Doing IPS: Workshop: Visuality and Emotions in International Politics

Doing IPS: Workshop: Visuality and Emotions in International Politics

Workshop organized by the Doing International Political Sociology Transnational Hub in collaboration with the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen.

When: Friday, February 5th, 2.00 –4.00 pm(London Time, GMT, UTC +0)

Where: Online event (Zoom). The event is free, but registration is needed. You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/8ggKcaJ2qG3V7VRe8.

A zoom link will be sent to participants shortly before the event.

Visuality and Emotions in International Politics

The proposed short workshop takes up the recent “visual turn” in research on emotions in international politics. Empirically, it brings together research on different fields of world politics, including conflict, migration, humanitarianism and everyday political performativity. At the same time, the workshop combines interdisciplinary research on different media of expression, including film, graffiti and fashion. Conceptually, we aim at disentangling the experience and expression of emotions from the social and political processes through which they are shaped, shared, and transformed. The various contributions challenge discourses of “authenticity” of emotions by highlighting their performativity. They combine a focus on narrative techniques, materiality and gender in order to add nuance to the study of the relationship between images and emotions.

Programme

Panel I (chaired by Henri Myrttinen)

2pm -3pm

  • Marie Beauchamps, Queen Mary University of London.Title: The Threatened Swan: What a painting tells us about the power of emotions in politics of security in response to a security threat
  • Katja Freistein, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen.Title: Dressed for Power. Female Leaders, Fashion, and the Performativity of the Emotional
  • Simon Koschut, Freie Universität, Berlin.Title: “This Transatlantic Alliance Is Felt So Keenly”: Ritual, Emotion and Security Communities
  • Amya Agarwal, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen.Title: Graffiti, Gender and Emotions in the Kashmiri Resistance

Panel II (chaired by Florian Kühn)

3pm-4pm

  • Christine Unrau, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen.Title: Crafting Compassion? Flight and Migration in Documentary Films
  • Renny Thomas, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.Title: Visuality, Emotions, and the Laboratory: Anthropological Observations
  • Katharina Krause, Institut for Political Science, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.Title: Seeing ‘bodies in pain’: Images, Emotions and the Health-Security Nexus
  • Henri Myrttinen, Mauerpark Institute, Berlin.Title: Death Becomes Him: The Hypervisibility of Martyrdom and Invisibility of the Wounded in the Iconography of Lebanese Militarised Masculinities

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