How do films try to evoke moral emotions such as guilt in their audience? How do they unfold the affective foundations of shared values and (his)stories, of identities and action tendencies?
Project No. G 306
When it comes to revenge, boiling rage and cold calculation often disturbingly go hand in hand. The project inquires the delicate entanglement of emotion and reason, justice and injustice, reality and the imaginary that constitutes our notion of revenge.
Project No. G 302
How do metaphors shape our emotion and cognition? Do Malay and Indonesian speakers conceptualize their emotion in terms of motion as hypothesized? To what extent can this conceptualization of emotion be seen as universal and what are its cultural-specific features?
Project No. G 311
The dissertation project focuses on examining the nature and value of pure music’s emotional expressivity, linking current discussions on music’s expressivity as well as on the ontology and rationality of emotions in analytic philosophy.
Project No. G 314
The "joy of motoring" has been discredited in the discourse on shortage of mineral oil and global warming. The assumption that "the joy of motoring" is an intersubjectively unambiguous category, suggested by its common usage, is questioned.
Project No. G 303
The aim of this project is to investigate the impact of negative emotional prosody on the word learnig process in children with normal language development compared to children with specific language impairment at the age between 3;6 and 4;0.
Project No. G 309
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/