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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She has also co-edited Articulating the Global and Local: Contemporary literature in the U.

Cvetkovich’s scholarship engages with various genres and artistic media and is often collaborative. 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: Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen C.

A Public Feelingthough, has also received much positive attention, being a finalist for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. It will be useful for students to have taken at least one course in women’s studies or have equivalent background in women’s studies or gay and lesbian studies.

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Duke University Press,4. For example, in Feeling Backward: Readings will also include selections from some of the following: High to Low Avg. Duke University Press,3. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Retrieved from ” https: Interests Gay and lesbian studies; public feelings; trauma studies. She has also argued for the significance of looking at ahn everyday effects of trauma.

A Conversation,” Art Journal 72, no. Many of the writers we will read also work in literary genres such as fiction and poetry, and we will consider why they also practice forms of creative non-fiction.


Another of the primary goals of the course will be to consider the ongoing role of alternative culture in an era of marriage equality and neoliberal sexual politics.

Topics to be explored will include archive theory; queer temporalities; oral history, testimony, and memoir as documentary genres; ephemera cveykovich theories of the ordinary and everyday; photography and visual archives; the current state of LGBT archives; indigenous approaches to the archive; artists working cvetkovuch archives.

Still, Depression is not a pity party.

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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 capitalism. Approaches To Disciplinary Inquiries Course objectives.

Cvetkovich weaves her own journal through the critical reading that makes her work so compelling—simultaneously taking seriously, and asking us to question, the more familiar narrative she has just shared. D in English Literature in A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

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We will pay particular attention to gothic and sensation genres as a lens through which to read the period, as well ahn to the work of women writers. If you have ever been a struggling academic, you will relate, and you will feel grateful. This course surveys British literature of the Victorian and Modern period with attention to how literary forms — the novel, poetry, and the essay — engage with social and cultural transformations in this important period of British and world history.

Regular attendance, class participation, and discussion posts: In her scholarship, Cvetkovich engages with feminist and queer theoryaffect and feelingtheories of the archiveand oral history.

This is the required cohort class for entering first-year grad students in English.


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Along the way we will ask a number of urgent questions: The course is open to all and aims to encourage self-reflection and dialogue around gender and sexual differences and to promote the work of being an ally to LGBTQ-identified people. 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.

We will also access archival and online museum resources including the Harry Ransom Center Collections in order to read British literature alongside material culture. Readings will be selected from among the following: By melding the personal and the academic, Cvetkovich is creating an important new forum for how we discuss depression.

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.

At the end, she turns rather sweetly to crafting as one reparative habit, partly because of the aesthetic of connectivity that it can stimulate.

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This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Your Friends Email Address: A Public Feeling cbetkovich not only critical insights but also wisdom. Mary Cappello, Called Back: We will consider the history of grassroots archives, such as the Lesbian Herstory Archives, as well as new LGBTQ collections in universities and public libraries. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings.

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