The committee of ANZAMEMS 2021 is delighted to Call for Expressions of Interest in the
ANZAMEMS Seminar ‘Vectors of Emotion’, which will precede the conference on
Monday 8 February 2021 from 11am–4pm (lunch and afternoon tea will be included).
Seminar Leader: Assoc. Prof Kathryn Prince (The University of Western Australia).
About the Seminar
Drama relies on the palpable circulation of emotions onstage and in the audience, which is
one reason for its reliable function as a vector of emotion between the moment of its creation
and of its performance. Working with medieval and early modern scripts, participants in this
Seminar will apply various History of Emotions approaches to the performance of selected
scenes in order to develop an understanding of the emotional practices within plays of
various genres, styles, and periods from the medieval to the early modern.
No performance skills are required or expected, and the workshop is designed to engage
anyone with an interest not only in theatre but also in cultural and intellectual history,
scholarly editing, music, art, and literature. Participants will gain an understanding of the
relationship between theories of emotions and their practice, both in performance and more
Because this Seminar will involve various kinds of active participation, applicants should
advise the organiser of any accessibility requirements, which will be quietly and cheerfully
How to Apply
Expressions of Interest should consist of:
- Your name, institutional affiliation, and year of HDR candidacy (MA, MRes, PhD) or
ECR status (with priority to those who have not yet found permanent employment);
- Your field/s of research;
- A 250-word statement explaining your interest in participating in the Seminar and
how you believe participation will assist your research and/or career development;
- Any accessibility requirements.
Please email Expressions of Interest for the ANZAMEMS Seminar (as a Word document
attachment) to: firstname.lastname@example.org (with the email title ‘Vectors of Emotions
Seminar Application’) by 31 July 2020.