Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism

Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice

A Feel for the Text

Editors: Ahern, Stephen (Ed.)

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  • Provides a guide for deploying affect theories to elucidate literary texts
  • Explores a range of genres and historical eras
  • Evaluates affect theories to assess their usefulness to critical theorists
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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 critical practice, asking: what explanatory power is affect theory affording me here as a critic? what can the insights of the theory help me do with a text? Contributors work to incorporate lines of theory not always read together, accounting for the affective intensities that circulate through texts and readers and tracing the operations of affectively charged social scripts. Drawing variously on queer, feminist and critical race theory and informed by ecocritical and new materialist sensibilities, essays in the volume share a critical practice founded in an ethics of relation and contribute to an emerging postcritical moment.

About the authors

Stephen Ahern is Professor of English at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.  His work on affect and the cultural politics of emotion includes two recent books: Affect and Abolition in the Anglo-Atlantic, 1770–1830 (ed.)(2013) and Affected Sensibilities: Romantic Excess and the Genealogy of the Novel, 1680–1810 (2007).


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Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice presents a series of detailed, informative, and often moving interventions in current literary studies. Bringing together subtle close readings of a wide array of literary texts, from Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare to Ta-Nehisi Coates and Helen Macdonald, the collection offers richly suggestive critical engagements with the cultural and political consequences of literature’s affective power.” (Andrew Bennett, Professor of English, University of Bristol, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice
Book Subtitle
A Feel for the Text
Editors
  • Stephen Ahern
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97268-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97268-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97267-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 263
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