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Title: Wild Choreography of Affect and Ecstasy: Contentious Pleasure (Joussiance) in the Academy
Contributor(s): Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid ; Nye, Adele  (author)orcid ; Jones, Marguerite A (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: Higher education institutions comprise entangled assemblages of bodies, material objects, discourses, spaces and diverse technologies. These entanglements are affective intensities that manifest embodied prepersonal relationality. As a prepersonal construct, affect is the social, physical and emotion change, or variation that is co-produced when assemblages of bodies and objects contact (see Coleman, 2005). The corpus of the academy is a constantly changing phenomenon "intermingling with other human and non-human entities and forces in dynamic collective assemblages" (Mayes, 2016, p. 106). Affective assemblages produce a kind of existential agitation (Massumi, 2015) that comprise sensations of time/motion, speed and heat (Ringrose, 2014). This existential agitation is captured in Keats' poem (above) where melancholy and joy ravel together. The poem highlights the embodiment of pleasure, leveraged from knowledge of melancholy and flows of affect.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Producing Pleasure in the Contemporary University, p. 49-64
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Place of Publication: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789463511773
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Bold Visions in Educational Research
Series Number : 59
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