This article conducts a critical narrative of the public lives and performances of the actor Sterling Hayden as a contribution to the theory of emotion. Cultural theories of feeling have frequently suspended their attention to the diachronies of story and history in favor of a synchronic analysis of affect and ontology. This article argues that the analysis of a particular passion, coalescing in a series of moments in a single star text, offers a way to reconcile these divergent theoretical models.
Matt Tierney; The Terror That Makes One Whatever One Is: Sterling Hayden's Emotional Testimonies. Camera Obscura 1 September 2015; 30 (2 (89)): 157–187. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/02705346-3078358
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