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The Difference Aesthetics Makes

NOV 19, 2020 | 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM



November 19, 2020: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM




American Studies Certificate Program


The American Studies Certificate Program invites you to join us for a  panel discussion of Kandice Chuh's The Difference Aesthetics Makes: On the Humanities "After Man" (Duke UP, 2019) which will take place via Zoom.  Featured panelists will be Gayatri Gopinath (NYU), author of Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke UP, 2018) and Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005); Eng-Beng Lim (Dartmouth), author of Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias (NYU, 2014); and the GC's own Kandice Chuh, author of imagine otherwise: on Asian Americanist critique (Duke UP, 2003) as well as the remarkable study that occasions our gathering--a book Lisa Lowe describes as a "crucial" elaboration of "an aesthetics of 'illiberal' humanism that emerges from relations of difference, not identity; from dissensus, not consensus" and Roderick Ferguson calls an "exciting and ambitious" account of the way "minority literature presents itself as the productive other to dominant articulations of the aesthetic." 

This is an online event. Please contact us at if you'd like to attend and we will send you the Zoom link.