Past Event

Sensitive People: On Being Alive Now

September 18, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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324 Uris Hall

Speakers: Kathryn Lofton (Yale University)

Chair: Sharon Marcus (Columbia University)

Cosponsors: Department of English and Comparative Literature; Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Sensitivity is a problem and a porthole. It ascribes virtue to scientific instruments and is an epithet for reactivity. It labels physical reality and intuitions, facts and vibes, data scientists and empaths. Reflecting on its religious past, this talk argues for sensitivity’s queer political future.

Registration recommended, but not required.