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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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While the performative involves direct utterances, the periperformative relies on the unspoken. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

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Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

She died in April – I can only hope boxes of essays are posthumously published. This from one of the originator of queer theory.

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Her erudition, brilliance, passion, and unusual combination of interests thrill.

Account Options Sign in. But upon a closer read, the reader can begin to see how this particular set of essays, and the questions that they ask, represents a larger set of negotiations between life and death that Sedgwick desires to draw out in not just Touching Feeling, but in her oeuvre.

Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, touchig always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates—through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J.

Sedgwick has often written about her own sense of alienation, outsideness, otherness, queerness.

Eve Sedgwick is one of the most amazing scholars of our time. Jan 26, Johnny Jones rated it really liked it. One of the most interesting ideas Sedgwick introduces is that of the “beside” 8. There are too many high points in Touching Feeling for me to list them.

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Ultimately, Sedgwick’s unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. 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.

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Sedgwick examines works by Henry James, J. Jun 25, Ben rated it it was amazing Shelves: Your Friend’s First Name: But because so many ideas pour out at once, it is at times difficult to understand. Her works reflect an interest in queer performativity, experimental critical writing, non-Lacanian psychoanalysis, Buddhism and pedagogy, the affective theories of Silvan Tomkins and Melanie Klein, and material culture, especially textil Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was an American academician specializing in literary criticism and feminist analysis; she is known as one of the architects of queer theory.

If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. It is also maddening: How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure?

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Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Sedgwick somehow dismantles the master’s house using the master’s tools. Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? For Tomkins, shame is the perfect example for discussing affect theory because shame is felt by the individual, expressed bodily, and perceived by others.

Theorists, in other words, usually end up splitting psychologically, needing to take sides: Sedgwick addresses all sorts of affective experiences, ranging from her own illness to paranoid schizoid and reparative pedagogies, from shame and queer theory to literary analyses.