Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (Series Q)

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (Series Q) Author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN-10 0822330156
ISBN-13 9780822330158
Year 2003-01-17
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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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 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 the process touching and transforming such theoretical discourses as psychoanalysis speech act theory Western Buddhism and the Foucauldian hermeneutics of suspicion In prose sometimes somber often high spirited and always accessible and moving Touching Feeling interrogatesthrough virtuoso readings of works by Henry James J L Austin Judith Butler the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and othersemotion in many forms What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness How can shame become an engine for queer politics performance and pleasure Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive 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

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Touching Feeling

Touching Feeling Author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN-10 0822330156
Release 2003-01-17
Pages 195

Ordinary Affects

Ordinary Affects Author Kathleen Stewart
ISBN-10 9780822390404
Release 2007-08-30
Pages 144