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Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Marta Figlerowicz


Can other people notice our affects more easily than we do? Spaces of Feeling examines modernist novels and poems that treat this possibility as electrifying, as well as deeply disturbing. Their characters and lyric speakers are undone by the realization that they depend on others to solve their inward affective conundrums—and that, to these other people, their feelings often do not seem mysterious at all. To a psychoanalyst, such realizations might sound like truisms. Spaces of Feeling shows that they become considerably weightier within the context of our contemporary approaches to affects a ... More

Keywords: Affect theory, Critical theory, Literary theory, Modernism, The Novel, Poetry, Space in Literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501714221
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marta Figlerowicz, author