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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky

Works: 67 works in 264 publications in 4 languages and 7,736 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Case studies  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction
Classifications: PS374.H63, 820.9353
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Epistemology of the closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
41 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers - including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde - Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text
Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies. It was an important book because it argued that "sexuality" and "desire" were not a historical phenomenon but carefully managed social constructs. This insight (that actually originated with Michael Foucault) is often viewed as anti-humanist or post-humanist because it argues that men and women are simply the products of patriarchal power relations over which they have no control. By mobilizing Foucault's theories of the history of sexuality Sedgwick re-fashions Feminism and Gay and Lesbian Studies to make it seem as though Feminism and Gay and Lesbian studies are ideally situated to continue those interventions into the history of sexuality begun by Foucault
Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
28 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing. The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from "Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl" to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS. What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun." -- Book cover
Novel gazing : queer readings in fiction by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel. Eve Sedgwick has brought together contributors to navigate this new terrritory through discussions of a wide range of British, French, and American novels--including canonical
Touching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls "tools and techniques for nondualistic thought," in the process touching and transforming such theoretical discourses as psychoanalysis, speech-act theory, Western Buddhism, and the Foucauldian "hermeneutics of suspicion." In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates - through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J.L. Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others - emotion in many forms. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness? How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive? Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Ultimately, Sedgwick's unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring."--Publisher's description
Performativity and performance by Andrew Parker ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what ""performance"" is all about. At the same moment, ""performativity""--a new concept in language theory--has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak
The coherence of Gothic conventions by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The weather in Proust by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the time of her death in after a long battle with cancer, Eve Sedgwick had been working on a book on affect and Proust, and on the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein. This volume, edited by Jonathan Goldberg, brings together a collection of her last work
Fat art, thin art by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is best known as a cultural and literary critic, as one of the primary forces behind the development of queer and gay/lesbian studies, and as author of several influential books: Tendencies, Epistemology of the Closet, and Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. The publication of Fat Art, Thin Art, Sedgwick's first volume of poetry, opens up another dimension of her continuing project of crossing and re-crossing the electrified boundaries between theory, lyric, and narrative. Embodying a decades-long adventure, the poems collected here offer the most accessible and definitive formulations to appear anywhere in Sedgwick's writing on some characteristic subjects and some new ones: passionate attachments within and across genders; queer childhoods of many kinds; the performativity of a long, unconventional marriage; depressiveness, hilarity, and bliss; grave illness; despised and magnetic bodies and bodily parts. In two long fictional poems, a rich narrative momentum engages readers in the mysterious places - including Victorian novels - where characters, sexualities, and fates are unmade and made. Sedgwick's poetry opens an unfamiliar, intimate, daring space that steadily refigures not only what a critic may be, but what a poem can do." -- Publisher description
Shame and its sisters : a Silvan Tomkins reader by Silvan Solomon Tomkins ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gary in your pocket : stories and notebooks of Gary Fisher by Gary Fisher ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Épistémologie du placard by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yu ai dui hua by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue on love by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this account of how we arrive at love, the author tells how she warily commits to a male therapist who shares little of her cultural and intellectual world. Their improvized relationship is as unexpectedly pleasurable as her writing is unconventional
Sexualidades transgresoras : una antología de estudios queer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy Budd, matelot : & autres récits maritimes by Herman Melville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Décrivant des relations de pouvoir saturées dans un univers exclusivement masculin, abordant l'homosexualité, Melville met en scène Billy Budd, matelot à la beauté éclatante. Enrôlé de force sur un navire de la marine britannique, à l'époque de la Révolution française, ce dernier doit faire face à la haine de Claggart, maître d'armes, et à la justice inflexible du capitaine Vere
Between men : English literature and male homosexual desire by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virtuous vice homoeroticism and the public sphere by Eric O Clarke ( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses queer theory and Marx's theory of value to explore issues of assimilation, representation, and equivalence, tracing the concepts through selected 19th-century texts and contemporary gay and lesbian studies
Queer Iberia : sexualities, cultures, and crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance by Josiah Blackmore ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays exploring ideologies and discourses that center on sexual otherness in medieval Iberian cultures
The misfit of the family : Balzac and the social forms of sexuality by Michael Lucey ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the portrayal of sexuality in Balzac and the psychoanalytic preoccupations of his critics
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Alternative Names
Kosofsky, Eve.
Kosofsky, Eve, 1950-2009
Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve.
Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve, 1950-2009
Sedgwick, Eve
Sedgwick, Eve K.‏
Sedgwick, Eve K. 1950-2009
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
セジウィック, イヴ・K
セジウィック, イヴ・コゾフスキー
English (197)
French (6)
Chinese (3)
Spanish (2)