Park, Ondine, Tonya K. Davidson, and Rob Shields. “Introduction.” Ecologies of Affect: placing nostalgia, desire, and hope

Park, Ondine, Tonya K. Davidson, and Rob Shields. "Introduction." Ecologies of Affect: placing nostalgia, desire, and hope. Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011. To remember: ironically kitsch names like "The Branding Place" or "The Shangri-La" ... speak to ambivalent desires for imagined other times (when ranching was supposedly the mainstay) and places (in this case, … Continue reading Park, Ondine, Tonya K. Davidson, and Rob Shields. “Introduction.” Ecologies of Affect: placing nostalgia, desire, and hope

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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

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”

Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]

From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) Moments to remember: sensation also presents a directly disjunctive self-coinciding ...It is always doubled by the feeling of having a feeling. It is self-referential ... The doubling of sensation does not assume a subjective splitting, and does not of itself constitute a distancing. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]

desire.

the prompt: what does writing want? to touch and be touched [jean-luc nancy] to be understood [spinoza] to be habitual [goldberg] to be unhurried [pryor] to be mindful practice [boice] to make [shipka] to make change [schell, ahmed, fleischer] to connect to time/place/network [mueller] encounter/experience [deleuze, guattari] to move [massumi,manning] ...