From October 19th to 20th, 2007, a collaborative of Public Feelings groups—housed in New York; Austin, Texas; and Chicago—will host an event at the University of Chicago called, “Anxiety, Urgency, Outrage, Hope . . . A Conference on Political Feeling.”

Co-sponsored locally by the Center for Gender Studies, the Lesbian and Gay Studies Project, and Feel Tank Chicago, this conference coordinates ongoing intellectual activities around understanding, curating, and fomenting public feelings—feelings about politics, publicness, social belonging, and intimacy among strangers and the people you sense you know.

“Anxiety, Urgency, Outrage, Hope . . . A Conference on Political Feeling” brings together a disciplinarily wide range of scholarly work on affect, emotion, political agency, and political/aesthetic imaginaries. Speakers now include: Fred Moten, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Lisa Duggan, José Estaban Muñoz, Tavia Nyong’o, Lily Cho, Rebecca Zorach, Debbie Gould, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Carel Rowe, Ann Cvetkovich, Katie Stewart, Neville Hoad, Ann Reynolds, and Sam Baker.

Conference Schedule

The conference will take place at The Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago: 1100 E. 57th St., JRL S-102; Chicago, IL 60637; 773-702-8274. Films will be screened at the Film Studies Center: 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Cobb Hall, Room 306. People with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the Center for Gender Studies at 702-9936 or golson@uchicago.edu.

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