Conference "Affects Media Power", 29.06.-01.07.2017
News vom 08.06.2017
The conference "Affects Media Power" takes place from June 29th to July 1st 2017 at Freie Universität Berlin.
The social and cultural formations of emotions and affects have been of central interest to social science based emotion research as well as affect studies mainly grounded in cultural studies. Media and communication scholars in turn have especially focused on how emotions and affects are produced by media, the way they are communicated through media, and the forms of emotions audiences develop during the use of media. The conference wants to add to the ongoing research stream of affect studies and the existing emotion research within media and communication studies. A special emphasis will be placed on exploring structures of difference and power in relation to emotions and affects.