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Humanities 2016, 5(3), 70;

Introduction: Analysing Emotion and Theorising Affect

Theatre and Drama, Humanities, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Academic Editor: Albrecht Classen
Received: 11 August 2016 / Revised: 20 August 2016 / Accepted: 20 August 2016 / Published: 24 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emotions and Affect in the Humanities, Creative Arts, and Performance)
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This discussion introduces ideas of emotion and affect for a volume of articles demonstrating the scope of approaches used in their study within the humanities and creative arts. The volume offers multiple perspectives on emotion and affect within 20th-century and 21st-century texts, arts and organisations and their histories. The discussion explains how emotion encompasses the emotions, emotional feeling, sensation and mood and how these can be analysed particularly in relation to literature, art and performance. It briefly summarises concepts of affect theory within recent approaches before introducing the articles. View Full-Text
Keywords: emotion; affect; emotions; introduction; performance; mourning emotion; affect; emotions; introduction; performance; mourning
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