MAKING BODIES OF WORDS: WRITING'S NEW MATERIALISMS

Anna Gibbs, University of Western Sidney

12.08.2013 | Mikkel Rytter

Dato tor 12 sep
Tid 10:00 15:30
Sted Aarhus, Nobelparken, 1455, room 129.

MAKING BODIES OF WORDS: WRITING'S NEW MATERIALISMS

The emergence of Affect Theory as a new paradigm in both the Humanities and Social Sciences poses challenges to traditional modes of scholarly writing, perhaps especially in the latter disciplines, where empirical approaches in Sociology, for example, necessitate representing the voices of others as well as the scholar her or himself. Moreover, a related current in contemporary thought - New Materialism - also makes clear that we inhabit a world where the human can no longer be the measure of all things.

This paper asks, what are the implications of Affect Theory and New Materialism for contemporary scholarly writing? What exactly is the nature of this body we make in writing, and what can this body do?

Program:

10-12 Public Lecture with Anna Gibbs (se abstract abve)

12-13 Lunch

13-15.30 Workshop on 'Affect in academic writing'

The workshop addresses the questions raised in the morning lecture. Some participants will be invited to make 10 minutes presentations on a challenge/question of relevance for scholarly writing in the theoretical field of affect and emotion, preferably on the basis of own writing. Together with Anna we will have time to discuss the presented material, and identify themes and strategies for further work. To participate in the workshop please write an email to Anne Line Dalsgaard: etnoald@hum.au.dk

Seminar