Three interdisciplinary “tandem collaborations” will be responsible for the contents and the organization of the Theories and Methods Workshop and will work on one of the central aims of the CRC agenda. The first tandem is formed by Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Prof. Dr. Jan Slaby (Affective relationality and emotion repertoires), the second tandem by Prof. Anne Fleig and Prof. Dr. Christian von Scheve (Affective resonances through language and text), and the third tandem is built by Prof. Dr. Doris Kolesch and Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch (Audience emotions).
During their year in office, these pairings will be supported by further academics participating in the CRC as members of associated working groups that will address specific theoretical and methodological aspects of the CRC agenda. In addition, tandems are responsible for the temporary organization of the CRC Plenum, this will achieve a broad participation of all members of the CRC. The temporal sequence of tandems will be based roughly on the theoretical and methodological breadth and specific features of the CRC. For example, concepts of affective relationality and emotion repertoires will guide the work in nearly all subprojects. Likewise, the majority of subprojects work with language and text as theoretical and methodological reference points for affectivity. Finally, different types of audience emotions are the subject of a substantial number of subprojects.