- King’s College London, Wednesday 5th December 2012, 9am-6pm
- Funded by King’s Graduate School
Emotions are central to embodied experience, and much of what we do as individuals and/or collectives involves responding to emotional experiences, whether of trauma, shame, anger, fear, or guilt, or indeed of joy, love, passion, or empowerment. Our interdisciplinary workshop on Emotion, Affect, and Value: Feminist Methodologies therefore aims to explore the nature of emotion and embodied experience, and its significance for feminist research and activism. The workshop will review and investigate feminist methodologies which focus on the role of emotion, and will build on feminist scholarship in this area by bringing together feminist thinkers across disciplinary and methodological boundaries. In this way, the workshop seeks to devise innovative and relevant cross-disciplinary methods for understanding the contemporary world, which include an appreciation of global politics, social movements, the cultural and creative industries and digital communities.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Methodological, epistemological and theoretical issues at work in the study of emotion.
- Emotion and affect in the health sciences
- Emotion and affect in philosophical thought, social theory and psychology
- Innovative methodologies and digital approaches
- The epistemic value of emotion/affect across disciplines (philosophy, sociology, health sciences)
- Narratives and practices of emotion across disciplines: expressions and silences
- (Re)presentations of affect in film, literature, and creative arts, in spaces and places, etc.
This workshop is organized by Gender Matters @ King’s – an interdisciplinary research network encompassing social science, arts and humanities and health science. We invite papers that explore innovative methodologies to engage with issues of emotion, affect and value, and novel/ challenging/ significant modes of dissemination. We would be particularly keen to explore ‘different’ ways of presenting/ communicating/ exploring these issues within the workshop space.
Please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words by Monday 1st October 2012 to the organising committee at email@example.com, including “Feminist Methodologies Workshop” in the email subject line.