In her talk "Subjectivity and Difference Post-Identity," Professor Kandice Chuh brings together aesthetic theory and U.S. minority discourse on the
grounds of U.S. American literary studies. Chuh emphasizes the longstanding and intimate relationship between aesthetics and "difference," and shows how the critical vantage of minority discourse revises trenchant understandings of, especially, aesthetic subjectivity. This new understanding serves as a basis for the theorization of a subjectivity that responds to the exigencies of both post-identity critique and the neoliberal university.
Kandice Chuh is a professor in the Ph.D. program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is affiliated with the Center on Globalization and Social Change.