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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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This is especially necessary when she points, through the lessons of her dying, to our mortalities. It’s not as fantastical as a language that manifests an ever-presence of all time, of course, but it reaches toward the fruit off the same tree. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls “tools and techniques for nondualistic thought,” in 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.

Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive? Sedgwick frequently dissents from critical commonplaces, but always engages with them in a way that is productive rather than destructive. She once again makes a significant contribution to not just one but many intersecting fields-literary criticism, education, queer theory, cultural studies, and autobiography.

Michael MoonJonathan Goldberg. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Though she’s best known The cumulate experience of this text really was one of “reparative reading” touchinv the best sense. Here, Sedgwick writes against the demystification of meaning through a paranoid framework alone. From inside the book.

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Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive? In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates—through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J.

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Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others—emotion in many forms. It feelung also maddening: Sedgwick’s language, richly garlanded, syntactically showstopping, gives, everywhere, its characteristic, always surprising pleasure. I have finally found it. This site uses cookies. The ability to be wrong and to feel shame at error acts sevgwick a motivational force for learning Infibre installations by Sedgwick, both called Floating Columns: Your Friend’s First Name: Discussing her advanced state of Breast Cancer, Sedgwick speaks to the reader with a full awareness that the book and some of her kinship bonds formed through the academe and cancer treatments will outlive her.

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Duke University Press, To overcome binaries, the curse of Western culture, is not an easy task. Ultimately, Sedgwick’s unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring. By sharing her own personal experiences, Sedgwick also offers insight into how these shifting modes of thinking can be used outside of academia. Jan 26, Johnny Jones rated it really liked it.

Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Ultimately, Sedgwick’s unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring. The language is too convoluted for me and perhaps you need to be at a certain level of philosophical reading to take efe from this work, maybe I will revisit in future years and understand!

If my rating were based solely on the chapter on “Shame in the cybernetic fold: In Touching Feeling sedgwifk, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick moves away from a hermeneutics of suspicion or exposure toward an understanding of affect and pedagogy, drawing on the notion of beside instead of beneath or beyond 8.

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To be beside, to be in-a-state-of-beside, sets up the rest of the book as a beside. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In their different ways, they are emotional, healing, and in a way a very cathartic release into a paradigm of queer recovery.

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickAdam Frank. Affect, Pedagogy, Performativityexcites, demands, perplexes. Eve Sedgwick is one of the most amazing scholars of our time. I love her portrayal of performative history in this book.

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Either I like queer theory or I don’t. Sedgwick situates these periperformatives spatially, suggesting that they are near and around performatives. Apr 23, Rachel rated it really liked it.

Literary scholars and professors of education, put your seatbelts on, for Sedgwick certainly takes you on an interesting ride. 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. The number of copies requested, the school and professor requesting For reprints and subsidiary rights, houching also note: Any critic who so successfully challenges the fundamental terms of the discipline, and opens up new subjects for others to write and publish about, deserves fame and distinction.