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This talk explores the gimmick as both a form that simultaneously repels and attracts us and the judgment by which we express this ambivalent mixture of feelings. As both a compromised aesthetic form and equivocal aesthetic judgment stemming from the recognition of interlinked contradictions surrounding labour, time, and value, the gimmick offers us a surprisingly rich place to think about capitalist aesthetics and the intertwining of technique and enchantment therein.
Sianne Ngai (1971) is an American cultural theorist, literary critic, and feminist scholar. Her work is most broadly concerned with the analysis of aesthetic forms and judgments specific to capitalism. She is Professor of English at the University of Chicago (since 2017). Previously, she was Professor of English at the University of Stanford (2000-2007, 2011-2017).
Sianne Ngai, University of Chicago
Hanna Engelmeier, Researcher and Lecturer at KWI
Julika Griem, KWI Director
Sabine Voßkamp, KWI Research Management
Organised by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI)
ABOUT CARTE BLANCHE II
In these pandemic times, we would like to reward ourselves and our audience with four special treats: We have asked well-known researchers from various disciplines to present and discuss their favourite lecture with us. We are looking very much forward to Sianne Ngai (University of Chicago), Carolin Meister (Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe), Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Leipzig University Library) and Massimiano Bucchi (University of Trento).
Information on participating / attending:
Participants can register for the lecture via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 11th, 2020. Participants will then receive the Zoom link.
12/15/2020 18:00 - 12/15/2020 20:00
Scientists and scholars, Students
Art / design, Media and communication sciences, Philosophy / ethics
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Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion
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URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event67491
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