211 Frozen Formations II: The National, Everyday Life, and Affect

Frozen Formations. Rediscovering the national in Western Europe.
Thursday, June 27, 2013: 11:00 AM-12:45 PM
A1.18C (Oudemanhuispoort)
While the search for national essences is certainly a broader political, social, and cultural phenomenon, in this session we want to examine more closely the ways in which such broad processes are appropriated in everyday life. How do people develop and mobilize a sense of affective intimacy with the broader narratives circulating in public space? How are the persuaded and seduced by these narratives, and how do they engage them critically?
Irene Stengs
Oscar Verlaaik
Dutchness and the aesthetics of persuasion.
Herman Roodenburg, Meertens Institute