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The forms of empathy: arts and languages

Les formes de l'empathie : arts et langages

Notos. Espaces de la création: arts, écritures, utopies journal, no.6

Revue « Notos. Espaces de la création : arts, écritures, utopies », n°6

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Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

When we contemplate a person's face, we are offered a landscape of emotions: we spontaneously enter into resonance with others. Empathy is this resonance which exists on an emotional as well as a cognitive level: both physiological and biological, this phenomenon which connects us has played a major role in the history of evolution. In his book The Age of Empathy, Frans de Waal highlights how, for many animal species, survival is linked to their ability to cooperate and share resources. Following the thoughts shared and developed during the Theories et Pratiques du Care seminar, organized by the ReSO and LIRDEF research teams, we invite scholars and Ph.D. students to share their researches about the role of empathy within the arts, in literature and the process of translation between languages.

Announcement

Presentation

Following the thoughts shared and developed during the Theories et Pratiques du Care seminar, organized by the ReSO and LIRDEF research teams, we invite scholars and Ph.D. students to share their researches about the role of empathy within the arts, in literature and the process of translation between languages.

Argument

When we contemplate a person's face, we are offered a landscape of emotions: we spontaneously enter into resonance with others. Empathy is this resonance which exists on an emotional as well as a cognitive level: both physiological and biological, this phenomenon which connects us has played a major role in the history of evolution. In his book The Age of Empathy, Frans de Waal highlights how, for many animal species, survival is linked to their ability to cooperate and share resources.

In the Anthropocene era, the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated our profound interdependence: we therefore are able to understand that the survival of biodiversity on our planet depends on a degree of empathy between individuals of the same species, and between different species. In times of crisis, it is necessary to forget what divides us because, in the midst of disasters, we are capable of “building a Paradise in Hell” (Rebecca Solnit).

Following the thoughts shared and developed during the Theories et Pratiques du Care seminar, organized by the ReSO and LIRDEF research teams, we invite scholars and Ph.D. students to share their researches about the role of empathy within the arts, in literature and the process of translation between languages.

How do literary, linguistic and artistic creations enable us to understand that a new singular and collective narrative is possible, one in which empathy plays an essential role for all of us? At the heart of living ecosystems, empathy is the constitutive fibre of this new collective fabric based on a profound vision of interdependence and the fulfillment of active solidarity.

We encourage the submission of proposals that analyse these different axes, and that highlight the role of empathy in past and contemporary artistic and literary productions, including through interdisciplinary approaches. 

Submissions

Contributions from young or experienced scholars, and Ph.d. students are welcome.

Proposals (abstracts in French, English or Italian of less than 500 words, as a MS Word or OpenDocument file) should be emailed

before April 12, 2021

via Numerev Online: (www.numerev.com ).

Articles should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words, bibliography and footnotes included. Upon acceptance of the article, authors will receive guidelines with the specific editing standard to follow.

Schedule

  • April 12, 2021: deadline for sending abstracts
  • April 25, 2021: notification of acceptance of the proposals
  • June 1st, 2021: deadline for articles
  • September, 2021: notification to authors
  • December 1st, 2021: publication

Issue editors

  • Paola ArteroEMMA et ReSO, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
  • Roberta SerraReSO, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

Contact

Please email to: paola.artero@univ-montp3.fr and roberta.serra@univ-montp3.fr

Notos: https://notos.numerev.com/


Date(s)

  • Monday, April 12, 2021

Keywords

  • empathie, arts, langages, care, littérature

Contact(s)

  • Paola Artero
    courriel : paola [dot] artero [at] univ-montp3 [dot] fr
  • Roberta Serra
    courriel : roberta [dot] serra [at] univ-montp3 [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Clément Barniaudy
    courriel : tepcare [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« The forms of empathy: arts and languages », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021, https://calenda.org/856553

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