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”

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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

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

Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”

Gibbs, Anna. "After Affect: Sympathy, Synchrony, and Mimetic Communication." The Affect Theory Reader. Ed. Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010. 186-205. Print. Moments to remember: "mimetic communication [:] ... the corporeally based forms of imitation, both voluntary and involuntary ... involv[ing] the visceral level of affect contagion ... … Continue reading Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”

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”