Thinking and Feeling: An Introduction to Affect Theory

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Thinking and Feeling

Fall 2022

Taught By: Benjamin Lee

Section: A

CRN: 14233

Credits: 3

Affect theory is an alternative to traditional models of subjectivity that emphasize decision-making and rationality. One of the philosophical forefathers of affect theory is Henri Bergson, who developed a "flow" model based upon our experience of time and duration. This course will explore "flow" models in philosophy and literary studies, and culminate in a close reading of two classics of contemporary affect theory, Lauren Berlant's Cruel Optimism and Sianne Ngai's The Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:10am EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 910

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022