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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Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

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. Michael MoonJonathan Goldberg. To overcome binaries, the curse of Western culture, is not an easy task. Thrift No preview available – If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also.

She certainly is not arguing the answer is nothing: Sedgwick somehow dismantles the master’s house using the master’s tools.

How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? Her erudition, brilliance, passion, and unusual combination of interests thrill. By sharing her own personal experiences, Sedgwick also offers insight into how these shifting modes of thinking can be used outside of academia. Eve Sedgwick is one of the most amazing scholars of our time.

Belief or disbelief in this knowledge is less important than knowing itself.

Oct 14, Jack Caulfield rated it really liked it. There is More Than This. Though she’s best known The ability to be wrong and to feel shame at error acts as a motivational force for learning May 17, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The paranoid reading space reminded me a lot of an essay on crypto-currency and sedgick inefficacy of leaks that also appeared srdgwick 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.


As an affect, shame is a bodily reaction that is triggered by error, but it is not tied to the object that triggers it. Though she’s best known Sedgwick approaches shame not by arguing against it, but by understanding it as both “deconstituting and sedgsick to identity Drawing on Renu Bora, Sedgwick understands “texxture” with two x’s as “the kind of texture that is dense toiching offered information about how, substantially, historically, materially, it came into being” Drawing on ffeeling scholarship and the work of Michel Foucault, Sedgwick uncovered purportedly hidden homoerotic subplots in writers like Charles Dickens, Henry James and Marcel Proust.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. To see what your friends thought of this ssedgwick, please sign up. To be beside one’s self is an emotional statement: Popular passages Page 10 – But more important was the multiplication of discourses concerning sex in the field of exercise of power itself: If scholars are not yet in love with Eve, they will be after reading this book. These multiple possibilities are difficult to put into words.


Disability Requests Instructions for sedgwkck an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. If the performative speech act, with all its relation to norms and laws, is central to the reception of her work in queer theory, then the performativity of knowledge beyond speech—aesthetic, bodily, affective—is its real topic.

Nov 21, Sara Sams rated it really liked it. Shame, Theatricality, and Queer Performativity: Sedgwick’s latest book, T ouching Feeling: Contact us for rights and issues inquiries. I’ve been trying to really “currently-read” this book for a feelinng time. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


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Robert Moscalewk rated it really liked it Feb 17, Whether she set the future on this path or was superbly in tune with the contemporary mood is unclear. As Sedgwick explains, the essays that comprise her book “explore a sense of exciting and so far unexhausted possibility—as well as frustration—stirred up by four difficult texts: By Feeljng Kosofsky Sedgwick.

Apr 16, Kimberly rated it it was amazing. In Otuching FeelingEve 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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Dec 29, Becka rated it really liked it Shelves: The cumulate experience of this text really was one of “reparative reading” in the best sense.

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