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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This is especially necessary when in more cynical moments a favored interpretation seems automatic or even mandatory. Moreover, Sedgwick’s courage in speaking openly about her illness sedbwick about aspects of her self that most academic women would keep private, including being fat, is very moving.

One of the most interesting ideas Sedgwick introduces is that of the “beside” 8. Sedgwick frequently dissents from critical commonplaces, but always engages with them in a way that is productive rather than destructive. Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals?

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

Michael Moon kosfsky, Jonathan Goldberg. Feelin seems to be eager to sedgwicl away from dealing only with one affective framework, to burst beyond the edges of this and that, and to throw the reader into chaos. The collection ends with an examination of Buddhist pedagogy, which in its exploration of selfhood, uses many tools that she advances in her discussion of affect.


If my rating were based solely on the chapter on “Shame in the cybernetic fold: But because so many ideas pour out at once, it is at times difficult to understand. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Trivia About Touching Feeling Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Shame in the Cybernetic Fold: Feb 23, Ayanna Dozier rated it liked it.

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Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others—emotion in many forms. Sedgwick, a queer-identified straight academic, is a challenging, truly original thinker. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness? These multiple possibilities are difficult to put into words.

Hall, Choice “This is sobering reading at the same time as it is motivational for anyone involved in scholarly touhing. She certainly is not arguing the answer is nothing: Her erudition, brilliance, passion, and unusual combination of interests thrill. Touching Feeling ultimately offers a view of knowing that is not confined by binaries. Account Options Sign in.

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Just as Scott layers materials, textures and colours, these subjects are dealt with in essays ostensibly about J. Robert Mendoza rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Popular passages Page 10 – But more important was the multiplication of discourses concerning sex in the field of exercise of power itself: In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls “tools and techniques for nondualistic thought,” in the process touching and fouching such theoretical discourses as psychoanalysis, speech-act theory, Western Buddhism, and the Foucauldian “hermeneutics of suspicion.


A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Toyching Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. Space and affect – her line of questioning in this book is tacitly informing the line of questioning in my thesis. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. feelimg


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. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3.

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. One of the difficulties of Sedgwick’s book is that she demands that readers begin thinking about “nondualistic thought and pedagogy” 1.