“This is an unusually original critical work, subtle in its appreciation of aesthetic and theoretical experimentation alike. It does what criticism should do: it exercises patience and practices openness, it amplifies the power of artistic and critical innovation, and it keeps faith with its reader.”---—Jonathan Elmer, Indiana University
Paying attention is thus the hinge around which an affective poetics moves. Frank’s assertion—that we can get close to that force of feeling, should we be---—Erin Wunker, 452F
attentive enough—beckons the reader to lean forward and listen.
Subtle, lively, and conceptually rich, Transferential Poetics is innovative in both its critical insight and its design...This is a generous and inventive book and an important contribution to---—Julie Taylor, Journal of American Studies 50.2
the fields of affect studies and modern poetics.