l’occasione with maría josé belbel

We are delighted to invite you to another l´Occasione soirée with queer feminist activist María José Belbel. She will bring us closer to the work and thought of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, author of Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity.

Free entry with limited seating. Please arrive on time.

Text by M José:

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, enabler: a way of working which allows us to get things done.

My work as a translator and editor aims to raise awareness of texts. That is, written texts, those which allude to linguistic matters and to debates about the tutelage of linguistic matters in terms of non-verbal forms of knowledge. It’s nothing new. In The Republic, Plato said “When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake.”. ¡No ni ná!

The work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950-2009) has made an important contribution to gender studies, feminist studies and studies of sexuality. In short, to the development of queer theory. We may also find her work useful as a tool for broadening and reformulating our ideas about what politics is and about how to construct non-binary knowledge pedagogies and ways of working

This is what has led me to want to publish her 2005 work Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity in Spanish. Three chapters of the book were translated previously in Conocimiento feminista y políticas de traducción II (Feminist Knowledge and Translation Politics II) in 2014. Publication was made possible thanks to support from Arteleku, and means we have access to her work in Spanish and Basque. I’m sure Eve would have been thrilled to know that her work would be translated into Basque. Perhaps, however, she guessed this in May 2007 in Seville (Sevilla tuvo que ser), thanks to the knowledge and synergy shared through the “particular intimacy” that “seems to subsist between textures and emotions”.