Before the Aftermath: Emotion, Affect and Time

CLUE + & the The Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies (Access)

invite you to a festive book launch and mini-colloquium:

Before the Aftermath:
Emotion, Affect and Time

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 16.00–17.00, drinks afterwards

VU University, Kerkzaal

Frans Willem Korsten and Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen (University of Leiden) will present their recent monographs A Dutch Republican Baroque: Theatricality, Dramatization, Moment and Event (Amsterdam University Press, 2017) and A Literary History of Reconciliation: Power, Remorse and the Limits of Forgiveness (Bloomsbury, 2018).

In their presentations, van Dijkhuizen and Korsten will focus on the relations between emotion, affect and time – crucial concepts in current debates in emotion history on which they will offer complementary perspectives.

Korsten’s book argues that the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic was fascinated by the idea that the existing world emerged from a moment at which for a split second, two or more possible realities are equally real – the course of history as yet undetermined  – and after which only a singular one is actualized. Korsten examines this fascination by drawing on a distinction between emotion and affect.

Van Dijkhuizen’s book examines literary representations of interpersonal reconciliation from the early modern era to the present era. It shows how literary writers imagine reconciliation as forever deferred, while presenting feelings of remorse over wrongdoing as never-ending. In the aftermath of grievous wrongdoing – with history having run its course – reconciliation seems to remain beyond reach.

The festive event will be illuminated by a “remorse/reconciliation poetry reading” & by a mini scent event.

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Emotion Mining Seminar with James Pennebaker, creator of LIWC

The October issue of the Mind, Text, and Mining seminar presents:

Q&A (via Skype) with James W. Pennebaker (University of Texas Austin) & round table discussion.

Professor James Pennebaker is Centennial Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a key figure in the study of psychology using text both through his wide-ranging research and through development of the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) text analysis program, which is being used by many researchers within the social sciences and in industry.

NB: Although there will enough room for discussion with James Pennebaker, we ask you – if you have specific questions – to send them to us a week in advance so that we can forward them to James Pennebaker. The number of participants is limited. If you want to participate, please send an email to Martijn Schoonvelde (mschoonvelde@gmail.com).

For more info, see: http://mschoonvelde.com/seminar/

Date and time: October 18, 2018 | 3-5PM

Location: NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies (Herengracht 380 1016 CJ Amsterdam)

In various academic fields texts are analysed for indicators of speaker personality, or speaker emotions like disgust, anger, and happiness: concepts which have been shown to drive (political) behaviour or to represent opinions, attitudes or emotionality in relation to certain topics. Quantitative analysis or ‘mining’ of these psychological constructs in the study of historical, social, and political phenomena is burgeoning.

To learn more about these developments, we are forming a multidisciplinary group of interested and active researchers in the Netherlands by means of a regularly occurring seminar in which best practices in applied work, new methodologies, and substantive new findings are exchanged and discussed. We aim for a group of committed members who intend to participate on a regular basis.

Uitreiking van de erepenning van Teylers Tweede Genootschap op vrijdag 28 september 2018

UITNODIGING

 

Directeuren van Teylers Stichting hebben het genoegen u uit te nodigen voor de uitreiking van de erepenning van Teylers Tweede Genootschap op vrijdag 28 september 2018 om 16.00 uur in de gehoorzaal van Teylers Museum, Spaarne 16 te Haarlem.

In 2015 heeft prof. dr. Niek van Sas, hoogleraar geschiedenis na 1750, Universiteit van Amsterdam en lid van Teylers Tweede Genootschap, de prijsvraag geformuleerd met de titel: “Gevraagd wordt: een studie op het terrein van de emotie-geschiedenis, toegepast op een onderwerp uit de Nederlandse geschiedenis (Middeleeuwen tot heden)”.

De leden van het Tweede Genootschap en Directeuren van Teylers Stichting hebben een gouden penning toegekend aan de inzending onder het motto “het zien gaat voor het zeggen” met de begeleidende teksten “De ‘History of Emotions’ in het Nederlandstalige toneel van de zeventiende eeuw”, “Woelen en kroelen op het toneel: ongewenst?”, “Gezongen emoties. Toneelliederen in Rodenburghs Vrou Iacoba bij de opening van de nieuwe Schouwburg”, “Spain’s dramatic conquest of the Dutch Republic. Rodenburgh as a literary mediator of Spanish theatre”, “Vrouwenmoord in Vondels Gysbreght.”.

De auteurs zijn:

Dr. Olga van Marion en Timothy Vergeer M.A.

 

Het programma is als volgt:

  1. Opening door prof. dr. Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel, presiderend Directeur van Teylers Stichting.
  2. Toelichting op het judicium door prof. dr. Niek van Sas.
  3. Uitreiking van de erepenning.
  4. Voordracht door dr. Olga van Marion en Timothy Vergeer M.A. over hun inzending.
  5. Sluiting door prof. dr. Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel.

Hierna is er gelegenheid de bekroonden geluk te wensen in de tuinzaal van het museum.

Vóór de bijeenkomst zal vanaf 15.30 uur thee en koffie worden geschonken op de omloop bij de gehoorzaal op de eerste verdieping van het museum.

Indien u deze bijeenkomst wilt bijwonen, kunt u zich aanmelden door een e-mail te sturen uiterlijk vóór 10 september naar teylersstichting@teylersmuseum.nl

Teylers Museum is ongeveer 15 minuten lopen van het station Haarlem.

Parkeren is mogelijk in de naast het museum gelegen parkeergarage “De Appelaar”.

 

TEYLERS STICHTING

Haarlem, augustus 2018

www.teylersstichting.nl

How Gardens Feel: The Natural History of Sensation in Spenser and Milton

Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

Wednesday 18 April 2018
3.30 -5.00pm, drinks afterwards
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building
Room: 13A33

Abstract
In this talk, Michael Schoenfeldt explores the relation between the environment and the sensation of pleasure in Spenser and Milton – the two greatest epic poets of early modern England. Spenser and Milton are fascinating because they repeatedly focus on the scrupulous calibration of physical sensation with the environmental network. Schoenfeldt’s focus is on pleasure, and, to a lesser degree, pain – sensations that are invariably the product of particular kinds of osmotic interaction between the individual and the environment. Schoenfeldt argues that Spenser is primarily concerned with how environments can pollute individuals. Milton by contrast, is more concerned with how individuals pollute environments. His great epic depicts, among many other things, the first example of human-induced climate change.

Michael Schoenfeldt is John R. Knott, Jr. Collegiate Professor of English at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton (1999) and The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare’s Poetry (2010). He is currently researching a book-length study of pain and pleasure in early modern England.

Stevin Seminar on Emotions in Religion and Science

CLUE+, the Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities, the Amsterdam Centre for Religious History and ACCESS cordially invite you to the 25th Stevin Seminar ‘Emoties in Religie en Wetenschap’, which will be held on November 2nd from 15:30-17:15 hrs in room HG12A-37 (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main building, 12th floor). The meeting is in Dutch.

Lecture: The Empire of the Senses

On Tuesday 3 October, Daniele Hacke will visit ACCESS to give a lecture on sensory knowledge, communication and cultural encounters in the early Americas. You do not need to register for this lecture. We hope to see you there!

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