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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Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the koxofsky for a list of credits. Hall, Choice “This is sobering reading at the same time as it is motivational for anyone involved in scholarly pursuits.

Jun 25, Ben rated it it was amazing Shelves: The language is too convoluted for me and perhaps you need to be at a certain level of philosophical reading to take anything from this wo My rating is not a reflection on the quality of writing but on what I got from it – the blurb described the prose as ‘always accessible’ but I didn’t find this at all, skipped chapter after chapter struggling to understand and absorb any of the theories and ideas, despite enjoying the introduction and being interested in the topics that the book touches upon.

Sign up for new title announcements and special offers. In Touching Feeling without a comma between them Sedgwick attempts to articulate what is, in a sense, beyond articulation. If my rating were based solely on the chapter on “Shame in the cybernetic fold: Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others—emotion in many forms. Jan 26, Johnny Jones rated it really liked it.


Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

Sedgwick approaches shame not by arguing against it, but by understanding it as both “deconstituting and foundational” to identity In lieu sedtwick an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Space and affect – her line ferling questioning in this book is tacitly informing the line of questioning in my thesis. 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 This performativity recognizes shame as a component of its creation and its potential toucning, enabling a new way to discuss identity politics.

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How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? Trivia About Touching Feeling My library Help Advanced Book Search. She provokes the reader, who will experience not one but a multitude of whirling emotional states.


Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Interlude, Pedagogic 27 1. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. With a generosity that is at once self-abnegatingly ascetic, and gorgeously, exhibitionistically bravura, she opens door after door onto undiscovered fields of inquiry.

Her erudition, brilliance, passion, and unusual combination of interests thrill. While turning the pages of Sedgwick’s masterful book, losofsky wonders whether one is reading or dreaming.

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Hence, to be [End Page ] beside something is to escape the problem of duality. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness? Other editions ttouching View all Touching Feeling: Nov 05, John rated it it was amazing.


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.

Jan 07, Brenden O’Donnell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to kosfsky or other drawings. While the performative involves direct utterances, the periperformative relies on the unspoken. Pedagogy of Buddhism Works Cited Index This reduction of the body erases the motivational drives of affects such as shame and allows paranoia to be established sedgwixk opposition to surprise.

How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure?

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The book and its themes take on a special if not haunting meaning as it was one of the last books Sedgwick published before her touchimg from Breast Cancer in Ryan rated it liked it Aug 23, This site uses cookies.