Reading Group #2 - Affect theory by Brian Massumi and Simon O’Sullivan
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.
Meetings are scheduled alternately on Thursdays and Fridays. Our second on-campus meeting (Leiden) will take place on Friday, 16 December, from 13.00 – 15.00 hrs (venue to be announced). After our first session, which was devoted to Shaun Gallagher’s enactivist criticism, we will this time discuss two classics on affect theory by Brian Massumi and Simon O’Sullivan. Those wishing to participate online are also welcome.
If you are interested, please contact Madeleine Kasten for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Massumi,“The Autonomy of Affect”. Cultural Critique 31, The Politics of Systems and Environments, Part II (Autumn, 1995), pp. 83-109,
Simon O’Sullivan, “The Aesthetics of Affect”, Angelaki, Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 6/3 (2001), pp. 125-35