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Drew Daniel reveals darker half in The Melancholy Assemblage

11th June 2013

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In early April, Drew Daniel spoke to Baltimore City Paper about his book, The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance (Fordham University Press) took from idea to reality. Here is what he said…

This is not another self-help book about depression. In fact, in The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance (Fordham University Press), Drew Daniel argues that the titular affliction is less an individual malady and more of a collective effect that we share with others. As an assistant professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, half of the collaboration-centric electronic duo Matmos, and a underground-culture essayist, Daniel knows a thing or two about audiences and how they’re affected. Read more

By Raymond Cummings
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2013

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