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Michaela Ott: Dividual Affections
Dividual Affections
(p. 35 – 47)

Michaela Ott

Dividual Affections

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  • perception
  • body
  • gender
  • affects
  • temporality
  • media theory
  • epistemology
  • media studies
  • knowledge

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Michaela Ott

is a philosopher, film scholar and translator. She teaches Aesthetic Theories at the HFBK Hamburg. Her research focuses on film aesthetics, aesthetics and theories of affection.

Other texts by Michaela Ott for DIAPHANES
Marie-Luise Angerer (ed.), Bernd Bösel (ed.), ...: Timing of Affect

Affect, or the process by which emotions come to be embodied, is a burgeoning area of interest in both the humanities and the sciences. For »Timing of Affect«, Marie-Luise Angerer, Bernd Bösel, and Michaela Ott have assembled leading scholars to explore the temporal aspects of affect through the perspectives of philosophy, music, film, media, and art, as well as technology and neurology. The contributions address possibilities for affect as a capacity of the body; as an anthropological inscription and a primary, ontological conjunctive and disjunctive process as an interruption of chains of stimulus and response; and as an arena within cultural history for political, media, and psychopharmacological interventions. Showing how these and other temporal aspects of affect are articulated both throughout history and in contemporary society, the editors then explore the implications for the current knowledge structures surrounding affect today.