Egan, Kieran. “Ironic Understanding and Somatic Understanding”

Egan, Kieran. The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape our Understanding, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998. To remember: irony involves more than a perverse disguise of what might be better stated literally (137). It leads to a discussion of the kind of understanding that results from the breakdown or decay of general schemes ... … Continue reading Egan, Kieran. “Ironic Understanding and Somatic Understanding”

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

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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/357635. 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”

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”

Blackman, Lisa. “The Subject of Affect: Bodies, Process, Becoming”

Blackman, Lisa. "The Subject of Affect: Bodies, Process, Becoming." Immaterial Bodies Affect, Embodiment, Mediation. London: Sage, 2012. 1-25. Print. To remember: bodies are not considered stable things or entities, but rather are processes which extend into and are immersed in worlds. That is, rather than talk of bodies, we might instead talk of brain–body–world entanglements, … Continue reading Blackman, Lisa. “The Subject of Affect: Bodies, Process, Becoming”

Blackman, Lisa. Introduction: Thinking Through The Body

Blackman, Lisa. "Introduction: Thinking Through The Body." The Body: The Key Concepts. Oxford New York: Berg, 2008. 1-13. Print. To remember: [AnneMarie Mol] argues that the body is not bounded by the skin, where we understand the skin to be a kind of container for the self, but rather our bodies always extend and connect … Continue reading Blackman, Lisa. Introduction: Thinking Through The Body

encounter

Something in the world forces us to think. This something is not an object of recognition, but a fundamental encounter. - Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition Digestions/Questions: what does it mean to encounter loss in the context of social media? how might the framing of the post/message impact/alter the thinking that ensues? why does the loss-encounter so … Continue reading encounter

Peary, Alexandria. “The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos”

Alexandria Peary (2016) The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos, Rhetoric Review, 35:1, 22-34, DOI: 10.1080/07350198.2016.1107825 Quotations [digestions]: Mindfulness approaches offer guidance in noticing the present, which can be applied to the rhetorical situation of composing to achieve positive outcomes in invention, engagement, and fluency. Mindfulness enhances kairotic practice in three important ways: first, by including … Continue reading Peary, Alexandria. “The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos”