About the conference
Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind.
Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether. Brian Massumi in The Politics of Affect (2015) defines affect as “being right where you are – more intensely” based on the bodily experiences of the relations with the world.
He compares affect with hope that can motivate one´s contribution to formation of a just and more inclusive society, the urgent transformation that has to start with the changes in ontology.
- Affects, emotions and memory
- Corporeal experiences in memory studies
- New materialist and feminist approach to memory studies
- Materiality of memory
- Corporeal experiences of everyday life
- Affects and health
- Affects, consciousness and dreams
- Affects, emotions and trauma
- Creativity as corporeal experience
- Affects and crime
- Affective turn in the discourse studies
- Emotions and political thought
- Affective turn in visual analysis
- Affects in literature
- Affects in film
- Theatre as emotion and bodily practice
- Affects and embodiment in science
- Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 25 July 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 July 2020
- Presenters: EUR 25 or USD 35 or PLN 100 – by 3 August 2020
- Audience members: EUR 20 or USD 30 or PLN 90 – by 7 August 2020
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