A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time inTouching Feelingher most powerful explorations of. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Durham: Duke University Press, Pp. ix + The cover of Eve Sedgwick’s Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Author, Eve Kosofskysedgwick, Author, Michele Ainabarale, Editor Duke University.

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I did not see these installations, but at Cuny there were blue figures draped in woven cloth and hung from the ceiling; at Stony Brook, pieces of textile and fibre art were displayed on which Sdegwick had scanned computer images of her body, an X-ray and CAT-scan images of her spine.

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. What can this spool of fibre signify about a book of densely argued, difficult and almost entirely theoretical essays?

Beside is a word that is between this and that. Sedgwick examines works by Henry James, J.

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Moreover, since being diagnosed with breast cancer just after the publication of Epistemology of the Closet inundergoing a mastectomy, and having the cancer return six years later as a spinal metastasis, Sedgwick has made numerous changes in her life. In their different ways, they are emotional, healing, and in a way a very cathartic release into a paradigm of queer recovery.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Ee. Feb 23, Ayanna Dozier rated it liked it. This site uses cookies. Series Q Series Editor s: This focus demands freedom from dualistic thought about knowledge, how it is learned and how it affects the body. However, for affect theory readers whose interest in affect lies outside of psychoanalysis and Silvan Tomkins, the affect theory of the book may not be of interest.

She understands affect as different from drive because affect is less restricted in regards to time and aim, and can be attached to a multitude of things, “including other affects” Oct sesgwick, Otto rated it liked it Shelves: The rest I am yet to read, so this review is only about final chapter.

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Shame, Theatricality, and Queer Performativity: Periperformative Vicinities in Nineteenth-Century Narrative 67 3. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Most emotional book I’ve read in 2k I am beside myself, I am in a sense not-myself, but I am myself. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: By sharing her own personal experiences, Sedgwick also offers insight into how these shifting modes of thinking can be used outside of academia.

Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. The paranoid reader thus misses the middle in superimposing suspicion on everything. Locating the self in a space not anchored by binaries, she says creates a space for questioning that transcends self.


The paranoid reading space reminded me a lot of an essay on crypto-currency and the inefficacy of leaks that also appeared in the 36th issue of The Bafflerand for whatever reason, the Buddhism essay reminded me much of the premise of Arrivalwhere pedagogical methods and various forms of linguistic space allow us to inhabit different ideological paradigms separately.

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There are too many high points in Touching Feeling for me to list them. The reparative reader is therefore one touchimg to surprise, attentive to the rich description of a moment, and willing to be affected at the physical level.

seddgwick Contact Contact Us Help. Here, Sedgwick writes against the demystification of meaning through a paranoid framework alone. Instead, Sedgwick offers a reparative strategy, which “surrender[s: She provokes the reader, who will experience not one but a multitude of whirling emotional states.

Though she’s sedywick known A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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