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Spaces of FeelingAffect and Awareness in Modernist Literature$
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Marta Figlerowicz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501714221

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.001.0001

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(p.134) Conclusion
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Spaces of Feeling
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Marta Figlerowicz

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.003.0007

The conclusion presents some larger questions and opportunities raised by this argument. Spaces of Feeling revisits relatively old-fashioned subjective aspirations toward social exemplarity, autonomy, and self-knowledge in order to suggest that, even in this post-human day and age, it still takes us much effort to shed them. Through fictionalized and lyricized models of introspective thinkers beset by doubts about the speed, range, and independence of their inward reflections, it reframes our cognitive and affective liabilities as new points of entry into what we mean by self-awareness, and what our stakes are in attaching (or refusing to attach) value to it.

Keywords:   Affect theory, Critical Theory, Literary Representation, Space in Literature

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