READING NOTES: Affect Theory Reader Intro

These are all notes taken from the  Intro to the Affect Theory Reader by Editors, Melissa Gregg & Gregory J. Seigworth

  • Affect is born in in-between-ness
  • Affect is in many ways synonymous with forces of encounter
  • Affect transpries in all of the miniscule or molecular events of the unnoticed
  • Affect resides as accumulative beside-ness
  • Affect can be understood as a gradient of bodily capacity
  • Affect marks a body’s belonging to a world of encounters
  • “…approaches to affect would feel a great deal less like a free fall if our most familiar modes of inquiry had begun with movement rather than stasis, with process always underway rather than position taken”… Brian Massumi (2002) – pg. 13