598. Premodern Affects in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France
Tuesday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 202, Hynes
Program arranged by the Division on Sixteenth-Century French Literature and the Division on Seventeenth-Century French Literature
Presiding: Juliette Cherbuliez, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; David Paul LaGuardia, Dartmouth Coll.
Speakers: Tom Clark Conley, Harvard Univ.; Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt Univ.; Katherine M. Ibbett, University Coll. London; Erec R. Koch, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York; Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth Coll.; Christopher Semk, Yale Univ.
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As a kind of "in-between-ness," affect theory is concerned with bodies, movements, intensities, and relations of all kinds. The premodern world is a particularly fruitful ground for this type of analysis. Speakers might also concentrate on the problem of understanding the premodern from the perspective of this postmodern theory.
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