Abstract

Investigating the work of pop star Cyndi Lauper prompts new reckonings with such concepts as intensity, ecology, and mood, foundational to affect theory. This essay traces the queer force of Lauper’s music—and its relevance to renovating affect theory—through three central movements: feeling intense, feeling inside/out, and feeling brightness, darkly.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 115-130
Launched on MUSE
2015-03-26
Open Access
No
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