Inhabiting Error: From “Last Christmas” to “Senior’s Last Hour”
Organized by the Center for the Humanities & co-sponsored by Havens Wright Center
April 4, 5:45-7:00 PM (US CT)
Elvehjem Building, Room L140
Sianne Ngai is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Ugly Feelings (2005) and Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (2012), winner of the MLA James Russell Lowell Prize. Her most recent book is Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form (2020), which was shortlisted for the Christian Gauss Book Prize, co-winner of the ASAP Book Prize, and a Literary Hub Book of the Year. Ngai is currently working on a book about the affective dimensions of dialectical thinking.