Massumi, Brian. “The Inmost End” The Power at the End of the Economy

Massumi, Brian. The Power at the End of the Economy. Durham And London, Duke University Press, 2015. To remember: the 'rationality of the economy' is a precarious art of snatching emergent order out of affect. The creeping suspicion is that the economy is best understood as a division of the affective arts (2). The implications … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. “The Inmost End” The Power at the End of the Economy

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’

Harry Denny. “A Queer Eye for the WPA.”

Denny, Harry. "A Queer Eye for the WPA." WPA: Writing Program Administration, vol. 37, no. 1, 2013, pp. 186-98. Accessed 5 Nov. 2016. To remember: To channel Linda Adler-Kassner in the Activist WPA, our American jeremiad is always already a paradox of an exceptionalist mission toward homogenization and assimilation that's also constantly under threat of … Continue reading Harry Denny. “A Queer Eye for the WPA.”

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

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”

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”

Fleckenstein, Kristie. Bodysigns (part one)

Fleckenstein, Kristie S. "Bodysigns: A Biorhetoric for Change." JAC, vol. 21, no. 4, 2001., pp. 761-790. To remember: "our language and our writing should be adequate enough to make our dreams, our visions, our stories, our thinking, and our actions not just revolutionary but transformative" ("Freedom" 46) (761). Susan Jarratt notes that "both feminist inquiry … Continue reading Fleckenstein, Kristie. Bodysigns (part one)