Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago
“Structures of Unfeeling: Mysterious Skin”
Friday, March 22, 2013
Ballantine Hall 013
Lauren Berlant is George M. Pullman Professor of English at the University of Chicago. A theorist and historian of political affect, her interest in the public genres and scenes of sentimentality, sexuality, and suffering have most recently appeared in Desire/Love (2012) and Cruel Optimism (2011), on precarious publics and the aesthetics of affective adjustment in the U.S. and Europe.
Professor Berlant will be presenting her work on Friday, March 22, from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in Ballantine Hall 013. Her talk is open to the public and will be given as part of the English department’s 2013 interdisciplinary graduate student conference, “Consent: Terms of Agreement.”