Seminars

  • Founded
    2015
  • Seminar Number
    777

This seminar seeks to bring together scholars in the fields and subfields that have been touched by a growing interest in the emotional or affective experience, whether understood as embodied or incorporeal, emotional or impersonal, quantifiable or escaping measurement. This inter/multidisciplinary seminar on affect will incorporate a wide range of approaches and topics across disciplines and periods. We aim to provide a forum for a discussion of affect in the arts, sciences, history, psychology, philosophy, ecology, queer/feminist studies and social theory, among others, as well as a means to historicize how affect and emotion have served in religious, social, and political contexts in different periods and locales, from Antiquity to contemporary life. We feel that fostering interdisciplinary exchange on the question of affect is vital for understanding the many valences of affect studies’ vocabulary and concerns.


Co-Chairs
Professor Patricia Dailey
pdailey@columbia.edu

Professor Thomas Dodman
td2551@columbia.edu

Professor Lauren Mancia
laurenmancia@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Alec Joyner
alj2140@columbia.edu


All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020 fall semester. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

11/30/2020 Online Meeting
5:00 PM

Piroska Nagy, Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)




03/12/2021 Online Meeting
12:00 PM

Philip Napoli, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Liz Strong, Columbia University