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497. Emotions: Theory, Practice, Knowledge

Saturday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Chicago C, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the PMLA Editorial Board

Presiding: Katharine Ann Jensen, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Miriam L. Wallace, New Coll. of Florida

Speakers: Elisabeth M. Bloomfield, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Logan Connors, Bucknell Univ.; George E. Haggerty, Univ. of California, Riverside; Katrin Pahl, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD

Session Description:

Emotions have engaged thinkers since antiquity. Affect theory is one continuation today. Classifying and controlling emotions, representing emotions, and relating emotion to the body still incite debate. This roundtable previews the October 2015 PMLA issue on emotions, from medieval feelings to love between men, from theorizing emotion as a transformational force to reading it as pedagogy.


  • General Literature – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • The Profession – Publishing and Editing

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