Call for papers

We invite conference presentations that address the following issues:

  • Affect and the so-called “affective turn”
  • Emotions and reader response/reception theory
  • Literary history/history of aesthetics relating to emotions
  • Sentimentalism and/or melodrama
  • History of emotions
  • The aesthetics of ecstasy, rapture, and/or transcendence
  • Queer affectivity
  • Verbal expression of emotion (emotion words, interjections, intensifiers, affective stance marking, etc.) in English
  • Expressive/affective/emotional meaning
  • Emotions in interpersonal pragmatics: politeness, impoliteness, relational work
  • Emotionality in discourse (media, political discourse, advertising, etc.)
  • Language attitudes and language judgments
  • Multimodal displays of emotion and feeling
  • Emotional expression in social, regional, historical varieties of English
  • Emotional factors in first and second language acquisition
  • The linguistic construction of emotion concepts (linguistic relativity of emotional vocabularies and emotion concepts)
  • Affective piety
  • Emotion and gender
  • Emotion and the body, embodied emotions
  • Emotion and performance, inscribing one’s body with meaning through an emotional demonstration
  • Textual or visual props as emotional triggers
  • Affectivity and medieval religious orders
  • Policing emotion: accepted and rejected emotional behaviour
  • Public / private emotion: the publicity of emotion
  • Emotional communities

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JANUARY 15, 2013

CFP SAUTE_CUSO 2013

To submit your abstract, please consult the submit your abstract page