PTE BTK Magyar Nyelv- és Irodalomtudományi Intézet
Modern Irodalomtörténeti és Irodalomelméleti Tanszék – Sensus-kutatócsoport
PAB Nyelv- és Irodalomtudományi Szakbizottság, Irodalomelméleti Munkabizottság, Irodalomtörténeti Munkabizottság, Anglisztikai Munkabizottság
The Limits of Critique
(University of Virginia, USA)
HOOKED: ART AND ATTACHMENT
How would our view of literature and art change if we took “attachment” as a defining concept? If we were to see bonds as not just constraining but as fundamental to aesthetic experience? This talk focuses on two common aesthetic ties. I offer a defense of identification that questions the dichotomy of sophisticated critics versus naïve and over-invested lay readers. My account of attunement, meanwhile, argues that the “presence” (vividness, force, impact) of an art work is not diminished but enabled by its social mediation. The focus of the talk is on what carries weight: on the significance and salience of ties.
András Csaba (PTE), Bagi Zsolt (PTE), Kucserka Zsófia (PTE),
Kálmán C. György (MTA), Mekis D. János (PTE), Sári B. László (PTE),
Z. Varga Zoltán, Vöő Gabriella (PTE), Orbán Jolán (PTE)
Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at University of Virginia, Niels Bohr Professor at University of Southern Denmark and Editor of New Literary History.
PUBLICATIONS: Beyond Feminist Aesthetics: Feminist Literature and Social Change (1989), The Gender of Modernity (1995), Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture (2000), Literature After Feminism (2003), Uses of Literature (2008). The Limits of Critique (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).