Affective Assemblages: Entanglements & Ruptures—An Interview with Lauren Berlant


  • Lauren Berlant University of Chicago


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Berlant, Lauren. 1988. “The Female Complaint.” Social Text 19/20: 237-259.

____. 1991. The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

____. 1997. The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

____, ed. 1998. Intimacy. Critical Inquiry 24 (2).

____, ed. 2004. Compassion: The Culture and Politics of an Emotion. New York, NY: Routledge.

____, ed. 2007a. On the Case. Critical Inquiry 33 (4).

____. 2007b. “Slow Death.” Critical Inquiry 33 (4): 754-780.

____. 2008. The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

____. 2011. Cruel Optimism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

____. 2012. Desire/Love. New York, NY: Punctum Books.

____. 2017. “Humorlessness (Three Monologues and a Hairpiece).” Critical Inquiry 43 (2): 305-340.

Berlant, Lauren, and Lee Edelman, eds. 2014. Sex, or the Unbearable. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Berlant, Lauren, and Lisa A. Duggan, eds. 2001. Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Berlant, Lauren, and Sianne Ngai, eds. 2017. Comedy, an Issue. Critical Inquiry 43 (2).

Clough, Patricia Ticineto, and Jean Halley, eds. 2007. The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Crawford, Lucas. 2008. “Transgender Without Organs? Mobilizing a Geo-affective Theory of Gender Modification.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 36 (3-4): 127-143.

____. 2015. “Woolf’s Einfuhlung: An Alternative Theory of Transgender Affect.” Mosaic: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 48 (1): 165-181.

Davy, Zowie, and Eliza Steinbock. 2012. “‘Sexing Up’ Bodily Aesthetics: Notes towards Theorizing Trans Sexuality.” In Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions, edited by Sally Hines and Yvette Taylor, 266-285. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ngai, Sianne. 2005. Ugly Feelings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Puar, Jasbir K. 2007. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. 2003. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.