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Tilda Swinton: Flat Affect
Transcript of Tilda Swinton: Flat Affect
What is affect?
"You don't have three kids to feed, or worry about the future of a 17-year-old boy who nearly got himself killed driving back from some kind of a nightclub with his 30-year-old friend sitting drunk in the seat beside him."
"That which the subject cannot fully grasp (precisely that which is beyond literalisation) but which reminds us we are social and subject to the impressions of others; the term affect refers to that intangible layer of embodied sensitivity or vitality which prepares the ground for the more concrete phenomena of emotions or feelings but is not reducible to them."
the deep end (2001)
“In comparing and contrasting the affective presence/absence of the mother in two films from the course, what might we conclude about Swinton as a maternal figure in cinema?”
, Accessed online 25/11/2014
Beginning Film Studies
, 2008, Manchester: Manchester University Press
Tilda Swinton. (1990) ‘Subverting images of the Female’
New Theatre Quarterly
, 6. 23
The Deep End
(2001) dir. Scott McGehee and David Siegel
Peter Matthews (2001) ‘The Deep End’
Sight and Sound
, 11. 11
Psychoanalytic theories of Affect
Jane Gaines and Charlotte Herzog
Fabrications: Costume and the Female Body
"Feeling, emotion, affect"
, MC Journal, vol. 8, Issue 6, 2005 (Accessed Online)
"Exploring Affect: The Selected Writings of Silvan S. Tompkins."
Ed. Virginia E. Demos. New York: Press Syndicate of the U of Cambridge, 1995.