2019/9/26 Amy Villarejo-Tears: Queer Sentiment on Television
Topic：Tears: Queer Sentiment on Television
Venue: Room 106, HA Building 2, NCTU
Date: 9/26 THU
Abstract of the Talk:
A helpful tradition of queer theory — from Lauren Berlant to others involved in the collective called “political emotions” — has helped us to understand sentiment as a power wielded socially and historically, in which the public is sustained and defined through shared feeling. This talk examines how sentiment is activated in the particular mode of crying in response to television programs, using recent examples from Queer Eye and the reboot of Tales of the City.