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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Readings will be selected from among the following: 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.

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This course will explore the rise of creative non-fiction as a 21 st -century literary genre that reflects recent developments: Loss and the Politics of Queer History. A Public Feeling There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

In addition to reading the novels themselves, we will likely do some secondary reading in the areas of archive theory, affect theory, history of the novel, and narrative theory. Gerard Dollar, “Book Review: In addition to reading some longer novels in detail, we will also read some clusters of poetry and essays.

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Cvetkovich’s scholarship has been widely influential within academic circles. I want to place moments of extreme trauma alongside aann of everyday emotional distress that are often the only sign that trauma’s effects are still being felt.


A Public Feeling Author s: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Through critical readings and written assignments that construct a range of archival sources the personal, the historical, the ethnographicstudents will be encouraged to situate their own experience within a broader historical and cvektovich context.

Although migration is sometimes represented as a threat to the integrity of the nation, it is, in fact, at the center of it. A Public Feeling Durham: Building on that background, we will explore the many ways that women writers are documenting global histories and cultures through creative non-fiction, including subjects such as the following: This course will allow students to gain a fuller sense of the complexity and variety of research methods available to literary scholars.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Are you an author? Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Students will also be encouraged to develop critical tools for writing about contemporary fiction, including historical and archival research, so that those who want to write theses in this area can develop a critical relation to the fiction and popular criticism that interests them.

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But I would argue that my study of the politics of sensationalism, in aann case, and my study of the politics of trauma, in the other, are linked by questions about the history of discourses of affect. It’s both funny and oddly endearing to see an academic response to depression that turns it into a field, organizes conferences and protests with special and entertaining dress requirements, recommends cures for writing blocks, and appropriates American anxiety in the interest of getting academic work published.


Texts will be selected from among the following: Weaving together memoir, cultural and medical history, and literary and theoretical discussion, Cvetkovich experiments with and reflects on unconventional ways of writing about embodiment, cognition, and affect. All of her work, though, is shaped by her interest in feeling as both a subject of exploration and framework for analysis.

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A Public Feelingthough, has also received much positive attention, being a finalist for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. 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. The number of copies requested, the school and professor requesting For reprints and subsidiary rights, please also note: Margot Singer and Nicole Walker, eds.

Retrieved 19 April For example, in Feeling Backward: Methods of Literary Research Course objectives This required, one-semester course will: While many scholars in cultural studies draw distinctions between affect, feeling, and emotion, Cvetkovich does not emphasize the differences between these categories.