"un/common sensibility and aesthetic education." A lecture by Kandice Chuh.

Department: Center for Critical Korean Studies

Date and Time: May 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Event Location: Online

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"un/common sensibility and aesthetic education."
a lecture by Kandice Chuh

Monday, May 17, 12 PM (PDT)

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Instead of defending the humanities, how could we rethink and radically remake them around what Chuh calls "illiberal humanism"? In The Difference Aesthetics Makes, Chuh illuminates ways of being and knowing that delegitimize liberal humanism in favor of more robust, capacious, and worldly senses of the human and the humanities.

Kandice Chuh is a professor of English, American studies, and Critical Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is also a member of the M.A. in Liberal Studies faculty, and affiliate faculty to the Africana studies program. Chuh is the author of The Difference Aesthetics Makes: on the humanities "after Man" (2019) and Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (2003) and the co-editor, with Karen Shimakawa, of Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora (2001). She is at work on a collection of essays titled The Disinterested Teacher, and her current research focuses on Asian racialization in the era of globalization.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian American Studies, the Department of English and the Center for Critical Korean Studies.