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Affect theory and literary critical practice : a feel for the text

Author: Stephen Ahern
Publisher: Cham, Swizerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Series: Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism.
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Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice develops new approaches to reading literature that are informed by the insights of scholars working in affect studies across many disciplines, with essays that consider works of fiction, drama, poetry and memoir ranging from the medieval to the postmodern. While building readings of representative texts, contributors reflect on the value of affect theory to literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ahern
ISBN: 9783319972688 3319972685
OCLC Number: 1080576672
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction: A Feel for the Text; Notes on Method I: Histories of Emotion-And of Affect/s, Too?; Notes on Method II: Representing the Ineffable; Reading Beyond Suspicion?; References; Part I: Feeling Early Modern; Chapter 2: The Body in Wonder: Affective Suspension and Medieval Queer Futurity; Scripting Wonder, Affecting Shame; The Fourth-Person Singular; Queer Attention; References; Chapter 3: (Non-)Belief in Things: Affect Theory and a New Literary Materialism; The Elusiveness of Literary Experience; Literature Is a Verb A New Literary MaterialismWhen Stones Speak: Shakespeare's New Materialism; Conclusion: New Materialism and Literary Critical Practice; References; Chapter 4: Semblances of Affect in the Early English Novel: Narrating Intensity; Classical Passions, Modern Emotions, Postmodern Affects; Narrating Intensity in Richardson and Austen; References; Part II: Affective Transmissions, Romantic to Victorian; Chapter 5: Reading and the Sociality of Disappointing Affects in Jane Austen; Disappointment's Novel Forms; Sociable Affects; References Chapter 6: Shame and Its Affects: The Form-Content Implosion of Shelley's The CenciReferences; Chapter 7: Bodily Sympathy, Affect, and Victorian Sensation Fiction; Empathy, Affect, Materiality; Sympathy and the Body; Victorian Sensation Fiction; Conclusions; References; Chapter 8: Feeling Other(s): Dracula and the Ethics of Unmanageable Affect; Fainting and Feeling: The Alterity of the Self; Vampire Ethics; References; Part III: Modernist Contingencies: Engaging the Ineffable; Chapter 9: Glad Animals: Speed, Affect, and Modern Literature; References Chapter 10: Senses Without Names: Affective Becomings in William Faulkner and Carson McCullersNietzsche and Affective Becoming; Migrant Becomings in Faulkner and McCullers; Senses Without Names; References; Part IV: Bodies Write Back: Attending to Affect in Contemporary Writing; Chapter 11: Invisible Memories: Black Feminist Literature and Its Affective Flights; On Affect and Anger; The Affective Environment and Living Community; Affective Hauntings; References; Chapter 12: On Good Listening, Postcritique, and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Affective Testimony Good Listening: Affective Sensibilities of LiteratureA Feel for Racial Embodiment; Affective Enslavement; The Chains of Fear; Breaking Free?; Exit; References; Chapter 13: Feeling Nature, Reconsidered: Ecocriticism, Affect, and the Case of H Is for Hawk; Ecocriticism and the A-Word; The Other A-Word; Feeling (and Learning) with Nature; References; Index
Series Title: Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism.
Responsibility: editor, Stephen Ahern.

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