Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event
Join us at the Cultural Studies Colloquium for a talk by Ann Cvetkovich, Director of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University, titled "Public Feelings in a Time of Pandemic."
Below is her summary of the talk:
"This presentation will draw on writing that I have been doing over the course of the pandemic in monthly meetings with my Austin (Texas)-based Public Feelings group, whose participants are also in Chicago, Vancouver, and Ottawa, Canada. These short pieces constitute efforts to make sense of what is going on – or just document how it feels – with attention to topics such as covid silver linings (and other pandemic keywords); Zoom-based art and performance; protest under conditions of social distancing; dialectics of hope and despair; black feminist resources for survival and other forms of collective care and mutual aid; and the relation between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the covid-19 pandemic. Through an exploration of the current state of theories of affect and sensation, I would also hope to prompt discussion of how the pandemic feels in Canada and the US."
Ann Cvetkovich is Director of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University. She was previously Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, and founding Director of LGBTQ Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression: A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012). For additional info, see www.anncvetkovich.com.