H-Emotions will provide a discussion forum for scholars of emotion, affect, and sentiment across time and space. We welcome subscribers from all fields of study throughout the world!
Registration is open for the symposium 'Signs of Life: Puppetry, Emotions, Embodiment and Empathy'. Held at QMUL on October 20 14.00-17.30, 'Signs of Life' asks what role can puppetry play in unravelling the psychology of empathy and our ability to read each other’s emotions? How is it that we can we so easily feel apparently real emotions when watching bodies that are not even flesh and blood? Do we react differently to puppets, robots, avatars and people? And can we ever really ‘suspend disbelief’?
We are delighted that Professor Sianne Ngai (University of Chicago) will give the Centre for the History of the Emotions Annual Lecture for 2017 on Thursday 16 November at 6.30pm in the Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL (Mile End Campus). Professor Ngai's lecture is titled ‘The Gimmick as Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form'.
Registration is now open. Attendance is free but booking is essential: https://gimmick.eventbrite.co.uk
We are now accepting abstracts for papers on the topic of impassivity and its cultural forms, for a seminar at the annual ACLA meeting (Los Angeles, 3/29-4/1). We would like to invite interested researchers to join us in reconsidering the significance or potentials of emotional absence. The deadline for submissions is Sept 21.