Friday, April 17, 2009

New Videocast: Tip of the Hat to Eve!

In this short videocast I give a 'tip of the hat' to the wonderfully influential gender theorist, Eve Sedgwick.
The question I pursue is: what is a gendered identity?

Thank you for the truly inspiring literary analyses, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

You can watch the short videocast here.

You can also watch these episodes on iTunes as they get uploaded every Friday. The sound and video quality might also be better there.

The podcast series titles are:

Gendering the Media with Brikena Ribaj
and
On Love: De Amore with Brikena Ribaj






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11 comments:

Tina said...

I will make sure to revisit the Epistemology of the Closet. Dig the hair, btw.

Dan said...

The picture is bigger on iTunes, yup.
I was wondering what was meant by the Sense and Sensibility example.... Elucidate?
Thx

JJ said...

A sweet tribute to a giant in lit. theory. i appreciated it.
I also don't get it when so many have such a narrow view of gender performance.
More food for thought.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Eve Sedgwick.
Thank you!

Becca said...

I enjoyed.
I think the reason why some people seem to have a hard time reconciling one's individual gendered performance with one's own research focus is because they perhaps can't quite see gender performativity as a 'continuum' but rather as a category as you note in here and as Sedgwick seemed to have suggested in her work.

Dana said...

Considering gender as a continuum as opposed to a congealed category takes conditioning, I find. Which work of hers would you recommend that I read first?

Will said...

The Epistemology of the Closet is a great read. thx.

Nicki said...

I am especially interested in the idea of gender as a continuum rather than a category.
Sedgwick's own expressions of gender are congruent with queer theory, i find.

Anonymous said...

What I have noticed, not just now, but during the last years is the strange fact that nobody has the guts to say what EK Sedgwick often said herself: that she identified as a gay man. See: Tendencies
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B.R. said...

Anonymous:
You bring up a very good point. Especially after her surgeries, she focused quite a bit on the textual significance of the loss of one of the femininity markers, i.e., the breasts.
However, to say that she viewed herself as a gay male is too much of a stretch. At least I don't tend to read her Tendencies that way.
If anything, [I think] she considered the concept of 'queerness' and 'queer identity' as simultaneously encompassing of all identities.
Thank you for your point. I am thinking about this more actively now.

Nicki said...

If she saw herself as one single identity that would kind of go against the whole view of gender as a continuum..., right?