London (Brain) Fog: Long Covid and Unfeeling through Crip of Colour Critique
21 November 2023, 5:00 pm‚Äď7:00 pm
In this talk Xine Yao presents tentative work toward their new project developing the racial and sexual politics of unfeeling from their award-winning monograph DISAFFECTED as a crip of colour framework.
SPRC – The Sarah Parker Remond Centre
Common Ground, G11¬“¬◊–„ Wilkins BuildingGower Street, South WingLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
Xine Yao (¬“¬◊–„, Department of English)
Abstract:¬†Numb, desensitized, non-reactive ‚ÄĒ in this talk Xine presents tentative work toward their new project developing the racial and sexual politics of unfeeling from their award-winning monograph DISAFFECTED as a crip of colour framework. In tandem with work by theorists like Mel Chen on brain fog, Xine draws upon their experiences as feminist theory in the flesh ‚ÄĒ as a queer person of colour with chronic illnesses and who will have had long COVID for over a year by the time of this event. Possible elements may include femme emotional labour, Leslie Feinberg‚Äôs Stone Butch Blues, the politics of citing laterally and downward, and non-Black relationships to Black studies. Join Xine trying to think through, work through, see through London (brain) fog.¬†
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