Program in Comparative Literature

"Ecstatic Corona: From Ethnography to Performance,' Talk by Dr. Patricia Clough (Queens College, CUNY)

Fri, February 19, 2016 | CLA 0.126

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Patricia Clough's presentation takes up questions of aesthetics and performance drawing on contemporary critical theory and her participation in group performances informed by ethnographic experiences in Corona Queens. Putting ethnography in tension with critical theory and performance, Ecstatic Corona presents an inventive study of sociality and subjectivity.

Patricia Ticineto Clough is professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. Her publications include Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of
Teletechnology (2000); she is also editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007) and co-editor of Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death (2011) as well as of Intimacies, A New World of Relational Life (2013). Her forthcoming work, The End(s) of Measure: Subjectivity, Sociality and Dataification, focuses on big data and ethnographics in Corona, Queens NY, where she grew up. Clough also is a practicing psychoanalyst in her fourth year of training. 


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