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Emotional Life and The Life of Emotions: Models and Histories of Emotion and Affect in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences

Emotional Life and The Life of Emotions: Models and Histories of Emotion and Affect in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

March 28, 2009

Location: Willima Doo Auditorium, New College, University of Toronto

Co-organizers: Marlene Goldman & Jill Matus

Sponsors:

New College, Dept. of English, St. George, Dept. of English & Drama, UTM, and the Dept. of Humanities, UTSC

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PROGRAM

8:30        Welcome

8:45 - 10:00 

Michel Ferrari (Centre for Applied Cognitive Science, OISE) Wisdom as Emotional Intelligence: Cross-Cultural Considerations


Gerald Cupchik (Psychology) Toward a General Theory of Emotion: The Aesthetics of

Emotion

10:00-10:15    Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:45   

Robert Levitan (Psychiatry) Obesity, Mood Regulation and Addiction


Jan Purnis (English) “Stomachous Disdaine”: The Stomach and the Emotions in Early

Modern Culture

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch for Conference Registrants

1:15 – 2:15    Keynote Address                               

Donald Stuss (Medicine) Humour, Theory of Mind, Emotional Control:  Neuronal Underpinnings and the Frontal Lobes


2:15 – 2:30    Coffee Break

2:30--4:00 pm     

Garry Leonard (English) Monsters and Mortgages: The Horror Movie as Prime 

Economic Indicator

Ato Quayson (English) Autistic Dynamic and Metonymic Circle in Becket’s Murphy


Pam Coles (English) Emotion and the Efficacy of Monster-making


4:15 -5:45   

Maja Djikic (Marcel Desautels Center for Integrative Thinking, Joseph L. Rotman School

of Management)  and Keith Oatley (Human and Applied Psychology, OISE) On the Moving Power of Art:  Impact of Literary Form on Emotion

Amy Mullin (Philosophy) Narratives, Emotions and Autonomy


Naisgari Dave (Anthropology) Letters of Longing: The Voicing and Circumscription of

Affect in Indian Lesbian Politics, 1991-1997

Registration Fee: $15.00 regular, or $10.00 for graduate students.  (Registration includes buffet lunch). In order to register please email mgoldman@chass.utoronto.ca before March 10th 2009.




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