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Workshop: "Latour and Literary Studies" with Associate Professor Heather Love (University of Pennsylvania)

Who: Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature
When: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 - 17:00
Where: Meeting room Comenius

Associate Professor Heather Love’s research interests include gender and sexuality studies, twentieth-century literature and culture, affect studies, sociology and literature, disability studies, film and visual culture, and critical theory. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard) and the editor of a special issue of GLQ on Gayle Rubin (“Rethinking Sex”) and the co-editor of a special issue of Representations ("Description Across Disciplines"). Love has written on topics including comparative social stigma, compulsory happiness, transgender fiction, spinster aesthetics, reading methods in literary studies, and the history of deviance studies. Love is currently completing a book on practices of description in the humanities and social sciences after World War II.

Associate Professor Love will open the workshop with a lecture on using Latour in literary studies and will lead the further discussion of papers exemplifying the use of Latour in literary studies.



  • Heather Love: “Close but not Deep: Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn” (text will be forwarded)
  • Papers exemplifying the use of Latour in literary studies (texts will be forwarded)


Participation by enrolment only. Please register your interest in attending the workshop no later than May 30, 2018 by using the link:

Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

Sandwiches for lunch.


For enquiries please contact Project Coordinator Pernille Hasselsteen: