Recorded live on 5th May 2012 at Birkbeck College, London. The event was the second in a series of public conversations with leading researchers exploring different aspects of the voice, introduced by James Wilkes.
Denise Riley is a poet and philosopher. Her non-fiction includes The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony; Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect; and, with Jean-Jacques Lecercle, The Force of Language. Her poetry has been widely published, including a Selected Poems in 2000.
Disa Sauter is a researcher at the Department of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam. Her work examines the communication of emotions via non-verbal signals, and the interplay between non-verbal communication and language. She uses cross-cultural comparisons to examine how factors such as culture and language shape our emotions and the ways that they are signalled.