in the mid 1990’s an interdisiplenary movement advocated affectivity as a panacea for increasingly peripheral doctorates on for instance fast food burgers (Francois Holland) or the portrayal of furniture in Victorian women novels. etc, symbolism in Disney movies
The implications of this are possibly subjectivity, and this lends itself to imagistic poery. Is this a disadvantage. Poets such as Trakl and Les Murray also Jen Hadfield in her excellent book Byssus, still work in images without being subjective. While Barbra Guest moved in her later carear into abstract expressionism. At the risk of a liberal turn. i think imagistic poetry is healthy and a good base. Whether it changes into abstract expressionism or narrative or late modernism depends on the poet
Affectivity theory has now morphed somewhat into embodiment theory . I am trying to map directions in poetry from metaphysics. And hope you find these two theories interesting, in an age when as Adorno? says there are thousands of theories with no adherents. The ground is complicated. But both theories provide a way out from the cogito. And are good i think for creativity
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