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CONF./CFP- Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia, 6/2008

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CONF./CFP- Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia, 6/2008

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark@uiuc.edu>

Call for Papers: "Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia"
Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum, June 19-21, 2008

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois,

Organizers: Mark Steinberg (History, Slavic Review) and Valeria Sobol
(Slavic Languages and Literatures)

The 2008 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum will be held at the University of
Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, beginning on the evening of Thursday
June 19 and concluding Saturday June 21, 2008, on the topic of
"interpreting emotion in eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia." This
conference will be a multidisciplinary exploration of emotion and its
cultural representations in eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia from
the 19th century to the present, especially in public life, as well as
a critical consideration of how we approach the study of emotion. Only
relatively recently have scholars begun to study systematically and
deeply emotional perception and expression as not merely "private"
inward feeling but as ways of interpreting and judging the external
world and acting in it. We are seeking proposals for papers that
explore both questions of method and particular histories,
ethnographies, and cultural expressions of emotion. Topics that might
be examined, for example, include emotions and political culture,
emotions and gender, emotions and the body, emotions and the public
sphere, and individual emotions such as love, anger, shame, and
melancholy. Historians, literary scholars, art historians,
anthropologists, sociologists, musicologists, psychologists and other
disciplines are encouraged to propose papers. Please send proposals
for papers (maximum 1 page) and a brief CV to steinb@uiuc.edu and
vsobol@uiuc.edu by May 31, 2007 (you may also contact us with
questions). Subject to funding, we expect to be able to cover
participants' expenses for travel and lodging.

For more information on the Fisher Forum series see:


Mark D. Steinberg
Professor, Department of History
Editor, Slavic Review

Department of History, University of Illinois
416 Gregory Hall 810 S. Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801 (MC-466)
tel. 217.244.2082 fax 217.333.2297

Slavic Review
57 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6601
tel. 217.333.3621 fax: 217.333.3872
email: slavrev@uiuc.edu
URL: http://www.slavicreview.uiuc.edu/

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