Humanist Archives: March 24, 2023, 6:29 a.m. Humanist 36.474 - excitement everywhere all the time, but no Oscar
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 474.
Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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Date: 2023-03-23 21:40:25+00:00
From: Neven Jovanović <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 36.470: excitement everywhere all the time, but no Oscar
you are describing a static culture, while Willard drew our attention
to a change that he feels is happening in the society (people used not
to be excited all the time -- and this is not "intercultural", because
Willard lives in that culture, contrary to me, you, or Jan). Whether
the formulas and standard phrases have changed, or the emotional
temperature has changed, or human behaviour, something has caused the
change. Jan offered one or two hypotheses to explain the cause.
This is important for Humanist because in our research we also have to
deal both with the persistent and the changing. Not to mention that
the Digital Humanities culture itself had changed, and people felt
Neven Jovanovic, Zagreb
On Wed, 22 Mar 2023 at 06:11, Humanist <email@example.com> wrote:
> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 470.
> Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
> Hosted by DH-Cologne
> Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: 2023-03-21 23:07:33+00:00
> From: Thomas Gloning <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [Humanist] 36.467: excitement everywhere all the time,
but no Oscar
> Expressions like "I am excited... " are not reports about one's real
> inner feelings (that might or might not be appropriate for someone in
> his or her 40ies), they are rather polite instruments of appreciation
> towards one's audience. Nothing wrong with that.
> If one takes them at face value like understanding "How are you" as
> asking for a report, one might get mistaken.
> If we want to look at our practices in giving talks, asking and
> answering questings at the end of talks ("great question"), we might
> rather take something like an ethnomethodological perspective. What are
> these people doing when they say "I am excited..." or "Great question"
> (even if they deep inside think that the question is not a great
> question) ...
> One of the perspectives of investigation might be the theory of
> politeness and respect and the question of how we express politeness and
> respect in the context of talks. As for these practices, there are
> intercultural differences. To call something "spannend" in German ...
> All best, Thomas
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