Poetics, Rhetorics and Affects


Maya Boutaghou (French)


How are emotions produced by texts and images? This group addresses aesthetic and affective questions using analytical tools grounded in textual analysis, semiotics, poetics and rhetorics, theory of fiction and narratology. We organize meetings around readings and seminars to develop a core interest in questions more broadly associated to literature and emotions.

Our first guest was Patrizia Lombardo (from University of Geneva and Project Leader of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences), who gave a seminar (Thursday, October 19) and a talk (Friday, October 20).