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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 3–18.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Marta Figlerowicz Copyright © 2012 Qui Parle 2012 Aff ect Theory Dossier An Introduction marta figlerowicz There is of course no single defi nition of affect theory. In one of its incarnations affect theory builds bridges between the humani- ties and biology or neuroscience...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... maxim in both contemporary and classical theories of affect. Focusing on the figure and question of the World and its grammars of relation(ality) and becoming, this essay considers the implications of an insistence on worlding in the context of anti-Blackness. It argues that the sustenance of the very...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of Minnesota Press , 1997 . Altieri Charles . The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2003 . Anderson Amanda . The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2006...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the question of what role affect theory might play in the re-imagination of social and political life. jordan greenwald: Here is an image that registers the af- fective aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death on May 2, 2011: the May 14 cover of the New York Post addressing the discovery...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., neoliberalism, affect theory, and posttruth politics—the last of which the text does not explicitly touch on. Throughout I pay particular attention to the historicity of Jagoda’s argument. Undoubtedly, the timeliness of Experimental Games is one of its strengths; the critical stakes of thinking with games...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., ecological, pro-LGBTQ+, feminist, and promigrant struggles. What can a journal of critical theory do in such times? Who speaks here? What change might this speech effect, especially in times of precarity and transition? For more than thirty years some iteration of Qui Parle has existed as a space...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 December 2015
... with Juliane Rebentisch at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach. Her teaching and her research focus concern a redefi nition of aes- thetic theory as critical theory including affect theory. daniel hendrickson works as a translator in Berlin. tara hottman is a doctoral...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 121–155.
Published: 01 June 2018
... how to describe just what it is we are feeling. A diffuse and ambient surround, atmospheres maintain a close relationship to a more familiarly theorized concept—mood—and the two are sometimes used interchangeably. 12 In recent affect theory mood is often contrasted both with the more cognitive...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 19–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., and affect. 85 The eternity of the tasteless present in its nonrelation to historicity is, for Seremetakis, not only the condition of modern life, exemplified in a marketized Greece, but indicative of contemporary social-scientific theory’s ignorance of the problem of the “historical unconscious.” 86...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 115–133.
Published: 01 December 2015
... points of connection between Spinoza’s arguments and contemporary discussions, and conclude with a few refl ections on the purpose of a political theory of the imaginary.3 Cognition, Body, Affect Spinoza’s highly complex theory of mind and affect, which pro- vides the framework for his concept...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 December 2011
... what they meant. Initial forays into literary ecocriti- cism were Trojan horses for a replay of 1970s and 1980s theory wars. For theory, read Derrida. The cool fl avor fi zzes with the fu- ture—the bliss of new thinking, more at home with the shock of ecological reality. The regular fl avor...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 107–151.
Published: 01 June 2010
... his theory of aesthesis, has two aspects, or better, two faces: an onto- logical face, which fi nds sensitivity and intensity in all things, and an epistemological face, which requires humankind’s own powers of affection to make the former affection sensible. Only in this way can we make sense...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of the critical “moral perspectives” of literary characters (with their own affective or aesthetic existential mediations of life and liberal theory) through liberalism’s critical-sociological, systemic perspectives fuel the internal dialectics of Bleak Liberalism . As chapter 2 makes evident, much of Bleak...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 219–229.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and mediation. Vigorously theoretical and ethnographically rich, Electric Santería draws attention to Santería’s affective embodiments of the divine, complicating studies of transnational religion that often start from an implicitly Christian conceptualization of the transcendental experience. Based...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 December 2013
... out of an interest in affect theory, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics, while Richter’s interest in aesthetic experience is closely aligned with the Frankfurt school and social critique. While Terada values the pri- vacy of aberrant and unshareable experience, Richter values the potential...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and unexpected elements at the root of all knowledge. It is this elimination that suggests to Chris Anderson the idea of the end of theory; in other words, it is what prevents “bifurcations,” that is, the prospect that new knowledge will open futures that would be not just negentropic but “neganthropological...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 163–175.
Published: 01 December 2014
....2 If “sympathy” now serves col- loquially to signify a feeling akin to compassion or on a spectrum with pity, Greiner returns to the etymological origins of the term as it was used to designate a formal process that allows one to feel along with others. A theory...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 299–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., plants, earth, even ar- tifacts and commodities—more carefully, more strategically, more ecologically” (VM, 18). Drawing on the vitality of things, Bennett then turns to ques- tions of agency. While affective bodily responses are the starting point for her theory, she...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 213–238.
Published: 01 June 2014
... placement, of inclusion, and of material transmission. Style is thus caught up in a theory of individuation, politically and theoretically favoring the personal, the unitary, the stable norm, the established trait. Beyond its function of classifi cation and attribution, it judges...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2001
...," but predominantly in the spatial sense of a movement outward. As with Jonathan Lear's theory of catharsis as emotional discharge, Scotty's anxiety "comes packaged" with its own logical (spatial ized) explanation, an affect containing its own "theory" or formative prin- ciple.25 Lear's observation...