Emotions in Politics and IR Working Group virtual reading group, 'The Affect Theory Reader 2' (Session 3)




We are hosting the third session of the Virtual Book Reading Group on 'The Affect Theory Reader 2: Worldings, Tensions, Futures’, edited by Gregory J. Seigworth and Carolyn Pedwell (Duke University Press, 2023). This recently published volume revisits conceptualizations of affect, addresses omissions (e.g., race, indigeneity, decoloniality), and explore the potentialities of affect studies by embracing diverse perspectives, critical debates, and various world-building approaches. Our third book reading session will feature a talk by Omar Kasmani (Freie Universität, Berlin) on his chapter, “Migration: An Intimacy.”


The third session will focus on “Part 2: Minor Feelings and Sensorial Possibilities of Form” which examines “how affect transforms written expression across the public and scholarly domains, with a range of aesthetic and politicoethical implications” (Seigworth and Pedwell 2022, 28) by engaging with cultural theory, feminist, queer, trans, and critical race studies, and Black Thought. We strongly encourage participants to read Kasmani’s chapter and Ann Cvetkovich’s chapter, “Minor Feelings and the Affective Life of Race,” in advance.


Please send any enquires to us (epir.group@bisa.ac.uk)


Registration will close two hours before the event begins.

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