The Ninth Annual Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Lecture

“Outrage: Feeling the Political Present”

Robyn Wiegman, Duke University


Outrage. Is it an affect? An agency? A meme? A vehicle for media manipulation? Should we relish it or regret it? Does it offer political instruction or is it mainly an instrument of democratic destruction? This talk works through these questions, less to quiet their urgency than to explore what it means to figure outrage as the condition of the political present.

This event was held on Thursday, March 21, 2019

For a video of the lecture and discussion click here.