Faculty Spotlight: Paige Sweet

For the second installment of Faculty Spotlight, hosts Mark DeLucas and Lauren K. Wolfe sit down with faculty Paige Sweet—writer, writing consultant, literary theorist, and practicing psychoanalyst—for a wide-ranging conversation about the many eclectic aspects of her work, including the unconventional classroom and how it transforms pedagogical practice; what constitutes literary “theft” (from Kathy Acker’s Don Quixote to everyone’s Emily Dickinson); the self in autotheory and what it means to theorize “from the skin”; the risky business of writing; how politics enter the psychoanalytic clinic; and thinking with queer-of-color performance theorist José Muñoz. If you enjoyed the podcast, keep an eye out for Paige’s upcoming BISR course on Autofiction in February.

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Faculty Spotlight is an occasional series of the Podcast for Social Research, produced by William R. Clark. If you like what you’ve heard, consider subscribing to Brooklyn Institute’s Patreon page, where you can enjoy access to all past and future episodes of the podcast.

Faculty Spotlight: Paige Sweet


List of Paige’s BISR courses (since 2018)

Bard Prison Initiative 

Autotheory as Practice website

Kathy Acker, Blood and Guts in High School (where you can find Acker’s drawing “Ode to a Grecian Urn”) and Don Quixote (which was a dream)

Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to GH

Marguerite Duras, Emily L

Susan Howe, My Emily Dickinson

Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Borealis

Paul Preciado, Testo Junkie

Zakes Mda, The Heart of Redness

Paige Sweet, “Making Again, Making Against” on “failed” counterfeits in The New Inquiry

Claire Meuschke, Upend 

Renee Gladman, Calamities

Poupeh Missaghi, trans(re)lating house one

Nuar Alsadir, Animal Joy

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