an impromptu rendering from yesterday's discussion of "alternative facts" with students in my wrtg121: researching the public experience class. wanting to save here to return for further development [and cleaner lines and better spacing]. update: made a thing.
Punctum: Reflections on Photography, edited by Séamus Kealy, Salzburg, Salzburger Kunstverein, 2014. Producing Punctum, Boris Groys Groys compares/contrasts Barthes's analysis of mother-referent photographs to Siegfried Kracauer's analysis of his grandmother's photos in Die Photographie (1927). For Kracauer, every photograph is merely, as he says, a general inventory of diverse fragments or details that lacks any inner unity … Continue reading Punctum: Reflections on Photography, edited by Séamus Kealy
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”
Papacharissi, Zizi. Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics. New York, Oxford, 2015. To remember: There is an interesting, captivating connection between affect and ideology, feeling and belief, emotion and reason. These three groupings reflect imbricated yet distinct layers of engagement with public affairs ... they are pairings of co-occuring tendencies (3). newer media invite people … Continue reading Zizi Papacharissi. Prelude to Affective Publics
discovered this via Amy Ann Latawiec in her MCEA/MiWCA 2016 critique of how we use seminal and traditional texts in training new teachers. Bird, Barbara. Meaning-Making Concepts: Basic Writer’s Access to Verbal Culture To remember: Engagement in verbal culture, though, requires more than interpretive reading and deep-level writing: this engagement also requires our affective responses ...Some … Continue reading Barbara Bird, “Meaning-Making Concepts”
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”
Kølvraa, Christoffer. "Affect, Provocation, and Far Right Rhetoric." Affective Methodologies: Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect. Ed. Britta Timm Knudsen and Carsten Stage. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2015. 183-200. Print. To remember: Deleuzian understanding of rhetoric as a force or kind of intensity to be thought separate from processes of signification or … Continue reading Kølvraa, Christoffer. “Affect, Provocation, and Far Right Rhetoric”
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