We invite abstracts of up to 300 words, plus a brief biography, for papers of no more than 20 minutes or panels of three associated papers. We encourage submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers as well as established scholars, which address the concept of mood from a theoretical or interdisciplinary angle. Submissions can cover but are not limited to the following topics:
Concepts of mood/‘Stimmung’ in philosophy:
- Heidegger’s ‘Stimmung’
- Aesthetics and mood in Kant, Schiller et al.
- Kierkegaard, existentialism and anxiety
Mood in psychology, psychiatry and cognitive science
- Mood and its relationship to the concepts of emotion and affect
- Mood disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, etc.
- Neurological and cognitive foundations of mood
Empirical studies of mood
Aesthetics of mood
Aesthetics and theories of mood in literature
- Concepts of mood, atmosphere, disposition and ethos in literature
- Pathetic fallacy
- The moods of Romanticism, Modernism, etc.
Mood in film and theatre
- Cinematic and theatrical atmospheres
Cinematic portraits of mood: Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia, von Trier’s Melancholia, etc.
Mood and music
- Theories of ‘Stimmung’ and attunement
- Concepts of harmony and dissonance
- Musical moods
Politics of mood/social moods
- Normativity and mood
- Social moods/collective states of mind/Prechter’s concept of mood in socionomics
Mood in linguistics/grammatical mood
Specific moods, such as:
Abstracts should be sent to mood dot warwick2016 at gmail dot com by 29 February 2016.