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Outrage: The Psychic Life of Trump's America

A discussion to to explore the role of outrage in the current political climate.
Outrage. Is it an affect? An agency? A meme? This talk will attempt to decide whether outrage offers political instruction or if it's an instrument of democratic destruction.

This Sydney Ideas event is co-presented with Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advenced Research Centre (SSSHARC) and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Event details

Event type: Panel discussion
Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018
Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm
Venue: Old Geology Lecture Theatre, The University of Sydney
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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The Speakers

  • Professor Robyn Wiegman (Literature and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Duke University) is a leading figure in feminist and queer theory. Her many publications include Object Lessons (2012) and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995). She is currently finishing a book on affect and anti-racist aesthetics.

  • Respondent: Dr Thomas Jessen Adams (Lecturer in History and American Studies, United States Studies Centre) works on political economy, labour, social movements, urban history, and race and gender in American politics.

  • Chair: Associate Professor Lee Wallace (Gender and Cultural Studies) is completing a book on gay marriage as remarriage.

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