Attachment and Affect
March 22-23, 2019
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote by Lisa Ruddick (UChicago)
Master class with Rita Felski (UVA/SDU)
Why does the study of literature matter? What is the relationship between reader and text? How can affective responses to texts inform criticism? This conference seeks to take seriously our aesthetic and affective attachments, the attachments at work within and among literary texts, and the ways attachments form and function.