Annual Symposium: Rita Felski

Date(s) - 02/03/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



The Humanities Center welcomes Rita Felski, University of Virginia, as our Annual Symposium guest speaker on Friday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM in the EIZ Theater. This talk will consider how the language of attunement can capture certain aspects of aesthetic experience. Is it possible to talk about the agency and the presence of art works–yet without neglecting the many social factors involved?

Title: “Getting it: Art and Attunement”

Felski’s book, The Limits of Critique, takes up the so-called “hermeneutics of suspicion,” Paul Ricouer’s famous disclosure of a tendency in modern thought (going back to Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud) to diagnose the ills, secrets, or “crimes” in texts rather than simply trying to explain what they mean. A common reflex in modern literary scholarship is to uncover what texts hide. Felski analyzes this reflex and proposes a more expansive way to think about literature and the ways we write about it.

Join us for her book discussion at 11:00 AM in 4010 JFSB.

Lunch will be served.


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