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TitelGefühlswelten: Affect, Culture, Community - Graduate Student Conference
BeschreibungGefühlswelten: Affect, Culture, Community

Germanic Languages and Literatures
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
November 11-12, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Breger, Indiana University

This conference places itself within what has been called the “affective turn” of the humanities in order to approach, from the perspective of German Studies, the processes by which emotions constitute and are constituted in a collective. The German historical, social and cultural context provides an especially fertile and perilous ground for an investigation into the power of emotions. We enter recent discussion on the productive potential of affects and emotions by working through how, for example, “fear” and “love” can incite, subvert or placate.

It is in this sense that we take affect as our starting point for exploring how emotions emerge as productive, destructive or unintended agents in relation to collectives and communities. Following the work of Sara Ahmed, we wish to consider how emotions are constituted by the subject’s contact with a given object, even if the object remains unknown, shifting the focus to the emotional interactions themselves. This conference looks to the ways emotions exceed personal control and structure individuals, societies and even inanimate objects. We are thus interested in the sites—whether physical, digital or imagined, local, national, social, or counter-cultural—where people become affectively bound to one another. At the same time, we do not forget the limitations of emotions as historical and political agents, nor do we forget emotional violence.

We invite graduate students from all disciplines to submit proposals for 20-minute papers. Possible topics include:

- ethics, aesthetics and emotion
- affect as “reality-effect” (Barthes)
- emotion, language and intelligibility
- affect and knowledge making
- memory and affect
- speaking and narrating emotion
- affect, nation and Heimat
- emotional mobs
- the personal as the political
- the work of affect in media, music and art
- visual representations of and engagements with emotion
- affect in religion

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words by July 15 to:

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortAnn Arbor
PersonFunktion: Kontakt 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Michigan, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Graduate Students 
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte)
Klassifikation05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.11.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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