Language and Emotion: From Research to Practice

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Language and Emotion: From Research to Practice

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Executive Suite, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at Oxford Brookes University on Friday 1 March 2019 (9:30am-4:30pm), centring on the intersections of language and emotion in academic practice. The day aims to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss both how language and language-practices feature as themes in our research on emotion, and how language and language-practices influence everyday work as researchers and teachers of emotion in Higher Education.

The event is motivated by the recognition that despite academia’s diversity, dividing lines often run along both specialist language or jargon, as well as language abilities and communication styles. This event will allow reflection on experiences of language-practices as researchers and teachers: how is our everyday and professional life in a global and internationalising workplace influenced by (or influencing) language and language-learning?

The day will involve keynote lectures by historian Dr Tiffany Watt Smith (Queen Mary University of London), author of The Book of Human Emotions (2015), and translator and interpreter Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson (Open University), author of Translation and Emotion: A Psychological Perspective (2017).

Please note that in order to keep the workshop informal, spaces are strictly limited. Please contact the organisers if you are interested in taking part.