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Sense, Sentiment, Compassion: The Conceptual Architecture of Emotion

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Sense, Sentiment, Compassion: The Conceptual Architecture of Emotion

Date: 26 July
Venue: 4th floor Linkway, John Medley Building, The University of Melbourne
Contact: jessica.scott@unimelb.edu.au

The morning session will explore early modern concepts of emotion; in the afternoon we’ll focus on today’s vocabularies for thinking about emotion past and present, with one session on emotion, one on sentiment, one on feeling.

Speakers:
Peter de Bolla King’s College, Cambridge
“Francis Hutcheson and the ‘Invention’ of Sense.”

Katherine Ibbett University College, London; and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
“The Compassion Machine: Nature and Structure in Seventeenth-Century France”

Eric Mechoulan University of Montreal and Harvard University
“The Friendly Reader: Structures of Literary Sentiment in the Early Modern Period”

Response: Justin Clemens University of Melbourne
Please contact Jessica Scott to register and receive a reading pack.

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