Monthly Archives: April 2014

My Weekly Frustration-Week 15: Afrofuturistic Effective Affect Machines

This week we were to read Steven Shaviro’s, “Post-Cinematic Affect: On Grace Jones, Boarding Gate, and Southland Tales,” though we primarily focused on Shaviro’s discussion of Grace Jones in her music video ‘Corporate Cannibal’. What I took from this read … Continue reading

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Because Nocturnal Writing Occasionally Get’s Lost in Translation.

Happy Poetry Month!! Here’s a little sociopolitical activist poetry to add to the celebration of the month: “Affective Pushback in the Land of the Free. Affect Aliens don’t need the social pacifiers of happiness and success; ideals construed within our disparate power … Continue reading

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My Weekly Frustration- Week 14 Affect Aliens & Directed Writing: It’s Okay, We’re All [Feminists] Here, Right?

Affective Pushback in the Land of the Free. Affect Aliens don’t need the social pacifiers of happiness and success; ideals construed within our disparate power relations then codified through subjection. *     *     * No, Affect Aliens don’t … Continue reading

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My Weekly Frustration- Week 12: Listener Discretion Advised.

This week we continued our discusion of sound, though we focused more specifically on the gendering of sound. This might be a far stretch from what we actually read, but the readings started me thinking about the gendering of particular queer … Continue reading

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My Weekly Frustration- Week 11: (Trying) to Understand Culture & Theory Through Sound, and Vice Versa.

This week we explored the concept of sound within black culture and black feminism. The piece I found most intriguing was Weheliye’s, “Outro,” from his book, Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity. It initially seemed like, within these eleven pages was EVERYTHING … Continue reading

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