Embodiment and intercorporeality in interaction

UniOGS, Human Sciences

Course “Embodiment and intercorporeality in interaction”

10.-11.12.2018, University of Oulu

Prompted by recent interactional research on touch and haptics (e.g. Cekaite 2010, 2015) and embodiment (e.g. Streeck, Goodwin & LeBaron 2014), this seminar course explores meaning-making in face-to-face interaction as an intercorporeal achievement (Cekaite 2015; Goodwin 2017; Meyer, Streeck & Jordan 2017). Any interactional situation is thus understood to involve an intricate deployment of multiple modalities and to be characterised by coordination of talk and touch. The course is open to doctoral students and researchers on language, interaction and multimodality.

 

Invited guests

Professor Asta Cekaite, Department of Thematic Studies, Child Studies, Linköping University

Assistant professor Florence Oloff, Research Unit for Languages and Literature, University of Oulu

 

Language: English

Max. no of participants: 20

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

 

Mon 10 Dec 2018

9.00-9.30

Opening & Ice breaking

9.30-11.00

Asta Cekaite: Multisensoriality of compassion: Emotion regulation and diagnostic touch

11.00-12.00

Lunch

12.00-14.00

Course activities

14.00-14.30

Break

14.30-16.30

Course activities

 

 

 

Dinner

 

 

 

Tue 11 Dec 2018

8.30-9.30

Course activities

9.30-11.00

Florence Oloff: Talking, watching, turning, touching: Smartphone use in everyday face-to-face interaction

11.00-12.00

Lunch

12.00-14.00

Course activities

14.00-14.30

Break

14.30-15.30

Course activities

15.30-16.00

Closing

 

Course activities

  • Presentations by the invited guests, prof. Cekaite and asst prof. Oloff
  • Data sessions (60 min) in which participants can present their video data to be discussed and analyzed together. The aim of data sessions is to help presenters progress their research or to identify and discuss potential new findings.
  • Collaborative article workshops in which the participants discuss and work together based on pre-assigned articles on the workshop theme
  • Individual consultation sessions (30 min), where the participants have an opportunity to discuss their research projects with the invited guests
  • Short 10-minute presentations by the course participants

Participants are expected to take part in the workshop activities actively. Doctoral students receive 3 study points by participating in the workshop, reading the pre-assigned readings and by participating in one of the following activities: give a short presentation / present data in a data session / reserve a consultation with one of the invited guests. There is a limited number of data sessions available, so they will be filled on first come, first served -basis.

Small refreshments are provided during the course, but the participants are expected to pay the lunches and the dinner themselves.

 

Required readings

Cekaite, A. (2015). The coordination of talk and touch in adults’ directives to children: Touch and social control. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48 (2), 152–175.

Davidsen, J. & E. Christiansen (2014). Mind the hand: A study on children’s embodied and multimodal collaborative learning around touchscreens. Designs for Learning, 7 (1), 34–54.

Goodwin, C. (2000). Action and embodiment within situated human interaction. Journal of Pragmatics, 32 (10), 1489–1522.

Mondada, L. (2016). Challenges of multimodality: Language and the body in social interaction. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 20 (3), 336–366.

Nevile, M., Haddington, P., Heinemann, T. & M. Rauniomaa (2014). On the interactional ecology of objects. In Nevile, M., Haddington, P., Heinemann, T. & M. Rauniomaa (eds). Interacting with objects. Language, materiality, and social activity, pp. 3–26. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Raclaw, J., Robles, J. S. & S. M. DiDomenico (2016) Providing epistemic support for assessments through mobile-supported sharing activities. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 49 (4), 362–379.

 

Course organizers 

The course is funded by the Human Sciences Doctoral Programme (HS-DP), University of Oulu. The organizing team includes Tiina Keisanen, Maria Frick, Mirka Rauniomaa and Pauliina Siitonen.

 

References

Cekaite, A. (2010). Shepherding the child: Embodied directive sequences in parent-child interactions. Text & Talk, 30(1), 1–25.

Cekaite, A. (2015). The coordination of talk and touch in adult-child directives. Touch and social control. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48, 152–175.

Goodwin, M. (2017). Haptic sociality. The embodied interactive construction of intimacy through touch. In Meyer, C., Streeck, J. & J. Scott Jordan (eds). Intercorporeality: Beyond the body, pp. 73–102. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Meyer, C., Streeck, J. & J. Scott Jordan (eds) (2017). Intercorporeality: Beyond the body. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Streeck, J., Goodwin, C. & C. LeBaron (eds) (2014). Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

 

Last updated: 11.10.2018