In Depression: A Public Feeling, Ann Cvetkovich combines memoir and critical essay in search of ways of writing about depression as a cultural and political. Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Author(s): Ann Cvetkovich: Published: November Pages: Illustrations: 38 illustrations, including 14 in color: Sales/Territorial Rights: World.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. We will spend the semester thinking about literary and cultural criticism from the inside out—that is, we will be reading and discussing the methodological and argumentative moves that scholars make.

Acedia, History, and Medical Models 85 2. Toni Morrison, Beloved ; W. The course will also concern itself with questions of documentary form and the role of fiction, literature, and experimental genres in representing archival and affective histories.

In addition to reading the novels themselves, we will likely do some secondary reading in the areas of archive theory, affect theory, history of the novel, and narrative theory. A Public Feeling delivers not only critical insights but also wisdom. By melding the personal and the academic, Cvetkovich is creating an important new forum for how we discuss depression. She is the author of An Archive of Feelings: Readings will also include selections from some of the following: There is no theoretical room for any difference between being, say, amused, being disgusted, being ashamed, and being enraged…Cvetkovich’s implication throughout is that genres are differentiated not in relation to the kinds of affect they may evoke or generate but far more simply by the presence or absence of some reified substance called Affect.


We will focus on writing affect and archive through a series of texts both fiction and creative non-fiction to be read as case histories alongside of relevant theory.

If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Provide feedback about this page. From Dispossession to Radical Self-Possession: The course will also look at the role of contemporary writers as public intellectuals who help create counterhistories and new public cultures, and students will report on additional literary texts of interest to them and their representation in the popular media.

I found myself sighing throughout, thinking ‘Phew, someone finally said that! We will explore the impact of this history by reading contemporary literature mostly by women, with particular attention to how migration is shaped by gender and sexuality. Although migration is sometimes represented as a threat to the integrity of the nation, it is, in fact, at the center of it.

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Writing and Visual Culture after the Holocaust. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Women’s Studies Quarterly36 1 We will pay particular attention to gothic and sensation genres as a lens through which to read the period, as cvetkovjch as to the work of women writers.

Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Knitting yourself out of depression: Regular discussion questions posted to Blackboard posts: Regular attendance, class participation, and discussion posts: What do we talk about when we talk about archival research?

Building on the insights of the memoir, in the critical essay she considers the idea that feeling bad constitutes the lived experience of neoliberal capitalism. A Public Feeling Duke, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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We will do some background reading in histories and theories of sexuality and modern notions of sexual identity. Cvetkovich’s work has received attention from both the academic and queer znn. Consent of Instructor required. In her scholarship, Cvetkovich engages with feminist and queer theoryaffect and feelingtheories of the archiveand oral history.


While Cvetkovich’s work has been influential, it has also received some criticism.

Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part I. One of cvetkovihc guiding questions this course asks is: Get to Know Us. Contemporary literature in the U. Only 1 left in stock more on the way. Cultural diversity; Writing Semester: A Public Feelingthough, has also received much positive attention, being a finalist for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Most of the writers we will read are women, and we will seek to articulate feminist and queer accounts of creative non-fiction. Asian American Studies Topic: We will read contemporary fiction, mostly by women of color, with particular attention to how migration is shaped by gender and sexuality. Are you an author? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. A Public Feeling “. Reading Silvan Tomkins,” Critical Inquiry 21, no. The course will also provide students with an opportunity to reflect critically on their own national identities as residents, and in some cases, citizens of the U.

We will also access archival and online museum resources including anj Harry Ransom Center Collections in order to read British literature alongside material culture. Texts will be selected from among the following: