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The gathering proposes artistic study ideas for the learn of the affective and fluctuating dimensions of cultural lifestyles. It offers reports of nightclubs, YouTube memes, political provocations, historical past websites, running a blog, schooling improvement, and haunting stories.

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180). The introduction of this more technical dimension to the act of noticing or feeling moved combines both a visceral or somatic sense, and one that requires an ethnographic orientation. I call this setting into motion attention to a statement’s liveliness: that is, the capacity of a statement to perform a series of displaced, submerged, disqualified, or disavowed relations that might undo the present and open to lost futures. The researcher might encounter not just texts, statements, or practices (in the Foucauldian sense), but specters, displacements, disjointed times, submerged events, and multiple temporalities (perhaps in the more Derridean sense – see Derrida, 1995).

2008) Non-Representational Theory. London: Routledge. Walkerdine, V. (2010) ‘Communal Beingness and Affect: An Exploration of Trauma in an Ex-Industrial Community’. Body & Society, 16, 91–116. Wetherell, M. (2012) Affect and Emotion. London: Sage. Part I Inventive Experiments 2 Researching Affect and Embodied Hauntologies: Exploring an Analytics of Experimentation Lisa Blackman Introduction This chapter will explore the challenges of researching affect by developing a methodological apparatus that is sensitive to ‘starting points’, and that foregrounds the researcher’s own affective investments in the subject under investigation.

But what about disembodied texts and audiovisual material already in circulation? In this anthology, the three last texts address the challenge to read (audio-visual) texts differently when reading for affect. Møhring Reestorff proposes to look at the spreadability and growing of an assemblage as a result of affective investment; Kølvraa suggests a reading of formal excesses in relation to contemporary discussion about Islam in Denmark. Gibbs proposes a whole method – not for reading – but for affective writing, highlighting transmissions between texts, resonance between text and world, and rhythmic orality as traces of bodies in texts.

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