LECTURES Upcoming talks and lectures of Alexa Weik von Mossner

UPCOMING TALKS

 

December 14, 2017

“Narrating Animals: Affect and the Intricacies of Trans-species Empathy”
Invited talk at the Wild Emotions: Affect and the Natural World conference organized by Grace Moore and Stephanie Trigg from The Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne 

Melbourne, Australia

January 18, 2018
“American Environments at the Movies: Embodiment, Emotion, and Perception”
Guest lecture at the University of Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany

January 26, 2018
“Speculative Emotions? The Affective Appeals of Eco(dys)topia”
Keynote lecture at the 2018 Ravenstein Seminar Winter School on “Literature, Affect, and Emotion,” organized by the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 4-7, 2018
Street Food: Environment, Place, and Protest in Urban Farming Documentaries”
Paper at the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS)

London, UK

April 20, 2018
Invited talk at the 2018 Peace Conference at Golden West College

Huntington Beach, USA

June 14-30, 2018
Plenary lecture at “A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene — A Nearly Carbon Neutral Virtual Symposium”

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

 


PAST TALKS  (from 2015 onwards only)

2017

December 6, 2017
“Feeling Animals? Narrative, Anthropomorphism, and the Intricacies of Trans-species Empathy”
Invited talk at a workshop on „Animal Minds between Narrative and Cognition,“ organized by Stephan Besser and Marco Caracciolo as part of the 2nd SMART Cognitive Science conference entitled „SMART Animals” at the University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 23 2017
“Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative”
Guest lecture at the University of Augsburg

Augsburg, Germany

November 10, 2017
Food, Art, and the Senses”
Invited talk at the preparatory workshop for the “Kosmos Kaffee” Exhibition at the Deutsche Museum

Munich, Germany

October 13, 2017
Climate Change and the Dark Side of Storytelling: Translating Science into Popular Culture”
Invited talk at The Dark Side of Translation conference, organized by the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Vienna, Austria

July 4-6, 2017
“Visceralizing Climate Change: Science and the Narrative Strategies of Popular Culture”
Paper at the Mediating Climate Change conference

University of Leeds, UK

June 24, 2017
“Agents of Affect: Why We Care about Literary Environments”
Paper at the 12th Biennial Conference of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)

Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

June 1, 2017
“Beyond Boundaries: Ecocinema and the Intricacies of Trans-species Empathy”
Guest lecture in the Department of Humanities

Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

2016

December 5, 2016
“Australian Film and the Affective Dimensions of Virtual Environments.”
Keynote at the 1st International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions, organized by the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN)

University of Wollongong. Sydney, Australia

November 12, 2016
“Experiencing Sustainable Futures: The Affective Appeals of Ecotopia”
Invited talk at the Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability Workshop

University of Berne, Switzerland

October 27, 2016
“Experiencing Wildness in the Future American West: A Cognitive Reading of Cli-fi Environments”
Paper presented at the 2016 Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)

University of Brussels, Belgium

October 21, 2016
“Bridging the Gap: Combining Cognitive Narratology and Critical Race Theory”
Habilitation Talk

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

September 16, 2016
“Feeling Global? Narrating Emotions and Other Messy Things in the Anthropocene”
Invited talk at the Workshop “Narratives of the Global Ecosystem,” DFG Research Network Environmental Crisis and the Transnational Imagination

University of Regensburg, Germany

June 16-18, 2016
“Embodied Simulation and Emotion in the Evocation of Literary Environments.”
Paper presented in the “Ecocriticism and Narrative Theory” panel at the 2016 International Conference on Narrative

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 13-15, 2016
“Feeling Literary Environments: Cognitive Ecocriticism, Embodiment, and Emotion.”
Paper presented in the “Fictional Spaces” panel at the 4th Cognitive Futures in the Humanities Conference

University of Helsinki, Finland

June 2, 2016
“Embodied Simulation and Emotion in the Evocation of Literary Environments.”
Invited talk at the Symposium “Literature and Consciousness”

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France

April 22.-25, 2016
“Troubling Futures: Cli-Fi Modes and the Perception of Risk.”
Position paper for the roundtable “‘What’s in a Name?’ Debating Cli-Fi.”
Annual Meeting of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS)

University of Constanta, Romania

April 5, 2016
“Feeling Literary Environments: Empathy, Emotion, and the Evocation of Place.”
Invited talk at the Symposium “Literary Environments: Ecocritical Theories and Ethics in Anglophone Literatures”

University of Düsseldorf, Germany

2015

November 7-10, 2015
“The Lively Echoes of Dead Places: Sound and Sensation in The Road and WALL-E.”
Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Austrian Association of American Studies

University of Graz, Austria

November 5, 2015
“Ökologien der Angst: Klimaszenarien in der Populärkultur“
Invited talk at the conference “Das Spiel ist aus? Verantwortung und Freiheit angesichts apokalyptischer Zukunftsszenarien”

Collegium Helveticum, Basel, Switzerland

September 17-18, 2015
“The Good, the Bad, and the Terrifying: Depictions of Climate Science in Popular Film.”
Paper presented at the International Conference on Science, Research and Popular Culture

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

July 17-18, 2015
“Eroding the Nation: Environmental Crisis and Social Change in Contemporary Dystopian Film.”
Invited talk at the DFG Research Network Environmental Crisis and the Transnational Imagination

University of Augsburg, Germany

June 24-28, 2015
“Emotion, Empathy and Ethics in the Literary Evocation of Place.”
Paper presented in the “Ecocriticism and Narrative Theory” panel at the 11th Biennial Conference of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)

University of Idaho, Moscow, USA

March 25-29, 2015
“Feeling Climate Change: Visual Spectacle and Strategic Empathy in Chasing Ice.”
Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies

Montreal, Canada

March 5-8, 2015
“Captivating Evocations: Literary Topophilia and Our Imaginary Sensations.”
Paper presented at the 2015 International Conference on Narrative

Chicago, USA

April 21, 2015
“American Environments at the Movies: Embodiment, Perception and Emotion.”
Invited lecture in the English Department

California State University, Fullerton, USA

March 17, 2015
“Touching the Senses: Environments at the Movies.”
Invited talk at the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the Environmental Humanities – Environments and Technologies

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

February 26-27, 2015
“Imagining Geological Agency: Storytelling in the Anthropocene.”
Invited contribution to the Interdisciplinary Symposium “After Nature: Questions of Justice in Dipesh Chakrabarty’s Four Theses on the Climate of History”

University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA