How to do things with affects : affective triggers in aesthetic forms and cultural practices / Affective triggers in aesthetic forms and cultural practices edited by Ernst van Alphen and Tomas Jirsa. - Leiden, Netherlands : Brill Rodopi, c2019. - x, 279 p. : chiefly col. ill. - Thamyris / intersecting: place, sex and race ; volume 34 . - Thamyris intersecting ; .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

How to Do Things with Affects' develops affect as a highly productive concept for both cultural analysis and the reading of aesthetic forms. Shifting the focus from individual experiences and the human interiority of personal emotions and feelings toward the agency of cultural objects, social arrangements and aesthetic matter, the book examines how affects operate and are triggered by aesthetic forms, media events and cultural practices. Transgressing disciplinary boundaries and emphasizing close reading, the collected essays explore manifold affective transmissions and resonances enacted by modernist literary works, contemporary visual arts, horror and documentary films, museum displays and animated pornography, with a special focus on how they impact on political events, media strategies and social situations.

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Affect (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Affect (Psychology) in the performing arts.
Affect (Psychology) in literature.

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