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Materiality of Love, Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice.

Gratzke, Michael; Malinowska, Anna


Michael Gratzke

Anna Malinowska


Anna Malinowska

Michael Gratzke


Introduction: Love Matters

Anna Malinowska and Michael Gratzke

Part I: Material Love

1. Love Materialism. Technologies of Feeling in the Post-Material World (An Interview)

Dominic Pettman

2. Love Among Objects: Poetry and Time in Light of the Phenomenology of Values

Jacek Mydla

3. Love is Tender: A Critical Approach to Pansexualism

Julie Reshe

Part II: Affective Connections. Materializing the Amorous

4. Between the Covers: Couples Making Books Together as a Practice of Love

Yvonne Clarke-Salt

5.Overcoming Absence: From Love Letters to Skype

Camilla Skovbjerg Padlam

6.The Matter of Kissing

Anna Malinowska 

Part III: Objectified Amour: Representation and Social Practice

7. The Rise and Fall of ‘Emotional Capitalism’: Consumerism and Materialities of Love in Dystopian Works by Thomas Melle, Leif Randt and Gary Shteyngart

Michael Gratzke

8. Reifying Innocence: Material Contexts of Love in The Age of Innocence and The Museum of Innocence

Hulya Yagcioglu

9.Organic Love: Reclaiming Solidity Through Nature and Farming

Karolina Lebek

10.(Dis)Affectionate Fetishism: Dispossessed Love in Othello and Late Modernity

Adrian Howe

Part IV: Affectionate Subjectivity

11. Exploring Maternal Affective Investments: Mary Kelly’s Post-Partum Document (1973-79) and the Material Narrative of Love

Justyna Wierzchowska

12. The Amorous Frenzy of Things: Georges Bataille’s Basely Material Love

Michał Krzykawski

13. The Queer Love Life of Photo(n)s

Tomasz Sikora

Part V: Creating Forms of Love

14. Embodied Soulmarks and Social Expectations: The Materialization of Romantic Love in Soulmate AU Fiction

Kinga Kowalska

15. Citizen Snake: Uncoiling Human-Bindings for Life

Suzan Pyke

16. Reconfigured Families: Stories About Love

Michele Ellmitt

17. As a Matter of Love: A Short Dialogue on Love Made Material

Francesca Rendle-Short and Melody Ellis


Gratzke, M., & Malinowska, A. (2017). A. Malinowska, & M. Gratzke (Eds.). Materiality of Love, Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2017
Publication Date Sep 27, 2017
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2018
Publisher Routledge
Book Title Materiality of Love, Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice.
Chapter Number 1-17
ISBN 9781315228631
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