In preparation for working on my artefacts and developing my ideas for them I have been looking into existing research papers and theses that could be of relevance to my work.
posture as a modality for expressing and recognizing emotions.
Believable Acting in Animation.
Recognizing Emotions Expressed by Body Pose: a
Biologically Inspired Neural Model.
These mainly focus on the conveyance and recognition of emotions through body movements as this will be what my first two artefacts circulate around and will help when formulating the specifics of how I go about them.
I have also been reading other books that have more general information that will be useful:
The Illusion of Life - Disney Animation - Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas
The Animators Survival Kit -Richards Williams