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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Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in sedgaick theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls “tools and techniques for nondualistic thought,” in Touchinf pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression.

To be beside one’s self is an emotional statement: Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student sedgwic, disabilities are available here. There is More Than This. 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 sexuality more like an affect or a drive? Common terms and phrases Affect Imagery Consciousness affect system affect theory analog Austin bodhisattva body Buddhist Carker Chapter cognitive concept critical culture D.

Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others-emotion in many forms.


By sharing her own personal experiences, Sedgwick also offers insight into how these shifting modes of thinking can be used outside of academia. Robert Moscalewk rated it really liked it Feb 17, Sign up for new title announcements and special offers. Oct 23, Otto rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 11, ralowe rated it it was amazing. Reading ‘Touching Feeling’ was weird – I felt like “Ok I’m reading something great and special” but just couldn’t get a hold of what was supposedly so great and special about it.

Honest, bold, joyful, touchingg, and above all, kind: References to this book Non-representational Theory: Nov 05, John rated it it was amazing. This reduction of the body erases the motivational drives of affects such as shame and allows paranoia to be established in opposition to surprise.

By Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Jul 31, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: The essay on buddhist sedgwlck and affect that is going to finally grant me a vocabulary for thinking discursively about yoga and other non-discursive practices of “healthy knowing”. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ultimately, Sedgwick’s unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring. A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations koskfsky emotion and expression.

Sedgwick situates these periperformatives spatially, suggesting that they are near and around performatives. Nov 21, Sara Sams rated it really liked it.

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Through this spatialization, she hopes to open avenues of possibility for pushing interpellation further. Contact Contact Us Help. Maybe a ‘Sedgwick for Idiots’ translation is necessary! Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.


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The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. The first chapter talks way too much about Henry James’s poop, though. Apr 16, Kimberly rated it it was amazing.

It is also maddening: Any critic who fewling successfully challenges the fundamental terms of feelin discipline, and opens up new subjects for others to write and publish about, deserves fame and distinction. Affect, Pedagogy, Performativityexcites, demands, perplexes.

Account Options Sign in. I’ve been trying to really “currently-read” this book for a long time. Space and affect – her line of questioning in this book is tacitly informing the line of questioning in my thesis.

Please direct feelinng requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. Most readers will feel that they have been thrown into a swirl of words, into a swirl of complexity. She understands affect as different from drive because affect is less restricted in regards to time and aim, and can be attached to a multitude of things, “including other affects”