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Reading and Writing Affect

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Reading and Writing Affect is a monthly reading group and writing workshop that offers a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related discourses such as trauma studies and phenomenology. The study of emotions is a rapidly growing field of interest across a number of disciplines, including literary studies, philosophy, biology, neuroscience, genetics, sociology, psychology, and cultural anthropology.

The diversity of our reading selections and membership is meant to foster interdisciplinary conversations and approaches across these areas. Our readings, discussions, and activities aim to theorize the production and expression of affect in terms of reading both literary forms and socio-cultural contexts. Additionally, our writing workshops provide a space of support and feedback for those who are experimenting with affect-related methodologies, and/or with more embodied affective or autobiographical styles of writing, both academic and creative.

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Primary contacts

Denise Grollmus (English)

Liz Janssen (English)