Mazzarella, William. “Affect: What is it Good for?”

Mazzarella, William. "Affect: What is it Good for?" Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization, edited by Saurabh Dube, London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 291-309. To remember: Even in its relatively untheorized invocations, affect carries tactile, sensuous, and perhaps also involuntary connotations (291). I write in the belief that only those ideas that compel our desire as … Continue reading Mazzarella, William. “Affect: What is it Good for?”

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Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]

From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) Moments to remember: sensation also presents a directly disjunctive self-coinciding ...It is always doubled by the feeling of having a feeling. It is self-referential ... The doubling of sensation does not assume a subjective splitting, and does not of itself constitute a distancing. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]