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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky

Works: 61 works in 307 publications in 9 languages and 8,551 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Archives  Diaries  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS374.H63, 820.9353
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Most widely held works by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Epistemology of the closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

64 editions published between 1447 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,465 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 )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,228 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
Novel gazing : queer readings in fiction by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel gazing is a collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel
Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

34 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 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
Touching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 572 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 484 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 )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 398 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 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Weather in Proust gathers pieces written by the eminent critic and theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in the last decade of her life, as she worked toward a book on Proust. This book takes its title from the first essay, a startlingly original interpretation of Proust. By way of Neoplatonism, Buddhism, and the work of Melanie Klein, Sedgwick establishes the sense of refreshment and surprise that the author of the Recherche affords his readers. Proust also figures in pieces on the poetry of C. P. Cavafy, object relations, affect theory, and Sedgwick’s textile art practices. More explicitly connected to her role as a pioneering queer theorist are an exuberant attack against reactionary refusals of the work of Guy Hocquenghem and talks in which she lays out her central ideas about sexuality and her concerns about the direction of US queer theory. Sedgwick lived for more than a dozen years with a diagnosis of terminal cancer; its implications informed her later writing and thinking, as well as her spiritual and artistic practices. In the book’s final and most personal essay, she reflects on the realization of her impending death. Featuring thirty-seven color images of her art, The Weather in Proust offers a comprehensive view of Sedgwick’s later work, underscoring its diversity and coherence."--Publisher description
Shame and its sisters : a Silvan Tomkins reader by Silvan S Tomkins( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fat art, thin art by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 275 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
Gary in your pocket : stories and notebooks of Gary Fisher by Gary Fisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue on love by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 67 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A (queer) y ahora / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick / - Críticamente subversiva / Judith Butler / - Las mujeres caídas de Freud : identificación, deseo y "un caso de homosexualidad en una mujer" / Diana Fuss / - El nacimiento de lo ciberqueer / Donald Morton / - ¿Deben autodestruirse los movimientos identitarios?. Un extraño dilema / Joshua Gamson / - Desestabilizar la academia / Robyn Wiegman / - La pedagogía transgresora y sus extrañas técnicas / Deboroh P. Britzman / - Sexo en público / Lauren Berlant
Billy Budd, matelot : & autres récits maritimes by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 15 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
Epistemología del armario by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotik občutka : afekt, pedagogika, performativnost by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Slovenian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otokodōshi no kizuna : Igirisu bungaku to homosōsharuna yokubō( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gothic by Brendan Hennessy( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of writings examines the pervasive and influential role of "the Gothic" in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures. This reader from London's Whitechapel Gallery brings together artists as different as Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Louise Bourgeois, and Douglas Gordon; its intent is not to use "the Gothic" to group together dissimilar artists but rather to shed light on a particular understanding of their practice. Anthony Vidler looks at ideas of the uncanny to explore Rachel Whiteread's House, and Jeff Wall uses the motif of vampirism to analyze fellow artist Dan Graham's Kammerspell; Hal Foster considers Robert Gober's recent work--laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies--as an updated American Gothic, and Kobena Mercer examines the Gothic's depiction of the Other in relation to Michael Jackson's pop video Thriller. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese, and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from Walpole's genre-establishing gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner, and Slavoj Zizek. The Gothic provides the first comprehensive overview of the uses of Gothic in contemporary visual culture. -- publisher diecription
Queerer than fiction( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themanummer over 'queer reading practices'
Gender, sexuality, and literature by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire
Alternative Names
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Amerikaans schrijfster

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Amerikaans schrijver

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick amerykańska historyczka literatury, specjalistka genderstudies i teorii queer

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick US-amerikanische Forscherin der Gender Studies und Queer Theory

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

Ева Koсофски Сеџвик

Ив Козофски Седжуик

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セジウィック, イヴ・K

セジウィック, イヴ・コゾフスキー

Between men : English literature and male homosocial desireNovel gazing : queer readings in fictionTendenciesTouching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativityPerformativity and performanceShame and its sisters : a Silvan Tomkins readerFat art, thin artA dialogue on loveThe Gothic