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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky

Works: 115 works in 462 publications in 10 languages and 11,789 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Biographies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Literature  Archives  Diaries  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Other, htt, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS374.H63, 820.9353
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Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies. It was an important book because it argued that "sexuality" and "desire" were not a historical phenomenon but carefully managed social constructs. This insight (that actually originated with Michael Foucault) is often viewed as anti-humanist or post-humanist because it argues that men and women are simply the products of patriarchal power relations over which they have no control. By mobilizing Foucault's theories of the history of sexuality Sedgwick re-fashions Feminism and Gay and Lesbian Studies to make it seem as though Feminism and Gay and Lesbian studies are ideally situated to continue those interventions into the history of sexuality begun by Foucault
Epistemology of the closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

71 editions published between 1447 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the central importance of the homosexual/heterosexual dichotomy in the Western culture of the last century, in particular by a series of provocative readings of Melville, Wilde, James and Proust. A book of both political and literary importance
Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

45 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 writing. The 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."--Book cover
Novel gazing : queer readings in fiction by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

20 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel gazing is a collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel
Touching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls "tools and techniques for nondualistic thought," in the process touching and transforming such theoretical discourses as psychoanalysis, speech-act theory, Western Buddhism, and the Foucauldian "hermeneutics of suspicion." In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates - through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J.L. Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others - emotion in many forms. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness? How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive? Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Ultimately, Sedgwick's unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring."--Publisher's description
Performativity and performance by Andrew Parker( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performance of one's gender and sexuality is now widely seen to be key to debates around identity politics. This collection brings together some of the best-known scholars in the field, from Judith Butler to Cindy Patton
The weather in Proust by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Weather in Proust gathers pieces written by the eminent critic and theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in the last decade of her life, as she worked toward a book on Proust. This book takes its title from the first essay, a startlingly original interpretation of Proust. By way of Neoplatonism, Buddhism, and the work of Melanie Klein, Sedgwick establishes the sense of refreshment and surprise that the author of the Recherche affords his readers. Proust also figures in pieces on the poetry of C. P. Cavafy, object relations, affect theory, and Sedgwick's textile art practices. More explicitly connected to her role as a pioneering queer theorist are an exuberant attack against reactionary refusals of the work of Guy Hocquenghem and talks in which she lays out her central ideas about sexuality and her concerns about the direction of US queer theory. Sedgwick lived for more than a dozen years with a diagnosis of terminal cancer; its implications informed her later writing and thinking, as well as her spiritual and artistic practices. In the book's final and most personal essay, she reflects on the realization of her impending death. Featuring thirty-seven color images of her art, The Weather in Proust offers a comprehensive view of Sedgwick's later work, underscoring its diversity and coherence."--Publisher description
Fat art, thin art by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is best known as a cultural and literary critic, as one of the primary forces behind the development of queer and gay/lesbian studies, and as author of several influential books: Tendencies, Epistemology of the Closet, and Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. The publication of Fat Art, Thin Art, Sedgwick's first volume of poetry, opens up another dimension of her continuing project of crossing and re-crossing the electrified boundaries between theory, lyric, and narrative. Embodying a decades-long adventure, the poems collected here offer the most accessible and definitive formulations to appear anywhere in Sedgwick's writing on some characteristic subjects and some new ones: passionate attachments within and across genders; queer childhoods of many kinds; the performativity of a long, unconventional marriage; depressiveness, hilarity, and bliss; grave illness; despised and magnetic bodies and bodily parts. In two long fictional poems, a rich narrative momentum engages readers in the mysterious places - including Victorian novels - where characters, sexualities, and fates are unmade and made. Sedgwick's poetry opens an unfamiliar, intimate, daring space that steadily refigures not only what a critic may be, but what a poem can do."--Publisher description
Shame and its sisters : a Silvan Tomkins reader by Silvan S Tomkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of affect is central to critical theory, psychology, politics, and the entire range of the humanities; but no discipline, including psychoanalysis, has offered a theory of affect that would be rich enough to account for the delicacy and power, the evanescence and durability, the bodily rootedness and the cultural variability of human emotion
The coherence of Gothic conventions by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary in your pocket : stories and notebooks of Gary Fisher by Gary Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coherence of Gothic conventions by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes teh case that the Gothic in English literaure has been marked by a set of ambitions about relations of meaning. Through reads of classic Gothic authors, as well as of De Quincey and the Brontes, the author links the most characteristics thematic conventions of the Gothic to the genre's radical claims for representation
The coherence of Gothic conventions by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu ai dui hua by Saijukou( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathroom songs : Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a poet by Monica B Pearl( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathroom Songs: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet is the first book of essays to consider the poetry of one of the twentieth- and early twenty-first-century's most important literary, affect, and queer theorists. Acclaimed as one of the "truly innovative" poets of her generation by Maud Ellmann, Sedgwick's work as a poet is, perhaps, less well known, but is no less compelling than her ground-breaking trilogy of queer theoretical texts: Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire, Epistemology of the Closet, and Tendencies
Sexualidades transgresoras : una antología de estudios queer( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A (queer) y ahora / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick / - Críticamente subversiva / Judith Butler / - Las mujeres caídas de Freud : identificación, deseo y "un caso de homosexualidad en una mujer" / Diana Fuss / - El nacimiento de lo ciberqueer / Donald Morton / - ¿Deben autodestruirse los movimientos identitarios?. Un extraño dilema / Joshua Gamson / - Desestabilizar la academia / Robyn Wiegman / - La pedagogía transgresora y sus extrañas técnicas / Deboroh P. Britzman / - Sexo en público / Lauren Berlant
A dialogue on love by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this account of how we arrive at love, the author tells how she warily commits to a male therapist who shares little of her cultural and intellectual world. Their improvized relationship is as unexpectedly pleasurable as her writing is unconventional
Dotik občutka : afekt, pedagogika, performativnost by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Slovenian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, matelot : & autres récits maritimes by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Décrivant des relations de pouvoir saturées dans un univers exclusivement masculin, abordant l'homosexualité, Melville met en scène Billy Budd, matelot à la beauté éclatante. Enrôlé de force sur un navire de la marine britannique, à l'époque de la Révolution française, ce dernier doit faire face à la haine de Claggart, maître d'armes, et à la justice inflexible du capitaine Vere
Beautiful bottom, beautiful shame : where "Black" meets "queer" by Kathryn Bond Stockton( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shame, Kathryn Bond Stockton argues in Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame, has often been a meeting place for the signs "black" and "queer" and for black and queer people--overlapping groups who have been publicly marked as degraded and debased. But when and why have certain forms of shame been embraced by blacks and queers? How does debasement foster attractions? How is it used for aesthetic delight? What does it offer for projects of sorrow and ways of creative historical knowing? How and why is it central to camp?Stockton engages the domains of African American studies, queer theory, psychoanalysis, film theory, photography, semiotics, and gender studies. She brings together thinkers rarely, if ever, read together in a single study--James Baldwin, Radclyffe Hall, Jean Genet, Toni Morrison, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eldridge Cleaver, Todd Haynes, Norman Mailer, Leslie Feinberg, David Fincher, and Quentin Tarantino--and reads them with and against major theorists, including Georges Bataille, Sigmund Freud, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Jacques Lacan, Roland Barthes, and Leo Bersani. Stockton asserts that there is no clear, mirrored relation between the terms "black" and "queer"; rather, seemingly definitive associations attached to each are often taken up or crossed through by the other. Stockton explores dramatic switchpoints between these terms: the stigmatized "skin" of some queers' clothes, the description of blacks as an "economic bottom," the visual force of interracial homosexual rape, the complicated logic of so-called same-sex miscegenation, and the ways in which a famous depiction of slavery (namely, Morrison's Beloved) seems bound up with depictions of AIDS. All of the thinkers Stockton considers scrutinize the social nature of shame as they examine the structures that make debasements possible, bearable, pleasurable, and creative, even in their darkness
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Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire
Epistemology of the closetTendenciesNovel gazing : queer readings in fictionTouching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativityPerformativity and performanceFat art, thin artShame and its sisters : a Silvan Tomkins readerA dialogue on love
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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick académica estadounidense

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick accademica statunitense

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Amerikaans schrijfster

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Amerikaans schrijver

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick amerykańska historyczka literatury, specjalistka genderstudies i teorii queer

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick scoláire Meiriceánach

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick universitaire et féministe des États-Unis

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick US-amerikanische Forscherin der Gender Studies und Queer Theory

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