The project aims to bring phenomenology into dialogue with the effervescent research conducted in contemporary gesture studies, an interdisciplinary conglomerate comprising cognitive analysis, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, psychology, linguistics and ethnographic study, as well as, more recently, film and media studies. In this regard, the project pursues a twofold intention.
On the one hand, it draws upon the results of the aforementioned research in gesture studies for developing an encompassing phenomenological theory of gesture. Thus, it covers a gap in existing literature, insofar as this key topic is still only scarcely addressed in contemporary phenomenology despite promising rudiments in the analyses of linguistic indexicality and situation, bodily intersubjectivity, and the expressivity of action.
Secondly, in rearticulating those three central issues of phenomenology—the theory of situations, that of intercorporeality, and that of praxeological understanding—, it intends to enrich the state of the art in the field of contemporary gesture studies by offering not just a more subtle conceptual basis for the interpretation of gestures, but moreover: a logic, a social philosophy, and a philosophical praxeology of gesture, which are deemed capable to fundament, specify, and extend its analysis.
- Project director: Dr. Christian FERENCZ-FLATZ
- Project title: Structures of Bodily Interaction. Phenomenological Contributions to Gesture Studies.
- Project code: PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-0479
- Contract no.: PCE 140/ 2021
- Program: Fundamental and frontier research. Exploratory research projects (PCE)
- Financed by: UEFISCDI
- Period of Time: January 2021 – December 2023
- Funding: 1.198.010 lei
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