Dr. Kinneret Lahad (Tel-Aviv University) will give a key note lecture titled A Temporal Reading of Affective Attachments: A Suggested Research Agenda on Monday November 18, 2019 at 13:15-14:45 (venue auditorium K103, Linna building ground floor, street address Kalevantie 5)


The main aspiration of this lecture is to discuss the utility of time studies to scholars interested in the affective dimensions of intimate life. Critical works on time recognize its powerful force in producing storylines, values, as well as various forms of evaluations and measurements. By doing so, they underscore the importance of questioning everyday workings of socio-temporal templates, and how these underpin conventional thought habits, social practices, and everyday interactions. I draw on insights from my own studies on singlehood and women’s friendships in order to offer a re-conceptualisation of intimate attachments through the lens of temporality. The paper will address questions concerning the affective dimensions of time and discuss how temporality constructs our affective selves, demarcates and mediates temporal boundaries. To accomplish this, I will discuss how exploring temporal tropes such as waiting, synchronicity, wasting/accumulating time, access to time – [to name but a few]- can shed light on the temporal messiness of affective encounters and the temporal imaginary of intimate relations.

The lecture is followed by a commentary by Professor Susanna Paasonen.

Dr. Kinneret Lahad is Senior Lecturer of NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. For more information: https://www.tau.ac.il/profile/lahadk

Lahad will visit Tampere University as part of the international workshop Affective Intimacies, to be held at Tampere University 18-19 November, 2019.

*** Welcome! The lecture is free and open to the public. ***

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