“What signifies affect and emotion in media and communication studies?”
When: 13 October 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Online (on the interactive platform Wonder.me)
Deadline for registration: 13 September 2022
Free registration: here
The Virtual Workshop
This one-day virtual workshop of the Temporary Working Group Affect, Emotion & Media explores the current state and future paths of affect and emotion research in media and communication studies. Affect and emotion are structuring mediated public discourse, become mobilizing factors in social movements, characterize media coverage of many contemporary issues, resonate in media policies, and shape the experiences of media reception. Affect and emotion also help us to connect to others, express ourselves, feel entertained and engaged, and holistically experience the human condition, which can additionally manifest in depression, anxiety, or xenophobia. We want to explore this vast variety by discussing how we, as media and communication researchers, approach affect and emotion conceptually, methodologically, and ethically in our work.