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Thinking through feeling: critical theory and the affective turn

Simon Mussell

in Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 sets out the theoretical terrain on which the wider project is based. It begins by revisiting some of the founding tenets of critical theory in the context of the establishment of the ... More


Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Marta Figlerowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can other people notice our affects more easily than we do? Spaces of Feeling examines modernist novels and poems that treat this possibility as electrifying, as well as deeply disturbing. Their ... More


Introduction: Geographical Emotions and the Modernist City

Andrew Thacker

in Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces the overall methodology and theoretical approach taken in the book, explaining the significance of the idea of the outsider in modernism. It then outlines the idea of the ... More


Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Andrew Thacker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This innovative book examines the development of modernism in four European cities: London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Focusing upon how literary and cultural outsiders represented various spaces in ... More


Conclusion

Marta Figlerowicz

in Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion presents some larger questions and opportunities raised by this argument. Spaces of Feeling revisits relatively old-fashioned subjective aspirations toward social exemplarity, ... More


Introduction

Marta Figlerowicz

in Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction lays out this book’s methodology and main thesis. Spaces of Feeling takes modernist poems and novels as illustrations of an attitude toward affective awareness that has become lost ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


The Philosophical Afterlives of Shakespearean Melancholy

J. F. Bernard

in Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The concluding chapter charts out potential critical links between Shakespearean comic melancholy and modern conceptualizations of melancholia in the works of Freud, Butler and Ngai. It argues that ... More


Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

David Leheny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729072
eISBN:
9781501729089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729072.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

How do emotions become meaningful in public life? Closely examining key episodes in Japanese politics, Empire of Hope examines the varied roles that feelings play in contemporary politics. They ... More


Affect Control Theory: How Do Cultures Draw Moral Lines?

Steven Hitlin and Sarah K. Harkness

in Unequal Foundations: Inequality, Morality, and Emotions across Cultures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190465407
eISBN:
9780190862435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465407.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter draws on the theoretical and methodological insights from Affect Control theory (ACT), a theory with decades of research and empirical support, to set up our cross-cultural analyses ... More


Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Tarek El-Ariss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Focusing on the body as a site of rupture and signification, this book shifts the paradigm for the study of modernity in the Arab context from questions of representation and cultural exchange to an ... More


Typing Feeling: Sympathy, Sensibility, and Sentimentality

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces distinctions between three dynamics of feeling found in eighteenth-century literature and culture. “Sentimentality” emphasizes sameness and accord between parties. It can be ... More


Maybe They Will Smile Back

David Leheny

in Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729072
eISBN:
9781501729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729072.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Taking its title from a line in the 2011 film We Can’t Change the World (But We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia), this chapter explores a recent fixation in Japan on rebuilding hope: first from the ... More


Methodology and a Description of the Data

Steven Hitlin and Sarah K. Harkness

in Unequal Foundations: Inequality, Morality, and Emotions across Cultures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190465407
eISBN:
9780190862435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465407.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a primer on ACT data and analysis strategies provided by Interact, the computerized version of ACT. First, it describes the data sources for the Interact simulations before ... More


Conclusion

Steven Hitlin and Sarah K. Harkness

in Unequal Foundations: Inequality, Morality, and Emotions across Cultures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190465407
eISBN:
9780190862435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465407.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The book concludes with this chapter summarizing the general argument, hopefully more compelling in light of our empirical support. Ultimately, we call for researchers to adopt alternate empirical ... More


Empirical Analysis

Steven Hitlin and Sarah K. Harkness

in Unequal Foundations: Inequality, Morality, and Emotions across Cultures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190465407
eISBN:
9780190862435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465407.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 9 presents our empirical results. The chapter begins with a description of the competing theories’ predictions for how the countries under analysis (the United States, China, Germany, Japan, ... More


Everything Sinks

David Leheny

in Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729072
eISBN:
9781501729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729072.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This short conclusion uses two recent Japanese comedy movies — Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust and The World Sinks Except Japan — to consider how images of Japan’s past, present, and future are made ... More


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