Last Call for Papers! Emotion, Affect, Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling, 19-20 April 2013

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University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 19-20 April 2013
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eva.suarato@unil.ch

Last Call For Papers:

17th Saute Conference

CFP: Emotion, Affect, Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling

University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 19-20 April 2013

The Foucauldian notion that emotions and sentiments have a history has inspired a growing body of scholarly works that conceive “emotions as habits that can be produced through cultural scripts” (McNamer 2010). The medieval period, particularly the later medieval rise of affective piety, has been fertile ground for a study of social and cultural changes in emotional behaviour. In this context, emotion, spirituality, gender, and the body intersect in a complex manner: emotions are intrinsically linked with the mystical, and affective spirituality is equated with feminine piety. Caroline Walker Bynum, Rachel Fulton and, most recently, Sarah McNamer have addressed these issues, but much still needs to be done in order to reconstruct how emotion and affect influenced the construction of the individual and informed his/her social interactions in the medieval period.

Keynote Speakers:

Stéphanie Trigg (University of Melbourne)
Nancy Armstrong (Duke University)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University
Paul Stenner (Open University)

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2013
This conference is co-organized across different disciplines of English (English literature, medieval studies, and linguistics)

conference website: http://www.unil.ch/saute2013

the organizers: Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, Andreas Langlotz, and Juliette Vuille

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gender_studies_and_sexuality
international_conferences
medieval
renaissance