Feelings of Belonging and Affective Spaces: Phenomenological Explorations

October 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019
University of Exeter

Stocker Rd
Exeter EX4 4PY
United Kingdom

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University of Exeter
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Technical University of Darmstadt
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Feelings of Belonging and Affective Spaces: Phenomenological Explorations

University of Exeter, 3 & 4 October 2019


Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce the call for registration for the upcoming workshop at the University of Exeter on 3-4 October 2019 entitled ‘Feelings of Belonging and Affective Spaces: Phenomenological Explorations’. Registration is open until Monday 23 September. The details of the workshop are set out below.


Workshop description:

The aim of this two-day workshop is to consider the relationship between feelings of belonging and affective spaces. We seek to chart the various ways in which experiences such as group experience, political engagement, isolation, interpersonal atmospheres and online sociality manifest in relation to how social space is experienced and navigated. The format of the workshop will consist of a mixture of presentations and complementary round-table discussions.

Draft programme:

Thursday 3 October

9.00-9.30 Registration and breakfast

9.30-10.30 Sophie Loidolt keynote lecture (TU Darmstadt) - Public Feelings? The Public Sphere as an Affective Space and Space of Meaning

10.30-11.10 Lucy Osler (University of Exeter) - Online interpersonal atmospheres: affective space in digital realms

11.10-11.30 Break

11.30-12.10 David Ekdahl (University of Southern Denmark) - “I can stress him out”: On virtual embodiment and affectivity in esports

12.10-12.50 Minna-Kertu Vienola (University of Oulu) - Learning through Media-based Public Discussion as Sedimentation of Affects: a Husserlian-Merleau-Pontian Analysis

12.50-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Dylan Trigg keynote lecture (University of Vienna) - It is still 1987: Belonging to the Past.

15.00-15.40 Leonardo Massanatini (University of Pisa) - Nostalgia, Identity & Niche Construction

15.40-16.00 Break

16.00-16.40 Neil Williams (Roehampton University) - Class, Identity & Alienation: Towards an Identity Account of Social Class

16.40-17.20 Amelia Horgan (University of Essex) - In defence of ‘alienation’   

Evening – Workshop dinner

Friday 4 October

9.00-9.30 Breakfast

9.30-10.30 Joel Krueger & Tom Roberts keynote lecture (University of Exeter) – Loneliness and Cyberpathology  

10.30-11.10 Asena Paskaleva-Yankova (Otto von Guericke University) - The Phenomenology of Social Stigma

11.10-11.30 Break

11.30-12.10 Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin) - Habit, Belonging and Home Experiences: Embodied Responsiveness and the Phenomenology of Recognition

12.10 – 12.50 Ashika Singh (KU Leuven) - Belonging in Inhospitable Spaces

12.50-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Luna Dolezal keynote lecture (University of Exeter) - “World-Traveling” and Chronic Shame: Considering Affective Experiences of the Marginal Self

15.00-15.40 Constantin-Alexander Mehmel (University of Essex) – Disorientation, Misfitting, and Belonging: Phenomenological Explorations of Queer Life

15.40-16.00 Break

16.00-17.30 Giovanna Colombetti (University of Exeter) - commentary and open discussion

Call for registration:

Anyone who is interested in attending this workshop should send an email, including their dietary requirements, to either Lucy Osler ([email protected]) or Constantin-Alexander Mehmel ([email protected]). Registration is open until Monday 23 September. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Best wishes,

Lucy and Constantin

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