Noel Jackson (MIT), “Pleasure Problems”
FEB 15, 2013 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
4406: English Student Lounge
February 15, 2013: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
I will try to account for the current revival of pleasure and positive affect as topics of interest in humanities scholarship, and will ask what it meant for some Romantic-period authors to "problematize" the category of pleasure or think of pleasure as a problematic field of experience, as well as what it might mean for us to do so now.