Marco Abel

Marco Abel is an assistant professor of English and film studies at the University of Nebraska. His essays have appeared in journals including PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Angelaki, and Senses of Cinema. He is the author of Violent Affect: Literature, Cinema, and Critique After Representation (U of Nebraska P, 2007).

Intensifying Affect

2008-10-24

Marco Abel reads recent affect theory and suggests, via discussions of fiction by Don DeLillo, Brian Evenson, and Cormac McCarthy, how literature can cultivate the reader’s receptivity to these pre-subjective bodily forces.