基本素養 Basic Literacy
課程概述 Course Description情感研究是近年美國文學與文化研究一個受到矚目的新興領域，其輪廊在九零年代後期逐漸浮現：它深受後結構主義的啟發，特點在於積極面對文學、藝術、乃至於非虛構作品透露出來強烈的情緒與欲望，試圖由下而上，或者橫越內外，思考身分政治的框架。這個課程希望能向人文領域的研究生介紹這個領域的脈絡與最新發展。在課程的後半部，每位選課的同學將自由選擇一個凸顯情感張力的作品或材料作口頭報告，探討情感呈現如何複雜化既成的認識渠道。
This course is designed for students interested in the vibrant, interdisciplinary field of affect studies. The class will examine the “affective turn” across the humanities since the nineteen nineties, evaluate the new trajectories and their claims or ambitions, and revisit “passionate” narratives without hastily categorizing them with established political frames. Students will be asked to share a book, a film, or an art project that provides productive avenues to understanding affect, which evoke questions about how its subject has been fixed on specific time, place, and value.
課程學習目標 Course Objectives
課程進度 Progress Description
|進度說明 Progress Description|
|2||Beginnings: Butler, “Psychic Inceptions: Melancholy, Ambivalence, Rage”; Sedgwick, Introduction to Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity|
|3||Pain I: Clough, Patricia T. and Jean Halley, The Affective Turn; Sarah Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion)|
|4||Pain II: Saidiya Hartman, “Innocent Amusements: the Stage of Sufferance” (from Scenes of Subjection); Beth Coleman, “Race as Technology”|
|5||Pain III: Toni Morrison, Beloved; Florian Bast, “Reading Red: The Troping of Trauma in Toni Morrison’s Beloved”|
|6||Pain IV: Karen Halttunen, “Humanitarianism and the Pornography of Pain in Anglo-American Culture”; Tobin Siebers, “In the Name of Pain.”|
|8||Melancholia I: Sigmund Freud, “Mourning and Melancholia”; Frantz Fanon, “The Fact of Blackness”|
|9||Melancholia II: Lauren Berlant, “Poor Eliza”; Crystal Parikh, “Blue Hawaii: Asian Hawaiian Cultural Production and Racial Melancholia”|
|10||Melancholia III: Fiction title to be announced|
|11||Melancholia IV: Wendy Brown, “Resisting Left Melancholy”Paul Gilroy, Postcolonial Melancholia)|
|12||Melancholia V: Ann Cvetkovich, An Archive of Feelings; Jos Esteban Muoz, “Feeling Brown”|
|13||Film ScreeningSteven Okazaki, Days of Waiting: The Life & Art of Estelle Ishigo|
|14||Around and Against Historicism I: David Eng and David Kazanjian, Loss: The Politics of Mourning; Joseph Roach, “History, Memory, and Performance”|
|15||Around and Against Historicism II: Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds; Heather Love, Feeling Backwards; Rebecca Schneider, “Performing Remains”|
|16||Around and Against Historicism III: Lauren Berlant, “Cruel Optimism”; J. K. Gibson-Graham, “Affects and Emotions for a Postcapitalist Politics”|
|17||Film Screening: Film title yet to be announced|
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