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Closing Time: Melancholic Affect in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Sargent, Thea


There is a conceptualisation of melancholy that is often evoked in gender and sexuality studies, but it is rarely well-defined. With affect theory's prominence in gender and sexuality scholarship, it is important to consider a more rigorous understanding of bad feeling--especially melancholy. This argument identifies Adorno's 'proto-affective' theory--which he referred to as a 'melancholy science'--as some of the earliest work to contend with the crises of modernity and the ways in which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/0BJK-JA13


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