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Timing of Affect

Epistemologies of Affection

Affect, or the process by which emotions come to be embodied, is a burgeoning area of interest in both the humanities and the sciences. For Timing of Affect, Marie-Luise Angerer, Bernd Bösel, and Michaela Ott have assembled leading scholars to explore the temporal aspects of affect through the perspectives of philosophy, music, film, media, and art, as well as technology and neurology. The contributions address possibilities for affect as a capacity of the body; as an anthropological inscription and a primary, ontological conjunctive and disjunctive processes; as an interruption of chains of stimulus and response; and as an arena within cultural history for political, media, and psychopharmacological interventions. Showing how these and other temporal aspects of affect are articulated both throughout history and in contemporary society, the editors then explore the implications for the current knowledge structures surrounding affect today.

344 pages | 35 halftones | 6 x 9

Culture Studies


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Table of Contents

Marie-Luise Angerer, Bernd Bösel, Michaela Ott


Moira Gatens

Affective Transitions and Spinoza’s Art of Joyful Deliberation

Michaela Ott

Dividual Affections

Steven Shaviro


Mark B. N. Hansen

Feelings without Feelers, or Affectivity as Environmental Force

Bernd Bösel

Affective Synchronization, Rhythmanalysis and the Polyphonic Qualities of the Present Moment

Marie-Luise Angerer

Affective Knowledge

Movement, Interval, Plasticity

Orit Halpern

The Neural Network

Temporality, Rationality, and Affect in Cybernetics

Wolfgang Ernst

Temporalizing Presence and “Re-Presencing” the Past

The Techno-Traumatic Affect

Luciana Parisi

Digital Automation and Affect

Anna Tuschling

The Age of Affective Computing

Rolf Großmann

Sensory Engineering

Affects and the Mechanics of Musical Time

Wiebke Trost

Time Flow and Musical Emotions

The Role of Rhythmic Entrainment

Chris Salter

Atmospheres of Affect

Christoph Brunner

Affective Politics of Timing

On Emergent Collectivity in Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors

Hermann Kappelhoff and Sarah Greifenstein

Feeling Gloomy or Riding High

Timings of Melodrama and Comedy

Patricia Ticineto Clough

The Object’s Affects

The Rosary

Brigitte Bargetz

Mapping Affect

Challenges of (Un)Timely Politics

Sebastian Vehlken

After Affects

Zealous Zombies, Panic Prevention, Crowd Simulation

Brian Massumi

The Market in Wonderland

Complexifying the Subject of Interest

The Authors

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