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  1. Jamie Jamie says:

    I m slowly building up rapport with Sedgwick, as I m finally starting to wrap my brain around Epistemology of the Closet, and have been working my way through her oeuvre for a research project This is a real melting pot of thought, with essays ranging from Diderot to Henry James to Jane Austen to addiction discourses in the late 20th century Sedgwick blends the personal with the theoretical, the literary with the pragmatic, the poetic and the dialogic with the political I m consistently imp I m slowly building up rapport with Sedgwick, as I m finally starting to wrap my brain around Epistemology of the Closet, and have been working my way through her oeuvre for a research project This is a real melting pot of thought, with essays ranging from Diderot to Henry James to Jane Austen to addiction discourses in the late 20th century Sedgwick blends the personal with the theoretical, the literary with the pragmatic, the poetic and the dialogic with the political I m consistently impressed with her ability to entertain and provoke, her ridiculous ability to pull rabbits out of hats with seeming ease She s a theorist who can bring me nearly to tears at moments, and it s clear that this is not merely a book of postmodernist critiques of identity and sexuality, but a book of survival, grief, and autobiography Not quite sure that this can be pinned to a particular genre, though I imagine people often try I don t find this as consistent a text as Epistemology, but it s definitely the sort of book that can be excerpted from, picked up and browsed at will I plowed through it, but will definitely be coming back to these essays for years to come


  2. Nadine Nadine says:

    eve sedgwick LITERALLY owns my soul


  3. Luke Widlund Luke Widlund says:

    Long have I read Sedgwick precociously due to the fact that I do not comprehend every single sentence of her criticism.And yet, here I am and TEARING up at the end of specific chapters where she sets aside the mask of scholarship and renders herself absolutely human and vulnerable Truly an achievement in literary studies and writing in general.


  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    DNF but will definitely revisit when i havetime


  5. Tom Coates Tom Coates says:

    The analysis of the various axes upon which sexual orientation could have been cut is enough to make this a classic of queer theory and a fascinating piece of work Very highly recommended.


  6. anique anique says:

    Queer Feminist literary criticism at its best Enjoy Sedgwick muchthan her counterpart Judith Butler Queer Feminist literary criticism at its best Enjoy Sedgwick muchthan her counterpart Judith Butler


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Tendencies ✽ [EPUB] ✵ Tendencies By Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ❧ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick the soft spoken queen of gay studies Rolling Stone Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarshi Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick the soft spoken queen of gay studies Rolling Stone Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writingThe essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve step programs from Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun.

  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Tendencies
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • English
  • 15 May 2017
  • 0822314215

About the Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was an American academician specializing in literary criticism and feminist analysis she is known as one of the architects of queer theory Her works reflect an interest in queer performativity, experimental critical writing, non Lacanian psychoanalysis, Buddhism and pedagogy, the affective theories of Silvan Tomkins and Melanie Klein, and material culture, especially textiles and texture Drawing on feminist scholarship and the work of Michel Foucault, Sedgwick uncovered purportedly hidden homoerotic subplots in writers like Charles Dickens, Henry James and Marcel Proust Sedgwick argued that an understanding of virtually any aspect of modern Western culture would be incomplete or damaged if it failed to incorporate a critical analysis of modern homo heterosexual definition, coining the terms antihomophobic and homosocial.