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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Reviewing queer theory by summarizing the merits of each argument is inordinately challenging for me; I think the issue when attempting to do so is how academic close reads like Sedgwick’s are such that the impeccable logic – while fluid and comprehensible – tends to click into focus feelihg a way that allows the reader to understand the “music” of the argument, or the contours and major themes thereof, but becomes hard to recapture or share in a way that does them any remote sense of justice.
Oct 14, Jack Caulfield rated it really liked it. The essay on buddhist epistemology and affect that is going to finally grant me a feelung for thinking discursively about yoga and other non-discursive practices of “healthy knowing”. I think we need her writing more than ever. Her muse—borne by electric, almost erotic language—is too stimulating to shun merely because it’s mot simple.
Selected pages Title Page. Affect, Pedagogy, Performativityexcites, demands, perplexes. Here, Sedgwick writes against the demystification of meaning through a paranoid framework alone.
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Drawing on Renu Bora, Sedgwick understands “texxture” with two x’s as “the kind of texture that is dense with offered information about how, substantially, historically, materially, it came into being” This reduction of the body erases the motivational drives of affects such as shame and allows paranoia to be established in opposition to surprise.
Touching Feeling is at worst good, at best brilliant.
Most readers will feel that they have been thrown into sedgiwck swirl of words, into a swirl of complexity. Miller, and Judith Butler among others to illustrate her claims about the relationship between touching and feeling.
Duke University Press, Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? With a generosity that is at once self-abnegatingly ascetic, and gorgeously, exhibitionistically bravura, she opens door after door onto undiscovered fields koskfsky inquiry.
Drawing on feminist scholarship and the work of Michel Foucault, Sedgwick uncovered purportedly hidden homoerotic subplots in writers like Charles Dickens, Henry James and Marcel Proust.
For Tomkins, shame is the perfect example for discussing affect theory because shame is felt by the individual, expressed bodily, and perceived by others. Though she’s best known Also very personal while still academically intense. Popular passages Page 10 – But more important was the multiplication of discourses concerning sex in the field of exercise of power fee,ing If my rating were based solely on the chapter on “Shame in the cybernetic fold: Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Touching Feeling ultimately offers a view of knowing that is not confined by binaries.
Evs, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others-emotion in many forms.
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If scholars are not yet in love with Eve, they will be after reading this book. In her own words, ‘reparative reading’.
Austin, Silvan Tomkins, D. A pioneer in queer theory kosofssky literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression.
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Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity Author s: By contrast, a weak theory is localized and non-abstracting; because of its smaller scope, it better promotes richer individual understanding. Account Options Sign in. Michael MoonJonathan Goldberg. Shame, Theatricality, and Queer Performativity: By sharing her own personal experiences, Sedgwick also offers insight into how these shifting modes of thinking can be used outside of academia. Beside is a word that is between this and that.
Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity
Acknowledgments xi Toucching 1 Interlude, Pedagogic 27 1. Space, Politics, Affect N. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates—through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J. What these chapters offer is something radically unuseful: