Affect Theory Conference: Worldings / Tensions / Futures – October 2015 in Lancaster, PA

This conference may be of interest to our readers: “Affect Theory Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures” at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA, Oct. 14-17. Speaker lineup includes Brian Massumi, Lauren Berlant, Steven Shaviro, Ben Anderson, Jasbir Puar, Patricia Clough, Larry Grossberg, Tavia Nyong’o, Kathleen Stewart, and Erin Manning.

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Affect Theory Conference: Worldings / Tensions / Futures – October 2015 in Lancaster, PA

10685501_10152753655229285_170942157806459001_nOver the course of the last decade especially, it is safe to say that affect, studies of affect, and theories of affect have steadily risen to prominence within and across a variety of academic disciplines, artistic practices, and research approaches. Not without some amount of controversy and pushback, the relatively rapid movement of affect toward the forefront of critical attention has been opening new paths of intellectual inquiry, reshuffling longstanding debates and conceptual formations, and inspiring imaginative cross-fertilizations of disciplinary and aesthetic genres. Now seems a perfect time to pause and take stock. So, let’s do that.

Gathering together many of the leading and emerging voices that have helped give contour and texture to the contemporary discourses of affect, this three-day conference – with a lively mix of plenaries and selected panel-streams – will be devoted…

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