Skip to content


Kathleen Stewart

Losing It – Workshop

Friday, November 5, 2011

Wilder House

Hailing from anthropology, literature, and media studies, the participating artists/writers in this two-day event are radically experimental in the ways they account for the circulation of control and affective disruption within families. The case is: ill or disabled parents, and the ripple effects of the chaotic present that illness induces–both on the memory of being intimately reliable in the family and on speculative capacity. Illness here is a case of immediate/structural crisis. It is as though the event of the loved ones out of control forces new genres into being.

Part One of this event is a conference involving talks/performances by Lauren Berlant (UChicago), Carl Bogner (Wisconsin), Jennifer Montgomery (Independent Filmmaker), Susan Lepselter (Indiana), Susan Schultz (Hawaii), and Kathleen Stewart (UT Austin).

Part Two of this event is a writing workshop led by Kathleen Stewart that will focus on experimental critical attention.

9:00-9:30am — Breakfast

9:30-11:30am — Writing Workshop with Kathleen Stewart