“Diasporic intimacy does not promise an unmediated emotional fusion, but only a precarious affection– no less deep, yet aware of its transience.” - Svetlana Boym
Join Ulises for a group discussion facilitated by Jennifer Wilson on Svetlana Boym’s article “On Diasporic Intimacy: Ilya Kabakov’s Installations and Immigrant Homes.”
Please find the reading in the following link: Boym, Svetlana. “On Diasporic Intimacy: Ilya Kabakov’s Installations and Immigrant Homes.” Critical Inquiry, vol. 24, no. 2, 1998, pp. 498–524.
Jennifer Wilson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania where she is currently working on her first book, “Radical Chastity: Abstinence and the Political Imagination in Nineteenth Century Russia.” From 2015-2016, she participated in the Penn Humanities Forum on “Sex.” Her writings on literary culture, Russia, and politics have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Al Jazeera America, among others. You can follow her on Twitter at @JenLouiseWilson.
Svetlana Boym’s article “On Diasporic Intimacy: Ilya Kabakov’s Installations and Immigrant Homes” is one of the texts included in “Selected Readings on Intimacy,” a presentation of books and articles choosen by scholar Lauren Berlant as her contribution to Ulises’s curatorial season “Intimacy.”