Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part II]

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York, Hill and Wang, 2010. Summary: In the second part of Camera Lucida, Barthes's reflection centers on his mother's absence/presence [in photographs] as a means to get to the noeme [essence] of photography. Through personal reflection and subjective observation, he sifts through studium to locate punctum. Furthermore, he casts … Continue reading Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part II]

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Cixous, Hélène. “The Laugh of the Medusa.”

Cixous, Hélène. "The Laugh of the Medusa." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present, edited by Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, Boston & New York, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 1520-36. To remember: about women's writing: about what it will do (1524). I refuse to strengthen [the effects of the past] by repeating … Continue reading Cixous, Hélène. “The Laugh of the Medusa.”

Ahmed, Sara. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. “Introduction: Feel Your Way”

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”

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”

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

Massumi, Brian. The Autonomy of Affect, I

Massumi, Brian. Parables for the Virtual. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2002. 23-28. Print. To remember: the primacy of the affective is marked by a gap between content and effect (24) content[:] its indexing to conventional meanings in an inter-subjective context ... determinate qualities (24) effect[:] the strength or duration of image ... its intensity … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. The Autonomy of Affect, I