SAP sponsored event: Feelings of Belonging and Affective Spaces: Phenomenological Explorations
University of Exeter, Digital Humanities Lab
October 3, 2019 9:00 am — October 4, 2019 5:30 pm
Contact Lucy Osler for more information.
The aim of this two-day workshop is to consider the relationship between feelings of belonging and affective spaces. We seek to chart the various ways in which experiences such as group experience, political engagement, isolation, interpersonal atmospheres and online sociality manifest in relation to how social space is experienced and navigated. The format of the workshop will consist of a mixture of presentations and complementary round-table discussions. The workshop will approach this theme in a broad manner, engaging with: (i) theoretical issues, (ii) applied issues, as well as (iii) normative and political issues.
Thursday 3 October
9.00-9.30 Registration and breakfast
9.30-10.30 Sophie Loidolt keynote lecture (TU Darmstadt) - Public Feelings? The Public Sphere as an Affective Space and Space of Meaning
10.30-11.10 Lucy Osler (University of Exeter) - Group atmosphere online: affective space in digital realms
11.30-12.10 David Ekdahl (University of Southern Denmark) - “I can stress him out”: On virtual embodiment and affectivity in esports
12.10-12.50 Minna-Kerttu Vienola (University of Oulu) - Learning through Media-based Public Discussion as Sedimentation of Affects: a Husserlian-Merleau-Pontian Analysis
14.00-15.00 Dylan Trigg keynote lecture (University of Vienna) - It is still 1987: Belonging to the Past.
15.00-15.40 Leonardo Massanatini (University of Pisa) - Nostalgia, Identity & Niche Construction
16.00-16.40 Neil Williams (Roehampton University) - Class, Identity & Alienation: Towards an Identity Account of Social Class
16.40-17.20 Amelia Horgan (University of Essex) - In defence of ‘alienation’
Evening – Workshop dinner at The Gandhi, 7/8 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4HH
Friday 4 October
9.30-10.30 Joel Krueger & Tom Roberts keynote lecture (University of Exeter) – Loneliness and Cyberpathology
10.30-11.10 Asena Paskaleva-Yankova (Otto von Guericke University) - The Phenomenology of Social Stigma
11.30-12.10 Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin) - Habit, Belonging and Home Experiences: Embodied Responsiveness and the Phenomenology of Recognition
12.10 – 12.50 Ashika Singh (KU Leuven) - Belonging in Inhospitable Spaces
14.00-15.00 Luna Dolezal keynote lecture (University of Exeter) - “World-Traveling” and Chronic Shame: Considering Affective Experiences of the Marginal Self
15.00-15.40 Constantin-Alexander Mehmel (University of Essex) – Disorientation, Misfitting, and Belonging
16.00-17.30 Open discussion