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Language and Emotion

This workshop, organized by Dr Ingrid Medby and Dr Sally Holloway centres on the intersections of language and emotion in academic practice. It aims to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss both how language and language-practices feature as themes in our research on emotion, and how language and language-practices influence everyday work by researchers and teachers of emotion in Higher Education.

The date will involve keynote lectures by

  • Historian Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith (Queen Mary University of London), author of The Book of Human Emotions (2015)
  • Translator and interpreter Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson (Open University), author of Translation and Emotion: A Psychological Perspective (2017)

Please note that other participants will not present papers, but are asked to contribute to discussions around the above broad questions by drawing on their own research/teaching experience. For more information, please see the call for participation.