Campus Europe-Asie, Le Havre
Teachers : Anne VIAL (University professor). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : One paper (analysis of a text - ancient or modern-, or of a movie, or of a critical study). The topic will be discussed and decided by teacher and students altogether. Pedagogical method : This workshop aims at interdisciplinary variety but it focuses also strongly on traditional areas and historical periods such as Greco-Roman Antiquity and XXIth Century. It includes presentation on theses areas and emotional topics together with intensive study of representative works from vari-ous genres, periods, and cultures. Careful attention to both textual detail and historical context will be paid : works reﬂect and embody social and historical values on emotions, which are cultural as well as historical constructs. Course Description : It looks like Antiquity has something to teach us, after all : the muchacclaimed General Maximus, in Ridley Scott's blockbuster Gladiator (2000) won enthusiastic fans worldwide for his courage, his energy, the way he remained faithful even to his wife and son even after they died1. The movie may prove false as regards history (take Marcus Aurelius, for instance, who died from plague, ins-tead of being murdered by his son Commodus !), yet it retains some enduring features of the typi-cal Roman soldier, or, more generally of the portrait of the Ideal Roman. Such a representation enthralls us because this Roman (coming from Spain, by the time a Roman province) acts noble, and masters his feelings of fear, anger, or his desire for revenge. He controls himself, whatever happens. Even though nowadays we value very much our emotions, and would not be able to conceive of a life, people have long lived according to the idea that emotions should and could be mastered. Emotions indeed may prove close to desire, and prevent us from action. Management of common emotions such as anger, grief, fear and desire was a central theme in philosophy, or even in everyday life, and education : being a man was to be able to conceal one's emotions, or even to suppress them - while acting on other's emotions, for instance when one had to deliver a public speech, a very common experience in Antiquity. However, the model proved false, as A. Damasio demonstrated it. The traditional opposition between emotion and reason is no longer the paradigm in
science, or even in philosophy. We are emotional subjects ;hence the problem is not about dreaming to be emotionless, but knowing how to deal with overwhelming emotions, such as love, fear or anger. This workshop aims at two directions, the ﬁrst one deals with cultural history, and examines brieﬂy the long path of emotions, and how Greco-Roman analyses (about the nature of emotions, and the sensations they raised) and constructs forged European culture and interpretation of emotions. the second one has to do with hermeneutics, and aims at studying a few emotional sequences in lite-rature, philosophy and diplomatic scripts between Greeks and Romans (Greek cities became sub-jects to the Roman Empire during the 2nd cent. B.C.E.), as case studies : whereas negotiations always entail affective components, the social and cultural construction of emotions in Greek and Roman worlds were not the same ; encountering the other, even though he is not a stranger any more, proves always difﬁcult. Required reading : Unveiling Emotions : Sources and Methods for the Study of Emotions in the Greek World, Chani-otis, Angelos, Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag 2012 ;.
WINTER WORKSHOP : LAW : HOW IS INTERNATIONAL LAW MADE AND APPLIED ? THE CASE OF SPACE LAW
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 15 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Martina SMUCLEROVA (PhD. Diplomat). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Oral presentation of a topic (working group) ; test ; written report ; class participation. Pedagogical method : Interactive course, combination of learning of legal matter and its application ; discussion in class ; drafting of legal documen