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Affect Across the Disciplines II

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA

Affect Studies offers new opportunities to traverse the boundaries between the humanities, social sciences, and engineering. This year's panel features presentations by UCSC graduate students whose varying approaches to the study of "affect" demonstrate the breadth of the field and its interdisciplinary possibility. Erin Gray (History of Consciousness): "The White Flesh of the World: Affect […]

Lauren Berlant: Sex, or the Unbearable — a faculty-graduate student seminar

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA

Sex, or the Unbearable (Duke University Press, 2013) is a dialogue between Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman, two leading theorists of sexuality, politics and culture. In juxtaposing sex and the unbearable they don't propose that sex is unbearable, but that it unleashes unbearable contradictions, which we nonetheless struggle to bear. Through interpretations of works of […]