now onto Ugly Feelings and the story of Wall St.
August 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Please join us this Thursday (29 August) to discuss Sianne Ngai’s Ugly Feelings. We will be reading the introduction with a supplementary text by Herman Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street”. The Melville text is not required, but would be necessary for a cohesive and fulfilling group engagement with the Ngai. We will further our discussion of functional affects, as Ngai describes Virno describing negative affects as becoming “the very lubricants of the economic system which they originally came into being to oppose.”
Please note that we will be taking a break for one week and there will be no session next week. We will meet again on 12 September for week 5.
Texts are available on the schedule.
Meetings: place/time (see email for further contact information)
so much love, total solidarity,