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Affects in History/Persianisms

Wednesday 27 May 2020, 4.30PM

Research-in-Progress Double Bill 

Our Summer online research programme continues with a Research-in-Progress double bill, bringing together colleagues from Modern School, CECS and the Centre for Medieval Studies.  Join us for tasters of two events scheduled to take place this term, now postponed: Affects in History, an interdisciplinary workshop bringing together contemporary theoretical and cultural perspectives on affect with empirical and historical analyses of feeling; Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World, an interdisciplinary colloquium exploring the roles and functions of the culture of Iran in the imagination of English-speaking writers, scholars and artists. 

Two of the organizers for each event will introduce these projects and give brief papers on their own research in these fields.  There will be a short break in the middle for refreshments.

Speakers and schedule: 

Dr Kenneth Clarke (chair)

16:30 Affects in History

Dr Mary Fairclough and Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese will discuss the challenges of historical approaches to affect and the aims of their project before giving short papers:

·   Dr Mary Fairclough: sympathy in the eighteenth century and now 

·   Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese: reading affects then and now

17:15 Refreshments break BYO tea and cake

17:30 Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World introduced by Dr Shazia Jagot and   Dr James Williams, followed by short papers: 

·   Dr Shazia Jagot: Muslim female ascetics in Persian poetry

·   Dr James Williams: Persian poetry in Victorian translations

This event will be held via Zoom - register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

When joining the meeting please mute your microphone upon entry, but you’re welcome to keep your camera on – we like to see you! 


Location: Online by Zoom