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New & Forthcoming Titles | Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism

Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism

Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism

Series Editors: Faflak, Joel, Sha, Richard C.

The recent surge of interest in affect and emotion has productively crossed disciplinary boundaries within and between the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, but has not often addressed questions of literature and literary criticism as such. The first of its kind, Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism seeks theoretically informed scholarship that examines the foundations and practice of literary criticism in relation to affect theory. This series aims to stage contemporary debates in the field, addressing topics such as: the role of affective experience in literary composition and reception, particularly in non-Western literatures; examinations of historical and conceptual relations between major and minor philosophies of emotion and literary experience; and studies of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and disability that use affect theory as a primary critical tool.

Editorial board members:

Louis Charland (Western University) – History and Philosophy of Affective Terms
Patrick Colm Hogan (University of Connecticut, Storrs) – Cognitive and Affective Science of World Literature
Holly Crocker (University of South Carolina) – Medieval Literature and Affect Theory
David James (University of Birmingham, UK) –Modernism, the Contemporary Novel, and Affect Theory
Julia Lupton (University of California, Irvine) – Renaissance and Theatre
Kate Singer (Mount Holyoke College) – Affect and Romanticism
Jane Thrailkill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) – Affect and American Realism
Donald Wehrs (Auburn University)