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Critical theory and the affective turn
Simon Mussell

, ‘Close but not Deep: Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn’, New Literary History 41 (2010):  371–​91; Sharon Marcus, Heather Love, and Stephen Best, ‘Building a Better Description’, Representations 135/​1 (2016):  1–​21. In relation to description, one could also include Franco Moretti’s recent work on ‘distant reading’, which also turns away from humanistic or hermeneutical readings of individual texts, focusing instead on large data sets that combine scientific and social-​ scientific methodologies to identify systematic patterns in literary texts across time and

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