On Thursday, November 5th, at 3:30pm, Professor Rita Felski will give a talk on “Attachment Theory,” in 1210 McClung Tower as part of the Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Speaker Series.
Drawing on arguments from Bruno Latour and Antoine Hennion and an essay by Zadie Smith, Felski will explore forms of aesthetic attachment. How and why do we become attached to works of art, and how might “attachment theory” help us make sense of this process?
Professor Rita Felski is William R. Kenan Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Editor of New Literary History. Her many books include The Gender of Modernity (1995), Literature After Feminism (2003), and The Limits of Critique (2015).