full disclosure: this particular tome has rested on my bookshelf for more than a year since it was loaned to me by a mentor. i remember the moment it came to be in my hands, and the feeling that it may hold magic. i sensed that cracking it open could be a game-changer. and as i … Continue reading Stewart, Kathleen. Ordinary Affects [part one]
Gibbs, Anna. "After Affect: Sympathy, Synchrony, and Mimetic Communication." The Affect Theory Reader. Ed. Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010. 186-205. Print. Moments to remember: "mimetic communication [:] ... the corporeally based forms of imitation, both voluntary and involuntary ... involv[ing] the visceral level of affect contagion ... … Continue reading Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”
this article was a total stumble-upon while looking for some of sedgwick's other affective work (though i did note it as a breadcrumb to follow in 'an inventory of shimmers'). interesting discussion of a frequent topic of commiseration in the office i share with colleagues. i am left curious about: what it means to care for caring, not … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. “Teaching/Depression”
Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," in Illuminations, translated by Harry Zohn, 217-251. New York: Schocken Book, 1968. To remember: "Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it … Continue reading Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
just a note to remind myself that this is here, and this is wonderful. particularly for consideration of this spring's celebration of student writing. perhaps we will shift from objectified stance to participatory projects ... love this 'how to'!