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Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

  • Rosenwald Hall 405 1101 E 58th St Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Description: What happens to composition, interpretation, critique, and other modes of aesthetic production when their motivating impulse is less to organize and structure than to sense disorder? The event will include a public conversation conducted by 3CT fellow Lauren Berlant, the George M. Pulman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Program and scheduling information can be found at

Presented by: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality // Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture // Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory // Department of Cinema and Media Studies // Department of English Language and Literature // Division of the Humanities // Franke Institute for the Humanities // Humanities Visiting Committee at the University of Chicago // Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture // Nicholson Center for British Studies

Bio: Claudia Rankine is the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College. Professor Rankine the author of five collections of poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014); Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2004); PLOT (Grove Press, 2001); The End of the Alphabet (Grove Press, 1998); and Nothing in Nature is Private (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1995), which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. To learn more about Professor Rankine visit her website: