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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Cvetkovich finds a variety of ways to utilize the tools of academe to build a shelter from the traumas of academe. But I would argue that my study of the politics of sensationalism, in one case, and my study of the politics of trauma, in the other, are linked by questions about the history of discourses of affect.

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Issues to explored include how personal narrative articulates the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and nation; how diaspora transforms notions of home and ancestry; and how history and memory shape the present. Only 1 left in stock more on the way. Topics to be explored will include archive theory; queer temporalities; oral history, testimony, and memoir as documentary genres; ephemera and theories of the ordinary and everyday; photography and visual archives; the current state of LGBT archives; indigenous approaches to the archive; artists working with archives.

She has also argued for the significance of looking at the everyday effects of trauma. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3.

She has also interviewed artists and photographers such as Allyson MitchellSheila PepeTammy Rae Carlandand Zoe Leonardengaging with their visual works in her scholarship.

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A Public Feeling e-Duke books scholarly collection. Writing and Visual Culture after the Holocaust “Combining cultural critique with nuanced readings of queer aesthetic practices, and mixing theoretical reflections on experience with experiments in memoir, Depression: Along the way, she offers myriad prescriptions, small and large, on how to cope with the daily effects of depression and how to heal the world. Situating her work in relation to the larger Public Feelings project, she links the private world of feelings to the public world of politics, associating depression with neoliberal wnn.


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 cvetkofich to them and their representation in the popular media. A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. The course will also foreground the creative use of archives by writers, filmmakers, and visual artists seeking to address historical absences and invent new forms of history and documentation.

Women’s Studies Quarterly36 1 The book offers a model for something like collective or collaborative authorship; framed as a project conceived in concert with a far-flung community of academics, activists, and artists, Depression is a departure from academic business as usual. Contemporary literature in the U. She moved to the U. A Public Feeling Author s: High to Low Avg.

Modules will be organized around major methodological issues, which may include:. Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women’s and Gender Studies. We will do some background reading in histories and theories of sexuality and modern notions of sexual identity.

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Building on that background, we will explore the many ways that women writers cvrtkovich documenting global histories and cultures through creative non-fiction, including subjects such as following: Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Duke University Press, The material is totally fascinating. Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.


A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. No Only one of the following may be counted: Global Cultures; Writing Restrictions: The book is as invaluable as it is enjoyable.

Tammy Rae Carland’s photographic project entitled An Archive of Feelings takes its name from Cvetkovich’s book by the same name.

From Dispossession to Radical Self-Possession: In addition to reading some longer novels in detail, we will also read some clusters of poetry and essays. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat We will also focus on creative interventions with existing archives to create counterarchives. Reading Silvan Tomkins,” Critical Inquiry 21, no.

Rather than building a traditional academic argument with research and theory, the book combines stylistically distinct and potentially disparate parts that add up to a highly readable, relatable, radical treatise that provides many points of entry and fresh thinking on one of the most overexamined subjects of the past few decades.

Texts will be selected from among the following: Cvetkovich’s scholarship is wide-ranging and interdisciplinary.

A Public Feeling starts new conversations about depression, cultural communities, and the practice of living a full life. Rutgers University Press,ix. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. We will also consider the role of the contemporary writer as public intellectual in contributing to cultural and historical understanding. Beginning from the premise that sexual identity has a history rather than being a cvetkvoich category, we will explore concepts of gender and sexuality, as well as related categories of race, class, religion, nation.