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[ASTU 100] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (62 pages long)Premium

62 pages44 viewsWinter 2017

Department
Arts Studies
Course Code
ASTU 100
Professor
Carmen Faye Mathes
Study Guide
Final

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ASTU 100
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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ASTU Jan 5 - unsticking
Last class we introduced stuckness as savage torpor:
A multitude of causes [of the modern individual] that point back to the romantic views,
to former times, are now acting which a combined force to blunt the discriminating
powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of
almost savage torpor
Last class talked about the romantic globalism
Where the uniformity of their occupations produces a craving for extraordinary incident,
which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies -> media
Torpor = inertia, absence or suspension of motive power, actively or feeling, not to
move at all, state of profound innervation, lateral state, physical immobility, lack of
mobility
In the artile e read for toda, Bria MGrath oets this state to the lak of illed atio
many of us experience when interacting with media today, what does he mean by that?
How does the media produce a savage torpor?
o Brings the entertainment to you so you do’t hae to go to it
o You a hear all the opiios ut do’t hae to produe our o
o Virtual world is spacious
What is the difference between television and social media?
o Television controlled by someone else
passive consumption
centralized, seen as lazy
cools you down takes your affective energy
o Internet controlled by anyone
illusion of active consumption
seen as participating
personalized
savage torpor experience subconscious resistance to activity , evacuate thought from
sensation
last class we introduced the idea of romantic globalism as a high stakes ter that aes
different kinds of sig patterns in romantic texts
romantic texts can signal globalism (obvious) through their content
o ex. Story takes place in india
or (less obviously) through their content
o ex. Cotton, rice etc
romantic texts can also signal globalism (the least obvious) by trying to capture the
difficult to discern but nevertheless present affective or experiential qualities of being in
a world organized y colonialism, slavery, exploration
o ex. Setting prosaic language to poetic meter in order to produce feelings of
strangeness and awkwardness
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Affect:
pre cognitive, happens before our minds catch up
embodied
pre-subjective
= a feeling before you register it as a feeling of such
can also be contagious, heightened feeling
ex. Love at first sight
#1:
i struture of feelig the Marist riti alls for literar ritiis to push eod orld ie
or ideolog ad atted istead to the harateristi eleent of impulse restraint and tone
specifically affective elements of consciousness and relationships not feelings against thought
but thought as felt and feeling as thought
for Williams, as for his inheritors, including Fredric jameson, feeling is synonymous with
lived or living experience
this form in poetry is different from affect experience of being on social media or a
novel that entertains you
all  of oloialis ut e a’t do athig aout it
how can a literary critic study affective qualities = impulse, restraint, tone feeling as thought,
thought as feeling
to return to where we began, through form: lets us characterize this
in the forms that inscribe a new sense of the absent global colonial system on the very
syntax of poetic language itself, a new play of absence an presence that at its most
simplified will be haunted by the erotic and be tattooed with foreign places
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