Composing ‘Histories of the Present’

a quick pin, excerpted from Lauren Berlant's Cruel Optimism (p. 63-69): Here, figures move transversally across spaces, quickly and lingeringly, reflectively and in the flesh, projecting and sensing atmospheres and impacts to which they have to catch up and respond. Sometimes they unlearn, sometimes they repeat, sometimes they surprise themselves, often they just lean numbly or … Continue reading Composing ‘Histories of the Present’

May, Todd. Gilles Deleuze, An Introduction

May, Todd. Gilles Deleuze An Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 1-17. Print. To remember: In a world that holds banality to be a virtue and originality a disease, Deleuze never stops asking the question of what other possibilities life holds open to us, or, more specifically, of how we might think about things … Continue reading May, Todd. Gilles Deleuze, An Introduction

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”

Kølvraa, Christoffer. “Affect, Provocation, and Far Right Rhetoric”

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 D. An Unnecessary Divorce

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

wondering that there is being.

Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. What is Philosophy? New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. Print. To know oneself, to learn to think, to act as if nothing were self evident-wondering, "wondering that there is being"-these, and many other determinations of philosophy create interesting attitudes, however tiresome they may be in the long run, but even … Continue reading wondering that there is being.