Body06
Body, affect, senses and emotion: fields and perspectives [SIEF Working Group on Body, Affects, Senses, and Emotions (BASE)]

Convenors:
Maja Povrzanovic Frykman (Malmö University)
Monique Scheer (University of Tuebingen)
Chair:
Kerstin Pfeiffer (Heriot-Watt University)
Discussant:
Jonas Frykman (Lund University)
Stream:
Body, Affects, Senses, Emotions
Format:
Workshops
Location:
Aula 1
Start time:
16 April, 2019 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel examines the expression and representation of affective and sensory experience in and through different art forms and engagement with material culture in order to explore the potential that such perspective can bring to different academic fields.

Long abstract:

This panel seeks to explore historically and culturally continent ways in which people feel, see, hear, smell, touch taste or express their feelings and sensations, and the ways in which such experiences are expressed, represented and conceptualised in or through a variety of artistic forms and objects. It aims to encourage discussion on the advantages and limitations of engaging with bodies, affects, senses and emotions for different academic fields, as well as reflection on the extent to which prevailing interpretative paradigms in ethnology, anthropology and related disciplines can be interrogated, shaped and perhaps shifted through a scholarly focus on affective and sensory experience.