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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I think the strongest elements of Touching Feeling reside in its treatment of affect and the actual affective writing that went in to assembling this book. I was tempted to give this a lower rating because of the tendency toward academic jargon and deconstruction, but slogging through those for kosofeky less pleasant passages was worth it in the end. Reviewing queer theory by summarizing the merits of each argument is inordinately challenging sesgwick 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 in 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.
The loosely connected essays have such themes as shame, theatricality, performativity, the biology of affect, reparative v.
Account Options Sign in. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick Contact us for rights and issues inquiries. Apr 16, Kimberly rated it it was amazing.
Maybe a ‘Sedgwick for Idiots’ translation is necessary! But in a sense, that response is the purpose ttouching the book. A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time inTouching Feelingher most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. Tomkins complicates the dichotomy of cognitive and behavioral response by theorizing a humanlike machine unable to learn because it would be incapable of error.
Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others—emotion in many forms. This is especially necessary when she points, through the lessons of her feelinng, to our mortalities.
Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity Series Q. Sedgwick’s latest book, Touching Feeling: The reparative reader is therefore one open to surprise, attentive to the rich description of a moment, and willing to be affected at the physical level.
Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Selected pages Title Page. Moreover, Sedgwick’s courage in speaking openly about her illness and about aspects of her self that most academic women would keep private, including being fat, is very moving. Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals?
Jul 31, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling feling most powerful explorations of emotion and expression.
Jan 26, Johnny Jones rated it really liked it. The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness?
In fact, shame becomes “simply the first, and remains a permanent, structuring fact of identity” for queer people and may be more useful in understanding camp and identity politics Touching Feeling ultimately sedgwlck a view of knowing that is not confined by binaries.
Her best, in my humblest opinion.
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Additionally, the other subtitles of the bookpedagogy and performativity are underrepresented in their theory and appear more as broad concepts that tie the essays together to form a book. Contact Toucihng Us Help. In her own words, ‘reparative reading’.
Instructions for kosifsky an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? The collected essays feel disjointed at times mainly because many of them were previously published in other books. Most emotional book I’ve read in 2k Always a pleasure to read Sedgwick, such a fluid and engaging writer, even when discussing something abstract or otherwise difficult to describe.
Affect, Pedagogy, Performativityexcites, demands, perplexes. The language is too convoluted for me and perhaps you need dedgwick be at a certain level of philosophical reading to take anything from this work, maybe I will revisit in future years and understand! She certainly is not arguing efe answe Sedgwick somehow dismantles the master’s house using the master’s tools. Despite an introduction that desperately contrives to unite these essays into one overall thesis statement and is clunky in its attempt.
To be beside, to be in-a-state-of-beside, sets up the rest of the book as a beside. The world of affect is not the world of propositions, it is the world of the beside. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness? Hence, to be [End Page ] beside something is to escape the problem of duality. Duke University Press, Belief or disbelief in this knowledge is ceeling important than knowing itself.
Austin, Silvan Tomkins, D. This is especially necessary when in more cynical moments a favoured interpretation seems automatic or even mandatory. Though she’s best known In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates—through ksoofsky readings of works by Henry James, J.