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

Damasio, Antonio. “Stepping into the Light”

Damasio, Antonio. The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999. To remember: Whether individually experienced or observed, pathos is a by-product of consciousness and so is desire (4). At its simplest and most basic level, consciousness lets us recognize an irresistible urge to stay … Continue reading Damasio, Antonio. “Stepping into the Light”

Harry Denny. “A Queer Eye for the WPA.”

Denny, Harry. "A Queer Eye for the WPA." WPA: Writing Program Administration, vol. 37, no. 1, 2013, pp. 186-98. Accessed 5 Nov. 2016. To remember: To channel Linda Adler-Kassner in the Activist WPA, our American jeremiad is always already a paradox of an exceptionalist mission toward homogenization and assimilation that's also constantly under threat of … Continue reading Harry Denny. “A Queer Eye for the WPA.”

Cixous, Hélène. “The Laugh of the Medusa.”

Cixous, Hélène. "The Laugh of the Medusa." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present, edited by Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, Boston & New York, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 1520-36. To remember: about women's writing: about what it will do (1524). I refuse to strengthen [the effects of the past] by repeating … Continue reading Cixous, Hélène. “The Laugh of the Medusa.”

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

kinesthetic approaches to composition

Notes/handout from a 3-pronged movement activity [progressive body scan -> guided invention walk -> human movement coding activity] presented at WIDE-EMU '16 with Kelsey McLendon and Natasha Wickenheiser. Pedagogical Grounding: Habits of mind refers to ways of approaching learning that are both intellectual and practical and that will support students’ success in a variety of fields … Continue reading kinesthetic approaches to composition

McLeod, Susan. “Some Thoughts about Feelings”

McLeod, Susan. “Some Thoughts about Feelings: The Affective Domain and the Writing Process.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 38, no. 4, 1987, pp. 426–435. To remember:  But we have tended to ignore the affective domain in our research on and speculation about the writing process. This is partly due to our deep Western suspicion … Continue reading McLeod, Susan. “Some Thoughts about Feelings”