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Rita Felski. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Rita Felski. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities

Rita Felski is a professor of Literary Theory and Aesthetics at the University of Virginia. Her current research centers on questions of method and interpretation. Her recent manifesto, “The Uses of Literature” is a neo-phenomenological investigation of aesthetic experiences such as recognition, enchantment, and shock. Her work in progress is on the hermeneutics of suspicion. In addition she has a longstanding interests in feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, genre, specifically tragedy, and cultural studies.

In November 2011, she gave a lecture and a workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.