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How Not to Talk About Experience, Professor Rita Felski

When: Monday, December 11, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: BLOC, ArtsOne, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road London E1 4NS


A talk by Professor Rita Felski, IHSS Visiting Fellow, hosted by Professors Scott McCracken and Matt Rubery in the School of English and Drama.

Why do textbooks of literary theory avoid the concept of experience? And does the postcritical interest in literary experience imply a rejection of interpretation, politics, and theory, as its critics charge? This talk looks to recent German thought and to Hartmut Rosa’s account of the phenomenology and sociology of resonance, as a resource for literary critics interested in theorizing experience.

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