1. reading group
      3 May 2012

      Reading Group in Sheffield Affect #5

      Spinoza’s Concept of Affect
      Site Gallery, London
    2. The final reading group session at Site Gallery moves from considering the affective potential of collective witnessing, towards a return to origins of sorts – engaging with the notion of affect through the prism of a specifically Deleuzian-Spinozist set of readings.

      The session takes Gilles Deleuze’s Lecture on Spinoza’s Concept of Affect (Cours Vincennes, 1978) as its starting point for discussion, alongside the additional reading of the chapter Spinoza and Us (taken from Gilles Deleuze, Spinoza: Practical Philosophy, 1988).

      The session starts at 6pm and, as always, is led by Emma Cocker, a writer-artist based in Sheffield and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.

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