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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. John Cromby, email@example.com
Dr. Eda Ulus, firstname.lastname@example.org
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