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The Turn to Affect: A Critique

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In recent years, the topic of emotion has attracted more and more attention from cultural critics and theorists, and the purpose of chapter 7 is to explore the terms in which this turn to affect has ... More


Living Room: Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald

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/9781501714221.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter, “Living Room,” examines Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway as well as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. It follows Woolf’s and Fitzgerald’s affectively ... More


In the Mean Time: Vitalism, Affects and Metamorphosis in Organisational Change

Peter Lohmann and Chris Steyaert

in Deleuze and the Social

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620920
eISBN:
9780748652365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the role of vitalism, affect and metamorphosis in organisational change. It explores a radical and active formulation of change and attempts to connect the philosophical with ... More


The Empire of Affect: Reading Rhys after Postcolonial Theory

John J. Su

in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This essay contributes to developing 21st-century readings of Rhys by exploring her work in relation to more recent theories of affect, particularly those associated with Brian Massumi. Massumi's ... More


Introduction: Modernism and Affect

Julie Taylor

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the role of affect, emotion, and sentiment in modernism and modernist literary criticism. Challenging the assumption that modernism represents a flight from ... More


The Amplification of Affect: Tension, Intensity and Form in Modern Dance

Paul Atkinson and Michelle Duffy

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Chapter 5 affect is considered as corporeal tension and intensity in two modernist works by the Ballets Russes, Léonide Massine’s Parade (1917) and Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’après-midi d’un faune ... More


Coda

Elisha Cohn

in Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190250041
eISBN:
9780190250065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250041.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This concluding coda argues for the aesthetic rather than instrumental purchase of the concept of affect. Examining accounts of affect by Brian Massumi, Gilles Deleuze, and others, it argues for the ... More


Virtual Dance and the Politics of Imagining

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter explores the artistic potential of the virtual in dance performance in discussions of two recent dance pieces—The Visible Men by New Art Club and While We Were Holding It Together, a ... More


Affective Collective Action

Gerda Roelvink

in Building Dignified Worlds: Geographies of Collective Action

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816676170
eISBN:
9781452954240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676170.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

An awareness of the different forces of performance is vital to how one thinks about difference and the creation of something new. Current understandings of social transformation often see ... More


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