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Moods and Feelings in Organisations and Institutions




Moods and Feelings in Organisations and Institutions: Responding to the “affective turn” in the Social Sciences

One-day workshop on the 18th of May, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University of Leicester



Detailed Description

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Emma Bell, Open University

Professor Steven D. Brown, University of Leicester

Dr. Kate Kenny, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Paul Stenner, Open University

The workshop aims to collect voices from contemporary affect scholarship. This scholarship can be seen as a heterogeneous, interdisciplinary trend to centrally engage with the phenomena denoted by terms such as mood, affect, emotion and feeling: to conceptualise these phenomena as liminal hybrids, neither simply biological, simply material, nor simply sociocultural; to recognise their fluctuating and dynamic organising, motivating and constitutive potentials (and how these intersect with the potentials borne within other realms, notably the discursive); to understand how these potentials are neither simply rational nor simply irrational; and so to theorise and analyse in non-reductive ways that wholly incorporate these felt, affective influences.

In short, through exploring and elucidating the organisational and institutional functions, communicative dimensions and semantic implications of the affective, this work could open up new progressive lines of analysis and intervention.


Dr. Elke Weik, e.weik@le.ac.uk

Dr. John Cromby, jjc31@le.ac.uk

Dr. Eda Ulus, e.ulus@leicester.ac.uk


18 May, 2017, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF

Registration: £35, including lunch, tea breaks, seminar materials