Emotion Studies Network
Call for Papers for the 36th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Kansas City, Missouri, September 18-21, 2014
Deadline: January 24, 2014
The Emotion Studies Network will host a series of panels at the next annual meeting of the GSA. We are calling for proposals of panels that explore emotions in the German-speaking world from 1500 to the present. We encourage submission of individual papers as well as entire panels. While the GSA prefers complete panels, we hope to combine papers sent to us into complete panels and send them along to the GSA organizers.
Emotions have long stood at the center of research in the humanities and social sciences, providing a significant window for the study of human experience, expression, and behavior. Over the past ten years the cultural study of emotions and affects has gained momentum. As emotions transcend disciplinary, temporal, and geographical boundaries, the study of emotions thus offers a rare opportunity for serious interdisciplinary engagement in a new key.
Since its conception at the end of the nineteenth century, the study of emotions has been defined by a series of largely untenable, binary distinctions: between realism and constructivism, materialist and cultural-linguistic approaches, historical and literary criticism, microscopic and macroscopic lenses, and premodern and modern periods. We want to invite proposals from a variety of methodologies, disciplines, and media to take a critical look at such binaries.
If you are interested, please submit a brief abstract (250 words) by January 24, 2014 to us:
Derek Hillard ([log in to unmask])
Russell Spinney ([log in to unmask])
Heikki Lempa ([log in to unmask])
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