Northwestern University

Nov
15
Thu 5:00 PM

Hortense Spillers: "To the Bone: Some Speculations on the Problem of Touch"

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Room 107, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eliot Colin   847.491.5871

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

This project takes up the question of the ambivalence of touch and what the latter might reveal about the uses of power, both as a boon to freedom in its erotic and affective register and, contrastively, the first step toward unfreedom.

Hortense Spillers is an American literary critic, Black Feminist scholar and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University.

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