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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Contact Contact Us Help. Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Sedgwick frequently dissents from critical commonplaces, but always engages with them in a way that is productive rather than destructive.

There are too many high points in Touching Feeling for me to list them. Her erudition, brilliance, passion, and unusual combination of interests thrill. How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure?

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

I have finally found evw. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. The cumulate experience of this text really was one of “reparative reading” in the best sense.

The essay on buddhist epistemology and affect that is going to feelibg grant me a vocabulary for thinking discursively about yoga and other non-discursive practices of “healthy knowing”.

These essays,”a palimpsest of previously published and unpublished material,” find Sedgwick expanding her impressive critical powers to areas beyond literature and politics. In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates—through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J.


Robert Moscalewk rated it really liked it Feb 17, 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.

Description A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her tocuhing powerful explorations of emotion and expression. This is especially necessary when she points, through the lessons of her dying, to our mortalities.

Jul 24, xen ceeling it it was amazing. How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? The number of copies requested, the school and professor requesting For reprints and subsidiary rights, please also note: Apr 16, Kimberly rated it it was amazing.

One of the most interesting ideas Sedgwick introduces is that of the “beside” 8. Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive?

Hall, Choice “This is sobering reading at the same time as it is motivational for anyone involved in scholarly pursuits. In her concluding chapter, Sedgwick draws on the pedagogy of Buddhism to map out the affective bonds that flow in epistemology and teaching.

Literary scholars and professors of education, put your seatbelts on, toucging Sedgwick certainly takes you on an interesting ride.

Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others-emotion in many forms. Touchiny of the traits of paranoid reading is the shift from the physical to the cerebral. I was tempted to give this a lower rating because of the tendency toward academic jargon and deconstruction, but slogging through those for me less pleasant passages was worth it in the end.


If scholars are not yet in love with Eve, they will be after reading this book. The ksoofsky connected essays have such themes as shame, theatricality, performativity, the biology of affect, reparative v.

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

Thrift No preview efeling – Duke Kosofs,y Press, This is especially necessary when in more cynical moments a favored interpretation seems automatic or even mandatory. Similarly, the Buddhism pedagogical issues has shimmers of insight that extend a little past what I am familiar with but felt that its denouement of once again “carving out a space of unbeing a self” is something already evident in the Pali canon, in Thich Nhat Hanh, in a survey course on Buddhism, etc.

I was under the influence of Eve Sedgwick whose instruction, as any of her students will report, is the most potent of all aphrodisiacs. Jul 31, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: Shame, Theatricality, and Queer Performativity: In their different ways, they are emotional, healing, and in a way a very cathartic release into a paradigm of queer recovery.

Locating the self in a space not anchored by binaries, she says creates a space kosovsky questioning that transcends self.

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