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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


Introduction: Tangled Matters

Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It is not just that we are entangled in matter—we subjects who read, write, and ruminate on what “we” are. We are materializations entangled in other materializations; we happen in our mattering. ... More


Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Historically speaking, theology can be said to operate “materiaphobically.” Protestant Christianity in particular has bestowed upon theology a privilege of the soul over the body and belief over ... More


Voicetracks: Attuning to Voice in Media and the Arts

Norie Neumark

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036139
eISBN:
9780262339834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036139.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Moved by Aboriginal or Indigenous understandings of tracks, Norie Neumark’s Voicetracks seeks to deepen understandings of voice through listening to a variety of media and contemporary art works from ... More


Introduction: Living in a New Material World

Kate Singer, Ashley Cross, and Suzanne L. Barnett

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Building on Romantic scholarship that has opened the door to more capacious understandings of materiality that rethink the subject-object opposition of cultural materialism, the introduction makes ... More


The Posthuman: What Are the Digital Posthumanities?

Gary Hall

in Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034401
eISBN:
9780262332217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What forms might critical theory take when the focus is not only on what a theorist writes, but also on the theory he or she acts out and performs? Chapter 4 addresses this question by means of a ... More


Shared Selves: Latinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism

Suzanne Bost

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042799
eISBN:
9780252051654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Writing about marginalized lives has the power to shift norms. In telling their own stories, John Rechy, Aurora Levins Morales, Gloria Anzaldúa, and other Latinx writers make visible experiences and ... More


Telling Nonhuman Stories: ‘The secret contours of objects’

Danielle Sands

in Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter puts the novels of Jim Crace in conversation with Graham Harman’s Object-Oriented Philosophy. Beginning with a discussion of the development of OOP in contradistinction to Bruno Latour’s ... More


How Far Are We from a Hot Bath?

Lilah Grace Canevaro

in Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 places this book against a backdrop of New Materialisms, using the framework of Thing Theory in its various manifestations to unpack seemingly innocuous but in reality surprisingly loaded ... More


Gendered Ecologies: New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Dewey W. Hall and Jillmarie Murphy (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979046
eISBN:
9781789629705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979046.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Gendered Ecologies: New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century is comprised of a diverse collection of essays featuring analyses of literary women writers, ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Dolores Martín-Moruno and Beatriz Pichel (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Emotional Bodies provides a theoretical framework for studying the materiality of emotions. In line with recent research in the history of emotions, cultural studies, and new materialism, this volume ... More


Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Kate Singer, Ashley Cross, and Suzanne Barnett (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Material Transgressions reveals how Romantic-era authors think outside of historical and theoretical ideologies that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivities, isolated things, or ... More


Misuse:: From Aesthetics to Practice

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter provides a conceptual bridge between contemporary thing theories, which champion the aesthetic products of the creative misuse of objects, and new materialisms, which use the same ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that ... More


Werewolf Wollstonecraft: homo homini lupus, or, Romantic Beast Wars

Chris Washington

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The judicial bestiary at the heart of eighteenth-century politics has long been evident in Enlightenment social contract debates, as Michel Foucault’s and Giorgio Agamben’s theories of biopolitics ... More


Afterword: Vital Signs

Omri Moses

in Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This afterword works to understand the neglect that befell vitalism as an intellectual lineage after the demise of early modernism. It then examines its “return,” surveying some of the burgeoning ... More


Dwelling in the Dissolve

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The introduction of Exposed briefly lays out the methodology, theories, arguments, and central questions of the book. It argues that a material sense of exposure and pleasure fosters ontologies, ... More


Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Lilah Grace Canevaro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male ... More


Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Countering an unflagging modernist infatuation with the new, Antiquities beyond Humanism maps out the ground for a richer and more sustained encounter with Greco-Roman antiquity, excavating an ... More


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