Reading Group #3 - Affect theory by Brian Massumi & 'Enactivist Interventions' by Shaun Gallagher
Please join the LUCAS research group The Role of Experience in Arts of Criticism, Rhetoric, and Aesthetics, dedicated to the examination of affective, embodied-enactive, and new materialist approaches to the arts, for its monthly reading group.
It's open to anyone interested in experiential interactions between art, its makers, and their audiences.
The third on-campus meeting will take place on Friday, February 3, from 13.00 – 15.00 hrs (Arsenaal, Room A0.02). We will continue our reading of Brian Massumi’s essay, 'The Autonomy of Affect'. For an alternative interpretation of the Libet experiment discussed by Massumi we will also look at a very brief section from Shaun Gallagher’s introduction to his Enactivist Interventions (see the links below).
If you are interested and/or have reading suggestions for future sessions please contact Madeleine Kasten, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Brian Massumi,“The Autonomy of Affect”. Cultural Critique 31, The Politics of Systems and Environments, Part II (Autumn, 1995), pp. 83-109,
Gallagher, Shaun, section 1.1. of 'Introduction', Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind (Oxford, 2017; online ed., Oxford Academic, 24 Aug. 2017), https://academic-oup-com.ezproxy.leidenuniv.nl/book/10091/chapter/157559258