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Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture

Internationale Konferenz unter Leitung von Dr. Freya Sierhuis (LMU Research Fellow).

23.10.2011 – 25.10.2011

In view of the growing number of studies on the topic of passions, emotions or affectivity in early modern culture, a need to confront underlying questions concerning the psychology of the passions, the connections between passion, cognition and embodiment, and the relation between affective experience and subjectivity, is becoming increasingly apparent. This conference, which brings together perspectives from intellectual and literary history, investigates the passions from a variety of viewpoints situating reflection on the nature of human passions on the interstices of political thought and ethics, literature and epistemology, religious belief and social praxis.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Brian Cummings (Sussex), Russ Leo (Princeton), Christopher Tilmouth (Cambridge), Angus Gowland (UCL), Katharine Fletcher (Sussex), Katrin Ettenhuber (Cambridge), Joseph Moshenska (Cambridge), Adrian Streete (QUB), Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts), Felicity Green (Cambridge).