18 December 2020

From the Macquarie University Node

By Louise D'Arcens (Macquarie University Node Leader)

As with all other nodes of CHE, 2020 has proven incredibly challenging to emotions researchers at Macquarie University. As a result of COVID-19-induced budget shortfalls, all faculty funding for research groups was withdrawn for the year. Many publications have been delayed, and a number of events have had to be placed on hold or conducted virtually. Nevertheless, members of the node have continued their research despite increased teaching workloads. There are a number of major projects and publications currently being completed. Some highlights for the Macquarie CHE node include:


-  'Political Emotions and Ideological Performance', an online symposium held over the first week of September, convened by Louise D’Arcens and Lise Waldek.
-  'Our Sentimental Natures' symposium held November, convened by Nicole Matthews and Ian Collison.
-  'Family History and the Future of Co-Production and Collaboration' workshop, co-hosted by the Society of Australian Genealogists, organised by Tanya Evans.

Grants awarded in 2020: 

The Macquarie node had a number of successful grant applications that were awarded funding. Congratulations to Dr Jumana Bayeh, Dr Regina Fabry, Dr Keagan Brewer, A/Prof Ulrike Garde, Dr John Severn, A/Prof Jane Messer and A/Prof Kate Rossmanith on your funding success!

Scholars at the Macquarie node published several monographs, edited collections, and numerous journal articles and book chapters, the details of which can be found on the Publications section of the CHE website.

Congratulations to Karen Pearlman, whose film I Want to Make a Film About Women won numerous awards and accolades!

Best wishes for the upcoming festive season and the New Year to all of you, wherever this newsletter finds you!

Awards and Appointments

Jumana Bayeh was awarded funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects scheme for the project 'Precarious Borders: The Nation-State and the Arab Diaspora Novel (DP210101117). Jumana was the only researcher nationwide in literary studies to be awarded DP funding.

Keagan Brewer was awarded a Macquarie University Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project 'Atheism, Repression, and Emotions in Medieval Europe'.

Susan Broomhall along with Alistair Paterson (The University of Western Australia) and the Nationaal Archief in the Netherlands, was awarded funds under the Dutch Government’s Shared Cultural Heritage scheme to conduct a survey analysis of the Dutch holdings in the Kerry Stokes Collection, one of the premier private collections of early European materials in Australia.

Susan Broomhall was awarded funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects scheme for the project ‘A History of Early Modern Natural Resource Management’ (DP210100104). 

Jane Davidson, along with William Thompson and team, was awarded funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects scheme for their project ‘Physical musicality: Optimising lived experience among older adults’ (DP210101247).

Francesco De Toni was awarded a Forrest Research Foundation Prospect Fellowship to commence at The University of Western Australia in February 2021. Francesco will be working on his project HEAL’D – Health Emotions in Australia: Language and Discourse.

Ana Dragojlovic (along with and Katharine McGregor), was awarded funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects scheme for the project ‘Submerged Histories: Memory Activism in Indonesia and the Netherlands’ (DP210102445).

Alex Edney-Browne's doctoral thesis on 'The Drone Interface: A Relational Study of U.S. Drone Violence in Afghanistan' was successfully passed by examiners.

Regina Fabry was awarded funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme for the project 'Living to tell, telling to live: Experience, narrative, and the self' (DE210100115). Regina will be based in the Philosophy Department at Macquarie University.

Ulrike Garde and John Severn were awarded Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme funding (Universities Australia-DAAD) for the project 'Theatre and Internationalisation in Australia and Germany: Transitional Stages, Artistic Practices and Institutional Frameworks'. 

Andrea Gaynor was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiatives Grant for the project ‘Histories of recovery and adaptation in the Australian Anthropocene’ (SR20020103).

Paul Gibbard’s translation of Emile Zola’s The Dream (OUP 2018) was shortlisted for the Academy of the Humanities translation prize.

Jordan Lavers' doctoral thesis on ‘Schwesterstimme: Gender, Emotion and Kinship in the Correspondence of the von Günderrode Sisters’ received an Honourable Mention on the Dean’s List at The University of Western Australia.

Jessica McCandles doctoral thesis on 'Seventeenth-Century English Nuns in Exile: Mysticism and Emotion' was successfully passed by examiners.

Jane Messer received a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to write Raven Mother, a memoir and familial/cultural history set in Berlin, Tel-Aviv and Melbourne.

Karen Pearlman’s film I Want to Make a Film About Women won numerous awards and accolades:

Recent Posts on the CHE Blog

Read Michael Spitzer's (University of Liverpool) post about 'Music and the History of Emotion'.

If you would like to write a post for the CHE blog, please contact the Centre via email at emotions@uwa.edu.au.

Image: “Memories of last night’s @adele concert at @rogersarena. Unforgettable. #adele #25 #19 #bucketlist” by Cathy Browne. Licensed with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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Zest Festival at new WA Museum Boola Bardip

One of CHE's most significant community arts partnerships, the Zest Festival features in a video exhibit at the new WA Museum Boola Bardip.

The exhibit can be found in the
Reflections section of the museum (on level 1), which highlights the social and cultural rhythms that tie Western Australia’s diverse communities together.
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Emotions and Clinical Communication in Antiquity

For those who may have missed the 'Emotions and Clinical Communication in Antiquity' virtual seminar, which was organised and hosted by the Australian Catholic University node of CHE and held in late October 2020, several presentations by participants have been recorded and are now available to view online!

Image: Detail of the Sloane MS 1975, f. 91 v, British Library
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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Barclay, K., and S. Holloway, eds. ‘Interrogating Romantic Love’, special issue, Cultural and Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society 17.3 (2020).

Dalton H., ed. Keeping Family in an Age of Long Distance Trade, Imperial Expansion, and Exile, 1550–1850. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020.
  • Essary, K., ed. ‘Erasmus and Emotion’, special issue, Erasmus Studies 40.2 (2020).
Gerzic, M., and A. Norrie, eds. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past. Paperback edn. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 

Grassi, U., ed. 
Mediterranean Crossings: Sexual Transgressions in Islam and Christianity (10th–18th Centuries). Viella, 2020.

Hacke, D., C. Jarzebowski and H. Ziegler, eds. Matters of Engagement. Emotions, Identity and Cultural Contact in the Premodern World. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2020.

Parisot, E., and G. Dooley, eds. ‘Austen Now’, special issue, 
The Journal of Popular Culture 53.4 (2020).

Rosenthal, L. J.
Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond. Cornell University Press, 2020.

Smithies, K. 
Introducing the Medieval Ass. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2020.

White, R. S. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Language and Writing. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. 
White, R. S. Keats's Anatomy of Melancholy: Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes and Other Poems (1820). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
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Selected Forthcoming Events

2021 Korea Research Collaboratory: 'Emotions: Attachment and Connection in Korea's Past and Present'
4–5 February 2021
Venue: Korea Research Centre at UWA. Online via Zoom
Enquiries: krc@uwa.edu.au

Symposium: 'Imperial Emotions and the De-Colonial Move'
Date: 10–11 February 2021. NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: The University of Adelaide
Enquiries: katie.barclay@adelaide.edu.au

Symposium: 'Flourishing and Wellbeing: Measurement, Meaning and Mindfulness in Health, Education and Work'
Date: 7–9 September 2021. NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus) and the Catholic Theological College
Enquiries: Jonathan.Zecher@acu.edu.au

Conference: 'Adaptation in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present and Future'
Date: 30 September–2 October 2021. NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: The University of Western Australia
Call for Papers Deadline: Monday 12 April 2021.
Bursaries and Prizes: Travel Bursaries for post-graduate/ECR individuals will be announced in early 2021 based on interstate/international travel advice/restrictions in place for Western Australia.
Conference: 'Reception and Emotion': Thirteenth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference 
Date: 7–11 February 2022. NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: The University of Western Australia
Call for Papers Deadline: 31 July 2021 (early acceptance from 31 May 2020).
Bursaries and Prizes: Details can be found on the conference website. Closing date for applications is 31 July 2021.
Enquiries: anzamems2021@gmail.com

Please note: Due to current circumstances a number of CHE events have unfortunately been postponed or cancelled. A full list of forthcoming events and further details about individual events can be found on the Events page of the CHE website. More events will be added as they are confirmed.

Image: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl, Mona Lisa in Deep Space 8K, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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