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

Cvetkovich, Ann. “Public Feelings”

Cvetkovich, Ann. "Public Feelings." South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 106, no. 3, 2007, pp. 459-68. To remember: The goal is to depathologize negative affects so that they can be seen as a possible resource for political action rather than as its antithesis. This is not, however, to suggest that depression is thereby converted into a positive … Continue reading Cvetkovich, Ann. “Public Feelings”

before touching [writing, writing] feeling

in this ongoing project, thomas passwater and i have been reflecting on the intersections of affect and materiality, on the interactions and extensions of self and/through objects in our composing process, on the way that selves and objects mean. below, you can see how we have written our way into this inquiry—and we invite you to … Continue reading before touching [writing, writing] feeling

Sedgwick, Eve, and Adam Frank. “Shame in the Cybernetic Fold: Reading Silvan Tomkins”

Sedgwick, Eve, and Adam Frank. "Shame in the Cybernetic Fold: Reading Silvan Tomkins." Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2003. 93-122. Print. To remember: broad assumptions that shape heuristic habits and positing procedures of theory ... after Foucault, after Greenblatt, after Freud and Lacan, after Lévi-Strauss, after Derrida, after feminism … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve, and Adam Frank. “Shame in the Cybernetic Fold: Reading Silvan Tomkins”

Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling Introduction

Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2003. Print. To remember: Famously, these are a cluster of sentences about which "it seems clear that to utter the sentence (in, of course, the appropriate circumstances) is not to describe my doing [a thing] ... or to state that I am … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling Introduction

Sedgwick, Eve. “Teaching/Depression”

this article was a total stumble-upon while looking for some of sedgwick's other affective work (though i did note it as a breadcrumb to follow in 'an inventory of shimmers'). interesting discussion of a frequent topic of commiseration in the office i share with colleagues. i am left curious about: what it means to care for caring, not … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. “Teaching/Depression”

Gregg, Melissa & Gregory Seigworth. “An Inventory of Shimmers”

Gregg, Melissa, and Gregory J. Seigworth. "An Inventory of Shimmers." The Affect Theory Reader. London: Duke University Press, 2010. Print. Moments to remember/return to [so many moments]: Affect is born in in-between-ness and resides as accumulative beside-ness. Affect can be understood then as a gradient of bodily capacity - a supple incrementalism of ever-modulating  force-relations - … Continue reading Gregg, Melissa & Gregory Seigworth. “An Inventory of Shimmers”

Sedgwick, Eve. “Pedagogy of Buddhism”

Sedgwick, Eve. "Pedagogy of Buddhism." Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2003. 153-181. Print. To remember: Is it true that we can learn only when we are aware we are being taught? (153) Possibly we do not want to learn the lesson our cat is teaching. Here, in an affective … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. “Pedagogy of Buddhism”