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Marie-Luise Angerer: Theoretical and Political Elements of an Affective Set-Up
Theoretical and Political Elements of an Affective Set-Up
(p. 93 – 103)

Marie-Luise Angerer

Theoretical and Political Elements of an Affective Set-Up

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  • affects
  • performativity
  • social media
  • body
  • media society
  • effectiveness
  • aesthetics

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Marie-Luise Angerer

Marie-Luise Angerer

is professor of Media and Cultural Studies/Gender at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she was Vice-President from 2000 to 2004 and Principal from 2007 to 2009. She also was guest professor in the US, Canada, Australia, Berlin, Bochum, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Zurich and has extensively published about the body, the construction of gender identities in communication and media and new discourses on post-human life and future visions. Currently, she is working on new materialism, media technologies, and affect, knowledge forms and aesthetic production.

Other texts by Marie-Luise Angerer for DIAPHANES
Marietta Kesting (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Politics of Emotion/Power of Affect

In the past decade the relevance of emotion and affect in societal dynamics and power relations has increasingly become the focus for scientists and artists. Across disciplines they are breaking down the opposition of cognition and feeling, and emphasizing the central meaning of emotions and affective atmospheres for personal judgement, decision-making and the realm of politics. The present publication can be seen as an enhancing contribution to these discourses. It particularly focusses on artistic positions, which are brought into dialogue with philosophical, gender-theoretical or neuro- and social-scientific approaches. It addresses the ambivalent political dimensions of anxiety, hope and empathy, as well as the relationship between emotion and habit or the power of (media-)technical affective processes. The publication is the result of the sixth annual programme of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.


With contributions by Marie-Luise Angerer, Ben Anderson, Jace Clayton, Keren Cytter, Antonio Damasio, Cécile B. Evans, Karianne Fogelberg, Deborah Gould, Susanna Hertrich, Serhat Karakayali, Marietta Kesting, Carolyn Pedwell and Susanne Witzgall.