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Wild Emotions: Affect and the Natural World

Date: 14‒15 December 2017
Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, 10th Floor, Law Building, The University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham St, Carlton, VIC
Enquiries: Grace Moore (gmoo@unimelb.edu.au)
Registration: Register by 8 December 2017 at the link below
Convened by: Stephanie Trigg and Grace Moore

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Whether it is red in tooth and claw or a goddess to be worshipped, nature is always an emotional subject.  The ‘Wild Emotions’ collaboratory will explore affective interactions with the natural world, and participants will discuss engagements with nature from a range of historical periods.

Please register in advance if you would like to attend the conference dinner, which will take place at: Shakahari, 201–203 Faraday Street, Carlton on Thursday 14 December 14 at 7pm.

Register for the conference dinner (places limited)


Confirmed speakers

Philip Armstrong (The University of Canterbury), Deirdre Coleman (The University of Melbourne), Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University), Ken Gelder (The University of Melbourne), Iain McCalman (The University of Sydney), Alexa Weik von Mossner (The University of Klagenfurt), Peter Otto (The University of Melbourne), John Plotz (Brandeis University), Juanita Feros Ruys (The University of Sydney), Rachael Weaver (The University of Melbourne), Linda Williams (RMIT University).

Image: Robert John Thornton, The Temple of Flora. Cupid inspiring plants with love, 1805.  Image number F60083-89. Copyright, the British Library Board.