[artinfo] Politics & Emotions Conference

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Politics & Emotions

International Conference 16-18 April 2004

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

The Centre for Critical Theory (CCT), the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies
(CPSS) and the School of Politics at UWE announce a major conference on
Politics and Emotions.  This international interdisciplinary conference will
explore both the emotions involved in politics and the politics of the
emotions themselves

The plenary speakers include

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, author of two award-winning biographies, Hannah
Arendt: For Love of the World (1982) and Anna Freud: A Biography (1988), is
psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She has authored many
other works including the acclaimed The Anatomy of Prejudices (1996).

Jack Barbalet is a leading researcher and theorist of the social and
significance of emotions. He has published extensively on this theme,
including the pathbreaking Emotions, Social Theory and Social Structure: A
Macrosociological Approach (1998). He is currently Professor of Sociology at
the University of Leicester, where he is Head of Department.

James M. Jasper is an independent scholar living in New York City. He has
taught at Berkeley, Columbia, Princeton, and New York University. His works
politics and emotions include The Art of Moral Protest (1997) and the
co-edited volume, Passionate Politics (2001)

Susan James is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of
London. Her areas of research are early modern philosophy, political
philosophy and feminist philosophy. Her recent publications include Passion
and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy (1999). Oneof her
current projects is an exploration of the place of the emotions in political

Call for Papers

Here are just some of the themes on which contributions would be welcome:

Reason and passion
Affect and social and political mobilization
The emotions and democratic deliberation
The politics of fear and insecurity
The dynamics of political violence
Structures of feeling/abiding affects
Embodied and disembodied politics
Intra- and inter-group dynamics and the struggle for recognition
Care, empathy and oppression
The therapeutic state and its discontents

If you would like to propose a paper, send your name and affiliation, paper
title and 250 word abstract to Centre for Critical Theory, Faculty of
Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, University of the West of
Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK or by email to cct at uwe.ac.uk

Practical Details

The conference fee is =A3145 (=A370 for postgraduates and the unemployed).
If you
want to come for a day, the day rate is =A350.  This includes coffee, lunch,
and the conference dinner.  Registration forms are available by post from
from its website or from Julia Long, Centre for Psycho-Social Studies,
of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, The University of the West of
England, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Accommodation is not
provided.  Details of a range of options is available on the website or on

Further Information

For further details, see the CCT website at
www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres/cct/ or contact Julia Long, Research
Administrator for CPSS (julia.long at uwe.ac.uk)

For questions about paper proposals, contact the co-organizers: Paul Hoggett
(paul.hoggett at uwe.ac.uk) or Simon Thompson (simon.thompson at uwe.ac.uk)
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