Call for Papers
5th “MEMORY, AFFECTS AND EMOTIONS”
International Interdisciplinary Conference
27-28 April 2023 | Online
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 kinds.
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 the hope that can motivate one´s contribution to the formation of a just and more inclusive society, the urgent transformation that has to start with the changes in ontology.
The aim of the present conference is to create an academically challenging and productive space for discussion of affect based research practices throughout disciplines. We are particularly interested in exploring the potential of affective turn in memory studies. As an interdisciplinary conference, it is considered important to discuss possible differences and similarities in the definitions of the affects as well as in the approaches to their studies and their application in research practice.
It is encouraged that researchers from various academic fields to join the discussion: anthropology, history, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, memory studies, consciousness studies, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, migration studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, and urban studies, to name but a few.
The organising committee will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. They also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.
The topics for the conference include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
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
Timeline and Procedures
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 7 April 2023 to: email@example.com or by REGISTRATION FORM . Notification of acceptance will be sent by 10 April 2023.
The conference language is English.
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Different forms of presentations (also posters) are available.
As our online conference will be international, we will consider the different time zones of our Participants.
Registration for the Conference :
In order to participate in the conference (as a speaker or an audience member), you need to pay a REGISTRATION FEE via bank transfer or PayPal:
PRESENTERS: EUR 30 or USD 35 or GBP 30 or PLN 110 – by 19 April 2023
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: EUR 20 or USD 25 or GBP 20 or PLN 70 – by 26 April 2023
NOTE: We offer a discount for our returning Participants.
THE FEE COVERS:
– LIVE access via individual link to all conference sessions (without installing any additional applications)
– the conference programme in PDF
– certificate of attendance for Presenters and Audience Members (sent by email or/and by post)
– online community gathering
– easy access on any device (phone, tablet and computer) with the possibility to join or leave the conference at any time
Beneficiary name: InMind Support Beneficiary Address: Jelitkowski Dwor 4
Beneficiary Bank name: SANTANDER
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Beneficiary Bank account numbers (IBAN):
Payment in PLN:
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Payment in EUR:
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3 months before the conference and more – 50%
from 3 months to 1 month – 75%
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Organizer: InMind Support
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology