The Politics of Emotion: A Public Workshop
The study of the emotions is a burgeoning multi-disciplinary field, with approaches to the topic ranging from scientific investigation into the biological mechanisms of affect to studies of the cultural constructedness of emotional experience to analyses of specific emotions like disgust. There has also been a renewed interest in political aspects of emotions, evident in publications such as The Politics of Affect (Brian Massumi), The Cultural Politics of Emotion (Sara Ahmed), and Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements (ed. Jeff Goodwin et al.). This workshop, bringing together scholars from English, French, Anthropology, Theatre and History, will reflect on three themes: ‘Embodied Emotions’; ‘Conflict and the Emotions’; and ‘Minorities and Emotions’.
Time and Place: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m., 29 September, 2017, in CW 113. The interested public is welcome to attend. The workshop will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Panel I: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Embodied Emotions
- “Perturbations: Politics and Early Modern Emotions”
- “Fulgens et Lucrece and Utopia: Head and Heart in Two Early Modern Works”
Leanne Groeneveld and Alex MacDonald
Panel II: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Conflict and Emotions
- “Romantic Poetry and the Feeling of Revolution”
- “Looking Back on Early Modern Battlefield Emotions”
- “Touching Politics: Carl Schmitt’s Hamlet or Hecuba”
Panel III: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Minorities and Emotions
- “A Moral Bioethnography of an Amazonian mensch, trickster, and Lothario”
- “The Feeling of Minoritization”
Jérôme Melançon and Sean E. Moore
Wine and Cheese Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.