CFP : Histoire d’émotions : saisir les perceptions, penser les subjectivités (Montréal)

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XVe Colloque International Interdisciplinaire de l’Association des Étudiant.e.s Dipômé.e.s du Département d’Histoire de l’Université de Montréal (AÉDDHUM)

Histoire d’émotions : saisir les perceptions, penser les subjectivités
14-15-16 mars 2018

Dans les dernières années, l’émergence de l’histoire des émotions a pu suscité un grand intérêt de la part des chercheur.e.s en sciences humaines. Puisant dans des notions liées aux domaines de la sociologie, de la psychologie, de l’anthropologie et des neurosciences, ce courant observe et qualifie les fluctuations émotionnelles et les espaces dans lesquelles celles-ci sont exprimées. Au fil du temps, les émotions s’inventent, se diversifient, se réinventent, s’expriment avec plus ou moins d’intensité, de liberté. Plusieurs les appréhendent comme tributaires d’une multitude de « régimes émotionnels »[1]. En outre, d’un point de vue méthodologique et épistémologique, l’historien.ne lui-même doit faire preuve d’humilité et admettre l’influence de ses propres émotions face à son objet d’étude. Pour ces diverses raisons, il apparait nécessaire aux chercheur.e.s de tous les champs disciplinaires (philosophie, science politique, arts visuels, arts plastiques, anthropologie, sociologie, etc.) d’affiner leur compréhension des émotions du passé et de critiquer les classifications émotionnelles contemporaines.

Le comité organisateur souhaite faire de l’analyse du phénomène émotionnel le centre d’un espace de discussion, de réflexion et de critique. Comment est-ce que la foi, l’idéologie, la « race », la classe et le genre influencent l’expression des émotions ? Les repères émotionnels varient-ils d’une société à l’autre (dans l’espace et le temps) ? Les émotions ont-elles un impact conscient ou inconscient sur l’action humaine en société ? Faut-il s’inquiéter de certaines formes de manipulation émotionnelle ? Comment percevoir les émotions à travers l’infinie multitude de nos sources (qu’elles soient écrites, orales, filmées, enregistrées, dessinées, etc.) ? Les chercheur.e.s, parfois témoins, doivent-ils taire leurs émotions pour en parler ? Quel est l’engagement affectif des chercheur.e.s envers leurs témoins ? Nos perceptions et nos subjectivités altèrent-elles nos travaux ?

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Vient de paraître : M. de Saint-Chéron, Réflexions sur la honte. De Rousseau à Levinas

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M. de Saint-Chéron, Réflexions sur la honte. De Rousseau à Levinas, Hermann, 2017

Depuis la Bible hébraïque, qui lui donna un relief particulier, la honte fut pensée d’abord par Platon et Aristote comme concept, puis traversa la littérature mondiale. Relisant Rousseau à la lumière de Levinas, Kafka à celle de Benjamin ou George Steiner, Celan à celle de Blanchot, ou le génocide khmer à l’aune de Rithy Panh et Paul Ricoeur, Michaël de Saint-Cheron propose une réflexion sur l’histoire universelle de la honte.

Si dans la mémoire de la Shoah, l’auréole du martyre s’est substituée à celle de la honte vécue par 6 millions de victimes et par tant de survivants, ce n’est pas le cas dans le génocide khmer. Dans sa conclusion, l’auteur évoque Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, qui a combattu la honte.

Original author: Damien Boquet

Vient de paraître : R. Borderie, Fiction et diction de la peur dans les récits du XIXème siècle

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Régine Borderie, Fiction et diction de la peur dans les récits du XIXème siècle, Editions La Baconnière, 2017

 

Dans les récits du XIXème siècle, on a peur de la nature et du surnaturel, mais aussi de la guerre, du peuple, du criminel, de soi-même… Passion du récit, présente dans les divers genres romanesques ainsi que dans les contes et nouvelles, la peur émerge sur fond de Terreur, de conflits militaires et politiques, de transformations sociales et artistiques profondes. Elle se dresse également sur un arrière-plan scientifique en partie renouvelé.

Quelles formes prend-elle selon les personnages mis en scène ? Quelle représentation de l’espace induit-elle ? Comment nourrit-elle la composition et la matière dramatique du récit ? Quel regard les écrivains portent-ils et nous amènent-ils à porter sur ceux qui l’éprouvent ?

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Vient de paraître : Les émotions positives et leurs représentations en Grèce archaïque

EMMA (Les Émotions au Moyen Âge) est un programme de recherche qui se consacre depuis 2006 à l’étude des émotions médiévales dans une perspective d’échanges avec les sciences humaines et sociales.
Il est animé par Damien BOQUET (Université d'Aix-Marseille) et Piroska NAGY (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Le carnet d'EMMA présente l'actualité des recherches autour des émotions médiévales.
Les rubriques du menu donnent accès à un certain nombre d'archives sur les travaux déjà produits (programmes des rencontres EMMA, publications) et annoncent les chantiers à venir.

Original author: Damien Boquet

Early Theatre 20.2

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.323  Thursday, 21 December 2017

 

From:        Helen M Ostovich

Date:         December 20, 2017 at 3:23:08 PM EST

Subject:    Early Theatre 20.2

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Winning Authors in Early Theatre

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.322  Thursday, 21 December 2017

 

From:        Helen M Ostovich

Date:         December 20, 2017 at 3:15:40 PM EST

Subject:    Winning Authors in Early Theatre

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Thank you to Ciara

As we come to the end of 2017, we thought we would take a moment to thank Ciara Meehan – co-founder and co-director – of the network, who has decided to step down from her role. We wish her all the best with her future endeavours and hope to welcome her back to the committee in the future. Ciara has written several fantastic blogs for the network since it began. So to say farewell here are some of the topics she has fascinated us with.

‘It was quite shocking’: The Day the Government Leader Voted Against his Government’s Legislation on Contraception

Before Mumsnet and What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Women’s Magazines as Sites of Information

 

‘Am I Pregnant?’: Women’s Magazines as a Source of Information


Original author: jennifercevans

Under the Mistletoe

Wellcome Library. Kathryn Ball, watercolour of sprig of leaves and berries.

Christmas is drawing ever closer and people are decorating their homes, soon, I’m sure, we will start to see sprigs of mistletoe hanging from door frames. We all know that two people under the mistletoe are supposed to kiss. But in the early modern period mistletoe (or misletow, misletoe) was also thought to be a useful medicinal plant.

In 1730 John Colbatch published an entire Dissertation Concerning Misletoe describing it as ‘a Wonderful Specifick Remedy for the Cure of Convulsive Distempers’.1 As he explained in the introduction

It would be highly criminal in me to let another Misletoe Season pass, without informing the World what a Treasure God Almighty has every Year presented to their View; and that nobody, at least very few, have received any Benefit from it

He explained that the Bills of Mortality (printed lists showing what people had died of in London) revealed that convulsions caused a fifth of all deaths, mostly in children. Thus it was imperative that everyone was informed about this ‘Wonderful’ medicine that offered hope to parents.

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New video about James Stirling and the Faculty of History

Completed in 1967 and opened in 1968, the History Faculty building by Sir James Stirling was one of the most controversial buildings in Cambridge and one that was nearly razed to the ground in the 1980s. Fifty years since its completion, the building is now Grade 2 listed and seen by many as a masterpiece of post-war architecture by one of Britains leading architects; Sir James Stirling. This video looks at the moment leading up to the building of the History Faculty and the work of Sir James Stirling. Lord Richard Rogers talks about Stirling’s work at Cambridge and the influence it had on his generation of architects.

New video about James Stirling and the Faculty of History

Completed in 1967 and opened in 1968, the History Faculty building by Sir James Stirling was one of the most controversial buildings in Cambridge and one that was nearly razed to the ground in the 1980s. Fifty years since its completion, the building is now Grade 2 listed and seen by many as a masterpiece of post-war architecture by one of Britains leading architects; Sir James Stirling. This video looks at the moment leading up to the building of the History Faculty and the work of Sir James Stirling. Lord Richard Rogers talks about Stirling’s work at Cambridge and the influence it had on his generation of architects.

Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies

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Original author: Kuo

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes

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Original author: Estes

World Building. Transmedia, Fans, Industries

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Original author: Boni

Modern Ghost Melodramas

490 pages | 48 color plates | 6 x 9

Cloth $155.00 ISBN: 9789462980167 Published December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The popular and critical successes of films like The Sixth Sense and TheRing in the late 1990s led to an impressive international explosion of scary films dealing with ghosts. This book takes a close look at a number of those films from different countries, including the United States, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Great Britain. Making a crucial distinction between these atmospheric films and conventional horror, Michael Walker argues that they are most productively seen as ghost melodramas, which opens them up to a powerful range of analytic tools from the study of melodrama, including, crucially, psychoanalysis.

Original author: Walker

Premodern Rulership and Contemporary Political Power

448 pages | 5 color plates, 4 halftones, 1 line drawing | 6 x 9

Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9789462983311 Published December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

In the medieval period, the monarch was seen as the embodiment of the community of his kingdom, the body politic. And while we've long since shed that view, it nonetheless continues to influence our understanding of contemporary politics. This book offers thirteen case studies from premodern and contemporary Europe that demonstrate the process through which political corporations—bodies politic—were and continue to be constructed and challenged. Drawing on  history, archaeology, literary criticism, and art history, the contributors survey a wide geographical and chronological spectrum to offer a panoramic view of these dynamic political entities.
 

Original author: Mroziewicz;

Migrant Penalties in Educational Achievement

210 pages | 84 halftones | 6 x 9

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789462981348 Published December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The integration of second-generation immigrants has proved to be a major challenge for Europe in recent years. Though these people are born in their host nations, they often experience worse social and economic outcomes than other citizens. This volume focuses on one particular, important challenge: the less successful educational outcomes of second-generation migrants. Looking at data from seventeen European nations, Camilla Borgna shows that migrant penalties in educational achievement exist in each one—but that, unexpectedly, the penalties tend to be greater in countries in which socioeconomic inequalities in education are generally more modest, a finding that should prompt reconsideration of a number of policy approaches.

Original author: Borgna

Conversations with Christian Metz

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2018

Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789089648259 Published December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This book translates a series of colloquial but in-depth interviews with a seminal film theorist, Christian Metz, in which he explains and expands on his groundbreaking theories. These interviews have never before been available in English, and they serve as an accessible introduction to film theory from one of its pioneers. The interviewers act as curious readers as they question Metz, who discusses his key tenets and the social landscape of his time, and offers unusual insights into his work.
 

Original author: Buckland;

Understanding Culture

Monika Baár, Professor in Cultural History and the History of Political Thought at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands

“This much-needed and very welcome textbook excels at the challenging task of conveying the intricacies of theory in a crisp and accessible manner to the reader. Abundant in illuminating examples, it is a guide to culture in the best sense of the world: it provides a lasting inspiration for reflection (well after it has been read).” 

Original author: Hellemans

Symposium: New directions in early modern Irish women’s history

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium, presented by the Women’s History Association of Ireland, will be held at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway on Friday 16th February 2018.

This will bring together leading and emerging scholars from a variety of disciplines currently engaged in cutting-edge research on the history of early modern Irish women. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Professor Mary O’Dowd (QUB) and Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD). Other confirmed speakers include Sparky Booker (QUB), Felicity Maxwell (NUIG), Frances Nolan (UCD), Clodagh Tait (MI), Evan Bourke (NUIG) and Jane Maxwell (TCD). The symposium is free to attend, but advance registration is necessary.

For further details, contact the organiser Dr Bronagh McShane at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more on the Women’s History Association of Ireland, see the WHAI blog here.

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A Christmas Tragedy with a Miraculous Ending

Every year we aim to bring you a Christmas themed post. We have looked at Christmas Roses, Mince pies, and soon will be bringing you a suggestion for warding off Christmas over-indulgence. Today we bring you a story related to Christmas, although perhaps not one that embodies Christmas spirit.

This tale began in Christmas 1671 –  not a happy one for Francis Culham and his family for quite suddenly he was stuck down with a ‘distemper’ which left him paralysed and ‘insensible’. Culham worked as a chirurgeon and had a good reputation both at sea and at home. He was living in the White Lion in South Lambeth.

It seems that Culham had begun having falls from August 1671 and suffered some concussion and humours flowing into his brain, which left him feeling quite melancholic. In what must have been a terrifying experience, and having just marked his 40th birthday since he was born on Christmas Day, 1631,  Culham seems to have felt a creeping paralysis overcoming his body. He was soon paralysed and spent the first month in bed unable to take food save for a sip of syrup some mornings. At the end of the month he seemed to rally a little and could sometimes enjoy a good meal, before lapsing into his distemper again, during which time he would make awful howling noises. When he could eat, he did so ravenously and tore at his meat, and drank up to seven quarts of strong drink. When in the distemper he couldn’t recognise his wife or children, nor any of his many visitors but neither would he suffer himself being treated with any ‘internal’ medicine.

This situation continued for several years until the spring of 1676 when the patient was twice let blood (which the author of this accounts, says may or may not be significant in Culham’s recovery). On Friday 12th May 1676, at around 10 in the morning, Culham signaled for a pen and some paper and proceeded to write out a prayer which began:

Lord grant a Power from thy divine Nature.

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