Inaugural conference papers

  • Shame as a Visual and Textual Counter-Discourse to the 1960s’ “Liberation” in Mainstream American Fashion Magazines
    Author: Alice Morin (Phillips-Universität Marburg/CREW, Sorbonne Nouvelle) This paper is concerned with mainstream fashion magazines’ ambivalent discourses on femininity, and how they have acted (and still act, to a certain extent) to exert shame on women, womanly behaviors, and their bodies. These visual and textual discourses, in dialogue and sometimes in conflict between themselves, offer a counterpoint to their repositioning...
  • The Politics of Shame in Artivism: The double-edged sword of recent artistic interventions on the migrant ‘crisis’.
    Author: Bénédicte MIYAMOTO – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Introduction OpenDemocracy declared that “2016 will be remembered as the EU’s year of shame”i for its handling of the so-called migration ‘crisis’. Public shaming stipulates that any experience of shame is a consequence – and a proof – of guilt. Using shaming as a strategy for protest art, holding up a mirror to...
  • ‘For the world to look at’: On colonial shaming
    Author: David Lloyd (University of California, Riverside) NB: Draft only—not for further circulation or citation I The chilly Irish house I grew up in was quite ineffectively warmed by electric heaters distributed in various rooms. Over the child huddling close to them to absorb as much warmth as possible, they exerted a peculiar fascination. These heaters consisted of a curved...
  • “Shaming Politicians with their Own Words”: The case of the Led by Donkeys anti-Brexit Campaign
    Author: Emmanuelle Avril – Sorbonne Nouvelle (CREW) NB: Work in Progress Introduction Led by Donkeys (LBD) is a British political campaign group – they define themselves in interviews as a third party campaign group – created in December 2018 to target pro-Brexit politicians. The phrase “Lions led by donkeys” is commonly used to refer to the First World War to...
  • Shame in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: the ‘Ravenous Tiger’ versus the ‘Dainty Doe’
    Author: Elisabeth Szanto, Sorbonne Nouvelle, PRISMES EA 4398 Project: “The Cultural Politics of Shame in the English-Speaking World”. ROUND TABLE 2 – “Shame and Gender in Early Modern England”. NB: For a summary of Shakespeare’s play, see below Aristotle defined shame (aidos) as “a kind of pain, or uneasiness in respect of misdeeds, past or present, or future, which seem...
  • Language Shame: The Invisible Emotion?
    Author: Dominique Galmiche, University of Nottingham Introduction A variety of studies have shown that a number of emotions can be used to promote higher levels of engagement and motivation on the part of the language learner in the educational context, while some others can act as deterrents (Dewaele, 2011; Dörnyei, 2005, 2009; Gregersen & Horwitz, 2002; MacIntyre, 2002). Research on...
  • The Shaming of Young People in Contemporary Britain: Discrediting, Denouncing and Demonizing the Young Generation
    Author: Sarah Pickard, Sorbonne Nouvelle – (CREW) 1 Introduction The shaming of youth, young people and the young generation on the basis of supposed age-determined or life stage-determined biological, psychological or social characteristics that are said to be responsible for specific traits, attitudes and behaviour is not new.3 Young people have been shamed by older generations going back through history...

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