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12/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 | Essen

The Gimmick as Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form

Virtual lecture by Sianne Ngai starts “Carte Blanche II” series

PLEASE NOTE
The lecture will take place as a Zoom webinar. By registering for the lecture, participants consent to the recording for internal use.

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).

SPEAKER
Sianne Ngai, University of Chicago

MODERATOR
Hanna Engelmeier, Researcher and Lecturer at KWI

COORDINATORS
Julika Griem, KWI Director
Sabine Voßkamp, KWI Research Management

ORGANISATION
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 presse@kwi-nrw.de by Friday, December 11th, 2020. Participants will then receive the Zoom link.

Date:

12/15/2020 18:00 - 12/15/2020 20:00

Registration deadline:

12/11/2020

Event venue:

Zoom-Event
Essen
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Email address:

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Art / design, Media and communication sciences, Philosophy / ethics

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion

Entry:

12/02/2020

Sender/author:

Helena Rose

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event67491

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