This project analyses the influences of economic paradigms on the representation of the passions in early modern English drama. It mainly focuses on the concept of "esteem" and its ethical, economic and emotive implications.
Project No. G 201
The empirical study - a participatory observation of sex education in biology classes in four secondary school classes in Berlin, focuses on the dynamic of shame in communication processes.
Project No. G 202
How does literature convey linguistically expressed anger? What purpose does that serve and what do the differences mean? The analysis uncovers concepts of an emotion and its relation to semiotic and symbolic practices.
Project No. G 211
The research project investigates interactions between emotional, linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities in children with Williams syndrome, a rare disorder with unbalanced competences within emotions, language, cognition and social behavior.
Project No. G 212
What are emotions – are they external threats, animal forces, semi-rational appraisals or free-floating intensities? This project investigates historically changing understandings of the ways in which emotions act upon or constitute the self.
Project No. G 215
How do we know whether we really know something or whether we "merely" believe something? Must we consider belief and knowledge as strictly rational phenomena or do we have to recognize that feeling might play some significant role in them? How does certainty occur?
Project No. G 207
The graduate school of the cluster Languages of Emotion does no longer accept new PhD candidates. Information regarding doctoral studies at Freie Universität Berlin can be found here: www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/promovieren/