I’ve just posted on Carmen a scan of the introduction to Ann Cvetkovich’s An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Culture (2003). I’d just like you to read the section “Archives of Trauma” on pages 7 to 12.
See what you can make of it and what might be useful for you here. While Cvetkovitch is focusing on something pretty specific (trauma in lesbian public culture), her idea of the “archive of feelings” has had an influence on other contemporary writers in various fields. I think it’s a simple concept with a large application directly relevant to the practice of reading and writing in any context. We’ll discuss it more on Friday.