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Affective Mapping

Melancholia and the Politics of Modernism

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$60.50 • £48.95 • €54.50

ISBN 9780674030787

Publication Date: 11/28/2008

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272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction: Melancholize
  • Glossary: Affect, Emotion, Mood (Stimmung), Structure of Feeling
    • Affect and Emotion
    • Mood (Stimmung)
    • Structure of Feeling
  • 1. Modernism and Melancholia
    • Modernity and Loss
    • Melancholia’s History
    • Freud on Melancholia and Loss: Shadow and Precipitate
    • Transference; or, Affects in Psychoanalysis
    • Walter Benjamin: Melancholy as Method
  • 2. Affective Mapping
  • 3. Reading into Henry James: Allegories of the Will to Know in The Turn of the Screw
    • “Reading Into”
    • Lost; or, How Autonomy Can Be Depressing
    • On the Use and Misuse of Ghosts for Life
  • 4. “What a Mourning”: Propaganda and Loss in W. E. B. Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk
    • Sam Hose and the Turn to Propaganda
    • Problem
    • “The Shadow”: Double Consciousness as Collective Melancholia
    • Du Bois contra Wagner
    • Shadows of Echoes: The Musical Epigraphs
    • Echo
  • 5. Andrei Platonov’s Revolutionary Melancholia: Friendship and Toska in Chevengur
    • The Wooden Frying Pan versus the Wisdom of the Fish
    • “I Am Like It”
    • The Eunuch of the Soul
    • “Mutual Futile Attractions”
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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