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Contentious emotions? How emotion repertoires are negotiated and established in Germany’s literary and political public sphere

The project explores to what extent emotions become a matter of dispute in current conflicts about social coexistence. We investigate how emotion repertoires are negotiated and established at the intersection of literary and political activist public spheres. Our aim is to make a contribution informed by both sociological and literary studies perspectives to the analysis of an increased valorization of emotions in Germany’s current political culture.

More information concerning the project can be found here.

Head of project

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Brokoff

Prof. Dr. Christian von Scheve


Aletta Diefenbach researcher assistant

Gesa Jessen researcher assistant

Elisabeth Siegel student assistant

Tom Luca Adams student assistant