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Hooked: Art and Attachment

April 5, 2018, 4:30 PM

Free

This talk by Rita Felski makes a case for “attachment” as a key word for the humanities. What are the devices that attach us to works of art? Zadie Smith’s conversion to the music of Joni Mitchell offers a striking example of one such device: that of attunement. Felski is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. She has written widely on literary theory and aesthetics, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, and cultural studies. Her most recent books are Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses (2013), The Limits of Critique (2015), and Critique and Postcritique (2017).

Cosponsored by the English Department, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Humanities Division, and the French and Italian Departments.

Details

Date:
April 5, 2018
Time:
4:30 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Johanna Clift
Phone:
859-5251
Email:
johanna.clift@colby.edu

Venue

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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