The call has gone out for candidates for S-USIH officers, who if elected will serve from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. We encourage members who are interested to self-nominate by contacting the secretary, Ray Haberski at firstname.lastname@example.org. The […]
There are two ways to post messages and ideas regarding panels for the 2014 S-USIH conference. The first can be found at the CONFERENCE FORUM. Please click on the explanation I provided if you have any questions regarding how to […]
The Society for U.S. Intellectual Historians has extended the deadline for entries for its annual book award to February 15, 2014. BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT PDF The book should be a work of original scholarship. Books eligible for the […]
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This Friday, April 25, Walter Benn Michaels will be giving a talk at Southern Methodist University (3-5 p.m.). Michaels will be speaking on the subject of aesthetics and politics. The event has been organized by the Thinking With Affect Research Cluster, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who are interested in exploring the implications of the “affective turn” for thinking about “the social, the political, the cultural, and the scientific.”
Michaels’s talk, “Formal Feelings: An Aesthetics and a Politics of Indifference,” will address the relations between the aesthetic and the political, positing “two different views of what makes good art and two different views of what makes good politics.” I suspect that there will be a very lively Q&A following the lecture.
I plan to write about the talk for the blog on Saturday. In the meantime, if you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I encourage you to attend.
More details about the event can be found here: