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CRPL Workshop: Modernism and the Emotions

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE

 

MODERNISM AND THE EMOTIONS

 

 

JUNE 1, 2007

 

In recent years there has been a surge of philosophical interest in the emotions. Modernist literature often thematizes them at a level of specificity and conceptual sophistication that makes it potentially fruitful for a philosophical understanding of affectivity. The aim of this workshop is to initiate an interdisciplinary approach that brings literary and philosophical analysis into focused debate.

 

Schedule:

9.30-10.00

Registration and Coffee

 

10.00-11.20

Paul Davies (Sussex, Philosophy)

Fictional Moods

 

11.20-12.40

 Eileen John (Warwick, Philosophy)

Modernism, the Concrete Image, and Moral Imagination

 

12.40-14.00

Lunch

 

14.00-15.20

 Sabine A. Doering (Hamburg, Philosophy)

On Robert Musil's Concept of Gestalt: Cognitive Emotions and Cognitive Aesthetics

 

15.20-16.40

Michael Bell (Warwick, English and Comparative Literature)

Modernism and the Transformation of Sentiment: Some Questions

 

16.40-17.00

Coffee Break

 

17.00-18.20

Peter Poellner (Warwick, Philosophy)

Concepts, Emotions, World-Disclosure: Thoughts on Modernist Literature and Philosophy

 

For a Registration Form please click HERE or contact Joseph Kuzma (j.d.kuzma@warwick.ac.uk) for more information.

 

Waged £15 Unwaged £7

Further conference details will be forthcoming

 

This event is sponsored by the HRC and the British Society of Aesthetics