Protevi, John. Intro to Political Affect

Protevi, John. Political Affect. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2009. To remember: ['political physiology':] the imbrications of the social and the somatic: how our bodies, minds, and social settings are intricately and intimately linked ... indicate[s] not only this mix of intellectual resources [science, philosophy, and politics] but also in order to indicate that subjectivity … Continue reading Protevi, John. Intro to Political Affect


touching [writing, writing] feeling

Handout/notes from yesterday's WIDE-EMU '16 presentation with my brilliant colleague, Thomas Passwater. touching [writing, writing] feeling The sense of physical touch itself, at least so far, has been remarkably unsusceptible to being amplified by technology (Sedgwick 15). The experience named “writing” is this violent exhaustion of the discourse in which “all sense” is altered, not into another … Continue reading touching [writing, writing] feeling

Ahmed, Sara. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. “Introduction: Feel Your Way”

Ahmed, Sara. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. New York London, Routledge, 2015. To remember: Bodies take the shape of the very contact they have with objects and others ... texts that circulate in public domain ... work by aligning with collectives by attributing "others" as the source of our feelings ... those who are 'not … Continue reading Ahmed, Sara. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. “Introduction: Feel Your Way”

enthymeme and aristotle

Instead of examining everything, rhetorical argument builds, whenever possible, on assumptions the audience already holds (170). It is less rigorously tested than dialectic. Syllogism: A dialectical argument which uses logic and deductive reasoning to draw out or arrive at a conclusion based on two or more premises. Example: Major premise: All graduate students and faculty … Continue reading enthymeme and aristotle

Nelson, Julie D. An Unnecessary Divorce

Nelson, Julie. "An Unnecessary Divorce: Integrating the Study of Affect and Emotion in New Media." Composition Forum, vol. 34, 2016. Accessed 30 Aug. 2016. Abstract: Rhetoric and composition scholars’ almost exclusive reliance on Brian Massumi’s definition of affect has spurred a theoretical and practical divorce between “affect” and “emotion” in our field. This article returns … Continue reading Nelson, Julie D. An Unnecessary Divorce