365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016

To date, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is best known as the author of a series of quickly paradigmatic texts on queer and affect theory, including Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire, Epistemology of the Closet, Tendencies, and Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Much less appreciated is the fact that Sedgwick was also a devoted and passionate fiber artist, whose works were shown in exhibitions including Floating Columns/In the Bardo, Bodhisattva Fractal World and Works in Fiber, Paper and Proust. Join Jason Edwards, Reader in Art History at the University of York, as he examines a broad range of Sedgwick’s art works, contextualising them closely in relation to her better-known literary theoretical and other works on paper, as the culminating presentation in a series of seminars on Sedgwick’s art. Jason Edwards is the author of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Alfred Gilbert’s Aestheticism: Gilbert Amongst Whistler, Wilde, Leighton, Pater, and Burne-Jones.

Added by Center for the Humanities on September 13, 2010