperii, International Medieval Bibliography, Medioevo latino, Jstor, Ménestrel, etc.) et les catalogues en ligne (Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Bibliothèque universitaire de Poitiers, Bibliothèque de la Casa de Velázquez, Sudoc, Library of Congress Online Catalogue, Worldcat, etc.) et complétées au moyen des bibliographies de monographies.
Dans cette perspective, nous lançons un appel auprès de tous les chercheurs pour alimenter cette bibliographie sur l’histoire de l’affectivité médiévale : si vous avez connaissance de références difficilement repérables avec nos critères d’interrogation, très récentes voire en cours de publication, n’hésitez pas à les transmettre à email@example.com
Nos critères de sélection durant cette phase de collecte sont volontairement très larges ; donc, dans le doute, ne vous abstenez pas de nous faire part de vos trouvailles !
Cet appel a bien entendu un caractère permanent, vous pouvez donc aussi abonder la bibliographie en postant un « commentaire » à ce billet.