Desire After Affect argues that this affective euphoria cannot be explained solely in terms of a repression of language, logos, and reason. It argues that the affective turn is symptomatic of a fundamental shift in modes of thinking about the human condition. It explores what this means for the human and the posthuman, animal and machine, and calls for a new theory of subjectivation, a philosophy of media affect.
Nicholas Grindell has been living and working in Berlin as a translator since 1993, specializing in the history and theory of the arts. Recent translations include books by Jörg Heiser, Isabelle Graw and Manfred Hermes (all Sternberg Press) and a volume of poetry by Monika Rinck (Burning Deck Press).