Call for Abstracts: Emotions and Expressions

Dear all, please see below the call for abstracts for an upcoming ECOM workshop here at UConn. We encourage submissions from interested UConn community members as well as external researchers.

The Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning (ECOM) Research Group is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its fifth interdisciplinary workshop this April, entitled “Emotions and Expressions”, to be held April 20-21, 2018 at the University of Connecticut.

This workshop brings together researchers who are currently working on the nature of emotions and their development, as well as their social and moral significance, and the varieties of emotion expressions – linguistic and nonlinguistic, in both humans and nonhuman animals.These topics lie at the intersection of several fields: philosophy, psychology, linguistics, communication studies, ethology, and neuroscience. Discussing these issues could benefit from productive interdisciplinary exchange – to which we hope to contribute with this workshop.


Invited Speakers:

We invite substantive abstracts (approx. 1 page) of short papers by junior researchers (25-30mins) on the topics of the conference. For the purposes of this event, “junior researchers” includes untenured faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

Please submit abstracts or papers in PDF format to Nathan Kellen by January 15, 2018.  (Authors of accepted papers will be notified within a few weeks.)